For hundreds of years, skincare and haircare brands have been looking to the ocean for inspiration for their products. From sea salt, to deep sea mud, brands have scoured the ocean bed to find the best ingredients. Marine plants and extracts have been used in beauty products for centuries, and they’ve now started making their way into more mainstream products. Sea Kelp Extract is present in a number of skincare and haircare products, and rightly so. It’s rich in minerals that benefit both the skin and hair.
Firstly, What Is Sea Kelp?
Sea Kelp is part of the brown algae family, and more commonly known as a type of seaweed. It’s normally found in the Antarctic Ocean and is packed full of skin-benefiting properties. It grows in ‘underwater forests’, and is thought to have been around for millions of years. As well as the vast amounts of skincare benefits, Sea Kelp is also perfectly suitable to ingest and is often found in supplements.