Stimulates skin’s own defense against blue light

The natural skincare ingredient with proven performance against the harmful effects of blue light

Consumers and the scientific community are more and more concerned about the established adverse effects on the skin of blue light emitted by electronic devices and visible sunlight. DSM researchers have identified the potential of the freshwater algae Scenedesmus rubescens to stimulate skin’s own defense against the negative impact of blue light protecting the skin barrier, capturing the free radicals and boosting the collagen synthesis. New outstanding in-vivo study results showed PEPHA®-AGE reduces immediately and strongly the skin hyper pigmentation and irritation after blue light exposure and restore an even skin tone.

Product Features

  • Inci name (active):  Scenedesmus rubescens Extract
  • Sustainable Scenedesmus rubescens extract with a unique composition
  • Unique composition of amino acids, vitamins (B3), algal saccharides and minerals (Zn)
  • Reduces blue light induced skin hyperpigmentation and redness
  • Reduces oxidative stress and carbonylated proteins
  • Restores and boost collagen synthesis (especially Collagen III)


  • Minimizes the appearance of aging after exposure to blue light and UV
  • Delivers even skin tone and overall improved skin appearance
  • Reduces skin damage caused by blue light and UV


Halal certified by Halal Food Council of Europe

Mode of Action

Scenedesmus rubescens is a microalga, a unicellular organism living in fresh water lakes. This unique cell has developed self-defense capabilities, with a very strong cell wall protecting against the harsh environment, and with red dots of carotenoids to fight against blue light. PEPHA®-AGE is sustainably produced in a state-of-the-art photo-bioreactors that maintain its unique composition of amino acids, vitamins (B3), algal saccharides and minerals (Zn). 

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