Skin Care From the SeaKnowledge and usage concerning the health benefits of seawater and its plant life have been around for centuries and can be traced back to the ancient Egyptians. Modern science has allowed us to study and utilize these natural resources to their full potential. Seawater has many similarities to our own blood plasma. It contains vital elements- vitamins, minerals, amino acids and microorganisms that produce healing antibiotics. Where skincare is concerned, seawater has been documented in the treatment of skin aliments such as eczema and psoriasis. Ocean salt water speeds the healing of sores. It naturally pulls toxins, tightens pores and tones the skin. Phytomer, a company on The Brittany coast in France has been using this powerful knowledge about the sea for over 40 years. Phyotmer has pioneered marine biotechnology and its application in skin care. Oligomer, meaning “little sea” is the corner stone ingredient in their line of products. It is a freeze-dried seawater concentrate, containing 104 trace elements and minerals, to strengthen and heal the skin. Salt water itself, is not the only therapeutic natural resource to come from the sea. Algae, seaweed and seaside plants detoxify heavy metals, break down fat lipids, increase cellular respiration and fight damage from bacteria. All of these characteristics have practical skin care applications. Seaweed itself has many similarities to our own dermis and epidermis. With such a great interest in this comparability between the human body and the ocean, Phytomer has put together a team of over 20 scientists, in their own laboratory, to study and develop marine based skin care. They have complete control over the entire production process; cultivating and growing their own sea plants, to separating and extracting powerful ingredients. These scientists have established a library of over 800 microorganisms and are working to restore natural sea plants back into the ocean. They use sustainable methods for production and remain eco-friendly by naturally filtering waste-water with a unique system of gardens. If Phytomer’s unique and environmentally sound philosophies regarding technology and skin care resonate with you, there are many products to experiment with in your skin care regiment. The Perfect Visage Gentle Cleansing Milk is a great product to introduce yourself to the brand. This cream cleanser is suitable for all skin types and is gentle enough for use around the eyes. Brown algae and seaside plants deliver amino acids and help maintain healthy moisture levels in the skin. Who would have known that skincare would help us understand another important use of our earth’s largest resource?