Why restrict ourselves to plants that grow on land? The sea offers and abundance of vegetative life full of essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants, which help keep the skin revitalized, moisturized, and healthy. All seaweeds are rich in phytonutrients and polysaccharides, which can help fight inflammation and elevate blood flow to promote cell health.
We use two types of seaweed in our formulations: kelp and bladderwrack. Pacific kelp grows abundantly off the California coast, and has additional humectants and hydrocolliods to moisturize the skin. Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus), named for the air-filled “bladders” that help it float, has been shown to improve skin thickness and texture by promoting the contraction of fibroblast-populated collagen gels. This, in turn, helps combat some of the usual signs of aging.
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