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.


  • 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%

¹ Based on DSM clinical study where improvements in skin smoothness and texture homogeneity were detected already within 15min from 1st product application

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.

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.

Deep Beauty – discover the hidden secret of nature for a healthy-looking skin!

Powered by blue biotechnology ingredients, the deep beauty skincare range nourishes skin, protects against external aggressors and helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with an immediate and long-lasting lifting effect. For skin that looks firmer, more vibrant healthier.

Is this not the ultimate deep beauty?!

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About DSM

As a global science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, DSM is a world leading supplier of vitamins, feed, food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, personal care and aroma ingredients. More information on DSM’s full catalog of personal care ingredients can be found on the DSM Personal Care website at


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