Sometimes products find their way into your kit and before you know it you have repurchased and they have become a much love fixture. This is very much the case with this little gem…
Beauty Kitchen’s Seahorse Plankton+ High Definition Facial Oil (£20.00) was very much an incidental inclusion in my pro kit. An eleventh hour shoot gave me no time for a restock and so I raided my untested stash for a facial oil and came up with this.
previously I had only tried the odd thing from the Beauty Kitchen bath range (which I had loved – I wrote about the compostable wipes last year), but never tried anything from their skincare collection so I was entering into uncharted waters. Thankfully the risk paid of and a couple of years (and bottles) later HD facial oil is still here.
Before we start I feel I should clear up any confusions around the name. What is Seahorse Plankton?
Microalgae produce approximately 50% of the Earth’s atmospheric oxygen and uses CO2 to grow. It is integral to ocean life and is the foundation of the marine food chain. Plankton microalgae is the predominant source of food for seahorses – hence the name Seahorse Plankton! Before you panic, There is no reason to be concerned for the seahorses. The Seahorse Plankton microalgae is grown in in photo bioreactors and not harvested from the wild, so this means it is a sustainable resource.
Seahorse Plankton microalgae Is high in omegas 3 and 6 as well as Carotenoids and Plant Sterols. The facial oil is formulated using a blend of nutrient rich marine extracts including two types of microalgae and three hand-harvested seaweeds. This combination of ingredients benefits the skin; protecting it against pollution and free radicals whilst increasing collagen levels which in turn reduce the appearance of fine lines, age spots and wrinkles.
High Definition Facial Oil is lightweight but packs a punch in terms of hydration. It nourishes and protects yet disappears almost instantly into the skin, without leaving an oily residue. I generally apply it to the skin after cleansing and serum application; warming a few drops onto the palms of my hands before working it into the face. I have also added it to moisturiser to give skin (male or female) a little boost; it makes a fantastic base for makeup.
The oil has a slightly woody scent which is a result of the combination of seaweed, cedarwood and frankincense blended with a little blue chamomile. And the colour…. the colour is simply beautiful! a wonderfully dreamy amethyst purple….
Have you tried any of the Seahorse Plankton range?
prunus amygdalus dulcis (Sweet Almond) oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride (Coconut Oil), cylindrotheca fusiformis (Plankton) extract, pavlova lutheri (Micro Algae) extract,laminaria digitata (Kombu) extract, guaiazulene (Blue Chamomile), angelica archangelica (Angelica) root oil, citrus aurantium bergamia (Bergamot) fruit oil, juniperus virginiana (Cedarwood) wood oil, *boswellia carterii (Frankincense) gum oil, citrus grandis (Grapefruit) peel oil, helichrysum angustifolium (Immortelle) flower oil, lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) oil, michelia alba (Magnolia) flower oil, citrus nobilis (Mandarin Red) peel oil, cananga odorata (Ylang Ylang) flower oil, styrax tonkinensis (Benzoin) resin extract, tocopherol (Vitamin E), pentylene glycol (Sugar Cane/Corn), benzyl alcohol (Vegetable), limonene, linalool, geraniol, benzyl benzoate, farnesol, benzyl salicylate
Beauty Kitchen work closely with the Seahorse Trust, donating 1% of their sales to them
Images: (1,2) LJS – OMUA