Here's how ingredients from the sea can leave your skin hydrated, renewed and youthful
By Carla Snuggs
I am always looking for skincare products with natural and unique ingredients. Ingredients from under the sea have long been known to have skin-softening and wrinkle-reducing benefits. These ingredients include dead sea mud, dead sea salt, spirulina, marine collagen and ocean minerals. Whether you’re totally landlocked or a full-on beach bum, dive deeper into these underwater treasures from some of my favorite skincare brands that will work wonders on your complexion.
Dead Sea Mud and Dead Sea Salt
Skincare products enriched with salts and mud from the Dead Sea, vitamins, pure herbal extracts and nourishing oils help ensure that skin is never overly stressed and is instead left revived, clear and refined.
ClarityRx Rehab Mediterranean Detoxifying Mud Mask
Check into skin rehab with this intensive face mask for clarifying skin, removing impurities and clearing pores.
- Mediterranean mud
- Dead sea mud
- Dead sea salt
- Jojoba oil
- Aloe vera gel
How to Use: Apply a thin layer to face and neck; leave on for 10-15 minutes. Remove with tepid water and follow with moisturizer. Use twice a week.
Spirulina, a blue green algae found in fresh water, is packed with amino acids, minerals, rhamnose, trace elements and enzymes. Great for all skin types, it refreshes, nourishes and re-balances the skin.
emerginC scientific organics spirulina toner
Pull right from the ocean floor with this gentle toner, which works to tone and remove dead skin cells, preparing the skin for better product absorption.
- Grape stem cells
- Green tea
- Aloe vera
How to Use: Apply to skin in thin layer morning and night and allow to dry.
Le Mieux Phyto-Marine Cleansing Lotion
Take a dip in this cleansing lotion to gently melt away surface impurities and sooth the epidermal layers. A unique marine-vegetal formulation purifies as it cleanses and moisturizes, protecting skin’s fragile elasticity. Rid skin of makeup and environmental impurities while soothing and nourishing the epidermal cell layers. Marine collagen and 7 exotic botanical oil leaves skin supple and hydrated.
- Algae extract
- Sea lettuce extract
- Jojoba oil
- Lavender extract
- Green tea
How to Use: Lather a small amount into moistened hands and massage into face and neck. Rinse with warm water or remove with a warm face cloth. Pat dry. Use morning and night.
Ocean minerals nourish and repair skin lesions, dry and blemished skin and rough, damaged skin.
Jeffrey James Botanicals The Wash
Sand, sunblock – whatever you have clogging your pores, rinse it away with this therapeutic facial cleanser, which is created with a rich blend of organic essential oils and ocean minerals in a highly bio-available suspension. A truly restorative cleanser for all skin types, botanicals soothe and renew skin cells and stimulate cellular regeneration.
- Ocean minerals
- Organic aloe vera
- Clary sage essential oil
- Organic rose hip seed oil
- Vitamin E
Disclosure: Press samples were provided by the brand/PR for editorial consideration, product testing, photography and honest review.
Do you use skincare products that contain ingredients from the sea? Let me know which products you use in the comments below!