Known as a natural moisture booster, seaweed has been used within skincare products for many years, however now we are seeing more specific types of algae are being used to supercharge the results.
The word ‘algae’ conjures up an image of dark green, slimy, cold sludge that finds a way to wrap itself around your ankles when taking a paddle on perhaps the less exotic of beaches. Enter 2019 and the introduction of another of nature’s superplants into our beauty regimes. What’s more, it’s incredibly good for the skin, especially dry skin.
So, what are the cited benefits of using algae within your skincare? Algae doesn’t have roots, stems or leaves but has the ability to behave as a powerful antioxidant for the skin, particularly in delivering high levels of hydration – often needed after post-summer sun. Containing a combination of carbon dioxide and oxygen, algae develops into a macro and micro form which has an exceptional ability to absorb water. These two forms are then able to transfer water through the various layers of skin when applied to the face or body.
As well as being a powerful hydrator, algae is a powerhouse of nutrients, proteins and amino-acids that can help draw toxins from the skin. Applied regularly it can detoxify, condition and soften the skin, while replenishing essential vitamins and minerals.
Kick start your glow after your summer slow-down and indulge in this miracle ingredient full of incredible therapeutic benefits for the skin.