Thursday, May 14, 2015


More and more quality conscious women are choosing their beauty products which contain Algae (commonly referred to as Seaweed). In Japan, the use and study of Seaweed, is light years away from any research done elsewhere.  Algae has become hot topic among cosmetic ingredients who have cited many studies to the effect that algae can stabilize minerals that aid in skin moisturization; that it has anti-acne properties without the irritation of over the counter drugs; and it may help with skin lightening.
Algae growing in waters which are free from pollution, can absorb, like a sponge, much more vitamins, minerals and beneficial substances.  Algae in other latitudes present much less absorption rates and in many cases, a great part of the absorption is contamination.
We have seen many useful drugs which contain algae extracts. These extracts are very simple, chlorophyll-containing organisms in a family that includes more than 20,000 different known species; and contain vitamin A, sugar, starch, vitamin B1, iron, sodium, phosphorus, magnesium, copper and calcium. In cosmetics, algae act as thickening agents, water-binding agents, and antioxidants. Some algae are also potential skin irritants. For example, the  phycocyanin present in blue-green algae has been suspected of allergenicity, and of causing dermatitis on the basis of patch tests.
Skin experiences more dryness during cold season, and with, needing right kind of powerful nourishing moisturizer. In cold, skin’s capacity to absorb nutrients also grows.  To protect skin from dryness, one has to prevent water loss which is key to maintaining skin’s moisture. Emollients are lubricating ingredients that prevent water loss and have a softening, protective and smoothing effect on skin. A healthy, intact barrier lets skin look smooth, soft and moist – exactly the opposite of dry skin.
Many cosmetic manufacturers are heavily advertising their products which contain substances like hyaluronic acid, sodium hyaluronate, cholesterol and ceramides. However, it is for the consumers to make sure that the ingredients in these products do not contain such substances which pose potential risk to the skin.
At HERBALLY RADIANT, we have included algae in a new product “Body Polish”, an amazing formulation to exfoliate and nourish soft skin.  Along with blue green algae, it contains sea salt, almond oil, vitamin E, avocado  and coconut oil, besides other rich ingredients to reinvigorate and revitalize skin in natural way. Priced at $ 34.90 (shipping free) ( 4 oz jar), (also available in 2 oz jar for $ 20.90)“Body Polish” is the best natural organic product to exfoliate and nourish, leaving a soft supple and radiant skin.

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