Algae Extract, a unique algae derived extract that can help fight the signs of aging, naturally. The ocean is always ravishing in its vast, unpredictable and totally alluring beauty. But there's more to the world's oceans than meets the eye - it is also well known for its healing and beautifying properties, providing thousands of species of skin-loving marine algae and sea kelp.
Seaweed is one of the densest crops on earth, seaweed contains minerals such as magnesium, manganese, calcium, copper, iodine, iron, potassium, phosphorus & zinc as well as vitamins like A, B, C, D & E
Benefit 1. Moisture: Algae is packed with humectants that draw in moisture at a greater rate than any other natural ingredients, as well as containing vitamin E (famously hydrating).
Benefit 2. Antioxidants: Vitamin B & C combat pigmentation, stimulates collage and brightens lack luster skin. They are both powerful anti-aging ingredients.
Benefit 3. Minerals: Omega, Zinc & Magnesium all contribute to a more healthy epidermal barrier, protecting from environmental aggressors and soothing any current inflammation.
Benefit 4. Proteins: Amino acids are the building blocks of cells, which maintain and fill cells membranes, simultaneously creating a plump, youthful face while preventing any accelerated aging.
Interesting Facts: Individual algae may grow to more than 45 meters (148 ft) long at a rate of as much as 2 feet (61 cm) per day. Giant kelp grows in dense stands known as kelp forests, which are home to many marine animals that depend on the algae for food or shelter. According to ancient legends, mermaids have long been admired for their beauty, which they credit to the benefits of seaweed. While seaweed is not only nutritious, it can also restore the skins’ epidermal lipid balance thus leaving skin looking fresh and vibrant.
Because of its rich iodine, mineral, anti-oxidant and natural anti-inflammatory aspects, kelp is believed to moisturize, soften and help skin retain its moisture. Kelp also contains elements that help remove toxins, soothe and can easily penetrate the skin for instant hydration. It also aids in keeping skin smooth. This nourishing extract has no adverse side effects and works well with other antioxidants and vitamins such as Vitamin C and E.
See our French Clay & Manuka Honey Face Mask for sea kelp and sea algae benefits.