(Fucus Vesiculosus, Laminaria Digitata/Ochroleuca)
What It Is
Like many of nature’s superpowers, algae and kelp extracts are unassuming to the eye but remarkably potent, rich in both antioxidants and skin-nourishing minerals that work wonders for your health and skin.
Why we love it
Sea plants and human blood plasma have nearly the same mineral levels, making algae and kelp among the most bioavailable skincare ingredients. When you smooth kelp and algae extracts on your skin, the cells readily absorb their high concentration of magnesium, calcium and potassium to help boost collagen synthesis and prevent wrinkles.
As an added bonus these seaweed powerhouses contain trace elements such as zinc, iodine and copper which help combat chronically dry skin and increase elasticity.
Seaweed farmer on the coast of the Oessant Isles, France, courtesy of Spa Technologies
Laminaria, commonly known as kelp, contain the highest concentration of minerals of all algae.
Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, laminaria is frequently ingested to treat high cholesterol, blood pressure and other inflammatory disorders.
Seaweed harvesting in both the European Union and Canada is monitored to ensure the waters where it is pulled from are free of pollutants, yielding food grade quality suitable for spa use.
Find Algae and Kelp Extracts in
Sumbody Deep Sea Face Mask
Spa Technologies Age Defense for Luminous Eyes
Spa Technologies Hydrating Laminaria Oil