Seaweed is the name given to species of marine plants and algae that grow in oceans, rivers, and lakes.
Seaweed is one of the most beneficial and abundantly available natural ingredients for skincare that regulates oil production, exfoliates, brightens, and moisturizes dry, dull skin.
Seaweed is a very powerful concentration of seawater, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, proteins, and lipids, which all pose benefits for the skin, and not only contain essential fatty acids that help maintain our skin’s barrier, but are also rich in polysaccharides such as alginic acid, which help to lock moisture into our skin. Seaweed can help soothe skin conditions associated with inflammation, like acne and rosacea.
Seaweeds like Laminaria Digitata are a potentially rich source of amino acids (like glycine) and natural antioxidants
(like vitamin C), which promote collagen production to smooth lines and give the appearance of plumper,youthful-looking skin.
Because there are so many different species of seaweed, it can be useful for all types of skincare products: cleansers, toners, moisturizers, serums, and masks.
Seaweed possesses a ton of skincare benefits and healing properties, addressing everything from excess oil to fine lines and wrinkles. Those with dry, sensitive, and acne-prone skin as well as those looking for anti-aging properties will benefit from seaweed.