Choose the fast lane to superior skin tightening

The naturals skincare ingredient combining short- and long-term efficacy with real benefits

PEPHA®-TIGHT CB is DSM’s biotechnology innovation to harnesses the many benefits of lab-grown algae for healthy looking skin. Lab-grown alternatives like microalgae are the next frontier in Blue Beauty, going beyond green to meet demand for natural and sustainable personal care solutions without compromising on efficacy. This unique personal care ingredient delivers both immediate and long-lasting tightening and firming, enabling consumers to experience two benefits in one sustainably produced skin care ingredient. After just one application skin appears smoother with more even texture, and a lifting effect lasts up to 12 hours from application. Long-term regular use of PEPHA®-TIGHT brings anti-aging benefits with wrinkle reduction.

A special growth by photobioreactors, for maximum quality & sustainability

The microalgae Nannochloropsis oculata is cultivated in special photobioreactors, which maximizes optimal growing conditions, providing sufficient light and Co2 and enabling standardization. Consumers get the same superpower benefits of algae through a high-tech, responsible production method that’s transparent and ethical. This process respects environmental biodiversity and results in algae that’s exceptionally pure, rich in active substances and of high quality due to minimum contamination risk. Good for consumers, and good for the planet and its future.

Product Features

  • INCI name (active): Algae Extract, Pullulan
  • Unique combination of purified microalgae active components and a high-performing polysaccharide
  • Fast performing with short term and long-term efficacy
  • Highly controlled fermentation technology in photobioreactors for reliability and optimized composition


  • Flawless skin within minutes1​
  • With just 1 application, skin surface appears smoother and texture more homogeneous​
  • Long-lasting lifting effect, up to 12hrs from last application ​
  • Skin gains elasticity in critical facial areas​
  • After multiple applications, long-term well-aging effect with wrinkles reduction by over -20%
1Based on DSM clinical study where improvements in skin smoothness and texture homogeneity were detected already within 15min from 1st product application


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Halal certified by Halal Food Council Europe


Raw material verified by ECOCERT GREENLIFE, conform to the COSMOS Standard


Mode of Action

Short term effect: PEPHA®-TIGHT forms a thin film on the skin, exerting an instant perceptible tightening effect.

Long term effect: PEPHA®-TIGHT acts as a protective shield against oxidative stress, helps to stimulate the formation of collagen I, which is an essential part of the skin’s connective tissue, and provides a long-term firming benefit when applied regularly.

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