There’s nothing quite like the sights, sounds, and smells of the ocean to rejuvenate body, mind, and spirit. More than 70 percent of Earth is covered in water, and of that amount, only 2.5 percent is freshwater, with the rest being saline saltwater. It’s no wonder, then, that oceans are crucial to our existence—they absorb harmful carbon dioxide emissions; regulate the weather; form the clouds that produce fresh water; and provide us with ingredients we use every day in our food, medicines, and health and beauty products.
Spa Technologies, the maker of the amazing Marine Body Polish in the summer Yuzen box, has been organically sourcing ocean nutrients for their products for more than 20 years.
Here are some health and beauty ingredients we get from the sea, and how they help us:
Sea salt, one of the purest natural minerals, comes from evaporated ocean water. Researchers believe sea salt contains more than 75 essential minerals! Sea salt is used in beauty products to help even skin tone, reduce the effect of aging, and hydrate skin.
Kelp is a marine plant that’s full of minerals, proteins, and other nutrients. It’s especially good at drawing out toxins and bacteria, and it also contains nourishing Omega-3 fatty acids.
The cell structure of caviar is very similar to the structure of human cells, so caviar is said to have skin-healing properties that slow the aging process. It also contains amino acids that brighten and freshen the skin.
Seaweed, a large form of algae, takes all of its nourishment from the ocean, which means that it absorbs more nutrients than any plant on land ever could. Seaweed is a natural cleanser and purifier, so it’s often used in skin treatments to stimulate skin cells, improve elasticity, and add hydration. Brown seaweed is especially helpful for anti-aging, and green seaweed has astringent properties that draw out toxins and help reduce inflammation. Seaweed also contains vitamins C and E, which help protect the skin from UV damage and help to boost natural collagen production.
Sea fennel is an edible plant that grows on the coastlines of the Mediterranean. It’s rich in chlorogenic acid, an antioxidant compound that helps combat harmful free radicals that can cause skin to age prematurely. It also helps lighten dark spots.
Algae granules, like the ones used in the Marine Body Polish, gently exfoliate and buff skin to a healthy glow, while stimulating micro-circulation. Read more about Spa Technologies, and brown their other marine-based formulations, at www.spatechnologies.com.