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Skin Healing

Regenerate and heal your skin with Life Planktonā„¢, a rare natural living ingredient with extraordinary skin-healing powers. The Life Plankton range boosts skin regeneration to achieve a visibly healthy and flawless complexion. Reignite skinā€™s natural biological renewal process for visibly younger, newborn skin in 8 days.


Discover everything you need to know about the powerful regenerating ingredient at the heart of Biotherm skincare: Life Planktonā„¢. It just might be your new secret weapon for healthy, glowing skin!

The discovery of Life Planktonā„¢: a breakthrough in cosmetics

Life Planktonā„¢ 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 Planktonā„¢.

Dr. Jullien, who went on to co-found Biotherm, spent his life trying to find a way to use Life Planktonā„¢ in medical hydrobiology. But for years this ā€œmiracleā€ 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 Planktonā„¢ 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 Planktonā„¢ 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 Planktonā„¢ 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 Planktonā„¢ 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 Planktonā„¢ has been proved to offer the skin:

1. Intense hydration

Life Planktonā„¢ is 86% similar to the skinā€™s natural NMF (natural moisturizing factors) that work to maintain hydrated healthy skin. This means it contributes to the skinā€™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 Planktonā„¢, 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 Planktonā„¢ can be used to help normalize the skinā€™s cutaneous barrier and reduce the inflammation that causes the symptoms of sensitive skin.

4. Blemish treatment

Life Planktonā„¢ 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 skinā€™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 Planktonā„¢, 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 Planktonā„¢ optimizes this renewal process, so that the skin stays looking healthy and fresh.

8. UV Protection

Life Planktonā„¢ can be used in sun protection formulas, supporting the skin while protecting it from potential UV damage. You donā€™t have to compromise on skincare when it comes to UV protection for healthy skin.

9. Strength

Strong skin requires elasticity and healthy blood flow. When used on the skin in its highest concentration (5%), Life Planktonā„¢ has incredible skin strengthening properties. Plus, even at its most concentrated, Life Planktonā„¢ is gentle on sensitive skin types.

10. Optimization

When used in lower concentrations, Life Planktonā„¢ actually works to optimize the activity of all the other ingredients in the formula. Itā€™s a real team player!

Did you know that all Biotherm products contain 1% Life Planktonā„¢ and the Life Planktonā„¢ range itself contains a healing dose of 5%? Life Planktonā„¢ is the all-round super ingredient, developed to give you flawless and healthy skin.

09 Sep 2020
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