As a society, we have become increasingly aware of the benefits of using natural ingredients from the earth in our cosmetics and personal products. There has been a large shift away from products containing harmful chemical ingredients towards natural, cleaner versions. Most people are aware of the benefits of using herbs and plants that can be grown in your garden but in addition to the lavenders and roses of the world, there are some amazing lesser known natural ingredients. The ocean has long been a source of food for many cultures around the world, but it also is a source of many other important resources, one of which is seaweed.
Seaweed is one of the earth’s most abundant resources, with over 50,000 known species in the oceans. Seaweed is high in many vitamins, proteins, minerals and amino acids making it an extremely healing ingredient for skincare. To be specific, seaweed is a source of over 12 minerals, 60 trace elements and 12 vitamins (among them antioxidant rich Vitamins C and E.) This rich combination of vitamins and minerals give seaweed anti-aging, moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties. Seaweed is used in skincare products for a wide range of uses such as exfoliating, brightening, moisturizing and wrinkle prevention. It can be great for those with sensitive skin or skin irritations such as acne or rosacea due to its healing properties.