We’re often told that a diet based on seafood does wonders, so why not extend Poseidon’s goodness to your grooming regime, too? Here are the products that harness the power of the ocean to keep you looking and feeling as fresh as clear blue water.
Haeckels Grooming Products, from £18
British grooming brand Haeckels is headquartered in the seaside town of Margate, Kent, so naturally, its ethos is informed by the salty swells. The label’s unguents and exfoliants employ novel ingredients, including dulse extract from seaweed harvested along the Kentish coast to protect your DNA against UV damage, and sea buckthorn to patch-up weathered skin and restore your mug to its former glory. There’s even a seaweed bath treatment to recreate a wholesome dip in the ocean in your tub (although you’ll find it hard to get any laps in, of course).
Exfoliating Seaweed Block, £18 • Seaweed Bath, £18 • Marine Facial Cleanser, £25 • Seaweed and Salicylic Powder Exfoliant, £27 • Seaweed and Salicylic Powder Exfoliant, £27
Available at MR PORTER.
Biossance Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream, £46
Algae might not be the sexiest thing to suggest slapping on your face, but science-driven brand Biossance has harnessed the benefits of the green stuff to pep up your peepers. This game-changing eye cream is made from sustainable botanical ingredients, including vitamin-rich marine algae and paracress – a flowering plant from South America – alongside hydrating squalene, which triple team to nourish undereye skin and smooth out fine lines. A must for the gracefully maturing night owl.
Available at Cult Beauty.
Orto Parisi Megamare Parfum, £138
Orto Parisi is something of a fabled name in world of scent. Megamare, as the name implies, is formulated with aromatics from the deep, including seaweed, sea cucumber and ambergris. Unorthodox, yes, but trust us, you won’t end up smelling like an old fishing net. In fact, it’s a heady, balanced blend of salty rocks, peppery sea botanicals and warm driftwood, which recalls a walk along coastal sand dunes in summer. The cap of the bottle is even weathered by seawater and inlaid with genuine shell. This is olfactory alchemy at its most potent.
Available at E-Scents.
Sachajuan Ocean Mist Texturizing Spray, £18
Most surfers have an inherently cool nonchalance, and their tousled, just-out-of-the-water hair is a look that many have tried to imitate. If you can’t hang five on a daily basis for the sake of your barnet, then Sachajuan has the answer bottled up with its Ocean Mist. This spritz and go spray adds undone beachy volume and texture and features Ocean Silk Technology, which utilises marine algae to strengthen and protect your mane. So, it’s good beneath surface level, too.
Available at MR PORTER.