Does the secret to beautiful skin lie in the deep blue? ecoplanet marine cosmetics


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Does the secret to beautiful skin lie in the deep blue?
Embrace the healing power of the ocean for the clearest of complexions
The ocean is ravishing in its beauty – vast, unpredictable and totally alluring. It is well known for its healing properties. The ocean holds 72% of the surface of the world, with less than 5% of it explored by modern science. Of that 5%, we have already discovered over 200,000 species and even more flora & fauna. It is these forms of marine life - algae & plankton – that provide up to 80% of oxygen within the earth’s atmosphere.
It's no wonder then, that within that marine life, algae – a term used to refer to red, brown & green marine fauna – is used in a vast array of skincare products.
Seaweed is one of the densest crops on earth, seaweed contains minerals such as magnesium, manganese, calcium, copper, iodine, iron, potassium, phosphorus & zinc as well as vitamins like A, B, C, D & E. The benefits of ingesting both categories include a boost in immunity, improved circulation, detoxification of vital organs and a regulation of natural hormones. Topically applying these have next to endless, positive results that can be understood here.
Macro or microalgae contain such a large amount of protein (amino acids make up to 60% of most of these plants) that is being researched as an alternative biofuel source. Also filled with phosphorus, magnesium, copper, calcium and both vitamin A & B1, algae is not as potent as seaweed but benefits from soothing, regenerating and barrier repair elements, explaining its frequent use in anti-aging products.
What makes these ingredients so alluring for the beauty world is their ability to adapt, regenerative and thrive in hostile environments.
“Seaweed is one of the fastest growing organisms on earth, with fronds reaching as long as 200 feet and the ability to grow at a rate of two feet a day in the prime seasons. With its endless ability to regenerate itself, its nourishing properties and the way it formidably retained moisture, sea kelp help promise and hope for renewal,” highlights La Mer’s creator, Dr Max Huber.
Where brands would have to source a multitude of ingredients from different sources, the rich nature of algae means that it can provide all of the immeasurable benefits.
Benefit 1. Moisture: Algae is packed with humectants that draw in moisture at a greater rate than any other natural ingredients, as well as containing vitamin E (famously hydrating).
Benefit 2. Antioxidants: Vitamin B & C combat pigmentation, stimulates collage and brightens lackluster skin. They are both powerful anti-aging ingredients.
Benefit 3. Minerals: Omega, Zinc & Magnesium all contribute to a more healthy epidermal barrier, protecting from environmental aggressors and soothing any current inflammation.
Benefit 4. Proteins: Amino acids are the building blocks of cells, which maintain and fill cells membranes, simultaneously creating a plump, youthful face while preventing any accelerated aging.
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