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Kelp Benefits for Skin

how does kelp benefit skin

Did you know that seaweed is a powerful ingredient in beauty care? This amazing plant has a dense concentration of vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and proteins – all of which makes it a true contender as one of the healthiest and natural ingredients on this planet.

Seaweed provides so many benefits which include:

  • Diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Seaweed contains high levels of Vitamin C and other antioxidants which promote collagen production by up to a whopping 200%. Collagen is one of the major building blocks of bones, muscles, skin, and ligaments.  

  • Seaweed-based skincare products are not only great for regulating our skin’s oil production but also for combating the bacteria that often leads to acne. If you’re prone to oily skin and pimples, you won’t find any better help from the botanical world than from seaweed!

  • Even though seaweed is gentle in texture, it also has great exfoliation properties! It is fantastic at removing dead and loose skin cells to reveal brighter and more evenly toned skin. This is why Sealuxe’s Seaweed Mask is such a game-changer as part of your skincare routine!

  • If you suffer from rosacea and sensitive skin, seaweed’s anti-inflammatory properties combined with minerals such as zinc and magnesium will help improve the appearance of redness.

Even if you have perfect skin, you will still benefit from having seaweed as part of your skincare routine. In addition to containing essential fatty acids that help maintain our skin’s protective barrier, it also contains high levels of polysaccharides such as alginic acid which help lock moisture into the epidermis. We like to think of it as water-bombing our skin!

You have no doubt heard some of the issues with the non-absorbency of skincare ingredients as some brands tout super-powers. But science proves that some of these so-called powerful ingredients simply lay on top of the skin, never to be absorbed. This is what is so cool about seaweed. It is considered to be bio-available, which means it is easily absorbed by our bodies. That term mostly used in pharmacology by drug companies that use seaweed, alginate in particular, to help administer topical drugs such as insulin and nicotine patches.

We hope you benefit from using seaweed in your skincare routine as much as we have!