Hello from a chilly Plett and welcome to our Winter August newsletter where we highlight the benefits, uses and advantages of Seaweed Kelp extracts in skin and hair care products.
This “wonder weed” or “superfood” which thrives as an ocean growing plant, forms as large underwater forests with some plants reaching great lengths of up to 100 metres and is an absolute “goldmine” when it comes to vitamins, fatty acids, minerals, trace elements and amino-acids.
Kelp Seaweed and the use of it in Skin products
Gaia Organics has been utilising kelp extracts from the time of our inception some 25 years ago having researched (long before the availability of GOOGLE and You Tube), I remember how Stuart would sit for hours with books which he’d acquired from second hand book stores and from contacts abroad that arrived in the post!
He acknowledged the benefits and results by using kelp seaweed in skin and hair products. We have led, others have followed. Stuart’s research is timeless.
The same mix of vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and antioxidants that can benefit your body when eating kelp seaweed can also help your skin.
This seaweed (kelp) which grows in abundance in our oceans is a natural source of amino acids, vitamins and minerals with anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties that can assist to heal the skin.
Kelp's Hydrating and Anti-oxidative Properties
Kelps mineral and anti-oxidant richness is known to help soften and hydrate the skin and also helps the skin to retain moisture, thereby keeping it hydrated for longer. It is also known to reduce the appearance of breakouts and to remove toxins that can cause breakouts.
In fact kelp’s natural source of vitamins A, B2, C, D & E as well as high concentrations of minerals which include zinc, iodine, magnesium, iron, potassium, copper and calcium, with the calcium contained in kelp being 10 times more than milk.
Gaia's Kelp Based Products
Gaia Organics main kelp based products are:
All products that are liquid brown in colour contain mega-doses of two ingredients: Organic Green Tea & Organic Seaweed Kelp.
hair conditioners; all nutricell day face & body lotions, all fruit acid toners, all facial sprays and mists.
“When you use algae in skincare products, its always going to be the driving force for hydration” Dr Dennis Gross
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– Herman Hesse
Until next time … regards from the Gaia Team
Alan, Alli, Shirley & Claudia