Retinol. The ingredient that works magic with your wrinkles

The signs of aging can be fought at night with this active ingredient. There is no ingredient more legendary than retinol when it comes to fighting wrinkles. Although it is not a new active, in recent years it has become the great sensation in cosmetics due to its high effectiveness against skin aging. However, experts agree, knowing how to use it is essential to obtain the expected results.

Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A and belongs to the group of retinoids, discovered in the 1980s and considered by dermatologists since then as the most active and effective topical ingredient in facial rejuvenation. In short, they are molecules capable of changing the way cells work:

  • They favor the increase of collagen and elastin formation
  • Promotes increased cell renewal rate
  • Help disperse melanin granules in the epidermis

Externally, this translates into improved texture, fading of wrinkles and increased skin firmness, while reducing hyperpigmentation spots.

1930s: the starting point

Experts say retinol is for the skin as exercise is for the body. It is a good companion in almost all stages of life, adapting its concentration to the skin’s needs, and can be used from adolescence to treat acne and its marks or from the age of 30, where its use is usually focused on photoaging and melasma treatment. In fact, skins that use retinol are the ones that age better from a health point of view, however, its use is not recommended during pregnancy and lactation.

How to get started: little by little

Retinol can cause irritation if used too often or in excessive concentration and, in fact, it is normal for the skin to be slightly red or irritated when you start to apply cosmetics containing this ingredient. That’s why the ideal way to use it is to incorporate it gradually into the skin care routine and in low concentrations. This kind of care should be taken into account especially by people with sensitive skin or with problems such as rosacea or atopic dermatitis.

The main difference between a retinol prescribed by a dermatologist and one that we can buy at the pharmacy without a prescription is that the former is likely to be more concentrated. When going to the pharmacy on your own to buy a product containing retinol, it is best to start with a low concentration (between 0.1 and 0.2%) and increase progressively. Don’t forget that you can always count on the advice of your pharmacist and/or dermatologist.

In addition to the importance of an adequate concentration, the type of retinol must also be adapted to the needs of each skin: a more resistant skin can use a pure retinol at 0.3%, while a sensitive skin will better accept a retinyl palmitate equal to or below 1% like we use in our SkinPerfection by Bluevert™ products (Complete Night Serum and Soothing Eye Contour). Its use must be progressive and according to tolerance: in the first two weeks you can apply it every three days and alternate with another less intensive cosmetic. With this frequency it will already be effective; then everything will depend on the resistance of your skin, it can use it on alternate days and even daily if the skin supports it.

Wrinkles are fought at night

We know that many good things happen to the skin at night and that is the best time to treat the signs of aging. In addition, retinol has the particularity of being a photosensitive molecule, degrading rapidly in the presence of sunlight, reducing its effectiveness. Despite not having a direct photosensitizing effect, the use of retinol during the day can potentiate and exacerbate any previous inflammation of the skin during sun exposure (especially unprotected). Due to these facts, although there are options designed to be applied in the morning (which should always be accompanied by sunscreen), the most common is to incorporate it into the night routine.

How to apply? Always directly on clean, dry skin. Apply a small amount of product, at night, with gentle movements.

Plasmarine Active Complex™. The ingredient that revolutionized anti-aging routines

Discover Plasmarine Active Complex™, a unique and exclusive ingredient from Bluevert Laboratories that revolutionized anti-aging routines.

The cosmetics world is one of the fastest growing industrial sectors in recent times, representing a market with a high degree of diversification and whose products are increasingly present in our daily lives.

In such a competitive sector, where innovative products have a very limited lifespan, companies must have a capacity for constant innovation.

Companies in this sector have focused their innovation resources mainly on the introduction of compounds of natural origin, since this represents an added value in research, efficiency and environmental awareness.

 The oceans are one of the largest reserves of organisms in our planet, where numerous and diverse ecosystems coexist, many of which have not yet been explored.

This has been one of the drivers of our brand, where we not only seek to guarantee the effectiveness of our products, but also aim to raise awareness to the importance of the environment, sustainability and the preservation of the planet. For healthy skin and planet.

Main benefits:

  • Anti aging
  • Anti-wrinkle
  • Depigmenting
  • Moisturizer
  • Repairing
  • Soothing


Mechanism of action:


A reduced absorption and utilization of glucose by keratinocytes can lead to a decrease in

renewal of skin cells, leading to the appearance of aged, blemished, dry and flaky skin. By enhancing the absorption of glucose by keratinocytes, it is possible to ensure correct cell renewal, keeping the skin healthy.

Claims: Anti-aging, depigmenting and moisturizing action


It results in an improved barrier function and consequently allows a reduction in the appearance of lines, wrinkles and aged skin.

Claims: Anti-aging, anti-wrinkle, moisturizing and repairing action



By normalizing the production of melanin, it is possible to achieve a reduction in the appearance of blemishes, resulting in a more uniform and illuminated skin tone.

Claims: Depigmenting action


Sensitive skin has a hyperactivity of the TRPV1 receptor manifested by itching and burning sensation. In addition to being responsible for this skin discomfort, the constant activation of TRPV1 (eg UV radiation) leads to premature aging of the skin. Therefore, by reducing the activation of TRPV1, it is possible not only to provide more comfort to sensitive skin but also to obtain an anti-aging action through the anti-wrinkle effect.

Claims: Anti-wrinkle and soothing action


By activating the enzyme Telomerase, it is possible to delay cell senescence and prolong the active life of fibroblasts, thus delaying the overall aging process.

Claims: Anti-aging action

An innovative technology

Our technology is based on an innovative production process where marine microalgae are cultivated using closed photobioreactors.

This production system is based on state-of-the-art technology, with laboratories and clean rooms following GMP (good manufacturing practices) standards. From a technological point of view, the production unit was developed using innovative methods and state-of-the-art technology, and is currently one of the most advanced infrastructures in Europe.

This unique technology makes it possible to obtain a standardized ingredient of maximum purity, characterized by its high content of bioactive substances such as fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins, antioxidants, peptides and premium quality carotenoids.

The deepest secret in the ocean

Like all stories, we should start with “Once upon a time…” and go back to the beginning. But what if this took us more than three billion years ago? What if our protagonists were so small and only made up of one cell? Get ready, because we’re going to dive into the wonderful world of microalgae and find out what these tiny organisms can do for us these days.

First, let’s reveal who makes this reality possible. The director of this production, as if he were Steven Spielberg, is Buggypower, a biotechnology company that for over a decade has been dedicated, from Porto Santo on the paradise island of Madeira, Portugal, to sustainably reproduce what Nature has been doing for millions of years ago.

Now that you know the director of this story, let’s move on to the cast. Who are our protagonists and what makes them so important? Microalgae are neither more nor less than single-celled microorganisms that live in freshwater or marine environments and constitute the main component of phytoplankton, the base of the food chain.

In addition, they are photoautotrophic beings, therefore, their simple growth needs and their ability to adapt their metabolism to environmental conditions in which they are make them an attractive ingredient for the pharmaceutical, food and cosmetic industries. They are also air decontaminants – Microalgae feed on C02, which means a reduction in the emission of greenhouse gases. 

Regarding food, in 2006 the WHO (World Health Organization) considered microalgae to be a superfood due to their high nutritional value. This fact is due to their composition rich in:

  • Antioxidants
  • Proteins
  • Minerals
  • Vitamins
  • Polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega 3 and 6)
  • Polysaccharides

They are micro-ingredients with macro benefits that can contribute to the improvement of our immune system, nervous system and prevention of numerous diseases.

How many changes has the planet undergone during these three billion years? Countless! However, microalgae have remained intact. If you asked Darwin, he would probably say that what’s perfect doesn’t need to be improved.

If microalgae can bring benefits when used in human nutrition, why not include them in cosmetics? Bluevert™ laboratories raised this question and guided their efforts to develop ingredients that could be included in a cosmetic line.

Years of development and research led us to find Plasmarine Active Complex™, an ingredient you may have never heard of, but which will mark a before and after on your skin.

What is Plasmarine Active Complex™ and what can it do for your skin?

It is a complex composed of microencapsulated marine microalgae and obtained exclusively through the patented Bluevert™ technology. Specifically, it is composed of two species of marine microalgae, Chlorella Vulgaris and Nannochloropsis Gaditana. Formulated in liposomes, it guarantees greater epidermal penetration.

In addition, also looking to benefit our planet, the microalgae present in Plasmarine Active Complex™ are produced in one of the most innovative facilities in the world, using exclusive and 100% sustainable technology that transforms CO2 into oxygen, preserving and cleaning the oceans.

The wide variety of active ingredients that make up microalgae make Plasmarine Active Complex™ an anti-aging cocktail with multiple benefits for your skin:

  • Anti-wrinkle
  • Moisturizer
  • Firming
  • Repairing
  • Depigmenting
  • Soothing
  • Protective

 “The wide variety of active ingredients that make up microalgae make Plasmarine Active Complex™ an anti-aging cocktail with multiple benefits for your skin”

We’ve already told you one of the oceans’ deepest secrets to defying the effects of aging, but do you know what’s best?

With the aim of achieving the greatest well-being for your skin, this ingredient has been incorporated into all our products. Thus, we arrive at Skin Perfection by Bluevert™. A line composed of powerful and versatile formulas that include ingredients in clinically effective concentrations and that adapt to the different needs of your skin.

Skin Perfection by Bluevert™ consists of 7 facial care products and a body care product. Suitable for male and female care and responding to the different needs of your skin. Want to meet the members of this collection?


With Niacinamide, Ceramides, Hyaluronic Acid, Glycogen, Elastin, Dragon’s Blood, Allantoin and Plasmarine Active Complex™ that help repair, restore and regenerate your skin.


Contains potent ingredients such as Liposomed Retinol Ester, Tranexamic Acid, Oxidized Vitamin K, Caffeine, Shea Butter and Plasmarine Active Complex™ that help reduce puffiness, dark circles and wrinkles in this delicate area.


Includes Pure Vitamin C, Ferulic Acid, DMAE, Peptides, Hyaluronic Acid and Plasmarine Active Complex™, making it a strong antioxidant, firming and anti-aging ally for your skin.


A cocktail formulated with Liposomed Retinol Ester, Niacinamide, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E and Plasmarine Active Complex™ that provides renewing, anti-aging and anti-dark spots.


With pure Chia seed oil, Urea, Dragon’s Blood and Plasmarine Active Complex™ to improve skin hydration while revitalizing and firming it.


It contains numerous ingredients, including: Vegetable Oils, Glycolic Acid, Vitamin E, Dragon’s Blood and Plasmarine Active Complex™ that will contribute to the repair and hydration of rough, scaly and/or extremely dry areas of your skin.


A facial essence with exfoliating and moisturizing properties that will mark a before and after on your skin. All this is possible thanks to its mixture of acids in combination with moisturizing ingredients; daily exfoliation suitable for all skin types.


The first anti-aging ingredients for the first step of your routine. It dissolves impurities and cleanses the skin in depth, while strengthening the skin barrier and leaving the skin hydrated and comfortable. How? Thanks to its complete formula that includes ingredients such as Plasmarine Active Complex™, an Azelaic Acid derivative, Seawater and Centella Asiatica extract, along with other hydrating and soothing ingredients.

Now that we have revealed our secret, do you dare to experience the benefits of microalgae on your skin?