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When it comes to good skin care ingredients, your first instinct may not be to look underwater.

However, microalgae – found in oceans, lakes, and ponds – are said to help with fine lines and wrinkles, brighten your complexion, and hydrate your skin. Since it’s a natural ingredient, it has fewer potential side effects – so it comes as no surprise that it’s become a trending skin care ingredient in face masks and creams alike.

Check out our favorite microalgae-infused beauty products below.

LAPCOS Escargot Daily Skin Mask $3

Those with sensitive skin will enjoy this nutrient-rich sheet mask, which can help soothe irritation. Loaded with microalgae, snail extract, and chamomile, the nourishing product is antioxidant-rich, helping to reverse environmental damage and revitalize the skin.

Protect your skin from free radicals and environmental stressors with a smoothing and brightening mask that’s rich in AHA and microalgae extract. This gentle exfoliant helps your skin feel firmer, plumper, and more supple.

Inglot Hydrating Day Serum $55

Give your skin the hydration it needs. Loaded with microalgae complex, black pearl extract, bioactive peptides, and hyaluronic acid, this moisturizing product helps diminish fine lines while improving skin elasticity.

Joeur Daily Repair Treatment Oil $36

Want the positive benefits of retinol without the harsh side effects? Try this rejuvenating repair oil that’s formulated with rose hip and microalgae oils. Apply it after cleansing for smoother, firmer, and more resilient skin.

Estée Lauder Nutritious Micro-Algae Pore Purifying Cleansing Gel $28

Use this cleansing gel to remove makeup, particles, and impurities while leaving your skin soft and supple – it’s perfect for those with dry or dehydrated skin.

xx, The FabFitFun Team

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