Super Seaweed: The Magic of This Marine Botanical in Skin Care

Super Seaweed: The Magic of This Marine Botanical in Skin Care

No snails were harmed in the making of the Habitude Seriously Revitalizing Serum. That’s because we went under the sea and used plant mucin instead, so as not to disrupt the shelled gastropod’s natural way of life.

Darling it’s better, down where it’s wetter, take it from me

Plant mucin? Yes, marine-plant extracts that possess a ton of skincare benefits. In our serum, we particularly use the tremendously diverse and beautiful variety of multicellular marine algae, collectively known as seaweed. Okay, that’s a mouthful. So, is seaweed good for the skin? The short answer is yes.

Look at this stuff, isn’t it neat?

You see, seaweed is not just an ingredient found wrapped around your sushi or mixed with your salad. The biologically active components present in seaweed make it a potent active ingredient in skin care, as well.

Abundant in our tropical archipelago, seaweed is a powerful marine plant that’s loaded with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and proteins.

Look at this trove, treasures untold. How many wonders can one cavern hold?

The benefits of using seaweed in skincare products are bountiful. From over 30,000 known species, we infused our serum with a number of variations that each address different skin concerns.

Laminaria japonica extract hydrates skin via the humectants and hydrocolloids that it contains. Undaria pinnatifida extract provides the skin antioxidant from its polyphenols, hydration from its polysaccharides, and soothing, thanks to a compound known as fucoidan. Sargassum fusiforme extract has anti-photoaging effects because of its strong antioxidant activity. It also inhibits skin pigmentation. Sargassum fulvellum extract has antioxidant, antiaging, and anti-inflammatory properties. Enteromorpha compressa extract immediately provides the electrolytes balance and hydration, and helps nourish skin.

Looking around here you'd think, sure, she's got everything

The wonder of seaweed is that it acts not only as a barrier to protect the skin but also sinks deep to hydrate and nourish cells. Anyone looking for a serious glow should make this marine botanical a part of your (beauty) world.

Back to blog