Ecklonia cava is a species of brown seaweed native to Asia. Like other algae, it has long been used in Korea and Japan, where it is better known as "kaijime".
What is Ecklonia cava?
Typically found in the Pacific Ocean, this alga thrives in underwater beds, ranging from 2 to 25 metres in depth and reaching heights of up to 1.30 metres. As a brown alga, it assumes a crucial role within its ecosystem by serving as both a food source and a protective habitat for numerous marine organisms.
The benefits of Ecklonia cava
For centuries, Ecklonia cava has been a staple in the diets of certain Asian communities, with historical use in Japanese soups dating back to the 4th century. The scientific community has extensively studied its numerous body benefits. Recognized as a clean ingredient by EWG, it distinguishes itself as an antioxidant, rich in polyphenols.
How to use Ecklonia cava?
Thanks to its properties, it works to prevent the appearance of wrinkles and improve skin elasticity. That's why we've chosen to include it in our Oceanly™ vegan skincare products, including our eye creams.