Beauty From the Sea

“We turn to the ocean around us to restore, replenish, and purify the ocean that is within all of us,” says Dan Fryda, a.k.a. the “Jacques Cousteau of the beauty world,” and founder of Spa Technologies, a seaweed-based, skin-care line. “The ocean is the ultimate mineral water whose chemistry is virtually identical to that of the human body,” he notes. Rich in minerals, including calcium, magnesium, and potassium, as well as elements such as copper, iodine, selenium, and zinc, seaweed is nature’s ultimate beautifier.“It’s a perfect food for your skin,” Fryda explains. “It provides the richest sources of minerals, trace elements, amino acids, antioxidants, phytohormones, and enzymes. Through the transdermal penetration of these substances, your skin gets the essential building blocks to synthesize collagen and elastin fibers.” And that’s not all. When you bathe in a seaweed bath, your body is bombarded by billions of marine ions that diffuse through the skin, creating a transdermal alternative to eating as a source of vital nutrients to the body.Below are a variety of seaweed-based products for face and b …

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