Hawaiian Sea Extract Q
Hawaiian Sea Extract Q is a natural moisturizing ingredient that captures the benefits of Chondrus Crispus, commonly known as Irish Moss, which is a species of red algae that grows off the rocky shores of Hawaii. It is soft and cartilaginous, and relatively small growing a little more that 20 cms long. Its color often varies from greenish-yellow to dark purple, but may also seem a metallic blue when it appears at the water’s surface. Hawaiian Sea Extract Q can be used in a variety of skin care products, including moisturizers, body creams and lotions, toners, hand and face creams, and daily wear products.
Hawaiian Sea Extract Q contains essential minerals and amino acids from Irish Moss that comprise the key components that make up the skin’s Natural Moisturization Factor (NMF), a complex naturally present in the skin which allows it to retain water. These building blocks provide the proper environment for the development of firmer, younger looking skin. The high-molecular weight, film forming polysaccharides derived from Irish Moss gives Hawaiian Sea Extract Q the ability to increase moisturization and impart a smooth skin feel. Additionally, Hawaiian Sea Extract Q is mild to the skin and non-comedogenic.
INCI: Water, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan)
**It is best to use the entire amount upon opening, however, as long as the product stays within specification, it should be acceptable to use. Take care to avoid bacterial contamination.
- Hawaiian Sea Extract Q is recommended for use at 5–25%, but may exhibit a slight incompatibility with some cationic raw materials.
Suggested Usage: 5–25%
Appearance: Viscous liquid, light tan in color
Solubility: Soluble in water