SCIENCE OF SEAWEED
Beauty from the Sea!
Forerunners in sea plant technologies and pioneers in seaweed treatments and cosmetics in the US, Repechage has created a full range of seaweed-based skincare products featured at top spas globally. Our EcoCert, seaweed is sustainably grown and harvested from the pure seawaters off the Brittany Coast of France and off the coast of Maine, then processed in the USA by our proprietary method
At Repêchage, we are always conducting ongoing research for new applications of our seaweed as well as investigating the newest ingredients to help address problems relating to the skin. It is for this reason that we have asked Professor Charles Yarish, Ph.D., professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Connecticut in Stanford, CT to join us as a member of the Repêchage Board of Directors. Below, Dr. Yarish provides interesting insights into the many important applications of seaweed in skin care.
A brown seaweed found in the upper intertidal and shallow subtidal marine environments. This EcoCert seaweed is a.natural source of 12 vitamins including B12, C, E, K and Beta Carotene, 18 amino acids, and 42 trace elements.
CODIUM FRAGILE SUBSP. ATLANTICUM
A green seaweed anchored to rocks from 1 cm to many meters in size found in the intertidal to shallow subtidal marine environments with branched cylindrical fronds. It helps skin appear smoother and softer.
A brown seaweed, which thrives in the upper intertidal and shallow subtidal marine environments in the North Atlantic Ocean. It is rich in vitamins, minerals, and amino acid, fucoidan and alginic acid.
Green sheet and tubular seaweed that helps skin feel more soothed.
A red marine algae from the coast of the Hawaiian Islands. Helps skin feel soft and smooth.
A green seaweed found in the intertidal and shallow subtidal marine environments all over the world. A source of marine elastin and Aosine, an enzyme. Helps make skin appear more luminous.
A brown seaweed found in the shallow subtidal cold water environments in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, which is rich in all the vitamins, minerals, trace elements, amino acids and alginic acid.
A brown seaweed found in the intertidal to shallow subtidal marine environments. Rich in vitamins, contains fucoidan and alginic acidic.
PORPHYRIDIUM SSP. – MICRO ALGA
A red, unicellular seaweed that’s high in essential fatty acids as well as Vitamins B and C.
A red alga whose main feature is the formation of calcium carbonate precipitate in its cell walls.
A brown algae found attached to rocks of the upper intertidal rocky shores in the eastern Atlantic Ocean.
A type of cyanobacteria (also know as blue-green algae), which is free floating and forms mats in aquatic environments. It contains very high levels of protein. It is also a leading source of natural carotene, Vitamin E, Zinc, phycobiliproteins and essential amino acids.