For the first time in cosmetics, Unapologetic Luxury has selected sea lettuces, fucus, laminaria and gelidium, all from the Mediterranean sea, for its Soberbia cream to create a globally unique cocktail of Mediterranean algae


Anti-ageing, Anti-free radicals, Antiseptic, Antibacterial, Protection external agents, Firming, Cellular regeneration, Sebum-regulator

Sometimes seawater is dyed red by species of red seaweed, a possible source of ‘seas of blood’ legends in some cultures.

Snowfall is sometimes tinged red when it comes into contact with certain types of algae.

Green algae glow in the dark, due to their production of hydrogen.

There are many varieties of algae which concentrate the riches of the sea: vitamins, proteins, amino acids, trace minerals, iodine, magnesium, potassium, iron, selenium, and zinc amongst many others. Our skin absorbs these via the pores, and they provide vital elements for health and beauty.

Diatoms are unicellular microalgae which, amongst many other properties, have an outer covering of silica. Silica is of great use in making microchips for computers.

Algae is being commercially developed as a major source of future food and fuel.

Seaweed represents almost a quarter of the diet of some people in Japan. 100g of seaweed provides 2 times more iron than 100g of any legume.

Seaweed is one of the most nutritional foods that exist in the world.

Sea lettuces (green), fucus (brown), laminaria (brown) and gelidium (red) are the most useful for skincare.

The efficiency of seaweed is such that when applied to the skin, whether in creams, in mud baths or in poultices, its qualities pass through the cutaneous barrier extremely easily and filter through into the circulation system.

Smell-resistant items of clothing made out of algae have been developed as a result of its antibacterial properties.

Fossilised algae is used to make dynamite. There are buildings that are run on energy generated by photosynthesis from algae.

The Mediterranean is one of the seas where algae are most abundant. There are many varieties but only a few are used in cosmetics and dermatology.

The ‘sea dragon’ is like a seahorse that looks like seaweed.

Some types of seaweed hunt and kill fish to feed on. Seaweed can grow on fish, turtles and whales.

Marine algae currently produce 70% of the oxygen on our planet. Produce an enormous amount of oxygen, which is an essential resource for life.

Bioluminescent algae has a marvelous, alien-like neon blue color.