Marine Skincare: The Benefits of Wakame Sea Kelp in ZAHEDA® Skincare

Posted on 24 Apr, 2015

Wakame Sea Kelp in ZAHEDA® Skincare

ZAHEDA® Skincare is the evolution of 20 years expertise by Zaheda Hafez Skin Expert and Founder of The Laser Treatment Clinic, in collaboration with leading cosmetic scientists to bring you powerful results driven science-led formulations.

Here at The Laser Treatment Clinic, we are proud of our ZAHEDA® Skincare range. Rich in nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. High levels of the finest marine and botanical actives work synergistically in these carefully curated formulation to help keep the skin firm supple plump more youthful. With this in mind, let’s break it down and look at the core ingredient in our scientific skincare; Wakame extract found in ZAHEDA® Skincare and why it is hugely beneficial for your skin.

What Exactly Is Wakame Sea Kelp?

Wakame is a type of seaweed that is native to Japan. Hailed as the next wonder anti-aging ingredient, phytessence wakame is derived from an exotic kelp (actually a sea algae) native to the sea of Japan. It can be eaten both fresh and dried and can even be crushed up and used as a condiment. The options are endless, which is why Wakame has been introduced as a skincare extract, as it works well with the body in order to sustain smooth plump more youthful skin.

How Does It Benefit The skin?

The specific type of Wakame used in skincare is Phytessence Wakame and is rich in vitamins and minerals. More specifically, it contains vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, and B12, as well as Calcium, Sodium, Iron and Potassium. Furthermore, the high level of vitamin C is known to boost the production of collagen and vitamin B, which helps to sooth the skin from any inflammation and assists in keeping the skin looking young and fresh.

Most importantly, phytessence wakame has demonstrated dose-dependent inhibition of the activity of hyaluronidase in vitro*. Hyaluronidase is an enzyme that attacks the skin’s supply of hyaluroic acid, which improves elasticity and smoothness. By binding collagen and elastin fibers together, hyaluronic acid makes skin smooth, firm, and flexible. Without hyaluronic acid, elastin and collagen fibers lose their “glue,” leading to a loss of youthful appearance. In inhibiting hyaluronidase, wakame prevents the deterioration of the extracellular matrix, which is a dominant means of defence against visible aging and the weakening of dermal thickness. *in-vitro study carried out on active material.

Why Do We Use It in ZAHEDA® Skincare?

Phytessence wakame helps to hamper one of the main factors contributing to skin decline with age. When collagen, a fibrous protein possessing great tensile strength, and elastin, another protein that helps skin stay flexible, start to break down due to aging, skin begins to sag and becomes less firm. Hyaluronidase prevents skin from forming new collagen and elastin molecules because it destroys their connective glue, hyaluronic acid. It seems perfectly logical to work with the biological structure of the skin tissue and include an ingredient that blocks the activity of this unwelcome enzyme in skin care.

Here at The Laser Treatment Clinic we believe ZAHEDA® Skincare innovative formulations infused with high levels of the finest Wakame extracts, deliver beautiful glowing more youthful looking skin, naturally.

Where Can I Buy ZAHEDA® Skincare

ZAHEDA® Skincare range is available from our online shop below: