Plankton | INGREDIENTS LIBRARY
Anti Aging Protection
Marine polysaccharide, phytoplankton
Part of the plankton for DALTON products is obtained in north-west France, at an estuary where fresh water and salt water meet. As a result, the ecosystem is particularly healthy and characterized by variety. The other part comes from Auvergne, France. This region is known for its many hot springs and dormant volcanoes, which lead to especially high concentrations of nutrients in the plankton.
Plankton are microscopic organisms that float in water in great numbers. They absorb carbon dioxide and sunlight to produce the energy they need for growth and metabolism. Depending on their natural habitat, plankton have different properties and benefits for the organism. There is, for example, one species of plankton that has developed an enzyme that can repair the cell damage caused by sunlight. Similar to this defense mechanism against UV radiation, some kinds of plankton have also found a way to protect themselves against blue light (high energy visible light naturally occurring in sunlight). Their cells are encased in a delicate glass shield that looks like a glass diamond and is able to repel harmful radiation, while still being able to absorb the light needed for photosynthesis.
The marine biologist Johannes Peter Müller is widely considered the founding father of plankton research. He began researching these organisms in 1846 on the island of Helgoland.
Plankton is an incredibly versatile skincare ingredient! It protects the skin from UV radiation and blue light and helps to prevent pollutants and toxins from penetrating the skin. It reduces oxidative stress, protects the cells and fights the signs of premature skin aging. Furthermore, plankton has antibacterial properties and can strengthen the skin barrier. In addition to its protective properties, it helps to firm and mattify the skin and provide a soft focus effect for an even-toned complexion.