Beauty junkies, did you know that tons of skin products have algae in them? Those stanky little sea creatures have made their way to beauty shelves everywhere.
Well if you having heard yet, it's time to go green! Yes, start applying this green goo to that pretty little face of yours. Why? It turns out this slimy green gunk has some serious blemish-busting zap powers. Never judge a skincare formula by its cover!
Yep, Clarks Botanticals Skin Clearing Face & Body Wash, Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist and Algenist Advanced Anti-Aging Repair Oil are just a few of examples of algae-rich formulas you just might love.
We can take this cosmetics expert's word for it. "There are a few studies that indicate algae (and seaweed) have cosmetic benefits, " said Randy Schueller, cosmetic chemist and editor-in-chief of The Beauty Brains to Fashionista. "One says that algae can stabilize minerals that aid in skin moisturization."
Skincare physician, Dr. Marcene Alexiades-Armenakas, agrees, infusing algae into her 37 Extreme Actives cream. Dr. Alexiades-Armenakas also notes that sea creatures can even protect themselves from UV Damage with this stuff. Translation: Algae knows how to beat the sun's harmful rays!
Algae also lightens skin and has anti-acne properties. Cool, huh? If you want the whole scientific lowdown, click HERE.
We hear that the green stuff's benefits depend on the exact type of extract, how it's processed and how much is used. Sounds complicated, but we sure do some strange things for beauty. Just check out our stories on facials with snail slime and bird poop to prove it.
Are you doing crazy things in the name of beauty love? Tell us in the comments section below!
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