The cosmetic use of Spirulina Algae and the benefits for the skin

Spirulina algae, whose scientific name is Arthrospira platensis, is an edible blue-green microalgae with a characteristic spiral shape, visible only under the microscope.

Thanks to its peculiar chemical composition, spirulina boasts a regenerating and purifying function. It is mainly composed of proteins and essential amino acids and is rich in vitamins, including Vitamin A, B, C and E. It also contains essential fatty acids, Omega 3 and Omega 6, and a variety of minerals, such as potassium, calcium, iron, copper, phosphorus, chromium, manganese, selenium and zinc.


Spirulina algae provides essential nutrients to the skin such as vitamins and essential fatty acids. In particular, thanks to its content of vitamins B and E and selenium, it is able to protect and tone the skin tissue, while vitamin A has a sebum-regulating action, counteracts the onset of imperfections and gives brightness to the skin. Spirulina, thanks to its high concentration of chlorophyll and antioxidants, contributes to the elimination of waste substances from the skin, such as free radicals and heavy metals, purifying the skin, making it soft and smooth, and preserving its beauty. The recognized anti-aging action of spirulina makes it an excellent active ingredient in the cosmetic field. Thanks to its purifying and nourishing action, this algae counteracts skin laxity and dull complexion: spirulina-based treatments give the skin softness and radiance.


Spirulina can be used as an active ingredient for face and body treatments.

Spirulina algae is rich in vitamins such as thiamin and riboflavin which stimulate the production of collagen from the deeper layers of the skin. Phycocyanins, blue-green pigments with antioxidant power, stimulate the stem cells of the skin, with a regenerating and repairing action on the skin tissues. These characteristics make spirulina algae an excellent component of anti-aging treatments for both the face and body.

The detoxifying action of spirulina makes it suitable for purifying masks and scrubs. Vitamin A regulates the skin's sebum production, vitamin E has a healing action, while the B vitamins stimulate cell renewal.

Spirulina is also widely used in draining and reducing treatments. Phycocyanin together with other actives and antioxidants deeply moisturize the skin, reactivate microcirculation and tissue regeneration, and counteract the chronic inflammation typical of cellulite, with a reducing and draining effect.


Dr Lauranne proposes the My Lipolyss Natura line, aimed at the treatment of cellulite and localized adiposity.

The Purifying and Smoothing Body Scrub of the My Lipolyss Natura DrLauranne line has been designed to revitalize and oxygenate the skin, eliminate impurities and dead cells and give brightness and silkiness to the skin. It can also be applied with a glove or sponge.

The Reducing Body Foam of the My Lipolyss Natura DrLauranne line, formulated with lake algae, is indicated for the treatment of localized adiposity. It absorbs quickly, does not require deep massages, and is therefore suitable even in case of capillary fragility or hyper-sensitive skin. It leaves the skin hydrated and pleasantly fresh, making it particularly pleasant in the summer season.