When you think of seaweed you might think of the distinct ocean smell you get when you visit the beach, or you might think of it as a delicious snack. However, seaweed extract is actually a superfood for your skin! It’s beneficial in so many different ways and has been used in a variety of skincare products. We go through 5 of the best benefits!
1. Powerful Moisturisation
Seaweed extract is perfect for anyone with dry and/or sensitive skin with the ability to provide instant hydration. It’s made up of many proteins and lipids that the skin can absorb easily for fast results. Your skin will look more supple and feel more soft.
2. Perfect as a Toner
With a tonne of calcium, magnesium and fluorine, seaweed extract can be used to balance your skin. These minerals work to give leave your complexion looking radiant by clearing it of excess oils, impurities and dead skin cells.
3. Anti-aging Properties
Seaweed extracts contain enzymes that slow down the aging process in your skin. As we get older, the production of hyaluronic acid decreases. Seaweed works to slow down the rate in which hyaluronic decreases, promoting tissue regeneration and skin elasticity.
4. Reduces Acne
A common skin issue that seaweed can attack is acne. Seaweed extract has antibacterial properties and can draw out toxins in your skin. It also helps to control your skin’s sebum production which means it can both heal and prevent acne.
5. Relieves Irritation and Inflammation
With a heap of different B vitamins, seaweed extract is incredible and relieving irritation and inflammation. Not only is it suitable for sensitive and allergy prone skin, seaweed extract can actually help relieve some of these skin issues. For instance, it can be used as a treatment for skin issues such as eczema and psoriasis.