Did you know that tons of your favorite beauty products are loaded with algae? The green, slimy gunk--which ranges in size from single cell organisms to giant sea kelp--has tons of potential benefits for your skin. One says that algae can stabilize minerals that aid in skin moisturization," Randy Schueller, a cosmetic chemist and editor-in-chief of The Beauty Brains told me. And yet another type of seaweed may help with skin lightening. No, truly. Algae, often interchangeably called seaweed, has been a hot topic lately in the cosmetics ingredient world.
These Seaweed Facial Products Will Give You Glowing Skin
Skincare with Healing Properties: Benefits of Seaweed for Skin Repair - Herbal Dynamics Beauty
If you love what the ocean does for your hair—hello, beachy waves! Seaweed, sea kelp, and algae offer superior hydration as well as anti-aging and anti-inflammatory benefits. Here are my five favorite seaweed-infused products. Spa Technologies Marine Repair Cream What: A reparative facial moisturizer brimming with anti-aging actives to firm, protect and restore skin and boost collagen synthesis. Benefits: Laminaria and porphyra red algae complex, rich in Omega fatty acids and anti-inflammatories, strengthen elastin.
Skincare with Healing Properties: Benefits of Seaweed for Skin Repair
Algae is already commonly used in cosmetics, skin care , and a bunch of other industries as a thickening agent. But now, certain types of algae—like spirulina—are being treated like trendy ingredients that can supposedly bring big benefits including the possibility of an algae-derived sunscreen! But before we let ourselves get too excited, we spoke to a few experts to figure out if the science actually backs up these claims.