Over 70% of the world is made up of oceans, and yet most of us don’t take advantage of the incredible benefits beneath the waves. As any beach bunny knows, a trip seaside can be the refresh our skin desperately craves. But even if you can’t make it to the shore, marine ingredients are finding their way into skincare and bringing incredible skin benefits to your everyday routine. While the beach is often the ideal happy place for holiday and relaxation, marine plant life and actives provide a wide array of some of nature’s most powerful skin-boosting minerals. The sea itself is overflowing with science-backed, skin-saving ingredients; with everything from anti-aging to hydration benefits. 

Why are marine ingredients effective?

Sea life has proven to be stronger than ever in surviving the harsh challenges of mother nature. Even battling extreme weather conditions, continual sun exposure, and salt water, marine life prospers and remains hydrated. It’s about time we took advantage of these natural ingredients from the sea. One of our favorite anti-aging powerhouses of ocean beauty is Sea Lavender SC, also known as, Limonium Gerberi Extract. 

What is Sea Lavender? 

This ultra-nourishing marine magic is a global anti-aging active ingredient extracted from a unique marine plant off the coast of Northern Brittany, France. With a combination of anti-inflammatory, firming (collagen), and plumping benefits, it makes a great natural solution for slowing down the signs of aging. Sea Lavender SC is an organic ingredient and is an extract of the whole plant. You can experience the benefits of this ultra-hydrating, anti-aging marine plant in 3 Graces Radiant Facial Balm

Is it safe for all skin types?

Highly rated on most skincare safety ranking sites like The Good Face Project, Sea Lavender is one of nature’s safe ingredients for skin. Studies show it is free of common allergens like coconut, nickel, gluten, and soy as well as irritants like dyes, paraben, and preservatives. 

Will it boost Collagen? 

While Sea Lavender SC is often found in hair moisturizing products and skincare as sun-protection, it is incredibly powerful in boosting collagen. As our bodies age, it produces less collagen, resulting in a loss of elasticity in the skin. While we often attribute these signs as “getting older,” wrinkles and sagging skin are simply signs that your collagen levels are reducing. Sea Lavender SC is nature’s little helper in boosting collagen levels in your skin, helping cells renew and repair themselves. Together with Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, and Antioxidants, Collagen can bring you firmer skin with a youthful glow.  

The ocean isn’t just beautiful to look at, it has thankfully found its way into our beauty regimen. And it’s here to stay! As the beauty industry moves into a clean beauty space, natural and especially marine ingredients will continue to find their way into our everyday skin-care products. The ability to create ingredients so sustainably combined with the vast collection of marine life yet to be discovered means that the foray into ocean beauty is just beginning. No matter where you are in the world, the future of skincare will bring you to the seaside.