The sea is teeming with life. It protects millions of living beings that consider it their home; including seaweed. These are aquatic organisms that, according to CONABIO (National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity), make one of the greatest contributions of oxygen to the planet, participating with about 50% of global photosynthesis. In addition to being essential for maintaining life, they store all kinds of substances such as vitamins, proteins, calcium, iron and many minerals and amino acids. On contact they are able to provide you with a wide variety of benefits due to their moisturizing, anti-inflammatory and regenerative effects thanks to the ability to regenerate themselves and retain high levels of water.
These are 4 main benefits
In the first place, they are a great source of hydration, this because they absorb and retain moisture from the environment and also contain vitamin E, which is very moisturizing.
They contain amino acids that help plump up the skin, smooth fine lines of expression and give it radiance.
Minerals like zinc and magnesium protect skin from environmental damage, fight free radicals, and are a natural anti-aging ingredient. They are ideal for people with rosacea, acne or very sensitive skin problems.
They contain proteins that strengthen and energize skin cells; and chlorophyll, which helps maintain oxygenation and combats dryness or lack of elasticity. They also have antioxidants from vitamins B and C that help eliminate skin pigmentation and stimulate collagen production.
On the other hand, algae are classified according to the depth in which they live and the composition of their cell wall, which gives them a characteristic color:
One of the best known is spirulina. It contains proteins, essential amino acids and minerals that hydrate and regenerate the skin. But it is especially recognized for its powerful antioxidant properties that reduce wrinkles and fine lines.
Ulva lactuca –also known as sea lettuce– is widely used in cosmetic products as it has properties that protect elastin and collagen, as well as other anti-inflammatory capacities.
Its main function is to help slow down the aging process, since they are the richest in amino acids, vitamins and minerals. One of the most important is Fucus vesiculosus, which stimulates the fibroblasts of the cells responsible for the synthesis of collagen in the skin.
Ideal for nourishing and hydrating the skin due to its large amount of vitamins, minerals and proteins. It also helps fight free radicals and protect the skin, making it perfect for sensitive or acne-prone skin.
These reasons make it clear why well-known brands such as La Mer, Mario Badescu, Phytomer and Algenist, among many others, continue to bet on including them within their products as the base ingredient, in order to transform the incredible benefits of the sea into wonderful skin care products.