Spirulina Powder (Algae)



INCI Name: Spirulina Platensis Powder

Other Names: Spirulina Algae Powder, Blue-Green Algae

Derived From: Grows in ponds, lakes and rivers

Appearance: Dark green to bluish-green powder

Smell: Unpleasant odour

Contains: 70% Protein content, iron and fatty acid

Spirulina Uses for the Skin and Hair

  • Natural soap colourant for bar soaps, to achieve a light to dark green colour, or blueish-
  • Formulation ingredient for skin and hair care products.
  • Formulation of face masks
  • Formulation of anti-aging and skin regenerating creams


Formulation Notes:

  • For Soap Colouring: Add Spirulina Powder into your soap making oils for a beautiful, natural, blue-green colour.


Other Uses of Spirulina: Added to smoothies and healthy juices, consumed as food in parts of Africa.

Examples of Products Formulated with Spirulina Powder: purifying and detoxifying face mask, face serum, cleansing bar soap, anti-aging and skin-firming/ tightening body butter or other alga-based skin and hair care products.

Spirulina Powder Benefits to the Skin and Hair

  • Promotes hair growth
  • Skin Purification, Cleansing and Detoxification
  • Antioxidant properties
  • Anti-aging Benefits: Spirulina helps slow down the aging of skin cells, due its Tyrosine content;
  • Boosts collagen production
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Firms/ Tightens sagging skin


Spirulina Benefits for the Hair

  • Hydrating: Spirulina Powder helps make the hair moisturized.
  • Promotes hair growth: Spirulina contains ingredients needed for a healthy hair growth.
  • Helps Fight dandruff due to its antimicrobial properties
  • Prevents and repairs hair loss due to its antioxidant content, which enables it to prevent oxidative stress and free radicals;
  • Prevents and fights dandruff due to its antimicrobial properties
  • Leaves the hair glossy
  • Helps slow down the appearance of gray hairs


Spirulina Benefits for the Skin

  • Clarifies and dexotifies the skin to leave the complexion looking brighter
  • Anti-aging properties due to its antioxidant content


*NOTE: The information on this page is for educational purposes only. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any ailment or disease. **Colour of this plant-derived product may vary slightly from batch to batch, as nature doesn’t always make exact duplicates.

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