Fucus vesiculosus extract
Fucus vesiculosus extract Fucus vesiculosus extract

Ingredient name

Brown seaweed extract (Fucus vesiculosus)

INCI name


Fucus vesiculosus extract

Fucus is a sea kelp, sometimes referred to as “sea grape” or “sea oak”. This plant extract contains over 40 micro and macro elements, including iodine, iron, calcium, potassium, silicon, magnesium, selenium, sulfur, zinc, phosphorus, boron, barium, etc., It also contains amino acids, vitamins (A, group B, C, D3, E, K, F, H, PP, C), organic acids (including alginic, folic and pantothenic), fibre, polysaccharides (fucoidan and laminarin), and polyphenols.

Alginic acid stimulates healing of sores and burns, preventing infections developing in damaged tissues. Laminarin strengthens blood vessel walls, improves its immunity and relieves irritated skin. Fucus iodine regulates the metabolism in fatty tissues beneath the skin, breaks down fatty tissue and helps to get rid of them. Fucus iodine contains anti-viral, immune-boosting and antibacterial properties.

Why it’s good for your face

  • Stimulates skin cell functioning
  • Hydrates the skin with essential vitamins and acids
  • Smooths wrinkles and improves skin tone
  • Regulates functions of sebaceous glands
  • Removes puffiness and dark circles under the eyes

Why it’s good for your hair

  • Improves the structure of their hair and strengthens roots
  • Stimulates metabolic processes in the scalp
  • Intensively moistures the hair from roots to ends

Why it’s good for your body

  • Moisturises and invigorates the skin
  • Fights cellulite and regulates fat metabolism
  • Improves firmness and suppleness
  • Draws out toxins and prevents skin-ageing


Individual intolerance.

Scientific evidence

[1][2] Brown algae are loaded with phlorotannins – polyphenols which contain antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, cancer-fighting, antihypertensive, and anti-allergenic properties.

[1] https://www.academia.edu/27469781/Phlorotannins_as_bioactive_agents_from_brown_algae

[2] https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1382668911001438