Apart from the obvious that everything about Sea Siren Cosmetics revolves around a marine theme, Ocean vegetables are at the very heart of Sea Siren Cosmetics so it’s no coincidence that great skin and the ocean go hand-in hand (or is that mermaid tail in hand?). The ocean’s plants are just swimming with nutrients and understanding marine plant properties help us to gain a better perspective of their purpose in our products.
Ocean plants are an important part of the ecosystem generally giving its underwater neighbours more than it asks for in return. They are the oldest family of plants on earth and the recorded use of seaweeds by man around the world dates back to upwards of 20,000 years for food, industrial and medicinal purposes.
Seaweeds are categorised by colour – blue-green, brown, green, red and white. They are able to survive extreme conditions and adapt to changing environments giving them dynamic powers to be harnessed for renewing the look of skin. They are one of the richest sources of minerals in the vegetable kingdom and are ten times richer in trace elements than land plants. They absorb an amazing abundance of nutrients from the sea and are a treasure chest of vitamins, minerals, proteins, amino acids, polysaccharides, fatty acids, anti-oxidants and natural fibres making them a “super food” for the skin.
The composition of minerals and trace elements found in seawater is virtually identical to that of human plasma so allows the skin to quickly absorb the essential minerals and vitamins. They are very gentle on the skin. Seaweeds do not bleach in the sun as they have a built-in factor against the damages of sunrays. It is their resilience and restorative ability that make them so valuable in Sea Siren Cosmetics skincare.
Recently, Australian researchers at the Wollongong University, have successfully used seaweeds to help regenerate bone and damaged human tissue in medical trials which could lead to new treatments for serious diseases. Many other studies by leading researchers have shown it to have an anti-cancer and anti-viral effect.
Our Organic Seaweeds belong to the brown algae family, Phaephycaea, in the order of Laminariales and are known to be the most complex brown algae. They are fast growing, therefore, very sustainable. Kelp are the largest form of seaweeds. Laminariales are the most mineralising algae.
Historically, Seaweeds have been eaten for its nutritional value for medical purposes for thousands of years in China, Japan and Iceland. An old sailor’s superstition held that winds could be called by circling a strand of kelp over one’s head and whistling. Another superstition suggested that to ensure a steady flow of money into the home that you fill a jar with whiskey, add some kelp, cap tightly then place in a kitchen window!
Seaweeds have great nutritional benefits for the skin containing more than 60 essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids, trace elements and betacarotenes including iodine, calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, selenium, and magnesium, 16 amino acids (the building blocks of protein and cells) and 11 different vitamins including Vitamins A, D, C, E, K, and B complex Also chlorophyll, essential fatty acids and carbohydrates complete this powerful combination of wonder food for skin.
This amazing marine wonder is ideal for sensitive skin and has been shown to provide many benefits that may assist the skin including:-
- High in antioxidants to right free radicals and protect from harsh environmental elements
- Anti-bacterial properties to assist skin cleansing
- Purifying and detoxifying toxins from the skin
- Anti-inflammatory properties to assist dry, irritated skin
- Ability to deeply penetrate the skins layer to deeply nourish
- Stimulate cell regeneration and collagen production to revitalise and firm the skins elasticity, improve skin text and tone and may assist in slowing the aging process
- Naturally hydrating to restore moisture levels and promote youthful looking skin
Sea Siren products containing Organic Laminariales – Kelp: Sealicious Hand & Foot Mask; Sealicious Hand & Nail Cream
Sea Siren products containing Organic Laminariales – Kelp Oil: Sealicious Cuticle & Nail Oil
Sea Siren products containing Organic Laminariales – Seaweed: Sealicious Hand & Foot Scrub