If you could be anywhere, where would you rather be?
For many, that happy place is by the ocean, and the idea of the sea gets the water-babies in them excited. This happiness is not just emotional; it reflects on the body as well. Thicker hair, softer skin, and a glow like no other are all directly correlated to the magical Vitamin Sea.
The physical differences are visible because sand naturally exfoliates our skin, and even lying on the beach gives it a bit of a scrub. While seaweed has anti-inflammatory and detoxifying properties, marine collagen is known for its firming properties. So that beach holiday has plenty of beauty benefits, but it’s hard to keep visiting coastal towns. This is why you need a seaside vacation in a compact jar.
Marine-based beauty uses ingredients from in and around the water bodies, like seaweed, algae, and collagen, to achieve the radiant skin that one would associate with a vacation by the ocean. Even Cleopatra used marine extracts to her advantage.
Ingredients in Focus:
Seaweed is saturated with many incredible micronutrients, such as magnesium, selenium, iron, folate, iodine, and calcium. The Ancient Romans were fans of seaweed too, using it for medicinal purposes to treat wounds and burns. Today, seaweed is known for its abilities to hydrate, refresh, soften, and nourish skin. These are all qualities that help in the under-eye area, which is often puffy and dehydrated. The K-Beauty geeks at Océglōw formulated the Luminous Bright Eyes eye-cream with the mindset of creating a treatment for awakening fatigued eyes. Alongside high quantities of seaweed, it also contains basil, retinol, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, rock samphire, and peptides.
Algae is a natural humectant, which means that it has excellent moisture-binding abilities and keeps skin plump and hydrated throughout the day. It has the properties of an emollient, an antioxidant, and is antibacterial. Rich in vitamins and minerals, algae hydrates the skin while tightening and detoxifying it, making it a favorite ingredient for face cleansers. Red algae, in particular, is lauded for its healing properties, while green algae is known to promote collagen production. While formulating the Océglōw Cream Cleanser, algae was chosen as the base of the product. Its antibacterial properties keep the skin squeaky clean, and the detoxification leads to healthier looking skin after every wash.
Seawater is the simplest marine-derived ingredient, but by no means is it lacking in its beauty benefits. It contains a high concentration of salt which is packed with detoxifying minerals. Sea salt is also great for reducing puffiness, as the minerals encourage lymphatic drainage and boost circulation. Packed with calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium, it is the secret to skin-clearing. Cellular communication is improved by the influx of vitamins and minerals to the skin, hydrating and moisturizing while getting rid of dryness and irritation. Even acne and dermatitis have been shown to improve, thanks to the high concentration of magnesium in seawater. Keeping this in mind, the beloved Océglōw Water Cream has seawater at its formulation’s core. It leaves the skin supple to look at and silky and dewy when you touch your face thanks to the moisturized layer.