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Furcellaria, a protective gum

Name: Furcellaria
Latin name: Furcellaria lumbricalis
Location: Estonia
Type: Algae
Part(s) used: Entire algae

The algae that loves light...

A red algae common to the coasts of the North Atlantic, Furcellaria loves light. It can be found in the area of the foreshore that becomes exposed at low tide. With the light of day, it then displays the beautiful reddish-brown colour. From the Furcellaria, a water-soluble gum is extracted, which is used in food for its thickening, gelling and stabilising properties.

Cosmetic effectiveness


In cosmetics, Furcellaria extract helps protect pollution-exposed skin against dehydration.

The Clarins Anti-Pollution Complex

A unique combination of four plant extracts to protect the skin from damage that may be caused by both interior and exterior urban pollutants: extracts of organic African Ebony, Furcellaria, Succory Dock-Cress and organic Sanicle.

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