Harnessing the Power of Seaweed: A Game-Changer in Skincare

Harnessing the Power of Seaweed: A Game-Changer in Skincare

If you're a passionate gardener like my mother, you're no stranger to the astounding benefits that seaweed brings to plants. It's like a magic elixir that transforms even the most lackluster garden into a thriving oasis of vitality. But here's the exciting news: the incredible effects of seaweed aren't limited to your flowerbeds. Seaweed has the same transformative potential for your skin.

Just as it conditions the soil and enhances the biome within, setting the stage for plants to flourish, seaweed offers a similar boon to our skin. In this blog, we'll explore the remarkable benefits of incorporating seaweed into your skincare routine, unveiling its potential to revolutionize the way you care for your skin.


  1. Deep Nourishment and Hydration: Seaweed is a treasure trove of essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. When applied topically, it delivers a rich blend of nutrients that nourish and hydrate the skin. From vitamins A, C, and E to potassium, calcium, and iron, seaweed infuses the skin with the building blocks it needs to maintain a healthy, radiant complexion.

  2. Anti-Aging Marvel: The natural components of seaweed work harmoniously to combat the signs of aging. Its high concentration of antioxidants helps shield the skin from harmful free radicals, which can accelerate the aging process. Additionally, seaweed promotes collagen production, aiding in maintaining skin elasticity and firmness for a youthful glow.

  3. Detoxification and Cleansing: Seaweed possesses natural detoxifying properties that help draw out impurities, pollutants, and excess oils from the skin's surface. This action helps clarify and leaving your skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

  4. Soothing Sensation: For those with sensitive or irritated skin, seaweed offers a gentle and calming touch. Its anti-inflammatory compounds help alleviate redness, itchiness, and inflammation, making it a soothing solution for various skin conditions, including eczema and rosacea.

  5. Enhanced Absorption of Skincare Products: Seaweed facilitates better absorption of other skincare ingredients. Its natural polysaccharides create a conducive environment for active ingredients to penetrate deeper into the skin, maximizing their effectiveness.

  6. Improved Skin Texture and Tone: Regular use of seaweed-infused products can lead to a noticeable improvement in skin texture and tone. Its exfoliating properties help slough off dead skin cells, revealing a smoother, more even complexion.

You'll see our CC Cream SPF15+ includes Vinanza Marine Gel. This seaweed Extract is sustainably sourced in New Zealand's pristine Marlborough Sounds.

Our Anti-Aging Serum, (in its trial phase) along with Resveratrol and Niacinamide, includes Bio-Fermented Sea Kelp. The fermentation process breaks down the cellular tissue of the kelp leaf, thereby increasing the bioavailability of the naturally occurring chemical compounds abundant in kelp. Fermentation and subsequent reduction of the kelp liquor results in the concentration of these vital nutrients.

Conclusion: Much like its transformative effects in gardening, seaweed brings a multitude of benefits to skincare. From nourishing and hydrating the skin to combating signs of aging and providing a soothing touch, this marine marvel deserves a prime spot in your beauty regimen. Embrace the power of seaweed and unlock the potential for a healthier, more radiant complexion. Your skin will thank you for it!


P.s. At the time of publishing this blog, our AASv1 (anti-ageing serum, version 1) trials are underway. If you want to participate in our trial, let Sharon know by sending us an email to: sharon@alix.co.nz

And, we'll send you a bottle of serum. It would be best if you could use Google Drive to complete our questionnaire, which we send after trialling the serum for two weeks, with a few multi-choose questions to complete.

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