There’s Something In The Water: 4 Ingredients for Youthful Skin


“Darling, it’s better down where it’s wetter.” That singing crab was right! When it comes mermaid-smooth skin and a younger looking complexion, under the sea is the place to be!

Marine ingredients like kelp and seaweed are skincare go tos for preventing the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging like fine lines, dark spots, and uneven skin tone. Think less sea witch and more siren! Ready to dive in? Here’s what’s trending this summer:


Brown Kelp

Brown kelp, a type of seaweed, grows in dense underwater forests and can grow up 18” per day! It’s most commonly found in the Pacific Rim, particularly around Japan, and in the Atlantic off the fjordal coasts of Norway.



What it does:

Brown kelp gives skin a youthful, smooth appearance and can reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles—sign us up! It helps soften, hydrate, and rejuvenate your complexion, it energizes your skin, and it has tonic qualities for a more even-toned, mermaid glow.

How it works:

Brown kelp is rich in iodine, which soothes and rejuvenates skin, as well as trace minerals and antioxidant vitamins A, C, & E. These vitamins promote a brighter, glowing complexion, help moisturize, and reduce the appearance of aging factors like sun damage and fine lines.



Spirulina is a form of fresh-water, blue-green algae. If you’re into green drinks and smoothies, chances are you’ve had spirulina before; it’s even more Posh when you put it on your skin!



What it does:

Phytonutrient-packed spirulina helps balance, revitalize, and calm your complexion while supporting more supple looking skin by moisturizing. It helps remove impurities and free radicals, and it soothes imperfections.

How it works:

Spirulina is rich in vitamins A, B9, C, & E, as well as minerals and gamma linoleic acid—a rare but essential fatty acid. It’s also high in sodium bicarbonate, antioxidants, and polysaccharides—types of sugar—that help attract moisture to your skin’s surface for a dewy, mermaid complexion.


Red Seaweed

Red seaweed grows on rocky shores and the rims of tide pools, particularly in the North Atlantic. It’s also known as coral weed.


Red Seaweed

What it does:

Red seaweed is a popular ingredient in anti-aging skincare products because it helps scavenge free radicals that lead to wrinkles and age spots. It also helps energize your skin for a more radiant, rejuvenated look.

How it works:

Red seaweed contains high levels of antioxidants and trace elements like calcium, zinc, and magnesium, which are essential components of healthy looking skin (think clearer looking, more even-toned skin).


Green Algae

There are over 7,000 species of green algae found all over the world. Green algae is considered part plant, part bacteria and gets its rich, green color from chlorophyll, produced by photosynthesis.



What it does:

Are pollutants making your complexion look dull? Get rid! Green algae can make your complexion appear brighter, and it can help detoxify, cleanse, and refresh your skin. It has a soothing effect and helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and uneven skin tone while increasing your skin’s firmness.

How it works:

Green algae is rich in antioxidants, namely carotenoids, that help rid skin of environmental pollutants. It’s also full of amino acids that help support supple skin by smoothing your skin’s surface.