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SCIENCE OF SEAWEED

Bringing together the remarkable health and beauty benefits of seaweed and the finest natural ingredients the earth has to offer. Simply the world's most effective formulas for skin care, body treatments and cosmetics. 

The Many Skin Benefits of Seaweed

Forerunners in sea plant technologies and pioneers in seaweed treatments and cosmetics in the US, Repechage has created a full range of nutrient-rich seaweed-based skincare products featured at top spas globally. Repechage researchers seek out specific seaweeds beneficial for a range of skin conditions and therapeutic needs. The rich blend of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, amino acids and anti-oxidants in seaweed makes it the ideal main ingredient for detoxifying, oxygenating, re-balancing, hydrating, anti-aging, and renewing benefits. Our seaweed is harvested from the pure seawaters off the Brittany Coast of France and processed in the USA by our proprietary method to deliver all the nutritive benefits from the sea to the skin. 

Where Science Meets Skin Care

At Repêchage, we are always conducting ongoing research for new applications of our seaweed as well as investigating the newest ingredients to help address problems relating to the skin. It is for this reason that we have asked Professor Charles Yarish, Ph.D., professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Connecticut in Stanford, CT to join us as a member of the Repêchage Board of Directors. Below, Dr. Yarish provides interesting insights into the many important applications of seaweed in skin care.

“The marine environment contains a source of functional materials, including polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), polysaccharides, essential minerals and vitamins, antioxidants, enzymes, and bioactive peptides. Marine collagen exhibits antioxidant properties that have been used in skin care products to prevent and even repair the damage caused by environmental factors, such as UV rays and low humidity.” — Se-Kwon Kim, Ph.D., Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology

Repêchage Skin-Saving Seaweeds

LAMINARIA DIGITATA

A brown seaweed found in the upper middle section of the ocean. This EcoCert seaweed provides hydrating, nourishing, and anti-oxidant properties. Natural sources of 12 vitamins including B12, C, E, K and Beta Carotene, 18 amino acids, and 42 trace elements. Essential fatty acids help maintain the skin barrier while Alginic Acid – a polysaccharide – helps to lock moisture into the skin. Known to help increase cell proliferation.

CODIUM TOMENTOSUM

A small green seaweed with branched cylindrical frond. It re-establishes and locks in moisture to skin while balancing and repairing the skin barrier. This seaweed hydrates, nourishes and is a powerful antioxidant.

 

ASCOPHYLLUM NODOSUM

Brown seaweed, which thrives in the middle section of the ocean. It is rich in vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Helps lock in moisture and rich in anti-oxidants to prevent free-radical damage.

ENTEROMORPHA COMPRESSA

Yellow green nori seaweed that soothes, reduces desquamation, regenerates and activates micro-circulation and oxygenates cells. It reduces puffiness or any swelling on the skin.

AHNFELTIA CONCINNA

A red marine algae from the coast of the Hawaiian Islands. Provides intense, immediate hydration, skin soothing and skin repairing qualities.

ULVA LACTUCA / AOSA

A green seaweed found in the upper middle section of the ocean. A source of Marine Elastin Protein that helps prevents the breakdown of elastin in the skin. It contains an extract of Aosine, an enzyme that neutralizes elastase, which is responsible for the breakdown of elastin in the skin. Helps increase vitality and brightness of skin complexion.

LAMINARIA SACCHARINA

A yellow-brown seaweed found in the middle section of the ocean, which is rich in all the vitamins, minerals, trace elements, and amino acids. Controls oil production to keep pores clear and has antiseptic and antibacterial properties.

FUCUS VESICULOSUS

A brown seaweed found in the upper middle section of the ocean. Rich in vitamins and has water resistant properties. This seaweed provides bacteriostatic action that inhibits the growth of bacteria in a product.

PORPHYRIDIUM - MICRO ALGA

A red, unicellular seaweed that’s high in essential fatty acids as well as Vitamins B and C. This is used in combination with Zinc for sebum regulation, moisturizing and protection for problem skin.

LITHOTHAMNIUM CALCAREUM

A red alga whose main feature is the formation of calcium carbonate precipitate in its cell walls. This is used to help encourage slimming and firming.

PELVETIA CANALICULATA

A brown algae found on the rocks of the upper shores. Anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties helps prevent aging. Protects against DNA deterioration and helps treat pigmented spots for a more even-toned complexion.

SPIRULINA

Blue-green algae with the highest level of protein. It is also a leading source of natural carotene, Vitamin E, Zinc and essential amino acids. Used as a natural detoxifier.

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