Earth Marine Water + AHA 4% is our first chemical (100% natural of course) exfoliant that helps in cell turnover to reveal more youthful skin with visibly reduced pores, discolouration and fine lines.
The solution acts as a leave-on exfoliator that works overnight to remove dead skin cells when used 2-3 times per week. As with our Algae Plump + B3, we recommend applying our Eco Marine Cream straight after to lock in the moisture to your skin. Of course, it all starts with seaweed and Earth Marine Water + AHA 4% contains our own Margate seaweed alginate to help nourish and repair skin damage.
We’d recommend only using Earth Marine Water + AHA 4% at nighttime. Earth Marine Water will cause photosensitivity and possibly sun damage. Make sure to always apply a daytime SPF or sunscreen the following morning.
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Why We Make It
Our AHA is glycolic acid which is derived from Sugar cane. It’s an effective chemical exfoliant that gently resurfaces skin texture and prevents clogged pores. With regular use, this gives you skin cellular turnover a boost helping to fade the appearance of hyperpigmentation, sun damage and fine lines. We’ve found the perfect concentrate for AHA is 4% during our testing. If you’re a beginner to AHA, we’d recommend mixing earth marine water into either borage seed oil or tomato seed oil. The blend will act as a buffer and only allow Earth Marine Water + AHA to be lightly absorbed into the skin.
Our seaweed alginate is the best carrier for any formula. It’s vitamin-rich and helps to rebuild the dermis layer once the dead layer of the epidermis is removed. It’s vital nourishing and antiseptic qualities help to give your soft skin and healthy glow.
We then add in a small dose of our vegan Hyaluronic acid + vitamin B5 – the same that’s found in our Algae Plump + B3. This immensely hydrating ingredient will replenish and soothe skin.
Next, we add Epilobium Fleischeri Extract that helps to prevent oily skin, restore the skin’s healthy appearance and support pore size reduction. It’s a powerful sebum-regulating, soothing and anti-irritant agent. It contains Oenothein B and flavonoids that inhibit the activity of 5a-reductase. In English, this reduces the sebum production & pore size, which leads to visibly clearer skin.
We then add Allantoin which helps to further soothe the skin while buffering any possible irritation from the chemical exfoliation process. Allantoin is extracted from the comfrey plant and it’s anti-inflammatory.
So, it calms redness and inflammation. While research continues, it has been observed that the alkaloid dehydroevodiamine is responsible for decreasing the tyrosinase activity; this enzyme is responsible for melanin production. So, it is beneficial in reducing the appearance of age spots and blemishes or dark spots on the skin. It also improves microcirculation on the skin and enhances radiance.
We believe this formula to be truly groundbreaking. Like the waves coming in and smoothing the rocks, we believe our Earth Marine Water + AHA 4% will effectively resurface your skin.
Why We Love It
Skincare that’s backed by data and designed from the Ocean? What’s not to love! But seriously – we’ve been working hard on this one for years. It’s our first foray into using naturally occurring chemicals in our products for a more refined scientific and data-backed product.
It also falls nicely into our four-step skincare idea. We hate using the word ritual or routine for skincare. It makes it sound like all of a sudden we have enough time on our hands to create a ritual…skincare should always be about the effect, not the application. Wherever and however you choose to put our products, they should just work.
And that’s why we focus so much on the formula; trying it out on ourselves to make sure that we never launch anything that we wouldn’t use on a daily basis.
But back to that idea – exfoliate, cleanse, plump and seal. We’ve now launched something we’ve been using for years. And we wouldn’t launch anything we don’t love. For every yes there’s a thousand no’s.
Introducing Earth Marine Water + AHA 4%. A product we love, and we know you will too.
How To Use On Skin
Our first chemical exfoliator needs careful use to ensure it’s right for your skin. It is suitable for all skin types, however, it’s important to always do a patch test on your skin to check your skin compatibility. Our Earth Marine Water + AHA 4% is a nighttime treatment and should not be used in the morning. For your first usage, we’d recommend pairing it with either our tomato seed oil or our borage seed oil to limit the skin’s exposure.
Before use, we recommend cleaning your face thoroughly with our facial cleanser.
We’d recommend using Earth Marine Water + AHA 4% 2-3 times per week. After applying the Earth Marine Water + AHA 4% it’s really important to add a moisturiser on top – this will keep your skin hydrated whilst the AHA works its magic.
In the morning, cleanse your face again using our facial cleanser before applying our Algae Plump + B3 and finally our Eco Marine Cream. We’d always recommend applying a daily SPF afterwards. With increased skin turnover, your new skin will be more susceptible to the dangerous effects of UVA and UVB exposure. We don’t do an SPF…yet…
The combination of all of these products will leave you with clean, refreshed and hydrated skin.
There’s a lot of science we’ve done to find the perfect natural level of AHA within our formula – it needs to be at a level to increase turnover, but not at a level that’s too strong. That’s why it’s taken us so long. But we’ve found it – and the perfect level is at that 4% sweet spot.
Goes Well With
We’d recommend pairing our Earth Marine Water + AHA 4% with our daily eco marine moisturiser at nighttime.
In the morning, cleanse your face using our facial cleanser before applying Algae Plump + B3 and our daily eco marine moisturiser. You need to apply this quickly after Algae Plump to lock in the moisture.
Alginate press (polysaccharides) / Anthemis Nobilis (roman Chamomile Water) / Aloe Barbadensis (aloe vera Juice) / Earth Marine Water / Evodia rutaecarpa Fruit Extract / Annuus Oil (Sunflower seed oil) / Epilobium Fleischeri Extract / D-panthenol / Hamamelis Virginiana / Vegan HA / Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide / Fruit Sugars Alpha Hydroxy Acid / Allantoin Powder / alcohol / salicylic acid / glycerin / sorbic acid)