We always attempt to answer this complex question in a simple way. Firstly, seaweed is a plant that has adapted to life in a hostile environment and in doing so has developed a wonderful balance of vitamins, minerals and trace elements which, when absorbed by the skin, promote health and wellbeing. The balance of nutrients helps to nourish and protect skin and hair and can improve skin elasticity and promote healthy skin. Secondly, seaweed provides natural emulsifiers and thickeners which enhance our manufacturing process. Seaweed gels also provide a rich smooth texture, which give the whole range a unique silky feel.
Seaweed has been used for centuries for its natural healing and nourishing properties; it is reputed to help with skin conditions such as Eczema and Psoriasis, to alleviate the symptoms of arthritis and relieve muscular aches and painful joints. Research shows that what we put on our skin is absorbed through the pores - Our unique blend of seaweed contains Vitamins A, B C & E alongside all the minerals and trace elements your body needs!
Seaweed stimulates the lymphatic system, improves circulation, and absorbs toxins from the body.
Helps the body to replenish mineral and vitamin deficiency by providing a wide range of nutrients, which are easilyabsorbed through the skin.
Improves the health & texture of the skin
The antioxidant properties in seaweed can minimise the effects of aging on the skin
Our Seaweed Blend contains the following: Ascophyllum Nodosum - Knotted Wrack
One of the easiest seaweeds to identify floating with air filled "poppers" close to rocks as the tide goes out. Extracts of Wrack act as a natural sunscreen and promote tissue repair. Rich in Iodine, Calcium, Potassium and oils combined with concentrated vitamin B12.
Chondrus Crispus - Carragheen Moss
One of the most subtly coloured seaweeds found in the inter tidal range, iridescent reds, pink, and purples. We harvest clumps of this mossy seaweed at the end of the summer months, when it is bursting with natural gels that feed the skin and balance the vitamins and nutrients of micro flora. It has antibacterial properties, is rich in carbohydrates, a natural emulsifier which helps us minimise the need for added emulsifiers in our formulations.
Laminaria Digitata - Tangle
If any seaweed has to be associated with the generic term, "kelp", this huge brown seaweed is the one. Growing in greeny brown forests, only seen at the lowest of tides, this is the garden for all sea life from otters to urchins. The fronds are rich in vitamins and minerals - especially high in Iron and Iodine. However, the tough stalks have the extracts that we seek to promote the nutrient balance of the skin. We also use granules as exfoliants.
Rhodymenia Palmata - Dulse or Duileasg
An elusive translucent pink seaweed the grows all year round, surviving harsh ocean conditions, and being exposed at low tide. Dulse is an excellent a source of vitamins C, E, A, B6 and B12, as well as iron, potassium . In our formulations, Dulse increases cellular activity and improves skin elasticity.
Ulva Lactuca - Sea Lettuce
Around Easter, we start to gather sea lettuce in shallow, sandy bays. The bright green plant is the first sign of "sea spring". A natural source of vitamins A, B, and C. Sea Lettuce can be eaten raw or cooked; it is known to reduce cholesterol, and is also used in traditional medicine as a poultice for scarring.