WHEN THE SEA AND SCIENCE COLLIDE
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The oceans cover roughly 70 percent of the Earth and with a such a diverse array of plant and animal life, these waters are a veritable treasure trove of ingredients and extracts that can potentially benefit our skin and bodies as a whole. From an overabundance of UV light on the surface to complete darkness at the oceansâ€™ deepest depths and extreme temperatures (both hot and cold), sea life is excellent at adapting to its environment, and science is paying close attention to the compounds that enhance these organismsâ€™ resilience and resistance to harsh conditions. Seaweed, kelp (which is actually a type of large seaweed), algae and plankton are likely just the tip of the skin-
SUPERFOODS FOR YOUR SKIN
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Superfoods are like the â€œIt Bagâ€ of the nutrition world. As soon as one is deemed â€œin,â€ itâ€™s no sooner declared â€œoutâ€ and replaced with an even better source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. â€œWhat you eat is a very important part of overall health, and superfoods are a wonderful source of antioxidants that protect our cells from damage that impairs their function,â€ explains Beverly Hills dermatologist, Zein Obagi, MD.
Once a fruit, vegetable or grain achieves â€œsuperfoodâ€ status, itâ€™s only a matter of time before it gets included in a skincare productâ€”but can these nutrient-dense foods benefit the healt