Seaweed contains the extract of Fucus vesiculosus L. prepared in a neutral oil.
The Seaweed used for Naturallythinking Seaweed Extract is mainly collected in France. The seaweed is dried, if necessary chopped, extracted with isopropyl alcohol and filtrated. The filtrate is concentrated by distillation and thereby the isopropyl alcohol is completely removed. The concentrated extract is prepared in neutral oil and clear filtrated after an individual ripening time.
Seaweed is traditionally used to treat obesity, rheumatism and a cellulite treatment. Many associate seaweed with "anti-fat" properties and Seaweed can be found in many sun and after sun products for.
Seaweed (Fucus), contains trace minerals (mainly iodine, partially as the iodide and partially bound to protein or amino acids). Seaweed is a rich source of Thyronine, Polysaccharides, Alginic acid, Fucans, Polyphenols, Phlorotannins, Sterols and Esters of Glycosyl diglycerides.
Seaweed is typically found in products aimed at aging of the skin caused by sun damage, over-eating and a poor lifestyle
Seaweed will work in all formulation types from Cream Emulsions to Shower and Bath Surfactants.
The extract can be added to creams, lotions, foaming products (skin and hair) winter skin care, anti-aging products, after sun products, rinse off and oral care either as part of the production process of your own cosmetics or by adding to the Naturallythinking range of Cosmetic bases.
We recommend adding Seaweed Extract to the final formulation when the temperatures are below 40c to ensure efficacy of ingredient.
Seaweed extract is oil soluble.
The extract should be used between 0.1% and 2%
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract
Not for internal use
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