What Makes Bladderwrack So Good For Your Skin

What Makes Bladderwrack So Good For Your Skin

The ocean has long been a rich source of natural ingredients and remedies for various health and skin care concerns. Many cultures all over the world have consumed various seaweeds as part of their regular diet due to their impressive nutrient profile that is readily absorbed by the body

Seaweed, in particular, has a history of medicinal topical use, with humans tapping into its strong skin-soothing, anti-inflammatory and healing properties. With the advancements in science, and sustainable harvesting methods, these marine compounds have gained well-deserved popularity in the skincare industry because of their biocompatibility with the skin

One type of these wonder ingredients from the sea is Bladderwrack, an ingredient Hunter Lab uses extensively across the range to help improve skin health

Bladderwrack, or Fucus Vesiculosus, is harvested in the northern Atlantic and Pacific coasts, the northern Atlantic coast and Baltic coast, and is known for its ability to survive the harshness of the ocean conditions. Through this it has developed properties that are proven to help improve our skin  – rich in essential vitamins, antioxidants and minerals to nourish and help protect the skin, calm acne and soothes inflammation, making it a saviour for those who struggle with skin challenges Still not convinced of the benefits of seaweed? Here are Four Reasons We Love Bladderwrack For The Skin 

Rich in B complex vitamins

Bladderwrack contains numerous types of vitamin B, including niacin, also known as vitamin B3, a brightening nutrient that can help soothe irritated skin and calm acne-related inflammation, and help lift dark spots over time

Rich in antioxidants

The extract of Bladderwrack is rich in various corrective active ingredients such as Antioxidants that fight free radicals, bioactive Polysaccharides, Amino Acids, Vitamins and Minerals. These components have numerous benefits for the skin, including helping reduce the signs of skin ageing and minimising inflammation, and the improvement of skin elasticity through providing intense hydration

Contains Anti-Inflammatory Compounds 

While inflammation is a natural response of the body to injury or infection, chronic inflammation can lead to a range of health problems, including skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Bladderwrack contains anti-inflammatory compounds that can help to reduce inflammation in the body and soothe irritated skin

Moisturises and Nourishes the Skin 

Bladderwrack contains polysaccharides, which are long chains of sugars that can help to moisturise and nourish the skin. These polysaccharides form a protective layer on the skin, preventing moisture loss and keeping the skin hydrated. Bladderwrack contains vitamins and minerals including vitamins A and C, iron and zinc which promotes healthy radiant skin


Hunter Lab Products That Feature Bladderwrack 

If you’re looking to incorporate this powerhouse ingredient into your skincare routine, Hunter Lab has a number of products that tap into the benefits of Bladderwrack: 

Cleansing Facial Scrub 

This natural 2-in-1 cleansing exfoliator features Bladderwrack, alongside other native Macrobiotic Sea Minerals, Passion Flower and Violet leaf extracts to hydrate the skin and encourage cell renewal. After use, the skin will appear  brighter and more youthful

Marine Healing Essence

This natural skin treatment can be used daily to reduce inflammation. Using natural oceanic actives including Microalgae, Bladderwrack and Wakame Marine Extracts that soothe and help heal inflamed skin

Peptide Eye Renewal 

This under eye concentrate is a natural tripe-action formula that features Bladderwrack and Antarcticine marine extracts, along with active peptides, to brighten and strengthen the delicate skin around the eyes. This powerful combination of ingredients effectively target fine lines, dark circles and puffiness

Lipid Vitamin Face Oil 

The best-selling Lipid Vitamin Face Oil is a hardworking oil blend that absorbs quickly into the skin and enhances its natural radiance, leaving no greasy residue or shine. It provides extra nourishment for dry skin while also helping to balance and regulate oil production in skin prone to oiliness and congestion