Cyfolia Bio Organic is an essential new face care range launched in March 2020, formulated and produced by one of the worlds first companies to master marine biotechnologies – Phytomer.
Founded over forty years ago, Brittany based Phytomer is streaks ahead of the rest with not one, but three research units and an advanced team of scientists. Phytomer has identified a whole new generation of active marine ingredients to create what’s described as “ultra-sophisticated” skincare.
“If you’re conscious of skincare ingredients and what they can and can’t do for your skin, why not consider what proven marine biotechnology can do”.
What do we know about Cyfolia algae? Native to Brittany (France), it’s known as “the rainbow algae” for its multicoloured iridescent fronds and optimal light-diffusing quality. Cyfolia offers the same desirable light-diffusing effects when used in skincare.
Phytomer take special care to look after not only our skin but the also the sea.
Each year’s new growth of Cyfolia algae is harvested using eco-conscious methods, cut by hand and washed on-site to reduce waste and encourage new growth.
Cyfolia Bio Organic Radiance Exfoliating Cream 50ml £33
Regular exfoliation is fundamental in maintaining a bright and healthy complexion – consider it one of the best tools in your kit when it comes to age-defying skincare.
There are options available for exfoliation purposes, depending on your skin type. Whilst your preference might be an enzymatic formula which gently dissolves dead skin cells, there is also what’s known as a mechanical exfoliator. Phytomer Radiance Exfoliating Cream is the latter and contains tiny particles to literally scrub away the aforementioned skin cells.
As with any mechanical exfoliating product, it’s essential that you take care and adopt a gentle approach. Tiny capillaries near the skin’s surface can be damaged if you’re too vigorous in sloughing off those dead skin cells, particularly if you’ve a mature or fragile skin type.
Benefits: Not only does regular exfoliation reveal fresher-looking glowing skin, it keeps fine lines and wrinkles softer in appearance as a build-up can exaggerate the look of skin ageing and prevent skincare from being properly absorbed.
Not all mechanical exfoliators are equal and vary hugely. Some are densely packed with *particles, whilst others are sparse. I would place Phytomer Radiance Exfoliating Cream somewhere in the middle. A creamy combination of pomegranate seed and argan kernel particles which whisk away dulling dead skin cells. Pink peppercorn, aloe vera, rose and cedarwood oil deliver a wonderful fresh scent for an extrasensory skincare experience.
Cyfolia Bio Organic is packed with 98 per cent naturally derived ingredients including:
Organic Cyfolia algae
Italian organic orange water (source of vitamin C).
OLIGOMER® (works to stimulate cell vitality, strengthen and remineralise the skin). This special ingredient described as an “extract of seawater” is protected by a manufacturing secret that has ensured worldwide exclusivity to Phytomer for more than forty years.
I find this product really effective and leaves my skin exceptionally smooth. I always follow with my usual toner and finish with Cyfolia Radiance Hydra-Comforting Cream for a hydrating complexion boost. Over the four-week period in which I’ve been using it I’ve seen a general improvement in my skin with a new, finer texture and deeper hydration.
Recommended use: Once or twice per week.
Cyfolia Bio Organic Radiance Cleansing Cream 150ml £28.25
We’re all short of time these days and Cyfolia Radiance Cleansing Cream is the ideal choice for a quick, refreshing cleanse. A gentle, nourishing formula with a dense consistency; it literally melts away makeup and leaves skin squeaky clean but without stripping natural oils. The scent is universal to the Cyfolia range – light, fresh notes of aloe vera, rose, cedarwood oil and pink peppercorn.
I admit to being a bit lazy when it comes to cleansing, and tend to opt for micellar water, mainly in the mornings when I’m not in need of such a deep cleanse. However, clean skin is always the first step in any skincare routine so whatever your choice, why not incorporate Radiance Cleansing Cream and experience what Phytomer’s unique and patented marine ingredients can do for your skin, at every step.
“It’s a joy to massage into the skin and rinses away effortlessly”.
I’ve been using Radiance Cleansing Cream in the evenings and enjoying clean skin without the tight feeling often found after using a wash-off cleanser.
Cyfolia Bio Organic Radiance Hydra-Comforting Cream 50ml £55
Radiance Hydra-Comforting Cream is certainly hydrating and visibly boosts radiance thanks to the magic of Cyfolia algae. It glides into the skin making a great makeup base without any roll-off. A small amount is needed and is best applied to the face neck and décolleté.
“Central heating and changing temperatures can affect hydration levels in our skin, so, step it up with Cyfolia Hydra-Comforting Face Cream”.
Packaging always plays an important aspect when making skincare choices doesn’t it? Phytomer has gone the extra mile to produce eco-friendly FSC certified paper outer boxes and plant-based bio-degradable tubes so you can rest assured you’ll not be contributing to unnecessary plastic waste.
Overall, this mid-priced range of organic skincare has performed well, the formulations feel comforting and nourish the skin as you might expect from Phytomer. Bountiful marine research ensures your skin’s needs are taken care of, without compromise.
Phytomer Cyfolia is all-natural, cruelty-free, vegan friendly and EcoCert Certified Organic
*Radiance Exfoliator is formulated without the use of microbeads.
How about you? Will you be trying Phytomer Cyfolia Bio Organic face care and experiencing how marine ingredients can revitalise your skin? Otherwise, why not treat someone to luxury skincare this Christmas.