Fun fact: spirulina is a superfood for your health, AND it is amazing for your skin and hair!
This blue-green algae is actually a living organism that grows in both fresh and saltwater. It is packed full of nutrients, minerals, and vitamins (A, B-12, E). It is high in iron, protein, amino acids, and calcium. All of these are very beneficial to your skin.
It is also high in antioxidants, which means that it will help fight off free radicals that age your skin. Some even use it to lighten dark circles and age spots (thank you, chlorophyll!). Spirulina helps your skin cells regenerate. Enjoy youthful, soft, glowing skin and a beautiful complexion by incorporating this ingredient into your skincare.
Spirulina has excellent anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, which is great news for those who might deal with breakouts. It is also very good at detoxing the skin (and it can do so without overdrying like activated charcoal can).
Your hair can benefit from spirulina as well! You may have even seen this ingredient in shampoos and conditioners to promote hair growth. It is known to help encourage hair growth. Spirulina is also commonly used to relieve an itchy, flaky scalp. Enjoy healthy, strong hair with this powerhouse ingredient!
We just started using spirulina, so it is only available in our Seaweed From Scratch Soap, but we hope to continue finding other ways to add it to more skincare products.