Seaweed - Ingredient of the Month
What is it?
Seaweed is the common name for many species of marine plants and algae that grow in the ocean as well as in rivers and lakes. Seaweed or Algae is one of the oldest forms of life on the planet and can include members of green, red or brown algae families, and there are around 10,000 species found in many marine habitats around the world.
How can Seaweed help my skin?
Seaweed contains a wealth of mineral and macro-elements, vitamins and trace elements. The mineral content is so high in seaweeds; it makes up to 80% of its dry matter. More importantly, seaweed contains natural anti-ageing and anti-cellulite properties, improving the suppleness and the elasticity of the skin by stimulating the renewal of damaged skin cells. It is also an excellent detoxifier which deeply cleanses the skin, while keeping it hydrated and smoothed.
Seaweed can form a gel when it reacts with protein; this rich gel acts as a moisturiser by hydrating and protecting the skin with its gel layer, reducing the loss of skin moisture through evaporation. It is also an effective emollient, smoothing skin tissue with its anti-inflammatory properties which will treat problems such as facial wrinkles.
Your skin contains important fatty acids which are also found in Seaweed. These are part of the lipid layer in your skin, and help maintain its suppleness and elasticity. These essential fatty acids along with Ceramides, Oxidants and Vitamins A & E, work in harmony to ensure that the skin is completely nourished from the inside out.
Powerful antioxidants such as Algal polyphenols & Carotenoids are found within seaweed and as antioxidants, protect against cell damage inflicted by free radicals, which are a major cause of ageing and disease. Finally, seaweed is a highly effective treatment for conditions like Eczema, Dermatitis, Psoriasis and Acne.
Your skin’s new best friend is Seaweed!
Which Pevonia products contain Seaweed?
This exfoliating soap contains a high concentration of active ingredients to remove all surface accumulations, dead cells and toxic build-up. The small seaweed particles within the soap, gently but effectively, exfoliate, activating blood circulation and providing oxygenation and nourishment to the tissues, thereby, helping to smooth "orange peel" skin. Priced at £19.00.
A luxurious triphase, homogenised cream, is abundant in potent actives that provide effective defence against ageing. Silky textured and easily absorbed, it delivers immediate results. Escutox®, the primary ingredients blend, works on the broken cellular structure of visible wrinkles by relaxing and smoothing; preparing the skin to easily absorb the elite selection of anti-ageing ingredients: Caviar and oligo elements as well as Pearl extract. This precise combination of active ingredients delivers undeniable product efficiency and outstanding visible results. Recommended for all skin types with signs of ageing. UV Protection and is priced at £150 for 50ml.
Bio-microemulsified, this delightful proven-effective intensive serum contains a high concentration of Caviar and Escutox™ to immediately soften and smooth your fine lines and wrinkles. It improves your skin’s texture and elasticity, resulting in a tighter, finer, resurfaced skin with an unequivocal youthful radiance and is priced at £150 for 30ml.
This unsurpassed rejuvenating eye contour treatment is superbly potent, containing ingredients such as Marine Collagen Polypeptides, Caviar and Escutox™ to render your eye contour wrinkle free. Smoothing, and hydrating it address the signs of ageing by smoothing wrinkles, improving elasticity, diminishing dark circles and eases puffiness for a youthful-looking, radiant eye contour. Priced at £150 for 30ml.
A remarkable treatment for body contouring, this blend of the finest seaweed, harvested of the French coast of Brittany is renowned for its therapeutic properties. This effective treatment detoxifies and re-mineralises dry, depleted skin whilst the body is covered with warm micronised Seaweed and gently wrapped. As stress and toxins are eliminated, the entire body is replenished with vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Enhance the results alongside a healthy eating plan and regular exercise. Recommended in a course of treatments set out by your Pevonia Skincare Specialist and is priced from £65 to £75 for a 1 hour treatment.
Good for all skin types
- Uses a blend of the finest seaweeds
- Has medicinal, nutritional and therapeutic properties
- Very detoxifying
- Stimulates the lymphatic system
- Activates blood circulation and alleviates fluid retention
- Rich in micronized vitamins, minerals and enzymes
- 104 trace elements to smooth the skin
- Hydrating and moisturising
Luminous C & Sea Facial
A potent blend of stabilised Vitamin ‘C’ combines with the latest high-tech formulation of freeze-dried Seaweed and Squalane Oil, ideal for reducing fine lines, strengthening elasticity and providing relief for dull, sun-damaged skin. This refreshing, soft lift-off mask will restore a youthful appearance as the complexion is renewed, firmed and left extremely smooth, rendering the skin nothing but luminous. Recommended to delay the signs of ageing and to lighten and brighten a dull, sallow skin and is priced from £65 to £75 for a 1 hour treatment.
- A lightening, brightening and nourishing facial
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Increases skin’s elasticity
- Leaves the skin absolutely radiant
- Tailored to boost the immunity of the skin, fight free-radical damage and the premature signs of ageing
- Ideal for those with a dull and sallow complexion or those who suffer with hyper-pigmentation
Visibly enhance your skin’s texture and maximise hydration with this refreshing, soft lift-off mask which combines the hydrating benefits of Seaweed, the ocean’s finest resource with revitalising Propolis, a natural healing and desensitising substance rich in natural antibiotics and Vitamin A. Soothing, nourishing and calming, it renders the skin undeniably radiant with highly visible results. Good for all skin types. Excellent for Sensitive, Eczema and Psoriasis prone skin types and is priced from £60 to £70 for a 1 hour treatment.
- A cool refreshing evidence mask
- Tailored to promote healing and desensitise
- Ideal for those with sensitivity, Eczema, Psoriasis, Hormonal Breakouts and Men
- Excellent for micro-circulation problems
This anti-ageing treatment replenishes your skin with pure Caviar Extract, Pearl Extract and a revolutionary blend of phyto-extracts: Escutox™. The luxurious clay thermal mask will improve elasticity, increase oxygenation of cells and the suppleness of the skin. Ideal for those who would like to minimise the signs of ageing. Not suitable for Sensitive, Oily skin types and is priced from £130 to £170 for a 1 hour treatment.
- A thermal mask designed to combat deep lines and wrinkles
- A luxurious tri-phase facial with Escutox to relax wrinkle folds
- Relaxation and smoothing of harsh wrinkles
- Deeply repairs and replenishes
- Strengthens elasticity
- Provides immediate radiance
The Detox Seaweed Thalasso Wrap, Luminous C & Sea Facial, Plantomer Hydrating Facial and the Myoxy-Caviar™ High Performance Anti-Ageing Facial are all offered at Pevonia spas and the homecare products can be bought from www.pevonia.co.uk