About Thalgo


Founded in 1964, the company’s primary target was to manufacture algae-based products for the medical field. The THALGO brand was registered in 1968, and from at the beginning of 1970s. THALGO referred to the meaning of THAL= Thalassotherapy and GO= Algotherapy. Doctor de La Bonnardière, a doctor from Arcachon, France, invented the word Thalassotherapy in 1867 from two Greek words meaning “treat with the sea” (in Greek, thalassa = sea and therapeia = treatment).

Thalassotherapy takes place in a special marine site. It combines the use of all the benefits of the marine environment under medical supervision with a preventive and curative aim. These benefits include the marine climate, seawater, marine mud, algae, sand and other substances extracted from the sea. Thalassotherapy must be carried out in close proximity to the sea.

Today, THALGO has become the undisputed name in the world of “Marine Beauty.” The company has created manufactures and different kinds of treatments, cosmetic products and marine-based nutritional supplements in 5 continents, more than 90 countries for thalassotherapy centers, spas, resorts and salon.Headquartered is in the southeast of France in Roquebrune-sur-Argens (the Var region). THALGO supports the protection of marine environments by investing in solar panels which help reduce CO2 emissions, and implements an ecofriendly Formulation Charter for the development of its products. All new formulas are free of parabens, mineral oil, propylene glycol, GMO’s, and ingredients of animal origin. In 2008, THALGO opened a school for its specific beauty training.

360° Beauty by THALGO

THALGO offers a complete beauty treatment approach. Combining treatments with homecare improves results.THALGO offers a complete skincare range in all individual beauty concerns, which include: Hydration, Contouring, Anti-aging, Rebalancing, Sensitivity, and Pigmentation. Our award-winning Exceptional Care Facial is designed for spectacular anti-aging and lifting results. Terre & Mer by THALGO is an organic range with a double environmental certification.

THALGO’s body treatments provide specific care for Detoxification, Cellulite, Slimming, Muscle Fatigue, and Spa rituals. The Slim & Sculpt Expert is the first fitness session in the treatment room multiplying the results tenfold by combining massage with cellular contraction.

In addition to continuing to forward thinking, THALGO’s innovative ideas and building technology of marine biological authority figure, has lead the trend of the modern era pulsating, even more to the vitality of the ocean marine SPA professional care. THALGO allows the body immersed in the happiness of mineral elements, which brings pleasant and soothing relaxation to you.


The Sea and Us

The spa treatments of THALGO are using real seawater and seaweed to effectively treat a range of conditions from skin problems, such as eczema, to excess weight, low energy levels and fluid retention. We all know how beneficial the sea is for health and well-being. For more than 40 years, THALGO has explored the sea depths and identified specific seaweeds with anti-aging, slimming, detoxifying, rebalancing, hydrating and soothing properties. The sea is where life on our planet began. Three billion years ago the first living cells were single cell blue algae. When you analyze seawater under a microscope, you can see it has a very similar structure to blood plasma. The sea makes up 3/4 of the earth’s surface. Algae are responsible for 1/3 of the world’s oxygen production.

THALGO hopes that through a series of products with the Marine Treatment will become a complete set of THALGO MARINE SPA Thalassotherapy, so that a woman can be more concerned about their real beauty. Women can also found out the elegant philosophy of THALGO and New Beauty Hope to them.


Algae have the amazing ability to increase the rich content of minerals and trace elements of the sea and restore its strengthening, rematerializing and balancing properties. The star of treatments, algae act like sponges in Thalassotherapy to give you the best that seawater has to offer.They have a very high concentration of mineral elements (iodine, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, copper, zinc, cobalt, iron, fluoride, etc.) and also contain almost every vitamin and amino acid. They are used to heal rheumatism and regulate the thyroid gland. While the most common use is in algae body wraps, in which the body is entirely covered with hot algae before being wrapped in a hot blanket, algae can also be used in a bath or even find their way onto your plate. The muscles relax, blood circulation is reactivated and toxins are eliminated.


Marine Mud

Marine mud has real ionic concentrations due to marine fauna and flora. It is renowned for its analgesic power against rheumatism, except in the case of severe outbreaks, and for certain skin conditions. Used in cataplasms or directly on the body and mixed with seawater, marine mud traps toxins and gently purifies the body. To be effective, the body wrap must last around 25 minutes. While you relax, the skin absorbs the components present in the mud and the effect of the heat removes toxins, which asphyxiate the body, through the pores of the epidermis. Recharged with vitamins, the body is freed of its impurities and the skin becomes softer.

Account Support & Customer Service

Your dedicated Account Manager will guide you through your journey with us, from opening an account and choosing the right treatments and right products for your skin type. Should you have any enquires, our Customer Services team is also on hand to support.

Prizes and Awards

Throughout the years, THALGO has been awarded with prizes such as:

  • Marie Claire Prize for Dynamise, progress in cosmetology
  • Venus d’Or, best cosmetic range
  • Cosmetique Oscar, THALGO marine and Ogive range
  • Grand Prix Nouvelles Esthetiques, L’Elixir, exceptional care