Why Seaweed?

Did you know there are over 12,000 species of seaweed? We use seaweed that is found in the wild, foraged and harvested responsibly from the coast of British Columbia. We bring it back to our beach front studio in Crescent Beach where we process it to add to our products. Seaweeds are a marine algae that survive in salt water habitats and are categorized primarily into green, brown, and red species of seaweeds. Let’s learn about the kinds we pour into our products everyday.

types of seaweed in skincare bladderwrack, spirulina, kelp

Benefits of Bladderwrack

Bladderwrack is a powerful antioxidant and promotes elasticity and flushes built up toxins in the skin that may cause wrinkles and fine lines. It contains a powerful anti-inflammatory called fucoidan which fights against anti-aging as it promotes elasticity in the skin. In our experience, this is one of the best ingredients in the battle against redness of the skin.

Since bladderwrack is a great source of potassium, iron, calcium and zinc (it also contains vitamins A, B complex, C and E), it helps flush nasty toxins from the skin which can cause fine lines and wrinkles. Bladderwrack can also be used in treatment of minor burns and insect bites.


Benefits of Kelp

Kelp is packed with nutrients, considered a super-food for the skin because “it has 10 times more calcium than milk and more vitamin C than OJ”, according to Dr. Robin Berzin. This is why we use three types of kelp in our products! Kelp cleanses, tones, softens and calms the skin cells due to its richness in vitamins and minerals such as zinc, iron, iodine, calcium, copper and magnesium. This is a multi-tasking ingredient that helps moisturize and make skin look younger.


Benefits of Spirulina

Often seen as the blue powder added into smoothies, spirulina is a blue-green algae. It has countless health benefits due to its high content of vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and proteins. Spirulina facilitates quicker cell-turnover, meaning it combats free radicals that cause damage to skin so your skin can heal faster. This helps naturally tone your skin, has anti-ageing properties, and detoxes your skin. This is an ingredient to be on the look out for acne-prone skin.

Even More Seaweed

These main ingredients are typically accompanied by even more seaweed in Sealuxe products, such as dulce, irish moss, wakame, nori, and sea lettuce. The important part about seaweed being in your skincare routine is the fact that it is not an additive to other chemicals or fillers. We don’t use all the junk that blocks your pores, drys out skin, or overproduces oil. Your skin is the largest organ on your body and deserves natural, organic ingredients to succeed! Our products are formulated around seaweed to give you that beautiful glow.