SCIENCE OF SEAWEED

Bringing together the remarkable health and beauty benefits of seaweed and the finest natural ingredients the earth has to offer. Simply the world's most effective formulas for skin care, body treatments and cosmetics. 

The Many Skin Benefits of Seaweed

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, 

Where Science Meets Skin Care

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.

Repêchage Seaweeds

LAMINARIA DIGITATA

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 (formerly referred to as CODIUM TOMENTOSUM)

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.  

ASCOPHYLLUM NODOSUM

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. 

ULVA COMPRESSA (formerly referred to as ENTEROMORPHA COMPRESSA)

Green sheet and tubular seaweed that helps skin feel more soothed. 

AHNFELTIA PLICATA (formerly referred to as AHNFELTIA CONCINNA)

A red marine algae from the coast of the Hawaiian Islands. Helps skin feel soft and smooth.

ULVA LACTUCA

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.  

SACCHARINA LATISSIMA (formerly referred to as LAMINARIA SACCHARINA)

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.

FUCUS VESICULOSUS

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.

LITHOTHAMNIUM CALCAREUM

A red alga whose main feature is the formation of calcium carbonate precipitate in its cell walls..

PELVETIA CANALICULATA

A brown algae found attached to rocks of the upper intertidal rocky shores in the eastern Atlantic Ocean.

SPIRULINA SSP.

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.

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