Seaweed has powerful hydrating properties which make it an ideal ingredient for skincare products. Seaweed extracts are also know to stimulate the production of hyaluronic acid which helps to reduce wrinkles and fine lines.
There are over 12,000 species of seaweed in the world, in the UK alone there are over 600 dotted around our rugged coastlines. A common sight along shores and beaches, at some point most of us will have encountered seaweed and not given it much of a second thought.
What if we told you this very unassuming marine algae is a powerhouse of a plant that delivers scientifically proven results in skincare?
Washing our face is step one in an effective skincare routine. While the aim is to remove the bacteria, oils, pollution and dirt that can build up on our skin, it’s important that we don’t over-wash and disrupt our skin's pH. Read on to find out how over-washing can affect your skin and why gently does it...
Seaweed is at the core of ishga. It’s a truly wonderful marine plant that provides our skin with an abundance of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. The use of seaweed dates back centuries and as an incredibly diverse algae, it lends itself to a variety of purposes. Let’s take a look at a brief history of seaweed in Scotland!
Dull skin can affect everyone at some point in their skincare journey. Sometimes even the most vibrant, glowing skin one week can look tired and uneven the next. Let’s find out why this can happen and the simple tips you can use to get your complexion radiant once again!
During your pregnancy you will experience changes to your body and some of these changes can occur to your skin. Your body will experience a surge in hormones (estrogen and progesterone) that go to your blood vessels, immune system, skin pigment and your glands. It’s important to keep an eye on what ingredients are in your skincare products as certain ones can be absorbed into your body and therefore into your baby’s too.
There is no doubting the relaxing and restorative benefits that come with getting a massage. But what happens to your body while you are getting one? We look at the mental and physical benefits of enjoying a massage and discover how important they are for self care.
Healthy, nourished skin is always in. ‘Glass skin’ is the current trend building on this aspiration for the ultimate glow, originating from K-Beauty (Korean Beauty) stars and has now racked up millions of views on TikTok. K-Beauty is all about working with high efficacy products, natural ingredients and layering to achieve that poreless dewy look – something we can get on board with at ishga!
We all know the benefits exercise can have on the mind and body but sometimes breaking out in a sweat can lead to our skin becoming congested and irritated. Read on to find out how you can keep your complexion glowing post exercise!
Our skin is a wonderful thing. Not only is it the largest and heaviest of the body’s organs, but it also does an amazing job of multi-tasking, from protecting us against bacteria to being a thermostat and regulating our temperature. On one inch of skin there are approximately 19 million cells!
A quick and convenient fix for 'cleansing' late at night, face wipes are often too tempting to reach for. But the truth is that they are not good for your skin or the environment. They don't properly cleanse and lift the dirt from your skin, which can lead to clogged pores. Many face wipes also have chemical preservatives and fragrances in them that can irritate the skin. Wipes are often flushed down the toilet which means they end up in our seas, and if going to landfill they can take over 100 years to decompose.
ishga is proud to be Organic Certified by the Soil Association; an accreditation which means we have passed a certification process and met strict standards which promise that organic ingredients are used in our products whenever possible.