Here at eXO, we combine the best ingredients from land, sea and “me” – your own biology – to create one seriously breakthrough formula. In this three-part series, we’ll break down what each component does for you and your skin… beginning with our marine ingredients!
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There’s an old adage that “the ocean heals all” – and we have to admit, it’s a pretty accurate one. After all, the world just seems clearer after a dip in the ocean (especially if you’ve had one too many cocktails the night before). When it comes to your skin, the ocean’s healing benefits are manifest and manifold. Knowing the magic that marine materials possess, we incorporated several of them into our groundbreaking exosome formula.
Here’s what they are and what they do:
Kelp – Yep, we’re talking about the stringy seaweed that you may otherwise want to avoid while taking a swim. Kelp is a nutrient-rich sea plant that’s loaded in trace minerals and vitamins; it offers superior hydrating benefits, plus possesses anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties.
Irish Moss – Another seaweed that usually lives in low water and on rocks, Irish moss is very nutritious, containing high amounts of potassium, calcium, phosphorus, sodium and iron. It also possesses an array of vitamins, particularly skin-hydrating Vitamin A and free radical-fighting Vitamin C.
Kombu – Fun fact: Kombu seaweed contains up to 8 times more calcium than milk! While milk does a body good, kombu’s key feature is its high level of Vitamin B2. This nutrient plays a critical role in the production of collagen, helping to prevent fine lines and premature aging.
Blue Algae – This blue-green plant can look supernatural, which is fitting considering its nearly magical healing properties. High in proteins and fatty acids, blue algae helps to lift, tone and nourish skin, plus assist in the production of all-important collagen.
Sea Lettuce – Another seaweed super-food, sea lettuce contains all nine essential amino acids, plus an array of antioxidants. It’s for this reason that it’s a potent tool against free radicals, those nasty atoms that cause oxidative stress and skin damage.
The story continues! Stay tuned as we reveal more about the land ingredients and those that come from your own biology as we continue our Land, Sea and Me series.