About 10 years ago, I feel in love with Japanese food, from the sushi and tempura to yummy udon noodles ramen soup. I also can’t get enough of seaweed, used in many of the salads and traditional soups. Edible marine plants are well-known for their amazing nutritional benefits, so I can’t say I was too surprised to discover that Sea Kelp, a type of brown algea seaweed, is a powerful antioxidant and super ingredient for scar treatment.
Sea Kelp is not only rich in antioxidants – it is also full of amino acids, minerals and Vitamins A, B, C, and E. These properties work together to repair skin cells damaged from scarring and increase blood flow to scar tissue. As a result, the skin heals faster, the scar is less visible and new skin blends in better to your natural tone. Kelp can also help maintain skin health by preventing collagen damage caused by aging and sun exposure. Studies have also shown that kelp extract contain tyrosinase – the enzyme responsible for excess melanin production causing dark spots)- inhibitors which diminish the dark spots that remain after acne has healed.
A few Melariche favourites that include Kelp:
If you read our Skincare Routine for Hyperpigmentation post, you’ll know that serums are potent jars of actives that penetrate the skin to target specific skincare concerns. The Biolissime Anti-Blemish Serum does just that. Containing kelp and niacinamide (vitamin B3), this dark spot treatment serum evens skin tone and eliminates scars. You’ll see a noticeable difference in less than 12 weeks.
Seaweed and aloe work together to reduce acne scars in PHB Ethical Beauty’s Anti-Blemish Treatment Gel, making it another Melariche favourite. We love the formulation because its its choke full of natural and organic ingredients with no artificial perfumes and fragrances, meaning. Not to mention PHB Ethical Beauty is a brand that believes that Beauty should be used for good – 20% of net profits go to charity. Sold!
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– The Melariche Team 🙂