To answer the question – the link between seahorses and beauty is this recently launched Seahorse Plankton range from Beauty Kitchen. It contains a super-ingredient Seahorse Plankton. It’s a natural and sustainably sourced anti-ageing micro algae that you can find on the high-street and it’s affordable.
Seahorse plankton protects itself from environmental stresses by producing a unique mix of antioxidants, omega 3, lipids, sterols, carotenoids and vitamins (A, D, E & K). This mix has beauty benefits that have been clinically proven to increase collagen synthesis and have been shown to reduce wrinkles.
Beauty Kitchen’s Seahorse Plankton range also contains carefully selected 100% natural and sustainable ingredients, including: sea kelp, immortelle, angelica root, frankincense gum oil and blue chamomile. These are ingredients that combine together to absorb deep into the skin for a powerful anti-ageing effect.The whole range smells fresh in a sea breeze kind of way and leaves skin feeling fresh, radiant and glowing.
I’ve been trialling two products from the range. The first is the Sea Plankton Everlasting Radiance Cleansing Gel, £14.99. It’s a gentle cleanser that cleans, refreshes and exfoliates.
I’ve been using it as my second stage cleanser (after removing make-up with a balm or oil). Directions are to apply to damp skin and massage in circular motions removing with warm water and a konjac sponge or a cloth. Regular readers won’t be surprised to hear that I just chuck it on a damp muslin or flannel to apply and rinse well. It’s really refreshing and leaves my skin softened and not tight.
The other product I’m trialing is a slightly surprising inclusion for this type of range. It’s the Sea Plankton Beauty Boosting BB Cream £14.99.
It’s a lightweight BB cream designed to blurs imperfections and create an even skin tone. It’s also said to stimulate collagen synthesis. I love how this looks on my skin even on it’s own – it gives a luminosity to the skin and the beachy smell makes me think this would be the perfect product for a beach holiday when you don’t need heavy make-up. Still I trialled it in London in the depths of winter so I used it at primer stage initially under my MAC Studio Face & Body Foundation which is light coverage and together they gave me such a great look. I’m sold!
Oh and they support the Seahorse Trust too!
You can find the complete range on line at Holland & Barrett.
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