My choices for February were inspired by Faith Hogan's book Secrets we Keep. The book is an absolutely fantastic read set in Ireland. You can see my short review in my January Books roundup. The book features an old bathhouse which is brought back to life - if you like reading it's a must!
So here's my picks:
Mungo Murphy's Single Sea-Bag (£3.90)* - this intriguing product makes for a great detoxifying treat. Inside the bag is 60g of naturally dried seaweed (Laminaria digitata). It can be used twice and thereafter used as a scrub in the shower (before composting!)
To use: Place the sea-bag in a pot of kettle boiled water. Leave to simmer for 5-10 minutes before pouring the whole lot in the freshly drawn bath. The seaweed will then release its luxurious natural oils which are full of Vitamins, Minerals, Amino Acids and trace elements. The heat of the bathwater will open your pores and the benefits of the seaweed is absorbed by the skin.
The Sea Soap (£6.95)* smells deeply of the sea and seaweed and is such a treat! The large chunk moisturises and nourishes the skin leaving it feel soft and scented with tangy sea salt.
To use: lather with water and use as a body or hand wash.
REN's Seaweed & Sage Body Wash (200ml - £15)* has a lovely herbal scent which is refreshing and reviving. The wash is formulated with toning seaweed extract and an invigorating blend of essential oils - Geranium, Cypress, Rosemary and Sage.
To use: massage over wet skin in the bath or shower.
The Seaweed Bath Company is a new brand to me. Hailing from Maine the company was created to find a better skincare solution for Adam who suffered from severe psoriasis and found that the soothing and detoxifying powers of seaweed calmed his skin. From the range I chose their Citrus Vanilla Body Cream 177ml - £16.99)* which deeply moisturises the skin. The cream has a sweet citrus vanilla scent which smells beautiful. Formulated with Organic bladderwrack seaweed which contains 65+ vitamins and minerals, antioxidant-rich blue green algae, antimicrobial neem oil, hydrating aloe, coconut, Hawaiian kukui and Olive oils.
To use: apply to the skin as often as needed.
My final pick is from PHB Ethical Beauty - Skin Refresh Gel with Seaweed & Mint (120ml - £13.75)* which has a beautiful invigorating and refreshing scent. It's a multi-use product (you know how much I love one of them!) and is good for heat rash, insect bites and tired feet as it soothes and refreshes. The gel can also be used on the face and body (and is great to use after sunbathing).
To use: massage into the skin and allow it to sink in.
What's your favourite beauty products containing seaweed?
*I received these products are part of the Love Lula Accredited Blogger Program. All thoughts are genuine and my post contains some affiliate links. I added £6.59 to my monthly allocation in order to enable me to try a range of products.