Laminaria Digitata

laminaria digitata

Remineralizing, hydrating and purifying ingredient for the skin and body

Laminaria Digitata is one of Source Vitál Apothecary’s favorite natural ingredients. A part of the brown algae family, Laminaria is a long, leafy seaweed that attaches to the rocks in deep, cold waters.
We consider laminaria a miracle of nature – the one true, whole food source on the planet. Rich in vitamins, minerals, trace elements, beta-carotenes, amino acids and enzymes, laminaria contains almost the exact percentage proportionate to maintaining optimum health and electrolytic balance in the body.
This includes restoring health and vitality to the body’s first line of defense – the skin. Laminaria provides the skin with the nutritional building blocks it needs to function and repair naturally.

Benefits of Laminaria Digitata:

  • Deeply nourishing and supportive of the elastin and collagen that keeps the skin feeling firm, toned and looking more youthful
  • High in alginic acid, which supports weakened skin and helps prevent the appearance of stretch marks, cellulite and saggy skin
  • Provides essential hydration – laminaria can increase hydration levels in the skin in just 30 seconds of topical use (when wet)
  • Purifies pores from unwanted dirt, oil and grime
  • Promotes a balance and a look of clarity to the skin tone
  • Gives a look of luminosity to the complexion
  • Restores a renewed sense of balance for the skin and body
  • Soothes and calms a variety of skin irritations
  • Great for body treatments and for bathing

Country of Origin:

Our Laminaria Digitata is sourced from the Brittany Coast of France - where the waters are regularly tested for toxins.

History & Other Interesting Information

Since ancient times, the Japanese have consumed brown algae for its nutritional value. Studies show algae is able to flush out heavy metals and other harmful toxins from the body.

Numerous marine biologists have observed this characteristic of algae by noting the seemingly untarnished and constant state of purity of seawater, despite its proximity to coastal pollution. They conclude the presence of the algae helps to filter out the bad stuff.

Research also shows that algae can help to neutralize the effects of radiation by leaching it from the bones and other tissues and facilitate its elimination from the body as waste. The U.S. Atomic Energy Commission has recognized its importance by recommending two tablespoons of “sea vegetables” a day for “maximum protection against radioactive poisoning.”

In fact, the survivors of the Chernobyl nuclear accident in 1986 were given Laminaria Digitata to help remove the radiation from their bodies.

Laminaria Digitata is used in the following products:

  • Active Silhouette Lotion
  • Ageless Algae Mask
  • Algae & Dead Sea Salts
  • Algae & Aloe Cool Gel
  • Algae Deep Cleanse
  • Algae Deep Scrub
  • Algae Extract Unscented
  • Algae Nutrio Vitamin & Mineral Supplement
  • Algae Powder Blend
  • Algae Serum (all scents)
  • Aromatic Algae Extract
  • Charcoal Clay Mask
  • Chlorella Hydra-Facial Mask
  • Deozein Natural Deodorant (all scents and formulas)
  • First Aid Cream
  • First Aid Spray
  • Lavender Body Butter
  • Lemongrass Mani/Pedi Cream
  • Matcha Cool Mask
  • MerGel
  • Micellar Cleansing Water
  • Night Repair Cream
  • Nourishing Body Cream
  • Sea Tonic
  • Sir Vitál CLEANSE
  • Sir Vitál SHAVE
  • Sir Vitál SOOTHE