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Marine Based Skincare

From seaweed to algae, marine research is showing promising signs for anti-aging skin benefits.  There is a growing interest and demand for these coveted range of marine based ingredients. Marine based skin care is starting to make a big splash in the Beauty Industry.   Products made with marine ingredients are popping up all over the place.  They can be found in skin care lines, hair care products and body products.


Recent scientific research indicates that certain species of algae can stimulate the production of glutathione. Biologists have learned that healthy levels of glutathione in the skin help prevent aging, enviromental stress, 
sun damage, and act as a detoxifyer for your skin. 


Another recent study conducted by a marine ingredient based beauty brand Voya, found that the underwater greenery (such as seaweed and algae) in their products can boost collagen production in skin.  It was also found to have excellent antibacterial, antiviral, anticarcinogenic and anti-UV properties.


Big beauty brands like Estée Lauder, Elemis and La Mer are beginning to take note of the demand for algae and marine based ingredients.  They have started incorporating these ingredients into their newest skin care products.  


Popular Ingredients Used in Marine Based Beauty Products:


- Algae

- Seaweed

- Dead Sea Minerals

- Fish Roe Enzymes and Extracts

- Sea Water



Marine algae grows in abundance in seas around the world.   There are many different varieties of algae, and most are rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins, as well as essential fatty acids. 

Another interesting ingredient is Marine Collagen.  It is extracted from fish scales and fish oils. It has been discovered to be a powerful anti-aging ingredient, as it contains a combination of antioxidant properties and amino acids.


Check Out Our List of Favorite Marine-Based Skin Beauty Products:




Peter Thomas Roth - Blue Marine Algae Hydrating Mask

$52.00 at



This hydrating gel mask uses Glacial lake Blue Marine Algae. This nourishing, refreshing mask also helps prevent future dehydration using nutrients and moisturizers. 

Rich Tea sourced from Korea's Jeju Island helps replenish depleted skin.  Another amazing ingredient found in Arctic glacial ice called Antarcticine, protects skin from environmental damage and helps prevent fine lines and wrinkles.


This mask will leave your skin feeling plumped up,
hydrated and glowy.





Tata Harper Purifying Mask

$68 at Sephora




This purifying mask contains all natural marine based and botanical ingredients including Brown Algae.  It is formulated without toxic chemicals like Parabens and Sulfates.  


This award winning mask feels so good when you put it on.  It immedietly cools the skin and uses a blend of nutrients to purify and hydrate your skin.  

After using this mask your skin will feel super clean, refreshed and dewy.  I can't say enough good things about this mask - it is so nice.  The steep price for this little gem is worth the money if you want to see your skin totally transformed into a more youthful, glowy, healthy version of itself.




Ahava Mineral Hand Cream

$24 from


Treat your hands to a light but luxuriously rich hand cream that helps keep skin and cuticles healthy and protected from the elements. 

Best-selling formula is made with nutrient-rich Dead Sea water and smoothing Witch Hazel.


Replenish skin with 21 essential minerals, including magnesium, calcium, and potassium calms and softens dry hands for an instant boost of hydration.

It helps lock in moisture, so your hands will feel soft all day long.  






Dr. Dennis Gross

Hyaluronic Marine Oil-Free Moisture Cushion

$60 from



This gel moisturizer is formulated with Japanese marine algae and hyaluronic acid which helps lock in moisture to your skin. 

The light and oil-free formula also keeps skin looking youthful and dewy, and has a nice refreshing gel texture. 


It feels very light-weight when you put it on, and gives an immediate feeling of hydration to your skin.  










Phytomer - Has a whole line of great marine based skin care


Phytomer has an entire line of excellent products based on marine based skin care technology.  They are the premiere marine based skin care company in the world, and an early pioneer in marine biotechnology.


Phytomer is a French company which Brittany, on the west coast of France, in 1972. 
The company was started by a young entrepreneur named Jean Gédouin who was very interested in undestanding the possible benefits of ingredients from the sea.  


They have a wide range skin care products that use marine ingredients as well as plant extracts and enzymes.  Their line includes anti-aging products, masks, eye creams, serums, brightening cream, toners and exfoliating scrubs.   


This brand is beloved by Europeans for it's anti-aging and hydrating skin benefits.  Since their products are not widely available in the US they are not as well known here.  Their products can be tricky to buy in the U.S. but you can purchase them online through their US website.  


Some of their most popular products are Expert Youth -Wrinkle Correction Cream and Vegetal Exfoliant - With Natural Enzymes.


check out their line of products on  

Their US website:



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