At Source Vitál Apothecary going green is easy with one of our favorite ingredients—seaweed. Seaweed is chock full of vitamins and minerals that help your body function more efficiently. When added with essential oils it really is one of the best ways to care for yourself holistically, meaning nourishing the whole person—minds and body.
Luckily, it isn’t that hard to green up your beauty regimen. Here are 5 reasons to inject some seaweed into your everyday routine.
- Calm & purify acne breakouts. If you’ve struggle with acne, a seaweed rich cleanser or cream will hydrate and soothe the inflammation that pimples cause. Try our Algae Deep Cleanse, it goes deep into the pores to remove dirt, grime and grease that can lead to blemishes. You will feel this cleanser tingle as it purifies the skin.
- Hydrate skin. Seaweed and algae nourish your skin with minerals, vitamins, and amino acids. Our Algae Serums are packed with active brown algae (luminaria digitata) which are rich in these nutrients and provide immediate hydration for all skin types. Effective hydration and protection against environmental damage is one of the best things you can do to keep the skin looking young.
- Soothe irritated skin. The vitamins in seaweed feed weakened skin, providing the nutrients the body needs to naturally fight irritation. Using seaweed-based ingredients is an effective way to reduce the appearance of dry, flaky skin, redness and the feeling of inflammation. Our sensitive skin kits for the face have been specially selected to include seaweed-rich products and pure botanicals that are gentle and calming. For the body our Aromatic Algae Extract spray and Nourishing Body Cream can work wonders for a host uncomfortable of skin conditions.
Smooth/prevent the look of stretch marks. Kelp, a type of seaweed, is rich in alginic acid. Used mainly to increase hydration, alginic acid helps to keep the skin soft and emollient. When skin is adequately hydrated it is less likely to break and tear when stretching. An ultra-hydrating moisturizer enriched with seaweed like our Nourishing Body Cream can be a great way to protect skin from the appearance of stretch while pregnant or with any significant weight loss/grain. As always, consult your doctor before use during pregnancy.
Source Vitál Apothecary Tip: With natural products remember the key to getting results is to use them consistently. For stretch marks we recommend applying the cream two times a day, every day.
- Healthy hair. Seaweed is rich in iodine, which is one of the best home remedies to get a healthy head of hair. A simple diet change, by adding a seaweed-based supplement, can be a big help as studies have shown hair loss can be associated with an iodine deficiency. Use our unique Algae Extract Unscented mist at night as an overnight scalp mask to soak in the benefits of the seaweed and lightly hydrate. Rinse out in the morning for a healtier-feeling crown. For some extra shine and moisture try massaging a few drops of organic, virgin, cold pressed Argan Oil to the ends of your hair.
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