Face & Body Care
Deep Dive into the New Sea Minerals & Blue Algae Collection
‘An oceanic explosion in your bathroom.’
So, you have met our new collection, now time to deep dive into the key ingredients used and why you need this as part of your summer skincare ritual or, of course, to perk you up in the cold winter months.
As you may know, SBC Skincare is located in the county of Suffolk, which boasts a 50 mile stretch of heritage coastline. Many of the SBC team have grown up by the sea and continue to live close to it today. Days at the seaside have been a part of our upbringing, we find the sea brings us a sense of tranquillity and happiness.
Little wonder then, that we set our sights on the sea to source ingredients to boost our skincare routines. While ocean-inspired skincare is not overly new to us, our aim was to bottle the experience and benefits of a day at the seaside, for you to enjoy day after day.
Why are Sea Minerals good for the skin?
The sea harnesses the world’s largest source of natural elements, nutrients and minerals. There are over 40 types of minerals found in seawater and they are known to help restore vitality, replenish and purify the skin.
SBC’s new Sea Minerals & Blue Algae Collection harnesses a blend of 5 minerals, which may also be found in the sea. These are Magnesium, Copper, Iron, Silicon and Zinc.
- Magnesium is known to help improve skin’s barrier function, which in-hand helps skin maintain hydration and support collagen production, for smooth, plump skin.
- Copper helps to rejuvenate, soothe and promote collagen production in the skin.
- Iron can help also support the metabolism of collagen by providing protection and repair against oxidative stress from external factors.
- Silicon, also known as silica (not to be mistaken for man-made silicone) helps firm skin and support collagen production.
- Zinc helps to soothe and balance oils in the skin. It is also an antioxidant which helps to fight and prevent damage from free radicals.
Infusing your skin with this mineral blend will help to encourage a healthy-looking, rejuvenated appearance. The mineral blend assists the skin in retaining moisture, and improve strength and elasticity, for a supple and radiant complexion.
What is Blue Algae?
Blue-green Algae is a plant which grows in freshwater and saltwater and has been around for billions of years.
When you visualise Algae we imagine you see the slimy, green stuff floating on the water, whilst to isn’t the most attractive ingredient, it works wonders when used on your skin.
Blue-Green Algae is also known as Spirulina, which is a well-known superfood many of us consume regularly, due to its impressive nutritional content. It is rich in antioxidants, amino-acids and minerals. When it comes to skincare, the algae can be just as beneficial and is the perfect partner to support the mineral-rich blend also in these formulas.
When used on the skin it provides purifying hydration and helps restore vitality, by flushing out toxins and protecting skin from free radical damage. Blue Algae helps to improve overall appearance for rejuvenated, supple, healthy-looking skin
What is Guaiazulene?
Guaiazulene is an active ingredient derived from chamomile oil. It is naturally dark blue in colour and provides the stunning colours used within this collection. Guaiazulene benefits from calming and soothing properties and is also an effective antioxidant which helps protect the skin from free radical damage.
The last key ingredient is one you will have heard of, and certainly one of our favourite skincare ingredients, Hyaluronic Acid effectively hydrates the skin to smooth out and plump the appearance of fine lines. Due to its ability to attract and hold moisture, Hyaluronic Acid can soothe surface flaking or dryness, leaving you with soft, healthy-looking skin.
Lose yourself in the soothing waves of this refreshing aroma, which leaves the scent of a summer breeze on your skin. This collection will help clear your mind, like a deep breath of fresh air. Developed for those who love outdoor freshness and memories of days by the sea.
Dive into turquoise waters with notes of sun-kissed ozone, sea salt and crisp citrus, perfectly blended with accords of violet leaf, cypress trees and wet pebbles. Base notes of clean musk, cedar and sandalwood linger on the skin.
Curious about ‘Sunkissed Ozone’? Do you know the smell of the air just before a storm? That is the smell of ozone.
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