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What Does Kelp Do For The Skin?

For hundreds of years, skincare and haircare brands have been looking to the worlds oceans for inspiration. From sea salt, to dead sea mud, brands have scoured the world to find the best ingredients. Marine plants and their extracts have been used in beauty products for centuries, and they’ve now started making their way into more and more peoples daily routines.

Firstly, What Is Kelp?

Kelp is part of the algae family, and more often categorised as a type of seaweed. It’s most commonly found in the Antarctic Ocean and is packed full of skin-benefiting properties. It grows in ‘underwater forests’, and is estimated to have been on the planet for millions of years. As well as the vast amounts of skincare benefits, Sea Kelp is also perfectly suitable to ingest and is often found in food supplements.

The Benefits Of Sea Kelp...

Kelp has a number of benefits for both the skin, hair and body. With so many positive properties, it’s difficult to find which ones are more beneficial than others to list. The 3 below are our top benefits of Kelp for the skin.

  1. It helps calm and soothe dry skin. Kelp Extract in skincare are perfect for anyone with dry and flaky patches of skin, due to its high iodine content. It’s mineral and antioxidant rich, and is known to help soften and hydrate dry skin. It also helps your skin retain moisture, keeping it hydrated for longer without any additional oils.

  2. It is known to reduce the appearance of breakouts. Kelp contains minerals that penetrate the skin and remove toxins. Pair this with its anti-inflammatory properties, and it becomes the perfect blemish treatment. Kelp will help reduce redness and banish toxins, leaving you with clearer skin.

  3. It’s a great anti-ageing ingredient. Did you know that over 80% of premature ageing is caused by external factors? Kelp is rich in anti-oxidants, which are known to help protect your skin against UVA rays, external aggressors and daily pollution. Protecting your skin against this will help slow down the ageing process, and keep your skin feeling younger for longer.

Kelp is becoming one of the new "must-have" ingredients in anti-ageing skincare. It's eco-cred along with it's proven efficacy are turning heads and starting a new age of interest in sea dwelling skincare.

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