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The benefits of seaweed skin care products

Is seaweed skin care the secret to smoother skin? Discover how seaweed shampoos and seaweed creams can benefit your hair and skin as we introduce our natural marine beauty must-haves!

By Alexandra Julian

5 Minute read

Is seaweed the secret to intense skin and hair hydration? We certainly think so.

Our founder Charlotte’s love for natural skin care began with seaweed. She fondly recalls childhood memories of her mother wrapping her skin in seaweed scooped fresh from the shoreline, locking in the algae's antioxidant-rich goodness.

So, what makes this marine moisturiser so special? Scroll on to find out…

Seaweed benefits for skin

As a marine moisturiser, the benefits of seaweed for skin make it ideal for our natural and organic skin creams and beauty products.

A natural source of skin nutrients, minerals and polysaccharides, its ability to gently lock in hydration makes it an excellent choice for sensitive skin and for those with compromised skin barriers.

Seaweed is also rich in free radical-neutralising antioxidants, making it the perfect ingredient for your anti-ageing routine.

Of course, the precise benefits for skin will depend on the exact type of seaweed you are using. Read on to find out about the seaweeds we use in Green People’s seaweed skin care, and how they can help your skin.

Discover seaweed skin care products 

Seaweed night cream with Enteromorpha Compressa

Found in seas worldwide, this skin-firming seaweed sinks deep into the skin to help promote the conditions needed for collagen production and skin regeneration.

Rich in pentasaccharides, it provides a long-term smoothing action, making it ideal for our intensely hydrating seaweed face mask, Age Defy+ Hydra-Glow Sleep Mask.

Seaweed facial oil with Alaria Esculenta Extract

Extracted from North Atlantic seaweed, this winged kelp promotes skin hydration and suppleness.

It’s the perfect ingredient for our seaweed facial oil, Nordic Roots Marine Facial Oil, which seals in silky-soft skin hydration to give a naturally radiant glow.

Seaweed eye cream with Fucus Serratus

Used in our nourishing eye creams, Rejuvenating Eye Cream and Scent Free Eye Cream, this vitality-boosting seaweed works with Tuberose and Betaine to firm crow’s feet and leave the delicate skin around the eye looking youthfully bright.

Seaweed shaving gel with Irish Moss

Men who find their skin feels sensitive after shaving can benefit from using seaweed in their grooming routines, too!

The mineral-rich Irish Moss used in our Green People for Men No.2 Soothing Wash & Shave Gel gives great slip to protect against razor burn and nicks and also helps to protect the skin’s barrier during shaving.

Seaweed benefits for hair

And it’s not just your skin that can benefit from seaweed's nourishing, hydrating power. Seaweed also has oceans of benefits for your hair.

Seaweed shampoo with marine blend

In fact, we use a trio of seaweeds to give our Scent Free Shampoo its hair-hydrating power.

scent-free shampoo

Sustainably sourced, our bespoke blend of marine actives works in perfect synergy to benefit all hair types while being gentle on sensitive scalps!

Here’s a snapshot of the hair benefits of the complex we use in our seaweed shampoo:

  • Increases hair moisture by 18% in chemically damaged hair
  • Forms a protective mesh over the hair to shield against UV sun damage
  • Protects against scalp irritation caused by hair bleach and straightening treatments
  • Packed with Polysaccharides for a glossy, healthy hair shine

We hope you have found this seaweed skin care and shampoo guide helpful. For more help building seaweed beauty products into your routine, why not contact our friendly UK customer care team at 01403 740350 or via @GreenPeopleUK?

Reviewed by:

This blog post has been reviewed by Charlotte Vøhtz, founder of Green People, who has 25+ years of experience in the natural and organic beauty industry. A recognised leader in the field of organic beauty, Charlotte helped inform the UK's first organic beauty standards and was voted the People’s Choice in the 2023 list of Who’s Who in Natural Beauty. A published author, she wrote the organic beauty bible ‘Naturally Gorgeous’. Previously, she qualified as a nurse and spent over 10 years working in pharmaceuticals

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