Here we detail the various names of cosmetic ingredients you may come across that are derived from algae. In general, algae is a water dwelling organism which is adept at protecting itself from dehydration and sun exposure due to it being found on coastal plains and wetlands. This effect is transferred to the skin when applied topically. Algae is often grown in a sustainable environment so the beauty industry and other industries that use the organism are not endangering it.
This is a type of algae which is known to relax muscles.
A mixture of dried algae that is ground into a powder.