The beach may be a relaxing and calming way to unwind on a summer’s day, but it is also home to many wondrous nourishing skincare ingredients. Between the glowing power of marine collagen and the nutrients in ocean plants like seaweed, kelp and algae, the sea has an amazing source of ingredients that make up our Aqua range.
Our Aqua range includes oceanic marine plants like Contacticel™, Aldavine™ 5X, and the power-ingredient Ephemer™. Marine plants are especially skilled at protecting themselves against UV radiation and pollution, making them ideal ingredients for skincare.
Ephemer™ is the star in our Aqua range, formulated into each product. It is an extract from the Undaria Pinnatifida seaweed species, also known as brown algae. As with most seaweeds, it is a rich source of nutrients, which benefit the skin. Many types of seaweed have high levels of antioxidants and essential minerals, while different types of algae contain peptides that support cell renewal and increased elastin.
Contacticel™ is an algae extract that helps to eliminate pollution your skin accumulates throughout the day and can be found in our ultra-hydrating Aqua Power Masque. Aldavine™ 5X is a highly potent active ingredient derived from two different types of algae. Aldavine™ helps to protect the skin from UV exposure, preventing premature ageing and helps increase skin elasticity. It also reduces the appearance of dark circles and under-eye bags which is why we included it in our Aqua Restore Eye Essence.
Collagen has been a trending ingredient over the past couple of years and we cannot get enough of it in our products. Our marine collagen is derived from tuna and is extracted from fish scales which we sustainably source by using the wastage from the fish industry. Marine collagen peptides help renew the skin’s ability to retain moisture and suppleness while stimulating skin regeneration, increasing skin elasticity. It is also rich in antioxidants, which help block free radicals. And our favourite benefit of marine collagen is, that it helps improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Found in our Aquagel Refreshing Toner, sea salt is another marine ingredient offering remarkable skin benefits. We formulated sea salt into our toner as it helps to deeply cleanse pores, removing any makeup or dirt your skin has accumulated during the day. It also balances oil production leaving the skin hydrated but shine-free. Sea salt is packed with healthy skin-friendly minerals like magnesium, calcium and potassium.
Seabreeze fragrance, Aquamarine Shades and Seashells
While our Aqua range includes many marine ingredients, it also smells like the ocean. Our fragrance has a natural seabreeze scent, which is 100% natural and adds to our oceanic difference. The gel also has a natural aqua colour, and each product is encased in a beautiful aqua box with a different shell emblem. The shells on our packaging are inspired by the book ‘Gift from the Sea’ by Anne Morrow-Lindbergh which in her book, uses seashell shapes and patterns to define a pathway for women towards calmness from the pressures of time and responsibility. We want our products to remind you, to take it slow for a moment, while you lather your skin with a refreshing wave of the deep blue.
Dive straight into our aquatic Aqua range and see the benefits of marine ingredients for yourself.