Today is June 8th, which marks the annual World Oceans Day. The ocean has always been a source of inspiration, mystery and delight for us land-dwellers. It covers 71% of the earth and is home to millions of species of marine plants, animals and organisms that thrive beneath the surface. Fun fact – only 5% of the seafloor has been explored! It’s no surprise that a tidal wave of marine ingredients like seaweed, caviar and algae have been sourced in beauty products to boost our skin.
In commemoration of World Oceans Day, here are 5 ocean inspired products that are making waves in the beauty world.
1. The Body Shop Seaweed Oil-Control Gel Cream
Harnessing the healing powers of seaweed, this gel cream is ultra hydrating yet lightweight. The seaweed from Roaring Water Bay in Ireland helps to restore balance and control excess oil for a shine-free, matte finish. In fact, there is an entire seaweed skincare range from The Body Shop, perfect for those with combination skin.
2. Kylie Cosmetics Under The Sea Palette
This stunning eyeshadow palette is inspired by the mother ocean and the fascinating life beneath the surface. It comes with 10 pressed powders and 2 pressed glitters that are worthy of a mermaid. Our favorite combos are the shades “Boss Beach”, “Be Pacific” and “Abandon Ship” to create a fun, aqua inspired look.
3. L’oreal Pure Clay Mask (Hydration)
Enhanced with red algae extract, this clay mask addresses rough skin and deep clogged pores to reveal a smooth and pore-minimized complexion. The bergamot oil complex helps to hydrate the skin, while the 3 types of clay (Moroccan lava clay, ghassoul and montmorillonite) purifies and regulates sebum secretion.
4. Stila Glitter & Glow Duo Chrome in Sea Siren
The name says it all. Stila’s “Sea Siren” liquid glitter eyeshadow is the stuff mermaids are made of. This pearlescent sparkle reflects the most enchanting pink, lavender and blue tones.
5. Tarte Sea Mermaid Skin Hyaluronic H2O Serum
A formula loaded with skin loving ingredients like hyaluronic acid, vitamin B5 and marine plant extracts, this thirst quenching serum helps to provide a powerful antioxidant defence without feeling greasy, heavy or sticky. The water-light texture delivers a super concentrated burst of moisture to parched skin, and is the perfect base for your makeup.
As the largest ecosystem on earth, the ocean is our planet’s life support system. It generates half the oxygen we breathe and contains more than 97% of the world’s water. Living oceans also absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and reduce climate change impacts, which is why ocean conservation is crucial. Leading scientists worldwide have determined that we need to protect at least 30% of our blue planet by 2030, as our future depends on healthy oceans.
You can help by signing the petition on worldoceansday.org , as doing so will call on world leaders to take action. Together, we can help protect and save our amazing oceans.