Discover everything you need to know about the powerful regenerating ingredient at the heart of Biotherm skincare: Life Plankton™. It just might be your new secret weapon for healthy, glowing skin!
The discovery of Life Plankton™: a breakthrough in cosmetics
Life Plankton™ was discovered in the 1950s by army doctor Jos Jullien. Curious about what gave the pure thermal springs of the French Pyrenees Mountains their incredibly well-renowned healing powers, he took to studying the area in the hopes of using this restorative water to treat wounded patients. One day, he observed a unique and unfamiliar substance floating on the surface of the springs: Life Plankton™.
Dr. Jullien, who went on to co-found Biotherm, spent his life trying to find a way to use Life Plankton™ in medical hydrobiology. But for years this “miracle” ingredient remained elusive. How do you cultivate the uncultivable? A team of scientists took eight years to develop the answer.
Fermogenesis is a unique, state-of-the-art bio-fermentation process during which Life Plankton™ is treated for a period of 90 days. It is slowly distilled into an intense concentrate using active minerals, vitamins and sugars. This treatment process means that Life Plankton™ remains 100% natural, biodegradable and renewable. The final ingredient contains 35 nutrients, proteins, vitamins, amino acids, lipids and trace elements, all with beneficial properties for skincare.
10 reasons to choose Life Plankton™ for healthy skin
Whenever it comes to choosing the best skincare ingredients for flawless skin, know that you can trust science. The groundbreaking research on Life Plankton™ by institutes around the world has led to eight patents, more than ten publications, and 100 scientific proofs of its efficacy. These are just some of the benefits that Life Plankton™ has been proved to offer the skin:
1. Intense hydration
Life Plankton™ is 86% similar to the skin’s natural NMF (natural moisturizing factors) that work to maintain hydrated healthy skin. This means it contributes to the skin’s natural moisture levels.
2. Pigment concerns
As our skin ages, discoloration can become a major concern. Sun exposure can leave dark brown pigment spots on the skin. Life Plankton™, however, works on the enzyme responsible (MnSOD) to reduce discoloration.
3. Skin sensitivity
Many of us suffer from skin sensitivity, which can result in redness, itching and uncomfortable skin. Scientific research has shown that Life Plankton™ can be used to help normalize the skin’s cutaneous barrier and reduce the inflammation that causes the symptoms of sensitive skin.
4. Blemish treatment
Life Plankton™ contains Lipid A, which is also used to treat imperfections This lipid helps improve the antimicrobial skin barrier and prevent the development of blemishes for clear skin.
5. Sebum balance
The same lipids that help fight microbes also help balance the skin’s sebum production, reducing the risk of blackheads and breakouts, helping you on your way to flawless skin.
6. Wrinkle smoother
Fibroblasts are the cells that provide strength, structure and elasticity to our skin. When they start to weaken with age, wrinkles and fine lines form. Life Plankton™, however, has been shown to boost the production of fibroblasts and even improve their activity, ensuring the skin maintains its elasticity.
7. Cell renewal
Our skin naturally renews itself, but as we age this process can slow down and not function as well. Life Plankton™ optimizes this renewal process, so that the skin stays looking healthy and fresh.
8. UV Protection
Life Plankton™ can be used in sun protection formulas, supporting the skin while protecting it from potential UV damage. You don’t have to compromise on skincare when it comes to UV protection for healthy skin.
Strong skin requires elasticity and healthy blood flow. When used on the skin in its highest concentration (5%), Life Plankton™ has incredible skin strengthening properties. Plus, even at its most concentrated, Life Plankton™ is gentle on sensitive skin types.
When used in lower concentrations, Life Plankton™ actually works to optimize the activity of all the other ingredients in the formula. It’s a real team player!
Did you know that all Biotherm products contain 1% Life Plankton™ and the Life Plankton™ range itself contains a healing dose of 5%? Life Plankton™ is the all-round super ingredient, developed to give you flawless and healthy skin.