The Top 3 Beauty Benefits of Seaweed

June 30, 2017 by L'Oréal
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The Top 3 Beauty Benefits of Seaweed

When you think about seaweed and skin care your mind likely conjures up images of full-body seaweed wraps at the spa. But, did you know that seaweed extract—a derivative of the larger class of marine algae—can boast beauty benefits when used as a cosmetic ingredient as well? We’re sharing three of the top beauty benefits of seaweed below!

Seaweed Extract Is Rich in Nutrients

Typically, when an ingredient boasts beauty benefits it’s because it contains nutrients that can help to improve the appearance of the surface skin. Seaweed extract is no exception. It has been shown to contain rich bioactive compounds, omega-3 fatty acids, essential amino acids, and vitamins A, B, C, and E.

Seaweed Extract Is Calming

There’s a reason seaweed is such a go-to in the spa industry for body wraps. According to some studies, seaweed extract has been shown to have anti-inflammatory benefits. This is great news for the skin care industry, as some beauty products are intended to provide such benefits.

Seaweed Extract Is Moisturizing

This may fall into the “well, no duh” category—since seaweed comes from the ocean and all—but seaweed extract has been shown to provide moisturizing benefits, as well.

Seaweed extract has long been used in Asian beauty routines, but in recent months it’s been making its way Stateside and into the formulas of skin care products thanks to these benefits. Keep an eye out for products formulated with seaweed this summer and incorporate this marine ingredient into your routine! 

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