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You are what you eat and drink and slather on your skin, and for this reason alone, algae should be part of your health and beauty regimen. The head to toe health and beauty benefits of algae are why it’s trending right now and if results have anything to do with it, it won’t be going anywhere soon. Algae has been proven to boost hydration, calm irritation and reduce uneven skin tone when applied topically and improve your health and the health of your skin when ingested.
Dawn Russell is the founder of 8G, the first effervescent tablet you mix with water and drink that contains 8 cherry-picked greens. She has included blue algae as one of the 8 greens because “it’s rich in B-vitamins, iron, fatty acids, zinc, potassium, beta-carotene and amino acids to help tone the skin, improve elasticity, encourage collagen production and repair/replace skin cells.” It’s a great way to ensure you get your daily intake even before you apply it in one topical form or another.
Is algae missing from your regimen? Here, 5 ways you can choose it, use it, and get beautiful…both inside and out:
8G ($25 for 20 tablets) provides the necessary nutrients to help strengthen your skin from the so your beauty shines through. It contains Blue Green Algae, Spinach, Kale, Wheatgrass, Spirulina, Aloe Vera, Chlorella and Barley Grass to detox, oxygenate, promote collagen production, alkalize and balance PH levels, decrease inflammation, boost antioxidant protection. To drink, simply drop one tablet in a glass of water, watch it fizz, and drink it down to reap the numerous health and beauty benefits it gives you. The 263 tries it took to find the perfect taste profile practically guarantees you’ll love the fresh, light citrus-like flavor. I know I do!
Lancôme ABSOLUE PREMIUM Bx – Absolute Night Recovery Cream ($198) replenishes your complexion while you sleep. It blends wild yam, soy, sea algae, and barley plus more to immediately restore moisture, increase firmness, renew and boost recovery time. Apply before bedtime and wake up to a more gorgeous, rejuvenated, younger-looking complexion.
ZO Skin Health Oraser® Body Emulsion Plus ($95) is enriched with potent ingredients including Retinol, algae extract, phospholipids, and vitamins E, C and A to boost collagen production, reduce brown spots, restore your skin’s barrier function and replenish hydration. Simply smooth over dull, dry skin to soften, hydrate, soothe, renew and protect.
Drybar Mai Tai Spritzer Sea Salt Spray ($25) gives you a gorgeous head of hair full of beach waves without any of the drying effects from actual sea water. It harnesses the power of Algae to protect and strengthen your hair, and Aloe to keep it hydrated. Spritz on damp hair prior to blow drying for a boost in volume or spray directly on dry hair for added texture.
Bobbi Brown Skin Nourish Coral Grass & Green Algae Moisture Mask ($47), formulated with Coral Grass and Green Algae, gives you immediate and long-lasting moisture for a smoother, plumper, more youthful-looking complexion. Chlorella extract and muru muru butter also increase collagen production, bolster your skin’s moisture barrier and minimize fine lines and wrinkles.
*NOTE: 8G, Lancome and ZO Skin Health products were sent for review. All others were tested in store. Opinions are my own.