The people of Japan have one of the longest life expectancy in the world. Japanese women have radiant and firm skin past their 50s. The secret ingredient is seaweed hailed as the superfood of Japanese cuisine, seaweeds have been an indispensable part of Japanese diet and other Asian cultures. Japanese consume seaweeds for both its nutritional properties and culinary values.
Seaweed is a marine plant (algae) that grow in the ocean, rivers, lakes and other water bodies. The edible seaweeds are among the richest sources of iodine, magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, potassium, manganese, and minerals essential to the human body. This delicious sea vegetable is mostly available in Japanese restaurants and limited availability in the western supermarket isles.
Other ways to reaps the benefits of Seaweed is as a cosmetic ingredient is beneficial for your skin. It has hydrating qualities, anti-aging and anti-inflammatory benefits.
Hydration – Seaweed contains proteins, lipids, vitamins and minerals that the skin can easily absorb. This makes seaweed extract an excellent ingredient for serums to hydrate your skin.
Anti-Aging – It contains many enzymes and amino acids that are strong antioxidants. These antioxidants properties promote tissue regeneration and healing properties.
Clear Acne – seaweed also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to fight acne. Seaweed extracts clear impurities or toxins in your skin and help control the oil levels of your face.