In the core of all ECLAE skincare formulas: the Dunaliella Salina, also called the Pink Algae of Camargue.
In France, the Pink Algae is particularly present in the heart of the Salt Lakes of Camargue, at the doorstep of the walled city of Aigues-Mortes, a wild and protected land where salt has been harvested since antiquity.In this preserved ecosystem, the favourable climatic conditions allow the bloom of our Pink Algae. The Dunaliella Salina is naturally rich in carotenoids, vitamins and trace elements. As a real bundle of energy, the virtuous Pink Algae is a complete and natural weapon against skin ageing.
The beneficial effects of the Pink Algae on the skin
As a true concentrate of energy, the Dunaliella Salina of Camargue is a natural cosmetic active ingredient of formidable efficiency.
The Pink Algae naturally produces a huge quantity of carotenoids, whose proven antioxidant powers are well known for their remarkable anti-ageing effects. These pigments defend the skin against free radical attacks, at the origin of the main signs of skin ageing.
The Pink Algae also produces a high concentration of glycerol which brings hydration, protection and emollient properties.
The right moment to harvest
Once a year during summer, on the Salt Lakes of Camargue, stands out an extraordinary phenomenon. The Dunaliella Salina, at its peak of growth, blooms with such intensity that it turns the waters where it lives into a shiny pink.
This is the Miracle of the Pink Algae.
At this very moment, the properties of the Pink Algae are at their most powerful. The time has now come to harvest, to turn in into an exceptional, natural cosmetics active.
A protected land
The Salt Lakes of Camargue are the most important pink flamingo reserve in Europe. In full awareness of this richness, we are committed to preserving and maintaining each day the ecological integrity of this unique Natura 2000 site. Every day, we pursue the quest for offering you the best in skincare, by selecting botanical ingredients from sustainable resources and by removing controversial components for people and the environment. As far as possible, we also use recyclable and biodegradable materials, in order to drastically reduce our environmental impact.
Antioxidant properties known for two millennia
In ancient times in Camargue, during the harvesting period, the salt workers used to spread blooming Dunaliella Salina on their skin to protect against the harmful effects of the sun. Their spouses soon turned enthusiastic with this natural beauty elixir and became famous in the region for the legendary youth and radiance of their skin…