The naturally occurring amino acids, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins in seaweed make it the ideal addition to any skincare regime. The benefits of this marine life are bountiful: a good antibacterial and anti-inflammatory and full of humectants, algae helps hydrate the skin, working to gently purify and cleanse. This is our edit of the best seaweed-based beauty products to lead to a brighter, clearer visage.

Kahina Giving
 Beauty Brightening Serum

Kahina Giving Beauty's Brightening Serum is formulated with argan oil, wakame seaweed, sea daffodil and extracts of white lily, spearmint and green tea. Wakame is a Japanese seaweed that helps with hydration and sea daffodil is used as an antibacterial and antioxidizing agent. This quick-absorbing, lightweight blend helps to reduce hyper-pigmentation, even skin tone and refine texture. Also, a percentage of Kahina Giving Beauty’s profits are donated to programs that improve the lives of Berber women.

MZ Skin Hydra-Bright Golden Eye Treatment Mask

MZ Skin's Hydra-Bright Golden eye masks help to make the under-eye brighter and more radiant. They contain carrageenan, a red seaweed known as Irish moss, collagen and hyaluronic acid to improve elasticity and minimise puffiness.

Seed To Skin The Divine Cleansing Gel

Seed to Skin’s Divine Cleanse is an organic oil-to-milk emulsifying gel containing green marine clay, kaolin, bergamot, white grapefruit extract and marine plankton. Plankton has a high content of both zinc and essential fatty acids, with good antibacterial properties. This is a facial cleanser rich in natural minerals, helping to draw out impurities, detoxify the skin and reduce inflammation.

Mario Badescu Seaweed Night Cream

This oil-free night cream contains bladderwack, also known as rockweed or sea oak. Containing selenium, zinc, and vitamins A, C and E it has formidable anti-inflammatory benefits. These nourishing trace materials work to form a protective barrier on the skin, leaving it feeling soft and refreshed come morning. The added collagen and hyaluronic acid help to smooth and hydrate.

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