Seaweed or Red Algae

(Chondrus Crispus, Corallina Officinalis)

Botany & Composition

Family: Gigartinaceae or Corallinaceae.

This plant typically grows on the underside of rocks on rocky shores and reefs.

Geography: Atlantic coast of Europe and North America.

Historical Uses

This ingredient is rich in proteins, peptides, vitamins (including A,C,D,F & K), minerals (including Iron and Magnesium) and amino acids that are vital to maintaining healthy skin. It is often used as a skin conditioning agent, thickener, stabiliser and emulsifier.

Stories & Legends

During the 1840s Irish potato famine people began eating Chondrus Crispus which is why it is also called Irish Moss.

Found In

Clearing Mask, I-Waken Eye Serum