Sea moss (Chondrus crispus) is a form of algae found in the ocean. It has been utilized for decades in the Caribbean islands for its therapeutic characteristics, as it provides numerous health benefits. Sea moss has long been utilized in skincare for its therapeutic properties, but it has recently acquired mainstream attention because of its high vitamin and mineral content. Sea moss gel's nutritional content is high in essential amino acids and minerals that are good for the skin. In addition, sea moss helps to minimize eye bags and dark circles because of the following features present in it:
- Higher content of Vitamin K
Sea moss contains vitamin K, which helps maintain skin elasticity and promote collagen formation. Vitamin K also enhances blood circulation and blood coagulation. This will plump your skin, smooth out wrinkles, and reduce dark circles and bags under your eyes. Vitamin K is one of the most common vitamins used in skincare products, particularly eye creams, to reduce dark circles.
- Higher content of essential minerals
Sea moss provides essential minerals to the skin, such as sulfur, magnesium, iodine, selenium, Vitamin C, calcium, and proteins. It hydrates and plumps your skin, maintaining its general health while boosting its appearance. Vitamin C present in sea moss increases collagen production, which improves skin suppleness, strengthens blood vessels, and improves blood circulation, which can help reduce dark circles to a considerable extent.
- Provides photoprotection
Overexposure to the sun might result in dark circles beneath the eyes. Some phenolic compounds from sea mosses, such as Phlorotannins isolated, provide photoprotection against UVB rays by lowering cell damage induced by UVB radiation. Therefore, including sea mosses in our diet and cosmetics products assist us in reducing eye bags and dark circles.
- Antioxidants characteristics
The presence of antioxidants helps to minimize puffiness and dark circles. This is the most common element in most cosmetic products, and it works best when applied naturally. Sea moss's anti-inflammatory and antioxidant characteristics can aid in the reduction of dark circles.
- Sea moss stimulates Collagen production
As people get older, they lose fat and collagen. This causes the skin around the eyes to thin and loosen, causing the blood vessels to become more visible and the area to seem dark. Ageing is also responsible for increased oxidative damage, less effective skin healing, and high pigment (melanin) synthesis. In that case, sea mosses such as brown algae aid in the production of collagen and keratin in your skin and strengthen and give elasticity to your skin, preventing dark circles and making it look smooth and healthy.
Sea mosses contain excellent skin protection capabilities and biologically active compounds such as vitamins, essential minerals and amino acids. These active compounds in sea mosses pave the door for their usage as an active ingredient in cosmetics to prevent eye bags and dark circles under the eyes. So, get your daily dosage of vitamins and minerals from this superfood available at Herbal Vineyards.
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