What is seaweed good for skin?Sea salt isn’t the only way to reap the benefits of the ocean’s beautifying—not to mention, healing properties. Rich in antioxidants and other beauty-benefiting vitamins and minerals, seaweed is a force to be reckoned with. In fact, according to board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Debra Jaliman, it’s a powerful anti-aging ingredient that can regenerate and protect skin. Curious to know more? We share the beauty benefits of seaweed—plus, our favorite products formulated with this superstar ingredient ahead.
1. Contains anti-inflammatory benefits
According to Dr. Jaliman, seaweed is an excellent anti-inflammatory ingredient and can help reduce inflammation caused by acne.
Prevent breakouts and keep oil at bay with Indie Lee Clearing Mask. Enriched with deep-cleaning bentonite clay, seaweed and colloidal sulfur blended with exfoliating glycolic and salicylic acids, the Clearing Mask works to draw out impurities, toxins and pore-clogging bacteria. What’s more? With added chamomile and camphor extracts, the mask can also calm redness and inflammation.
2. Helps to keep rosacea at bay
In addition to reducing acne inflammation, seaweed can also help keep skin conditions like rosacea under control. “Since it’s rich in B vitamins and is anti-inflammatory, it can also help with skin conditions like rosacea and inflammation,” says Dr. Jaliman.
The first step to a flawless makeup application is primer. And what better way to prep your skin than with a mattifying primer enriched with skin-brightening seaweed? The 100% Pure Mattifying Primer is enriched with all-natural ingredients to deliver the softest, silkiest formula in the market. Specifically formulated for an ultra-smooth foundation application and long-lasting wear, this product promotes a brighter, more youthful-looking appearance upon application.
3. Exfoliates and detoxes the skin
Another way seaweed benefits skin? “It can also serve as an exfoliant to get rid of dead skin cells and toxins,” says Dr. Jaliman. To reap the exfoliating and detoxifying benefits of seaweed, try adding a sea salt and seaweed soak to your bath.
Looking for a way to wind down and reap the benefits of seaweed? Try The Organic Pharmacy Detoxifying Seaweed Bath Soak. Enriched with a sea salt base, plus seaweed, juniper and eucalyptus, this aromatic, all-natural bath soak awakens the senses and purifies the body for ultimate relaxation mode.
4. Repairs damage from heat styling
In addition to being good for your skin, seaweed is also good for your hair—as it can repair damaged strands caused by over-styling.
Think your skin is the only thing that can benefit from seaweed? Think again! We love DevaCurl’s Deep Sea Repair Seaweed Strengthening Mask for its ability to replenish and lock in hydration, restore and protect and more. Enriched with seaweed, sea lavender and a blend of rice, soy and wheat protein, this Strengthening Mask works to reveal fresher, healthier-looking curls in no time.
5. Promotes collagen production
Above all, seaweed provides a lot of anti-aging benefits and can promote younger-looking skin all around. “Seaweed is rich in vitamin C,” says Dr. Jaliman. “Which promotes collagen production
can help keep skin youthful.”
Hydrate and nourish dry skin with EmerginC Scientific Organics Grape Stem Cell, White Tea and Seaweed Body Butter. Enriched with a blend of marine algae, shea butter, grape stem cells and white tea, this fortifying body butter promotes cellular turnover, protects the skin from aging aggressors and improves the overall look and feel of the skin’s texture.
6. Brightens the skin and targets hyperpigmentation
If you’re struggling with dull skin or hyperpigmentation, you may want to consider incorporating a serum enriched with seaweed into your daily regimen. Why, you ask? “Seaweed contains niacin, which is good for brightening and hyperpigmentation,” says Dr. Jaliman.
Thanks to its ability to promote collagen production, seaweed is an excellent ingredient for anti-aging skin care products. One of our favorites? Repecharge C-Serum Seaweed Filtrate. Infused with vitamin-rich seaweed extract, amino acids and other anti-aging ingredients, this daily face serum works to maintain moisture levels, smooth the skin’s surface and target fine lines. What’s more? This anti-aging serum also contains antioxidant-rich carrageenan extract (derived from red algae) to shield the skin from harmful environmental aggressors.