Seaweed supplements: your unexpected skincare saviour

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Investing in good quality skincare is important to ensure we are caring for our largest organ - our skin. Yet our diet and the nutrients we consume are often overlooked when it comes to supporting the health of our skin. Pairing your skincare regime with the essential, natural nutrition of seaweed is the perfect way to unlock a radiant, natural glow!

You don’t need us to tell you why seaweed is so wonderful; packed with skin-loving nutrients and antioxidants, the topical benefits are endless. As a rich, natural source of essential iodine, seaweed can also help combat the wide-ranging symptoms linked to iodine deficiency to help nourish your skin from within. From brittle hair and nails, weight gain, sensitivity to the cold and dry, flaky skin, these symptoms are common with over 2 billion people suffering from iodine deficiency globally.[1]

Seaweed’s Skin-loving Nutrients

Among other important skin-loving nutrients, iodine holds significant uses in the body to help our skin. Iodine plays an essential role in the body for thyroid function – a gland located in the neck which builds important hormones for various metabolic uses. A common symptom of iodine deficiency, where the thyroid is not producing enough hormones, is dry and flaky skin.[2] This can subsequently exacerbate other skin conditions such as eczema, and psoriasis.

Iodine is also important in aiding thyroid hormones with collagen production. Collagen is a key component of our skin layers - a protein which provides structure and elasticity, it is key to achieving a plump and youthful appearance. One of the main mechanisms of chronological ageing is the reduction and stunting of collagen production. Yet hypothyroidism and subsequent iodine deficiency has clear influence in the decrease of collagen production.[3] Iodine’s benefits can be further enhanced with nutrients such as vitamins A, B2, B3, biotin and zinc which are all scientifically proven to be essential for skin health. Each of them play a crucial role in giving skin a natural, radiant glow – from balancing skins moisture levels, to promoting an even skin tone and even aiding skin that’s itchy, red or sensitive through their anti-inflammatory effects.

Seaweed also contains antioxidants, the front-line defence to anything and everything chemistry in the body. Antioxidants play a crucial role in stopping chain reactions of harmful chemicals in the body obtained through many plant-based compounds in our diet like seaweeds which are rich in polyphenols and vitamin C containing carotenoids.

Doctor Seaweed’s Beauty+

To help support your ishga skincare regime, Doctor Seaweed has created Beauty+, a natural supplement devoted to the health of your skin, hair and nails. Our organic Hebridean seaweed has been enhanced with the addition of skin-loving nutrients; vitamins A, B2, B3, C, E, biotin, selenium and zinc – all from entirely natural and plant-based sources. Each capsule helps unlock your natural glow and maintains the strength of your hair and nails whilst protecting against your skin from oxidative stress and supporting collagen formation.

By adding seaweed to your diet, you can support the health of your skin and nails and enjoy a more radiant, youthful appearance. To find out more about Doctor Seaweed – simply click here to check out the range.

For a limited time only, get 15% off the Doctor Seaweed range with code DOCTORSEAWEED15. For use at only (UK). Valid until 24.03.23.



[2] Safer JD. Thyroid hormone action on skin. Dermatoendocrinol. 2011 Jul;3(3):211-5. doi: 10.4161/derm.3.3.17027. Epub 2011 Jul 1. PMID: 22110782; PMCID: PMC3219173.

[3] Drózdzm, M., Kucharz, E., & Grucka-Mamczar, E. (1979). Influence of thyroid hormones on collagen content in tissues of guinea pigs. Endokrinologie, 73(1), 105–111.