Midwest Daydreams: Oceanic Beauty Secrets from the Sonoran Desert

03.12.24 12:29 PM By CRAFT Beauty Lab

As I sit here in the Midwest, counting down the days until warmer weather graces us with its presence, my mind can't help but wander to the beautiful Sonoran desert where CRAFT Beauty Lab (and the rest of the team) resides. With its perpetually sunny days and warm desert breezes, it's hard not to daydream about the native desert nature that surrounds them.

One thing that particularly captures my imagination is the plethora of ocean-derived and ocean-inspired ingredients that find their way into our skincare formulations. While I'm here in Ohio, I can't stop thinking about the amazing benefits these ingredients offer for our skin. So, let's take a dive (see what I did there?) into some of these fantastic ingredients we're using at CRAFT.

From the depths of the ocean, we find treasures like:

Marine Collagen: Derived from fish or seaweed, marine collagen is prized for its ability to boost skin elasticity and hydration. It's a key ingredient in many anti-aging formulations, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Red Algae Extract: Red algae extract is packed with vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that help replenish and protect the skin. It's especially beneficial for sensitive or inflamed skin, thanks to its soothing and anti-inflammatory properties.

Kelp Extract: Kelp is a type of seaweed that's rich in iodine, vitamins, and minerals essential for healthy skin. Its hydrating and detoxifying properties make it a popular ingredient in skincare products, helping to clarify and revitalize the complexion.

Spirulina Extract: Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae that's loaded with antioxidants and nutrients. It helps protect the skin from environmental damage, while also promoting cell turnover and collagen production.

And from the coastal regions, we gather:

Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil: Rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, sea buckthorn berry oil is a powerhouse ingredient known for its ability to nourish and revitalize the skin. Its bright orange hue comes from beta-carotene, a precursor to vitamin A, which helps promote cell regeneration and repair.

Sea Fennel Extract: This coastal plant is known for its skin-brightening and toning properties. Sea fennel extract helps improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of dark spots and uneven pigmentation.

Blue Tansy Oil: Known for its striking blue color and calming aroma, blue tansy oil is prized for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It's especially beneficial for acne-prone or irritated skin, helping to soothe and clarify without stripping away natural oils.

So there you have it! Whether harvested from the depths of the ocean or the coastal regions, incorporating these ocean-inspired "treasures" into your skincare regimen can help you achieve that radiant, healthy glow we all crave.