4 Sea-Derived Skin-Care Treatments to Add to Your Routine
Nourish your skin with sea salt, kelp, seashells, and more ingredients from the ocean.
Sea-derived ingredients are making a splash in skin care, and for good reason. Here are four healing, hydrating treatments worth adding to your beauty arsenal.
Pursoma Sweat and Rest
For those with neither the energy nor the patience for a 10-step skin-care routine. Sit back while hydrating seabed magnesium and mineral-packed French gray sea salt do all the work. For added luxury, apply the Amala Retexturing Gel Aqua Peel, infused with red seaweed extract.
$22 and $88 at Kári Skin (Old City)
La Mer Crème de la Mer
The fanfare surrounding this moisturizer is well deserved. La Mer’s top-secret “Miracle Broth,” the crux of all its products, is a cell-renewing elixir containing nutrient-rich giant sea kelp. The classic formula’s thick texture is great for dry skin, leaving a dewy, glowing finish.
From $95 at cremedelamer.com or Sephora.
Kiehl’s Epidermal Re-Texturizing Micro-Dermabrasion
Every great skin-care routine starts with something to clear away dead cells. In this scrub, that’s diatomaceous earth, a natural exfoliant made of crushed seashells. With regular use, all skin types can enjoy fine-line and discoloration reduction.
$42 at kiehls.com or in-store.
From six types of seaweed to Tahitian seawater, this magical serum is imbued with tons of oceanic antioxidants to protect collagen and improve your skin barrier, leaving your face rejuvenated with increased elasticity.
$68 at sabbaticalbeauty.com or for pickup at Bok (South Philly).
Published as “Take a Dip” in the June 2022 issue of Philadelphia magazine.