Marine Bamboo TG


Award winning oil soluble alga extract


Anti-pollution and anti-aging properties, protects against the effects of blue light and infra red type A

INCI name: 

Caprylic/capric triglycerides, Himanthalia elongata extract


  • Odycea

Marine Bamboo TG is an enriched fraction of fucosterol and phyco-carotenoids extracted from the brown seaweed, Himanthalia elongata. In the alga, these marine substances are involved in the fight against the negative side effects of aging and sun.

UV, blue light and Infra-Red type A generate ROS and promote MMP1 within the skin, leading to photo-aging. Blue light (400–420 nm) in particular leads to oxidative stress. This induces inflammatory cytokines, increases the expression of matrix degrading enzymes (MMP-1) and decreases the anti-oxidative capacity of fibroblast.  It also inhibits its proliferation and induces skin darkening.

MARINE BAMBOO TG which shows an absorption maximum rate in the 400 to 430 nm wavelength range, focuses entirely on the toxic high-energy wavelengths responsible of blue light skin damage.

Marine Bamboo TG protects against collagen destruction and maintains fibroblast activity by inhibiting MMP-1 and reducing the damage caused by Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS). It also promotes collagen and elastin synthesis in aging cells.

In-Vivo studies show that after 28days, 3% Marine Bamboo TG versus placebo cream offers:

  • Firmness +8%
  • Tonicity +12%
  • Reduction of  TEWL
  • Blurring effect.

This Ecocert/Cosmos and china compliant ingredient is suitable for use in a wide range of cosmetic applications at a use level of 1-3%

The Green ingredient award is given to an ingredient that makes a significant environmental
and social difference in the area of sustainability. The nominated ingredients have been
launched over two years ago and have current applications in cosmetic products. Applicants
proved the environmental and social difference the ingredient makes in terms of sustainability.