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Our Ingredients

Clean, Safe, Effective, 100% Vegan Formulations

We are born from an ingredient-level innovation with the discovery of our hero ingredient, Alguronic Acid from algae - naturally-sourced and sustainably-produced through biotechnology, the innovative green science that respects nature.

We believe that ingredient sourcing matters. We rely on traceable sources of natural, botanical ingredients to sustainably produce ingredients that are clean, safe, vegan and highly efficacious, without straining the natural environment. Through biotechnology, we are able to manage the production process to ensure consistency in the efficacy and results of all our ingredients.


We at Algenist, along with our community, are true Ingredientaholics™. That means we are completely ingredient-obsessed, and on an endless pursuit to research, source and produce the cleanest, safest, highest quality, vegan and most efficacious ingredients, combining them to create science-backed and results-driven skincare formulas. We rely on our own ingredient innovations as well as gold-standard ingredients to formulate products that provide visible skin transformation in just 10 days. We believe that what we put on the outside of our bodies is just as important as what we put inside, so ingredients - all the way from sourcing to production to use - are kept top of mind. We strive for the best, to provide the best - for everyone.

Ingredients Matter

Our products are formulated to safely deliver on efficacy. We only use clean, high-quality ingredients that follow strict global regulatory guidelines. We meet EU formulation standards, which require a rigorous review process and proof of safety of formulas and ingredients.

Our Formulation Guidelines

Suitable for all skin types — Dermatologist tested

Non-comedogenic — Hypoallergenic

We say no to:

  • Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA)
  • Butoxyethanol
  • Coal tar
  • Ethanolamines:
    MEA, DEA, or TEA
  • Formaldehyde
    and Formaldehyde donors
  • Hydroquinone
  • 2-methoxyethanol
  • Methylisothiazolinone (MIT)
  • Methylchloroisothiazolin (CMIT)
  • Mineral oil
  • Nitrosamines
  • Parabens
  • Paraffins
  • Petrolatums
  • Phtalates
  • Resorcinols
  • Sulfates (SLS and SLES)
  • Triclosan
  • Triclocarban

High-quality & exclusive ingredients:
The key to our efficacy


Patented & Exclusive
Alguronic Acid

At the heart of Algenist is our patented and powerful ingredient from algae, Alguronic Acid. Naturally-sourced, sustainably-produced, and renewable - it is used in our formulas to boost the benefits of other active ingredients. Alguronic Acid has been able to protect and replenish microalgae cells for billions of years and is the root of our essence and our promise: to deliver efficacious, vegan, and safe formulas with 10-day results, always.

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Active Vegan Collagen™

Our exclusive Active Vegan Collagen™ is a highly-concentrated, plant-derived whole collagen molecule made from sustainable corn, soy, and wheat protein fibers, bound together to structurally mimic the typical characteristics of animal-derived collagen.

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Blue Algae Vitamin C™

Unique to Algenist, Blue Algae Vitamin C™ is 100% pure, potent, and active L-Ascorbic Acid. It’s extracted from one of the most nutrient & vitamin-rich sources of algae in the world, Spirulina, a form of blue-green algae, which is both naturally-sourced and sustainably-produced.

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Microalgae Oil

Rich in Omega 3 & 6 Fatty Acids and Oleic Acid (Omega-9), Phytosterols, Tocopherols & Tocotrienols, antioxidants, micronutrients, and Vitamins A, B, D and E, the incredible nourishing & protective benefits of this unique microalgae oil have been incorporated into our products for maximum skin replenishment.