Algae has been used in skincare products for thousands of years! While you might be cringing at the thought of that wet, slimy stuff touching your leg in the sea, it is actually a miracle ingredient for your skin! Who’d have thought it! There are even entire skincare lines and brands dedicated to using algae and other marine ingredients. So why does it work, what is it and why’s it in our skincare products? Keep reading to find out…
Benefits of using algae
There a few studies that suggest using algae and seaweed have cosmetic benefits for us. It can stabilize minerals that aid in skin moisturisation. Another study suggest that algae and seaweed provide anti-acne properties without any irritation.
Ok, so the most notable benefit of algae is its ability to instantly hydrate and condition the skin. Products that contain algae will give you noticeably more supple, moisturised skin that it is super soft.
Algae is also an antioxidant, meaning it will protect your skin from free radicals that can cause premature ageing.
Just to add even more benefits it is high in essential amino acids, proteins and a huge variety of vitamins A,B,C and E! A superfood of the skincare variety!
If you suffer from skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis you might want to look at algae-based products. While replenishing your essential vitamins and minerals, it also rebuilds your skin and works super effectively. Algae lives on tidal plains, it must protect itself from dehydration and sun exposure. This is directly transposed onto the epidermis when applied topically.
We have a range algae-based skincare and vitamins on our website but these are a few of our favourites for you to try!
Cougar Platinum Snow Algae Body Wash
The main active ingredient in this body wash is the Snow Algae powder. This type of algae mimics the effects of calorie restriction and in this way improves the longevity of the skin cells. This innovative anti-ageing active ingredient is based on the extract of a unique extremophile algae species that has managed to develop survival strategies that enable it to grow on glaciers and in eternal snow. Using this wash results in the skin’s production of collagen starting again and rejuvenating to give you fresher and detoxified skin.
Anatomicals I Feel The Need Algae Face Mask
This Anatomicals face mask detoxifies the skin to dramatically improve the texture, leaving it feeling smooth, refreshed and youthful looking. A blend of mud, algae and mineral extracts from the depths of the sea deeply hydrate, repair and soothes your skin.
AB Crew After Shave With Antarctic Algae
This super-fast absorbing after shave cream combines repair-promoting Antarctic algae with protecting blue rock and skin friendly vitamins. The aromatic notes of desert sand and black rock will revive your senses and leave your skin feeling fresh and hydrated.
Thalgo Micronised Marine Algae
This is for anyone in search of pure concentrate of sea benefits for a sense of wellbeing and relaxation, or for effective help in weight management. A 100% natural sea bath to enjoy a concentration of thalassotherapy in the comfort of your own home! This product is ultra-rich in minerals and trace elements, that will promote wellness and encourage figure refining.