Research & Development

All of my products are handmade with simple, natural ingredients and inspired by the powerful healing properties of the sea and seaweed.

How I started developing my seaweed skincare products

My PhD research was concerned with making a synthetic copy of a protein found in seaweed. This protein was an enzyme that could grab useful minerals from the sea. Seaweed is clever stuff.

While reading studies on seaweed including how it may be used in carbon fixing and nutrition I discovered the incredible cosmetic benefits that seaweed has within its little cells. It is my goal to capture the healing properties of the sea and seaweed for you to enjoy at home.

The rich blend of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, amino acids, and anti-oxidants in seaweed makes it the ideal main ingredient for detoxifying, re-balancing, hydrating, anti-aging and renewing benefits. If you would like to read a scientific review on this click here.

I have been testing methods for extracting the most beneficial lipids (fatty acids) from seaweeds and this is what I will be using in some of the future handmade skincare products.


What I am working on now

Now I have moved into a dedicated production studio I have the capacity to develop some more products. I have been deveoping products for other businesses, contact me if you would like more information about this. 

Wetsuit Lube for putting on open cell wetsuits is one product I am working on at the moment. As with all my other products I am formulating this as I have a need for it. At the moment the best way for me to get my open cell freediving wetsuit on is by using dilute soapy water solution. This leaves a little soap next to my skin for several hours resulting in dry and eczema flare ups. I am creating a waterless product that can be diluted and used to slide into wesuits. It is safe enough to be next to skin for a day and of course, a main ingredient is seaweed. 

If you wish to stock my products please contact me for more details.