Botanical name: Pelvetia canaliculata
Location: West Coast of Kerry, Ireland. Seaweed type: Wild-harvested Drying method: Natural, wind and sun.
Brown seaweed lipids are rich in omega 3 fatty acids, these essential fats have known anti-inflammatory action and are thought to aid recovery from sun damage, slow photo-aging, which results in the development of wrinkles and the helps prevent to development of uneven skin tone.
Benefits: Channelled wrack has documented skin protecting activity, that helps to avoid the harmful effects of environmental factors have on the skin, protecting exposed skin from harmful or annoying stimuli, and is thought to provide temporary relief to the skin. This seaweed is an valuable source of important mammalian fatty acids required for optimal health, DHA is an essential fatty acid which must be obtained from the diet or applied topically that our bodies can not synthesize easily, so this lipid must be supplemented.
Composition With greater up to 6% lipids, it contains more lipid than many brown seaweeds, with 72% unsaturated fat of which 25.9% is polyunsaturated comprising of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, linolenic and linoleic acids, respectively, and 10.8% of EPA and DHA.
Additional Information: Also known as Channel Wrack or Cow Tang.
Both our Liberty Corrective serum and our 7 Berry facial serum contain Channelled Wrack and can be purchased HERE