Bicoalgae® ω3 (Omega-3) is a natural origin delivery system with targeted delivery of two microalgae extracts rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. N. gaditana is a rich source of Omega-3 EPA and I. galbana is a rich source of Omega-3 DHA. Bicoalgae® ω3 has a double encapsulation, providing targeted delivery of microalgae into the epidermal layer and stabilization of the microalgae bioactives. It is clinically proven for barrier function, melanin reduction, and other disorders related to chronically inflamed skin.
The delivery system is composed of two lipid assemblies: internal smart discs that carry the active and an external lipid vesicle enclosing the discs, thereby double encapsulating the active ingredient. The vesicle delivers the smart discs to the skin, which then pass through the narrow intercellular spaces of the Stratum Corneum and reach the targeted skin layer. This is where the active ingredient is released. Smart discs are designed to reach specific skin layers where the active ingredient needs to be by tailoring the affinity of the smart discs with the environment of the target skin layers.