Bath and beauty products have been infused with ingredients gathered from our oceans for years. Like most other natural products, everything from algae to sea salt is able to provide some benefit to our skin, hair and nails. Lately, seaweed has been popping up on ingredient labels and it turns out it actually helps with a lot of skin and beauty issues. Here are some of the benefits of using bath and beauty products with seaweed in them.
Seaweed as an Exfoliate
Turns out seaweed can be harvested and then used in many different forms. When it is allowed to harden and then added to soaps and scrubs it makes a great exfoliant for the entire body. The natural moisturizing benefits of using seaweed are a bonus.
Products I Like: Phytomer Seaweed Soap, dermastore.com
Fights the Signs of Aging
Seaweed is packed with antioxidants that fight molecules that cause signs of aging to appear on skin faster than necessary. The same properties lock in moisture and improve the elasticity of skin so not only does it improve the feel of your skin, but it restores health and leaves it looking younger with regular use.
Product I Like: Mario Badescu Seaweed Night Cream
Removes Impurities from Skin
One of the benefits so many ingredients from the sea are capable of is pulling impurities from the skin so that they can no longer damage skin. Seaweed has several vitamins and antioxidants that are able to bond with impurities that are left on your skin, essentially pulling them out and removing them.
Product I Like: Seaweed Ionic Clay Mask, The Body Shop
Adds Shine to Hair
Seaweed extract is able to add shine to otherwise dull hair, treated or not. The same properties that strip and then repair your skin, can strip and repair your hair. Immediately after washing you will notice that your hair is so much more manageable and easy to style.
Product I Like: B&B Seaweed Shampoo
Have you ever considered using beauty products with seaweed in them?