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Ingredient Breakdown: Sea Kelp
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Ingredient Breakdown: Sea Kelp

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By now, most skincare fanatics know that miracle, fix-it-all ingredients don't really exist. In fact, science shows that a beauty routine that incorporates several high-powered ingredients is the best way to combat signs of aging, skin damage, and all those other fun things we deal with on a daily basis. But, how do you know which ingredients are worth the hype? We're making it easy! In this series, we'll give you the must-know info on both trending and mainstay ingredients.

We totally get it, the words "sea kelp" don’t sound too appetizing, right? Well, it turns out kelp is packed full of good-for-you nutrients that can benefit your health, hair, and skin. Allow us give you the full breakdown of this cutting-edge plant ingredient. 

The ingredient: Sea kelp

Also known as: Algae and seaweed

Quick take: Treats acne, dry skin, and promotes anti-aging.

Claims to fame: From cleansing to toning, moisturizing to tightening, seaweed has earned some serious kudos in the skincare world. Sea kelp products provide anti-aging, brightening, and smoothing benefits for glowing skin. If we're talking hair, sea kelp contains a plethora of vital vitamins that are essential for healthy hair and growth. And, if we're talking food, it contains the highest natural concentration of calcium of any food–ten times more than milk!

Where to find it:

Whamisa Organic Sea Kelp Sheet Mask, $14 at Ulta

Whamisa Facial Mask

Montagne Jeunesse Dead Sea Mud Spa Mask Pressed Sea Kelp, $1.50 at Kmart

Montagne

Jason Natural Products 57815 Natural Sea Kelp Conditioner, $8.50 at HQHair

Jason Sea Kelp

Alba Botanica Sea Kelp Facial Toner, $9.99 at Facevalues.com

Alba Botanica

Seaflora Potent Sea Kelp Exfoliator,  $50.50 at SkinCareRX

Seaflora

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