To some people, seaweed is the disgusting clumps that wash up on beaches. Homeopaths and people who seek natural remedies to ailments also use seaweed as part of skin care regimens. Rich in vitamins and minerals can be applied directly to the skin as a strengthening agent and exfoliant.
Seaweed contain Algal polyphenols and Carotenoids which have been proven to be strong antioxidants. Antioxidants are compounds that protect against cell damage inflicted by molecules called oxygen-free radicals, which are a major cause of disease and aging. Like beta carotene and vitamins C and E, polyphenols protects the cells in your body from an unstable form of oxygen called a free radical. The antioxidant combines with the free radical to prevent it from attaching to and damaging the cells in your body.
Seaweed also contains a wide variety of vitamins which include:
- Vitamin A (beta-carotene)
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin K
- Folic acid
Seaweeds draw from the sea an incomparable wealth of mineral elements, macro-elements and trace elements. The mineral fraction of some seaweeds accounts for up to 36% of dry matter.
Compared to most plants, seaweed contains a number of extraordinary amino acids and essential fatty acids.
Natural Beauty benefits of seaweed include:
- Naturally soothes & moisturises skin
- Has anti-ageing properties
- Natural anti-cellulite properties
- Improves skin suppleness and elasticity
- Traditionally used in the care and repair of the skin
- Cleanses and purifies the skin
- Tones and stimulates the skin