The main ingredient in our Seaweed Face and Body Lotion is a gel we extract from sustainably hand harvested Canadian Seaweed.  One of the ingredients within this gel is Fucodian. It is said the cosmetic effect of Fucodian on human skin was first discovered by accident.  In an experiment with Fucoidan, a researcher was repeatedly touching brown seaweed extract with her bare hands, and to her surprise the sores on the skin of her hands healed.  Fucodians have been known to have moisturizing effects exceeding those of hyaluronic acid- a commonly used component in many lotions. Fucodian is also known to protect the skin, which includes the elimination of free radicals, reduction of inflammation and wrinkles.  It has been reported to improve elasticity, firmness and brightness of skin.