Since ancient times seaweeds have been used for their cleansing and therapeutic properties. In thalassotherapy the ancient Greeks used the healing properties of seawater and sea algae in cosmetic and health treatments.
Seaweeds are humectants, drawing moisture to the skin and containing high levels of lipids, proteins and minerals (such as zinc, iron, magnesium, potassium, sodium and selenium) which have great benefits in healing and repairing the skin. Vitamins K, B, A, C and E help plump the skin, even skin pigmentation and promote collagen. The high iodine content of seaweeds is deeply cleansing and by using dried seaweed powder in a salt scrub it is also an effective exfoliator, removing dead skin cells so new ones can form.