7 Marine-Based Lines That Will Change Your Skin
Right now, the hottest anti-aging ingredients come from under the sea
New research validates what some cultures have believed for thousands of years: Ocean plants have anti-aging benefits -- whether you apply them topically or eat them for dinner. And it's not just about wrinkles. In the study titled, "Beneficial Effects of Marine Algal Compounds in Cosmeceuticals," scientists Se-Kwon Kim and Noel Vinay Thomas at the Pukyong National University in Korea explain that marine plants also have anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer properties.
Recently, everything from kelp to brown algae is turning up in skin care products, and entire lines are growing around these ingredients. While some brands -- like La Mer -- have been around for a while, new harvesting technology is making marine ingredients more readily available.
We can expect to see a lot more algae in skin care in the coming years, but here are the seven lines you need to know about now.
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