What is Seaweed Extract?
Seaweed Extract is a naturally sourced ingredient that is packed with the skins favourite vitamins and minerals.
At SKINICIAN we use Fucus vesiculosus (or Bladderwrack) Extract which is a type of brown seaweed that grows in the Baltic Sea, Atlantic Ocean, and North Pacific Ocean.
It is rich in iodine, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, Vitamin A, C, D, E and B12. Seaweed Extract has been used for years in medicine due to its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. This makes it a great ingredient for healthy skin.
Skin benefits of Seaweed Extract
Keeps skin firm and hydrated, helping with visible signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles.
Powerful antioxidant protection
Prevents oxidative damage to skin cells by helping to stimulate healthy skin growth and repair from daily environmental damage.
Helps calm and fight skin infections, great for eczema, and psoriasis.
Due to its concentration of iodine, seaweed helps to increase the skin's natural moisturising factor. This not only treats ageing concerns, but it also helps firm the skin to reduce the appearance of cellulite too.
Why We Use Seaweed Extract
“We choose Bladderwrack seaweed for its powerful, antioxidant protection abd ability to boost collagen for firmer, more hydrated skin. We have included Seaweed Extract in our Exfoliating Body Scrub as it has been used for many years in helping fight against cellulite. Teamed with other anti-ageing and protective ingredients for the body, we love the fact that it is a natural and multifunctional ingredient." - Shelley Martin, Co-Founder & New Product Development Lead
Seaweed Extract Skincare Products
Exfoliating Body Scrub
Corn Cob Granules will buff away dead skin cells, while Shea butter deeply nourishes the skin and Seaweed Extract boosts collagen production and provides protective properties against free radicals. A great all rounder made with natures finest ingredients.
Who Seaweed Extract Is Best For
Seaweed Extract is beneficial for all skin types and healthy skin functions. It is a great ingredient to help fight against cellulite and the visible signs of ageing.
Things to Consider Before Using Seaweed Extract
No known allergies, however as it is a natural ingredient, if irritation occurs discontinue use. Suitable for daily use.
Before and After Using Seaweed Extract
Take a look at some of our real before and afters taken by customers who used SKINICIAN Exfoliating Body Scrub containing seaweed extract: