What is Actigym™?

Actigym™ is a multi-award-winning Bermudian marine plankton extract, proven to mimic the effect of endurance exercise training by increasing adiponectin release and mitochondrial activity (key to the metabolic effects on skeletal muscle). It improves the appearance of body contour definition that can be further complemented with exercise.

Why have we selected it?

Stretch marks are a result of the skin losing its elasticity due to stretching, so we wanted to help improve body definition and redefine areas sensitive to sagging as part of the treatment. This is especially important when stretch marks appear during pregnancy as the skin faces challenges restructuring itself correctly and lacks firmness.

In an vivo study on a group of 60 35-50-year-old women, Actigym™ visibly reduced abdomen contour by up to 2.9cm, and up to 3.1cm when combined with exercise. Thigh and arm contour were also reduced up to 2.1 cm and 1.3 cm respectively.

Recommended dose 5%
Dose used in Stria Lab 5%
  • Boosts mitochondrial metabolism in muscle cells by adiponectin signalling, increasing citrate synthase activity by 47.9% and ATP production by 136%
  • Promotes development of the more resistant type 1 muscle fibers by 69%
  • Down regulates expression of adipocyte genes involved in focal adhesion uptake and TG synthesis
  • Provides a general improvement in the appearance and tone of body silhouette
Source Marine Plankton Extract
Region Bermuda
Naturality 100% natural origin
Data Backed by in vitro and in vivo studies. Used at 5% in cream and applied twice daily for 56 days


ACTIGYM™ is owned by The Lubrizol Corporation.


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