Benefits of Seaweed Skincare

Seaweed is one of the world’s most naturally abundant sources of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, anti-oxidants and essential fatty acids. Used throughout the ishga skincare range, our seaweed extracts and powders deliver powerful anti-ageing, hydrating and skin-renewing properties.

Our unique seaweed extract is the cornerstone of ishga’s range of natural and organic skincare. It’s extracted directly into Hebridean spring water using a low temperature extraction process, which protects the beneficial compounds and enzymes. Our process has been independently tested with outstanding results, rich in polyphenols for healthy skin.

Antioxidant polyphenols provide protection against environmental damage to the skin by neutralising free radicals. Used throughout the ishga range, our mineral-rich extract is blended with organic ingredients and essential oils to create each product. From our bestselling moisturiser, our Anti-oxidant Marine Cream, to our award winning natural cleansers and body oil, our seaweed extract delivers effective results from the first use.

We combine our unique seaweed extract with various natural skincare ingredients such as cucumber extract, macadamia, jojoba oil, thistle oil, Hebridean sea salt and aloe vera to name just a few. These nourish, hydrate and protect your skin.

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Hebridean Spring & Sea Water

ishga uses Hebridean seawater in our organic skincare products. We collect it from the surf as the waves break on our island’s beautiful beaches. The coastal waters surrounding the Outer Hebrides are recognised as being amongst the most pristine in the world, and to reflect this, they’ve been given the highest quality classification available by SEPA (Scottish Environmental Protection Agency). The sea is rich in vital minerals and contains 83 elements found on the periodic table.

People have always been mindful of water - it’s at the heart of all living matter. Historically, on the Hebridean islands of Scotland, great importance was attached to locations where it flowed, and in particular, certain natural springs were noted for their different healing properties. These places are full of beauty, but were also spiritual places, which could bring health from the heart of the earth.

Every product in the ishga skincare range includes water from a spring, which is situated in a beautiful and remote location among the hills and lochs on The Isle of Lewis. Our spring is a lively spring with a bottom of blue clay, and according to local folklore, it was used throughout the ages for its healing and therapeutic properties. Excellent for skincare, the water contains a potent mineral content, which includes potassium, magnesium and sulphates.