Posts Tagged ‘Seaweed’

FOCUS ON SEAWEED!

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Photo by Claire Fackler, Courtesy of U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Seaweed and marine extracts have long been incorporated into popular skincare remedies.  They offer unparalleled hydration, accompanied by a combination of anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and anti-aging benefits.  Filled with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, and fatty acids, seaweed is helpful in treating acne, skin allergies/rashes, burns, and wounds as well as regenerating skin and protecting it from environmental damage.  From luxury potions found in Crème de la Mer, Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, to more accessible ones from Mario Badescu, The Organic Pharmacy and The Body Shop, seaweed has become an important beauty buzzword.

The latest company to make a splash in this arena is The Seaweed Bath Co. with more than 32 products derived from hand-harvested Bladderwrack Seaweed, sourced off the coast of southern Maine.  The Seaweed Bath Co. is a new breed of natural cosmetics appearing on-line and in-store at retailers such as Whole Foods, Target, and CVS.  While cruelty-free and absent of parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde, and artificial coloring, the line is constantly tweaked to give consumers the greatest efficacy.  “There is no need to give up on natural products thinking they won’t be effective. Science has evolved to allow consumers to have both,” shares Kim Chisholm, the company’s chief executive officer, with WWD.

SWAG ALERT: SEA NUTRIENTS FOR THE SKIN

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

ElevenSkin__product__02.11ELEVENSKIN’S ANTI-AGING SYSTEM!

We all know that seaweed and algae are two of nature’s greates gifts to the skin, containing nonessential and essential amino acids which contribute to skin’s elasticity.  ElevenSkin, adored by such Hollywood beauties as Jennie Garth and Kristian Alfonso, combines a unique blend of select, all-natural ingredients into a complex delivery system utilizing the healing power of the sea. Vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, and amino acids deeply hydrate the skin, improve moisture retention and promote elasticity. With a patented delivery system through QUsomes, ElevenSkin leaves a thin layer of invisible bubbles on the skin that deliver effective ingredients and moisture throughout the day. The Complete Anti-Aging System features the Refresh Cleanser, Hydrate Serum, Smooth Eye Creme, and Protect Day Crem with SPF 18.  ElevenSkin helps dramatically reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while visibly improving skin tone and texture.

ElevenSkin is offering twenty-five Beauty Undercover Subscribers an opportunity to win its complete Anti-Aging System (retail $39.95) simply by following them on Instagram and entering here. This SWAG Alert us open to US mailing addresses only.  Shipping is anticipated within 4 weeks.

SWAG ALERT: HOLLYWOOD KNOWS HOW TO CLEANSE & TONE

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Mario Badescu is one of our favorite celebrity skincare lines — not only for its efficacy, but for its wallet-friendly price!  Fans such as Natalie Portman, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston all flock to the cruelty-free line of lotions and potions.  We especially love how we are able to build an entire skincare routine from just a few products.  Badescu’s non-foaming Enzyme Cleansing Gel is a best seller!  Using papaya and grapefruit extracts, this cleanser gently exfoliates the skin, removes makeup and and never dries out the skin (its not a soap!).  The Seaweed Cleansing Lotion is a perfect pairing, as it is actually a toner.  Non-drying (it relies upon Witch Hazel, rather than alcohol), this lotion uses seaweed and aloe extracts to remove pore debris and reduce inflammation.

Mario Badescu Skin Care is offering twenty Beauty Undercover Subscribers an opportunity to win this Enzyme Cleansing Gel and Seaweed Cleansing Lotion duo (retail $25), simply by entering here.