the most common types of seaweed used in skin care are rhodophyceae (red algae), phaeophyceae (brown algae), and cyanophyceae (blue-green algae). the defining trait that all algae shares is its unique pigments that have the ability to absorb vast quantities of sunlight and in turn, uv radiation. with over one billion years of solar protective adaptation, algae is best suited for protecting the skin. benefit:
is routinely used as a thickener and stabilizer for all kind of creams, lotions and even toothpaste. this binding quality allows the algae to both attract and retain moisture in the skin. as a natural emollient, it reduces moisture loss by forming a protective layer on the skin. with an abundance of vitamins a, c, e, b12 and marine minerals like magnesium, copper, calcium and a high amino acid content, it acts as anti-inflammatory and toner by regulating oil production and remineralizing the skin.