What is Seaweed?
by Annie Brown
What is Seaweed?
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 are around 10,000 species found in many marine habitats around the world.
How Seaweed can help your skin…
Seaweed contains a wealth of mineral and macro-elements, vitamins and trace elements with the mineral content so high; 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 helps to 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 these 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.
Professional Spa/Salon Face Treatments
Detox Seaweed Wrap – 1 Hour
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. It 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
Luminous “C” & “Sea” Mask Treatment – 1 Hour
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.
Plantomer Mask Treatment – 1 Hour
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.
SkinFit Myoxy-Caviar™ Mask for Him – 1 Hour
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.
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