Today marks World Oceans Day and we started thinking about the treasure trove of skincare ingredients that the oceans provide us with. From algae to sea weed and roe, there are many mineral laden treasures that we have harnessed to better our skincare game. As if we needed any more reasons to protect and look after our oceans, here is one more, but we made this one a beauty one.

Algae
 

Algae

Rich in – vitamins and minerals

Properties – excellent emollient, antibacterial and antioxidant agent, promotes collagen production, and hydrates, tightens and detoxifies skin

Used in – face masks, eye creams, moisturisers and lotions

Fish roe (fish eggs also, caviar)
 

Fish roe (fish eggs also, caviar)

Rich in – concentrated amounts of minerals

Properties – stimulates cell renewal, fights dryness, reduces inflammation and signs of premature ageing, and helps deal with eczema and acne

Used in – body exfoliants, facial cleansers, mud-based face masks, moisturisers

Pearl extracts
 

Pearl extracts

Rich in – antioxidants and amino acids

Properties – popular in Ayurvedic and Asian skincare routines, used for skin brightening, exfoliation and cell renewal

Used in – face masks, anti-ageing creams, serums and colour correctors

Sea water
 

Sea water

Rich in – super rich in calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium

Properties – widely used for their skin healing and clearing properties, especially in cases of acne and dermatitis, general skin cell health is improved due to the rich content of minerals and vitamins

Used in – toners, face mists, face cleansers, texturising hair sprays, bath salts