What’s the buzz about plankton?
Plankton contains microalgae; microscopic organisms that produce around 50% of the planet’s oxygen. Plankton and these microalgae are a crucial part of the ocean’s food-chain, supporting and nourishing sea-creatures – from the biggest whales right down to the tiniest of seahorses.
The beauty industry is so excited about plankton right now because it contains a combination of powerful ingredients, all clinically proven to hydrate the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s packed full of omega fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants, and can increase collagen production.
It nourishes and protects the skin
“Seahorse plankton” is so called because it’s a type that’s commonly fed on by seahorses. The natural antioxidants and minerals contained in it help fight free radicals (these can damage skin cells and collagen, leaving skin looking thin and lined). Plankton can also help nourish and protect skin, and it’s particularly useful for dry skin that’s showing signs of ageing.
It helps reduce wrinkles
In one study, wrinkles were reduced by 12% over a two-month period using “seahorse plankton” on the skin. If two months sounds good to you, how about one day? An in vitro study (where the microorganism is studied outside its original biological context) showed that this kind of plankton increased collagen synthesis in fibroblast skin cells by 19.3% in 24 hours.
Get started with plankton
The Beauty Kitchen’s seahorse plankton skincare range has added angelica root, blue chamomile, frankincense, sea kelp and immortelle essential oils to create a solution for all skin types. The range is 100% natural and effective, sustainably sourced and suitable for vegans. The brand harvests plankton from large-scale greenhouses called photosynthetic bioreactor fields, which produce huge amounts of high-quality, pollution-free microalgae. The range is also carbon neutral because the brand recycles the energy produced by the plankton.