Beauty in a jar: seaweed

Seaweed has powerful benefits for the skin: it has skin-improving properties. Seaweed is a collective name for more than 20,000 different types of algae. About 100 different types of algae are used in the world of cosmetics. Used in creams, seaweed appears to be nourishing, moisturizing, and improves blood circulation and skin elasticity. What other benefits does seaweed from a jar have?

Skin care

Seaweed has been used by the cosmetics world for years as a beauty enhancer. The power of seaweed lies in its antioxidants. Antioxidants contained in seaweed protect your skin against aging and strengthen the skin. A good example is the use of red algae as an antioxidant in:

  • Dermalogica’s Power Rich moisturizer (218.65) and in the
  • Superdefense SPF25 Age Defense Moisturizer from Clinique (43.70).


Super antioxidant

According to many experts, the algae extract Astaxanthin is a true super antioxidant. This super antioxidant is included in the EmerginC Scientific Organics Eyelight serum (58.-)


In addition to being rich in antioxidants, seaweed also contains polymers. Polymers are molecules that keep algae and seaweed in shape and strength. Used in creams, it tightens and firms the skin. An anti-aging product! Luxury skin care brands such as:

  • Biotherm,
  • LaPrairie and
  • La Mer

Use the seaweed to keep the skin young. Powerhouses that also use omega-3 fatty acids include:

  • La Prairies Advanced Marine Biology Day Cream SPF20 (100.66) and in:
  • Blue Therapy Serum from Biotherm (49.90).


Anti wrinkle

There are also jars with rare algae that fight wrinkles. Such as the Antarctic algae or the black algae from Japan, which is full of essential fatty acids and is incorporated in Givenchy’s super-deluxe Le Soin Noir Cream (292.-) (Givenchy only uses sustainably farmed seaweed.) The anti- wrinkle agent is hyaluronic acid, but apparently this moisture booster has a true competitor in the form of micro algae: alguronic acid.

Against bags and dark circles

Bags and dark circles are greatly reduced by the power of seaweed contained in the eye cream Kiel’s Abyssine Eye Cream (36.-).

Dry hair

Seaweed also has advice for dry, very dry, dehydrated and unruly hair. Seaweed contains the power to restore the moisture balance of dry hair. A good example for the care of dry hair with seaweed are the many products from the brand: Oolaboo. Oolaboo is free from parabens and animal testing. It is an exclusive product and the hair mask with algae is especially recommended for dry hair!
Oolaboo has three care lines:

  • For the hair,
  • For the face and
  • For the body.

Oolaboo is available in Amsterdam: Oolaboo Hair & Skin Brand Store in Van Baerlestraat.

Power supply

Besides beauty in a jar, beauty also comes from food. Population groups from countries such as Japan and China mainly use in their daily diet:

  • Fish,
  • Algae and
  • Vegetable.

The women from these population groups are beautiful and look young! That is the power and secret of seaweed!

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