What is chrondus crispus?

IMG_3332 What is chrondus crispus?

Come across an ingredient called chrondus crispus and don’t know what it is?

Chondrus Crispus is a skin conditioning agent and is useful in the control of viscosity in an overall product. Due to it being a seaweed extract it is packed full of vitamins and minerals which are vital to the maintenance of healthy skin. Perhaps the most interesting property of Chondrus Crispus is its ability to protect against UV rays. Making it especially useful in the development of sun screen .

Based upon information from MSDS pages Chondrus Crispus is considered a low hazard to the body – mild irritation may occur when applied to the eye area. Studies have shown that the ingredient can act as a carcinogen when consumed and subsequently broken down by the stomach (PubMed). It is perfectly safe for general topical use as stated by the FDA.

Simply raw say, the healing benefits of Irish Moss appear abundant. As a soothing aid to all mucous membranes, Irish Moss is said to ease ailments such as gastritis, nausea, indigestion, constipation, as well as ulcers. Irish Moss also has antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral and anticoagulant activities. Used topically, it may help soothe skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and burns

For the whole family except for babies, and is suitable for all skin types. Ideal after exercising and when travelling. Handily, you can also use this for hair washing too.

Thalgo Marine Shower Gel is a truly sweet nectar, this shower gel cleanses and purifies the skin while preserving its hydrolipidic film. An invigorating marine shower to be enjoyed on a daily basis.

Expert advice:

Apply daily on wet skin, then rinse thoroughly. Can be used as a shampoo.

Active ingredients:

  • Gentle Cleansing Base
  • Chondrus Crispus


Impurities are gently removed without overstripping the hydrolipidic film. The skin feels soft and invigorated.

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