Laminaria digitata’s elegant sounding name refers to the brown-green alga’s wavy appearance, resembling a hand with gently fluttering fingers: Lamina means ‘blade’ and digitus means ‘finger’ in Latin. The alga also goes by other names such as kelp, tangle, Sea wand or Kombu, and is found in cold to temperate waters, including the North Sea coast of Sweden. A popular ingredient in traditional Japanese and Chinese cuisine, Laminaria is highly appreciated for its rich nutritional content of trace elements and minerals, making it wonderfully skin-conditioning and replenishing in beauty.
- Skin-conditioning and replenishing, thanks to minerals such as calcium, potassium and magnesium.
- Laminaria helps to lock in skin moisture, thanks to its polysaccharide content.
- High in antioxidants, in particular vitamins A and B.