Ingredient 101: Fermented Seaweed
So, you’ve heard of fermented drinks, and fermented skincare, but chances are when you think of fermented foods your first thought isn’t “seaweed.”
But like other forms of greens and vegetables, seaweed has a lot of health benefits, including vitamins and antioxidants, which are only amplified through the fermentation process, making it a great ingredient for our skin.
What type of skin benefits the most from this ingredient?
Seaweed has a hydrating effect and therefore can be especially helpful for dry skin types. Thanks to b vitamins, which are amplified by the fermentation process, seaweed can also help bring back a youthful glow and firmness to aging skin. Seaweed can also help reduce oil production, which can help acne-prone, oily, and other sensitive skin types.
What benefits does it have on the skin?
On top of these benefits, seaweed can also help exfoliate dead skin cells thanks to its detoxifying properties and brighten sun-damaged skin and remove redness. It also can smooth aging lines by plumping up the skin with amino acids and antioxidants.
Soft Essence with Fermented Seaweed and 5% PanthenolThe Urban Calm Soft Essence contains both Fermented Seaweed and 5% Panthenol making it a fantastic essence that is soft on the skin but is able to give a powerful burst of hydration. The Fermented Seaweed helps plump up the skin by reducing moisture loss and soothes any redness caused by irritation.
That’s a wrap on today’s 101 on Fermented Seaweed. Stay tuned for more informed skincare tips!
The FaceTory Team