There is an increasing demand from personal care/cosmetic companies and consumers for algal derived functional ingredients.  Internal and external skin care products with biologically active ingredients with functional health benefits are increasingly formulated to include Omega 3 oils EPA/DHA.

The anti-aging market (all types of skin and hair) is expected to reach US$ 291 billion in 2015 and is growing at a CAGR of 15.3%.   Functional ingredients from natural sources such as Omega 3 oils and antioxidants are playing a major role in appealing to consumers seeking age defining products.  Presently there are a number of skin care products which claim to contain marine seaweed as an ingredient.  Omega 3 oils EPA/DHA are added to cosmetic formulations due to the reported stimulation of tissue repair and enhancement of collagen production.


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Nutritional Therapeutics

GOED reports that in the United States and EU Omega 3 healthcare and nutritional therapeutics remain very popular. Baby Boomers are the heaviest users but younger consumers are being educated about the health benefits of Omega 3 oils via marketing of food and drinks fortified with Omega 3


Omega 3 oils EPA/DHA are recognised, based upon a large quantity of scientific evidence, as vital functional ingredients delivering significant health benefits, and ‘essential’ in the diet for the maintenance of development and maintenance of good health. Further, as a Harvard School of Public Health study concluded, Omega 3 oils EPA/DHA deficiencies can be devastating in their consequences.

Omega 3 Algal Oil

A vegetarian Omega 3 ingredient from freshwater algae for the personal care, nutritional therapeutics and pharmaceutical markets.

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