Why is everyone talking about sea moss?
Whether you’ve ordered it in your smoothie or seen it on the ingredient list of your favourite face cream, sea moss (also known as Irish moss or chondrus crispus) is majorly trending right now. Amassing over 558 million views on TikTok, we have to wonder – what is all the fuss about #seamoss?
What is sea moss?
Found in the depths of the ocean, sea moss is a type of red algae that grows on rocks. Boasting a list of beneficial qualities – from antioxidant-rich to anti-inflammatory, it’s no wonder why sea moss has become the new ‘it’ ingredient in skincare. When used in skincare, sea moss can soothe bothersome skin conditions like acne and eczema, add protection to the skin barrier and help reduce the appearance of ageing thanks to its ultra-hydrating properties (it’s even more hydrating than hyaluronic acid).
How do I introduce sea moss into my beauty regime?
While currently most prevalent in skincare, this year will likely see the rise of this superfood in the likes of haircare, bath and body and holistic wellness. Until then, we’ve rounded up six of our beauty must-haves containing sea moss for those who want to give the trend a try.