I wonder how well Ariel's skin fared when she became human. Sebastian The Crab (who else thinks he was the best character in The Little Mermaid?) was onto something when he cautioned Ariel to stay under water. It's in the pits of the oceans that the most powerful antiaging elixir lies.
Slimy seaweed may not be the most glamorous thing to slather all over your skin, but there's no doubt it works. These magnificent plants are forced to survive in extreme conditions and adapt in an ever-changing environment – in prime growth season, they can naturally regenerate at a rate of up to two feet at day!
Whether you're dealing with skin that's as dry as the Sarah, a pimple party on your face or another rosacea flare-up, these sea greens come to your rescue with their super high concentrations of antioxidants, amino acids and minerals. Here's why you should get your beauty fix:
What Type Of Seaweed Should You Use?
Seaweed is a catch all term for plants growing in the sea. Not very useful to figure out which one you should turn to help to for busting wrinkles and fighting acne! The good news is that almost all sea greens are good for the skin. But, if you're looking for the ocean super food, let me introduce you to sea kelp.
Sea kelp, a.k.a. Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract, is a brown sea algae that naturally grows in the Antartic Ocean. Like all brown algae, it has powerful antioxidants, regenerative and soothing properties. Problem is, all those goodies are trapped inside its thick cell walls. Even if you slather a huge dollop all over your skin, your body won't be able to absorb them!
That's when fermentation comes to the rescue. The bacteria Lactobacillus can break down the thick cell walls of the sea kelp, a trick that allows your skin to absorb all the goodies they hold inside. You can easily spot fermented sea kelp on the label. Just look for Sea Kelp Bioferment or Lactobacillus/Kelp Ferment Filtrate.
How Does Sea Kelp Bioferment Benefit Skin?
In a lot of different ways:
Sea Kelp Ferment Is Anti-aging
Sea kelp bioferment is loaded with antioxidants that prevent damage to amino acids and protects the cell's membrane. Translation? It helps keep your skin safe from the relentless attacks of free radicals, those little unstable molecules that destroy collagen, form wrinkles and speed up the aging process.
Sea Kelp Ferment Is Moisturizing
Sea kelp extract is rich in iodine and minerals that make it super moisturizing. It works by forming a film on the skin that slows down water loss. Instead than evaporating into thin air, moisture stays where it's supposed to be: deep into your skin, hydrating it from within. Oils work by the same way, but often leave a greasy residue behind and may cause a few pimples. Sea kelp bioferment is a great alternative for oily skin – but it works equally well for dry skin, too!
Sea Kelp Ferment Is Soothing
Finally, sea kelp ferment has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. They calm down irritations, reduces redness, soothes flare-ups from acne and rosacea and many other skin conditions. The best part? Research has shown that the goodies found in seaweed can panetrate your skin more deeply than other skincare ingredients, so they work better and faster. If your skin is in some kind of trouble, you know who to call now!
Where To Find Sea Kelp Bioferment
That depends on what's currently bothering your skin:
If you're dealing with excess oil: try Earth & Ocean Clarifying Clay Mask. The sea kelp helps your skin to stay soft and supple as the natural clays do their oil-absorbing job, removing every trace of excess oil from your skin without drying it out.
If your skin is troubled: it doesn't matter if you're dealing with aging, dry, red skin or all of the above. The Miracle Seaweed Serum – with Peptides, Sea Kelp & Stem Cells is packed with regenerative goodies to get your skin back on track and help it regain its glowy, healthy appearance.
If you need a collagen boost: opt for Collagen Booster EGF Serum with Marine Peptides & Sea Kelp. It's loaded with proven collagen builders to help your skin stay firm and elastic as the years go by.
If you want to boost your existing products: go for our Pure Sea Kelp Bioferment. Wonderful to use on skin, hair, or to boost your favorite creams or serums with the goodness of sea kelp.
The secret's out: the best anti-aging ingredients lie at the bottom of the sea. Harness their power and you too will achieve an Ariel-esque-worthy complexion.