Why Seaweed? What follows is OSEA’s description of the benefits of seaweed to skincare. Over literally thousands of facials on all skin types, I have found seaweed-based formulas to have the greatest visible impact and longest lasting effects.
Benefits of Bioavailable Seaweed Seaweed (marine algae) is one of the most abundant sources of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants and essential fatty acids. It is ten times richer in trace elements than land plants! Seaweed is unique in that it contains bioavailable ingredients, meaning that its active, nutrient-rich compounds are more readily absorbed by your body. Greater absorption of nutrients, means better results for your skin. Because of its bioavailable nature, seaweed provides a multitude of natural age-defying and soothing benefits including reducing the appearance of redness and blemishes, brightening, hydrating, remineralizing, reducing the appearance of sun damage and firming skin. Source is Everything OSEA sources its organic and proprietary Gigartina, Undaria and Macrocystis algae from the purest waters in the world. The seaweed originates from the pristine waters of Patagonia at the confluence of the southward-flowing Brazil current and the Antarctic Circumpolar current. These frigid waters, and constantly shifting extremes of sea surface temperature help to produce some of the world’s most bioavailable, nutrient-rich seaweed. OSEA’s proprietary trio of seaweed species have the unique distinction of being USDA Certified Organic.OSEA’s seaweed is eco-responsibly hand-foraged as it naturally makes its way into the shallow waters of the pristine Patagonian shore.