Sea the Glow With Carrageen Moss

sea moss

When it comes to skincare, it seems there are always new ingredients to experiment with in the pursuit of flawless skin. Sea moss (often called carrageen moss or Irish moss), a nutrient-rich sea organism commonly found in deep water and used for thousands of years in various cultures as food and medicine, is gaining recent popularity for use in both wellness and beauty regimens. When ingested, sea moss—a product derived from red sea algae— is chock-full of nutrients, containing 92 of the 102 vitamins and minerals our bodies need which can heal a range of health issues. So, it’s no wonder that it promotes a perfect complexion.

Benefits in skincare
Inflammation-reducing: High concentrations of zinc and sulfur make sea moss helpful in reducing redness, irritation, and acne. The anti-inflammatory properties can also help soothe the skin from conditions like eczema.

Moisturizing: With gel-like consistency, the effectiveness of sea moss used topically has been compared to the likes of hyaluronic acid for plump, hydrated skin. In part, this is due to the high amounts of polysaccharides acting as thickening agents, forming a protective barrier over the skin that locks in moisture on the surface level.

Age-combatting: Jam-packed with antioxidants to help combat free radicals that are responsible for skin damage and premature aging and collagen, which is essential to skin elasticity, sea moss reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Brightening: Since it contains vitamin C, a potent antioxidant known to brighten skin, sea moss can improve overall radiance.

As a skincare product, sea moss can be incorporated into your routine as a gel moisturizer or mask, a nourishing soap, a brightening serum, or healing undereye patches. You can also add it as a supplement to smoothies or soups for healing from the inside out. And remember, consistency is key if you want to see results.