AlgaeIngredients from the sea are making the rounds in spas with astonishing popularity and definite drama. In fact, these single-celled wonders have been key ingredients in beauty products and spa therapies for ages all over the world. Kelp, bladderwrack, carrageenan, Irish moss and other oceanic crops have been used in cellulite-reduction and detoxification therapies for centuries. Various algae-based products are also used in skin- and body-care formulations as emulsifiers, soothing agents, and for antibacterial and anti-inflammatory purposes.  Alginates and similar sea products are sustainable, nutrient packed, easily cultivated and harvested and useful both as food products and as topical ingredients. Read full story

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