Botanical Name: Enteromorpha compressa
Location: West Coast of Kerry, Ireland.
Seaweed type: Wild-harvested
Drying method: Natural, wind and sun.
Seaweeds are rich in minerals, comprising up to 30% of the weight of the plant, 14 essential minerals are required for body and skin development, function and optimal health, most important are zinc and selenium, which are found in antioxidant enzymes that protect the skin.
This seaweed is used in cosmetics primarily because of its skin conditioning effects, this action is believed to aid dry or damaged, where substantive materials it composed of adhere to the skin to reduce flaking and to restore suppleness, ingredient induces special cosmetic effects on the skin that help maintain this vital organ in good condition.
Enteromorpha species contain potent antioxidant activity, present in aqueous extracts, such as those used here in the Phycophar™ BW proprietary complex. Antioxidants are implicated in disease prevention and thought to reduce the effects of environmental toxins such as oxygen radicals, which damage and substantially age the skin.
Inflammation plays an important role in disease; this species of seaweed contains high levels of gamma-linolenic acid, an omega 3 fatty acid that is known to possess anti-inflammatory activity. This species contains macro and trace elements, all essential for good body and skin health.
C. compressa is known to contain a minimum of 22 fatty acids, with relatively high proportions of polyunsaturated fatty acids, omega 3 and 6 oils. Most notably the presence of parinaric acid was determined in 3 different species in one study, that is known to express anti-cancerous activity, with 14% content of gamma-linolenic acid, which has recognised anti-inflammatory activity.
This sea plant contains macro and trace elements, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and phosphorus and cobalt, copper, iron, manganese, nickel and zinc, respectively.
Also known as Stone Hair, Hallow-Green Nori link Confetti or Gutweed.
Our Eutopia Body Wash contains Grass Kelp and can be purchased HERE.