Marine Cosmetology isn’t a new trend when it comes to skincare, but one that has been incredibly popular for some time now. I was recently introduced to the brand Thalgo, which has been creating marine cosmetics for over 40 years. Considered a leader in its field, the brands Thalgomen range utilises the active ingredient Algue Blue Vitale, which is extracted from the 6,000-year-old Klamath Lake in Oregon. Known by the Indians as ‘Medicine Lake’, I did some research on the freshwater lake and discovered the health and beauty benefits of the blue-green algae are widely known. After reading countless studies about this vitamin-rich ingredient, I just had to try the skincare range for myself.
Product Name: Thalgomen Regenerating Cream
What it does: This high-performance moisturiser has been created for the man who wants to keep youthful looking skin. Developed to fight the visible signs of passing time (or ageing to put it bluntly), tt works to reinforce and re-firm the skin, preserving its youthful appearance over time. Active ingredients include:
- Padina Pavonica – this brown alga boosts cell energy and encourages the synthesis of ground substance which binds water to keep skin hydrated.
- Matrixyl (peptide) – stimulates collagen production
- Algue Bleue Vitale – this super alga works to energise the skin and combats cellular stress. It also encourages cell renewal and fights the visible signs of ageing. It’s also rich in minerals and vitamins and effective in soothing the skin.
Results: This moisturiser instantly refreshes the skin with its energising scent. Its thick consistency is absorbed quickly without leaving behind a greasy residue. One of the first things I noticed when applying this product was that skin tone was evened out quickly and pores appear refined. It also diminished any signs of fatigue – bonus! Throughout the day I noticed my skin was adequately hydrated despite working in an air-conditioned environment and the summer heat. I enjoyed using this moisturiser and found it great from hydrating and plumping the skin. I love the convenient packaging of this moisturiser.
How to use: Use immediately after cleansing, or after shaving on clean skin. Gently massage into the skin twice daily.
Price: 50ml, RRP $97
Where to buy: Thalgomen products are available online from the Thalgo website and selected stockists.