“You know what I really feel like doing today? Putting seaweed on my face…” said nobody ever. There’s just nothing glam about that slimy stuff you try to avoid stepping on at the beach—unless it happens to served to you at an upmarket sushi joint. But let’s be honest—none of us thought we’d ever be putting charcoal or blood plasma on our faces, and here we are! Yep, it’s official: seaweed is the next big skincare superfood. Marine-sourced ingredients like kelp and algae are rich in antioxidants, amino acids and nutrients, which do everything from protecting your skin against free radical damage, unclogging blocked pores and giving you a radiant glow. And we promise they won’t even make you look like this:
Read on for five of our favourite seaweed skincare products of the moment!
Asarai Response Theory Serum
This powerful serum utilises chondrus crispus (a potent form of seaweed packed with antioxidants) to fight back against free radical damage and stimulate skin cell repair. It also contains soothing ingredients like oat extract, chamomile and kakadu plum for a baby soft complexion.
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Mario Badescu Seaweed Cleansing Lotion
Everyone is obsessed with Mario’s aloe products, but we say it’s the seaweed that’s the unsung hero! This cleansing lotion uses its anti-inflammatory properties to relieve sensitive skin, while the mild witch hazel removes pore-clogging debris.
Shop the Mario Badescu Seaweed Cleansing Lotion.