Incredible Ingredients: 2014 Is All About Algae

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Algae are one of the oldest and most adaptive organisms on earth, and for years beauty brands have turned to the sea fare to bolster the ingredients in skincare. It not only helps improve radiance, but different species can firm and tighten skin, thicken hair, even tackle acne! There’s much more in store for the organism in 2014, as algae adapts itself for use in in everyday items as a substitute for petroleum (talk about going green!). Harness the power of algae in some of our picks and ensure your skin (and hair) are in check for years to come.

1. Murad Refreshing Cleanser, available at for $32
2. Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Blowout Crème, available at for $25
3. Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Cream, available at for $99.98
4. Crème de La Mer, available at for $155-$285
5. Ahava Liquid Dead Sea Salt, available at for $22.50
6. Koh Gen Do Oriental Plants Deep Moisture Mask, available at for $90
7. Ole Henriksen Truth to Go Vitamin C Wipes, available at for $8-$25
8. Erno Lazlo Transphuse Eye Refiner, available at for $100
9. Elemis Sp@Home Cellutox Herbal Bath Synergy, available at for $179
10. Philip B. Maui Wowie Volumizing & Thickening Beach Mist, available at for $22