Discover the benefits of seaweed for the skin.
The ocean covers three-quarters of the Earth’s surface and is home to one of the most precious jewels on the planet and for the cosmetic industry: seaweed.
The sea is teeming with life. It protects millions of living beings who consider it their home; including seaweed. These are aquatic organisms that, according to CONABIO (National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity), make one of the largest contributions of oxygen to the planet, participating with about 50% of global photosynthesis.
In addition to being essential to sustain life, they store all kinds of substances such as vitamins, proteins, calcium, iron, and many minerals and amino acids, elements that have been shown to greatly promote skin health.
Upon contact, they are capable of providing a wide variety of benefits due to their moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, and regenerative effects thanks to their ability to regenerate themselves and retain high levels of water.
First of all, they are a great moisturizing source, this is because they absorb and retain humidity from the environment and also contain vitamin E, which is very moisturizing.
They contain amino acids that help plump the skin, smooth fine lines of expression, and give it luminosity.
Minerals like zinc and magnesium from algae protect the skin from environmental damage, fight free radicals, and are a natural anti-aging ingredient. They are ideal for people with rosacea, acne, or very sensitive skin.
They contain proteins that strengthen and energize skin cells; and chlorophyll, which helps maintain oxygenation and fights dryness or lack of elasticity. They also have antioxidants from vitamins B and C that help eliminate skin pigmentation and stimulate collagen production.
On the other hand, algae are classified according to the depth in which they live and the composition of their cell wall, which gives them a characteristic color:
One of the best known is spirulina. It contains proteins, essential amino acids, and minerals that hydrate and regenerate the skin. But it is especially recognized for its powerful antioxidant properties that reduce wrinkles and expression lines.
Ulva Lactuca –also known as sea lettuce– is widely used in cosmetic products as it has properties that protect elastin and collagen, in addition to other anti-inflammatory properties.
Their main function is to help slow down the aging process, as they are the richest in amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. One of the most important is the Fucus vesiculosus, which stimulates the fibroblasts of the cells responsible for the synthesis of collagen in the skin.
Ideal for nourishing and moisturizing the skin due to its large amount of vitamins, minerals, and proteins. It also helps fight free radicals and protect the skin, making it perfect for sensitive or acne-prone skin.