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Seaweed is so much more than you think

Macrocystis Pyrifera seaweed's hidden powers

Macrocystis seaweed, commonly known as giant kelp, is a type of brown algae that is found in coastal areas of the Pacific Ocean, including the coastlines of California, Chile, and New Zealand.

While it is primarily known for its ecological importance as a habitat and food source for various marine organisms, it also possesses several properties that can be beneficial for the skin.

Drawing out the impurities

When applied to the skin, Seaweed Powder has a strong purifying influence, helping to draw out the impurities that have accumulated, and leaving the skin feeling refreshed and renewed.


Seaweed tightens the skin cells and enriches the skins natural glow causing an anti-aging affect. Furthermore, the amino acids found in seaweed plump up your skin, improving its elasticity, smoothing out any fine lines for healthier, firmer skin.


Seaweed as an ingredient in Rakiura Detoxifying Seaweed Body Polish and Rakiura Seaweed Body Wrap and Face Mask helps to detoxify your body. As soon as the polish or mask is applied on your body, metal toxins are drawn out of your skin. Iodine, contained in seaweed, helps to make the process even more effective. This aids in stimulating the rate of metabolism and detoxification.


Macrocystis seaweed contains natural humectants, which can help attract and retain moisture in the skin. This can contribute to improved hydration and a more supple complexion.

Antioxidant activity

Seaweeds, including Macrocystis, are rich in antioxidants such as vitamins A, C, and E, as well as various polyphenols. These antioxidants can help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals, which are unstable molecules that contribute to premature aging and skin damage.

Anti-inflammatory effects

Macrocystis seaweed contains compounds with anti-inflammatory properties, such as fucoidan. These compounds can help soothe and calm irritated or inflamed skin, making it potentially beneficial for conditions like acne, eczema, or rosacea.

Skin firming and toning

Some studies suggest that Macrocystis seaweed extracts may have a tightening and toning effect on the skin. This can help improve the appearance of sagging or loose skin, promoting a more youthful and firm complexion.

Nourishment and mineral content

Macrocystis seaweed is rich in minerals like iodine, magnesium, calcium, and potassium, which are essential for healthy skin. These minerals can help nourish and revitalize the skin, promoting a more radiant and vibrant appearance.

Rakiura Spa Range which contains Macrocystis Pyrifera seaweed:

Rakiura Detoxifying Seaweed Body Polish
Rakiura Seaweed Body Wrap & Face Mask

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