Ingredients from the Sea – Should I be using these
Marine skincare has never been more popular. The sea gives us so many wonderful things, it’s not surprising that your skin can benefit from it too. Even having a dip in the sea seems to help skin look healthier somehow, especially if you suffer with a dry, irritable skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. So, which ingredients should you be looking for in your skincare? Bearing in mind, they must be ethically, and responsibility sourced, and are cruelty free! This is where it gets tricky and can often confuse consumers, as which one will benefit YOUR skin?
To make the process a whole lot easier, here are some ingredients we think are vital in skincare and why your skin would love them…
Seawater Let's start with the most obvious one, seawater. Packed with natural minerals and vital trace elements, seawater is found in many skincare products, as one of its main functions is the way it supports healthy cell function and regeneration. This is why its highly-popular in anti-ageing skincare, plus, it naturally decongests and detoxes the skin. This boosts circulation and lymphatic drainage, which improves and reduces puffiness while brightening the skin. Some minerals which can be found in seawater include magnesium, potassium, calcium, selenium, sodium, and sulphur – all important for skin health. Try our award-winning De-Ageing Saltmousse Papya & Pineapple, which infuses the skin with dehydrated sea water known for its natural high potency concentration of minerals.
Seaweed We have all picked this up off the beach, seen it floating in the sea, or have eaten it! Seaweed is found in nearly every ocean around the world and is the common name for many species of marine plants and algae that grow in the ocean, as well as in rivers and lakes. Seaweed or Algae is one of the oldest forms of life on the planet and can include members of green, red or brown algae families. There are around 10,000 species found in many marine habitats around the world, and the reason it’s so amazing for the skin, is that the mineral content found in seaweeds, is very, very high. It makes up to 80% of its dry matter and, more importantly, seaweed contains natural anti-ageing and anti-cellulite properties, improving the suppleness and the elasticity of the skin by stimulating the renewal of damaged skin cells. Try a Seaweed treatment to really spoil the skin, the Plantomer Hydrating Facial visibly enhances skin’s texture, while maximising hydration with a refreshing, soft lift-off mask which combines the hydrating benefits of Seaweed, the ocean’s finest resource.
Caviar Not just an expensive food ingredient, Caviar is very popular in highend skincare too. Caviar is the Roe (fish eggs) of sturgeon, and if the thought of rubbing fish eggs over your face isn’t very appealing, then you might change your mind when your find out how it can improve the skin. Caviar has some serious skin benefits, especially when it comes to anti-ageing. It contains; Amino-acids which link together to form proteins, these are essential for skin elasticity and firmness and help the skin to hold moisture, keeping it hydrated and more youthful looking; Oligo-elements which provide enzymatic activity and cellular oxygenation and Phospholipids which encourage cellular health and regeneration! The Myoxy-Caviar™ line from Pevonia effectively counteracts the imprint of time to ensure a timeless, youthful, radiant complexion. Marine Collagen Derived from the scales of saltwater fish such as cod and salmon, marine collagen is a fibrous protein that possesses a number of antioxidant properties that help to regenerate the skin and repair accumulated damage. Found in many topical anti-ageing creams and serums, Marine Collagen has incredible water binding and moisturising properties, while preserving moisture and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. Find it in the Pevonia Age-Correction Age Defying Marine Collagen Cream Sea Whip is an unusual ingredient which most of us haven’t heard of before, Sea Whip/Gorgonian extract is a natural ingredient that is safe, effective, and environmentally friendly. It is an extract from the marine organism Sea Whip, a renewable resource harvested from the Caribbean Sea, which consists primarily of powerful compounds called pseudopterosins. Sea Whip contains protective and repairing enzymes and these protect DNA and protein in the skin from environmental damage. It also is especially effective on sensitive or redness-prone skin, due to the anti-inflammatory and skin soothing properties.
The YouthRenew Tinted Cream SPF30 from Pevonia is rich in Collagen, Sea Whip, Vitamin C and Green Olive