Oceans: The Foundation of Human Life

Human life has always thrived with a fundamental connection to the oceans.

Three billion years ago, the rich and nourishing ocean environment gave birth to the first life form on earth – a single-cell blue alga. This single-cell blue alga eventually evolved and allowed human life to flourish.

The heart of the ocean is intrinsic to human life and this fundamental belief is at the core of Thalgo’s pioneering research into marine cosmetics.

Marine Cosmetics

A major challenge of cosmetics research is creating skincare formulas with effective penetration and assimilation into the skin.

This challenge is now one of Thalgo’s great strengths and point of difference within marine cosmetics.

Micronutrients from patented marine algae extracts are assimilated at a cellular level due to their bio-similarity to human tissues. The results are transformative, truly capturing the regenerative power of the ocean.

Algae are the plants of the future with a mineral concentration up to 10, 000 times higher than terrestrial plants. Hence, marine based active ingredients and bio-affinity form the source of extraordinary results in our marine products and for your skin.

Our History

André Bouclet, a Doctor of Pharmacy, had a deep passion about the marine world and its therapeutic benefits. This led to the creation of Thalgo, the first marine cosmetology laboratory in 1964. Inspired by biologist, Rene Quinton’s marine plasma theory he focused research into the therapeutic benefits of algae. Bouclet’s research was devoted to finding superior ocean ingredients to create cosmetic skin solutions.

In 1978, the first range of marine cosmetic products were released. Thalgo not only became a pioneer brand in marine therapeutical goods, but also became a major player in the beauty and wellbeing industries.

Thalgo was revitalised in 1999 with an acquisition by Jean-Claude Sirop, turning the brand into a family business. Once ready, Jean-Claude passed the reins of the company to his son, Bernard Sirop and a new era of Thalgo began.

Father and son envisioned performance to become the heart of one of Thalgo’s values and in the following years Thalgo became the world leader in Professional Marine Cosmetics.

Today we’ve been entrusted worldwide with over 12, 000 professionals in beauty salons, spas and thalassotherapy centres using and loving Thalgo daily.