Oil Soluble active for pollution protection


Soothes and comforts the skin by reducing itching

INCI name: 

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (and) Phaeodactylum Tricornutum Extract (and) Tocopherol


  • Algaktiv

Sensitive skin is caused by a wide range of stimuli of chemical, physiological or physical nature. As world population keeps growing and people keep moving to large metropolitan areas, urbanlife is becoming the norm. Unfortunately, in the past few decades it has caused an important increase in air pollution. 

ALGAKTIV ® UrbanSKN is an oil soluble Microalgae solution for a robust strategy to shield the skin from urban life and pollution.

ALGAKTIV ® UrbanSKN In-Vitro has been shown to strengthen the skin barrier by boosting ­laggrin – the crucial structural protein cementing our stratum corneum – and enhancing cellular longevity in urban environments.  Data has also shown a soothing responses from urban dust triggered inflammation.

ALGAKTIV ® UrbanSKN In-Vivo has shown to shield the skin from urban life in Beijing and Milano, East and West. by strengthening the barrier function, increasing skin hydration from within, so that consumers feel protected against pollution (by 90%).  A study carried out on itching has shown that in the presence of ALGAKTIV ® UrbanSKN itching is eliminated in all volunteers in just 10 days providing enhanced comfort for the skin.


  • Shields the skin from urban life
  • Strengthens the skin barrier
  • Reduces itching and redness
  • Increases skin comfort

Tested level: 1%

Guidelines: Add in the oil phase