Sea kelp, or seaweed, holds some pretty amazing benefits for the skin and you definitely need to know about them. Sea kelp can be used to fertilise plants, to add flavour to culinary dishes, or taken as a supplement - but its nutrient and mineral rich makeup means that it's the must-have trending beauty ingredient of 2023.
Sea kelp benefits for skin
Yes we're talking about the same plant that's found in the sea! Sea kelp is quite literally packed with so many amazing properties that make it wonderful for use in skincare products. Vitamins C, A, K, E and B, and minerals including potassium and iron contain rich antioxidant and inflammatory properties to help nourish the skin and protect it against environmental damage.
Here's a closer look at all those yummy skin-loving properties and how they can help improve the complexion:
Antioxidants - sea kelp is super rich in vitamins C and E which protect the skin against premature aging and damage from environmental damage. Vitamin C also helps to promote the production of collagen which we all need as we get older.
Anti-inflammatory - sea kelp is rich in vitamin K which, when applied topically, may help to reduce dark circles under the eyes and reduce puffiness
Protects - vitamins and and B12 help protect the skin against sun damage. Over time, sun damage can lead to wrinkles, lines and pigmentation so we always recommend that you apply a factor 50 sunscreen all year round.
Is sea kelp good for your skin?
Sea kelp is a powerful humectant, attracting moisture and hydration and drawing it into the skin cells - that's the number one reason why you need sea kelp in your skincare. Hydrated skin is healthy skin, so by using products made with sea kelp you'll benefit from plump, highly moisturised skin with a complexion that looks and feels beautiful. Sea kelp also works great to detoxify the skin of the impurities and toxins that come with daily life.
Sea kelp hand wash
Harness the power of sea kelp with our limited edition natural soap, Sea Kelp. Handmade with sea superfood, sea kelp, this soap bar is guaranteed to freshen up your morning shower and your skin. Infused with coconut, rosemary, spearmint and eucalyptus oils and handmade with raw fair trade shea butter and British kaolin clay to gently cleanse leaving skin feeling soft, moisturised and ocean-fresh. Sea Kelp natural soap contains turmeric and finely ground walnut shell to act as a natural exfoliant to gently buff away dead skin cells and leave your skin feeling (and looking) amazing.