For thousands of years, people have used seaweed for countless purposes. From the Chinese in 600 BC who saved it for the ruler’s special guests to the Roman Empire who used seaweed, and other sea vegetables, as an ingredient for medicine.
Nowadays seaweed is increasing in popularity across the globe as an ingredient in many cuisines. From salads to crisps, sushi to omelettes, people are reaping the benefits of its rich vitamin B, zinc and iodine content.
But did you know it’s also very good for your skin?
That’s why seaweed, specifically bladderwrack seaweed, is a key ingredient in our Signature range Energising Shower Gel and Cleansing Face Wash.
Found on the coasts of the North Sea, the western Baltic Sea, and the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, as well as the aforementioned vitamin B, zinc and iodine, bladderwrack seaweed is also rich in calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and L-fucose compounds.
What does this mean for you and your skin? Well it:
- Is anti-inflammatory and antioxidant
- Helps soothe skin irritations such as burns, insect bites, dryness, and itchiness
- Helps minimise the appearance of visible signs of ageing
- Calms acne-related inflammations
- Helps repair damaged skin cells and rehydrate dry skin
So, there you have it, multiple reasons why you should add bladderwrack seaweed to your skincare routine (as well as your diet!).