AD | IN PARTNERSHIP WITH DERMIKELP SKINCARE
Sensitive skin is becoming an increasing issue; recent statistics have found up to 90% of women declare that they have sensitive skin and are looking for solutions to help, while cases of eczema and rosacea are at an all time high. Whether it’s due to increased exposure to chemicals, a symptom of a modern lifestyle or simply more awareness and understanding of our skin care needs, there’s no arguing with the fact that ‘suitable for sensitive skin’ is high on the list of priorities of both brands and their customers – especially during the colder months when symptoms can be exacerbated. So what can you do to help?
Grown in the shallow and nutrient rich waters found across the globe, Sea Kelp has long been celebrated as somewhat of a wonder ingredient. Used for centuries to soothe ailments and aid cooking, it’s only recently been adopted within luxury skin care and used within mainstream health care. Whether it’s eaten, used topically or added to beauty products, there’s no doubting the huge number of benefits it can offer: a natural source of vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D and E, as well as minerals including zinc, iodine, magnesium, iron, potassium, copper and calcium, there’s simply nothing else like it. I’ve actually been taking Sea Kelp supplements for about six months as they’re said to help with hormone regulation, hair growth and fighting the signs of ageing, but thanks to Dermikelp this injection of goodness now extends to every area of my beauty regime too.
Voted best new beauty product in the OK! 2018 Beauty Awards, Dermikelp harnesses the power of one very special variant of Sea Kelp that’s grown away from major shipping lanes and hand harvested (to both preserve its natural goodness and respect the environment) from the shallows of South Africa: Ecklonia Maxima. With a huge amount of research into this species of brown kelp under their belt, Dermikelp have developed a range of products that suited to sensitive skin while helping to hydrate, soothe and nourish dry skin and hair. Made into a concentrated liquid form called CEM-K, this power pack of nutrients is proven to be non irritating while delivering all of the goodness of these vitamins and minerals our body needs to thrive.
What I adore about the Dermikelp philosophy is that their ‘cell burst technology’ manufacturing process ensures every part of the kelp is used, while sustainable hand harvesting helps the ecosystem to flourish in the years to come. Dermikelp’s unique technology involves putting the kelp under immense pressure, compressing the particles into micropartlices which then burst when the pressure is released; this releases the nutrient-rich contents, which is then used as an active ingredient across the range. Clever huh!
With a marine biologist as the founder behind the brand, you can feel safe in the knowledge that Dermikelp cares about the environment (they even use 100% recyclable bottles!) while being driven to share the secrets of the sea. Packaged in helpful kits, the range offers targeted solutions for those seeking help with specific areas of their body – without overwhelming with choice. Let me introduce you…
Dermikelp Body Conditioning Collection (£69.99)
A four piece kit containing the basics you need to look after your body from top to toe, this offers great value for those suffering with sensitive skin or wishing to strip back their overall regime. It includes a Gentle Foaming Face Wash to nourish skin while eliminating impurities, a Gentle Cleansing Body Wash which helps rehydrate, soothe and calm sensitive, dry or itchy skin, a Nourishing Moisturising Lotion to nourish skin without leaving a heavy or greasy sensation, as well as an After Shower Moisturising Skin Spray which is specifically formulated to rehydrate and nourish skin after stepping out of the bath or shower. (If you get that post-shower tightness this is a great solution!) Great value and a great starting point, this would be fab for anyone suffering with sensitive skin or wanting to help soothe away ailments during the colder months.
Dermikelp Complete Hair Care Collection (£44.99)
Many of us suffer with itchy, flaky scalps because our usual hair products are irritating our sensitive skin, so this three piece collection provides a great solution. Including a Cleansing Shampoo, which has a gentle low foaming action but leaves hair feeling thoroughly clean, a Hydrating Conditioner which helps to soothe and soften hair with the added benefit of Grapeseed Oil, plus a Nourishing Scalp Tonic which conditions and nourishes the scalp in order to promote glossy healthy hair. Together they leave hair feeling bouncy, smooth and fresh – but the scalp isn’t left feeling dry, itchy or irritated after the fact.
If you’re after a smaller starting point, then the Hair Essentials Kit (£24.99) includes 100ml bottles of the Cleansing Shampoo and Hydrating Conditioner, while the Body Essentials Kit (£38.99) includes 100ml bottles of the Gentle Cleansing Body Wash, Nourishing Moisturising Lotion and a tube of Soothing Cream (also sold separately at £6.99.) So there’s something to suit every need, every price point and practically every part of your body.
My heroes and favourites of the Dermikelp range are definitely the multi-purpose Nourishing Moisturising Lotion for an all over hit of moisture and soothing goodness, as well as the After Shower Moisturising Skin Spray which is just a genius little product; the Soothing Cream is great to have in your bag for targeted relief too (and doubles up as a great hand cream!) But to be honest, there isn’t a dud product in the entire range.
My husband suffers from eczema and often has hugely irritated portions of skin across his arms, but Dermikelp helped to soothe them away and minimise any flare ups while offering a non-sticky and non-greasy application. He’s pretty fussy about the products he uses, and I find 90% of what I give him lurking in a drawer after a handful of tries, but Dermikelp transitioned effortlessly and provided a helping hand when he needed it most. For me, these are just some fab stripped back basics I know I can rely on and helped to soothe away any dryness and irritation caused by harsh winds and transient temperatures. You can’t argue with that.
Sea Kelp is definitely an ingredient to get on board with and one that can offer a huge number of benefits, so why not try the magic of Dermikelp yourself?
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Find out more about Dermikelp and the product range here: dermikelp.co.uk
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This is an advertorial feature in partnership with Dermikelp; all opinions, experiences and words my own.