Photo: 1983 near Key West diving into the salty sea.
Our ocean adventures included snorkeling, water skiing, fishing, relaxing, and hanging out, on and under the waves. This interaction with natural seawater had a positive impact on my physical health and mental outlook during these early years. The mineral-rich seawater of the Florida Keys imparted a healthy glow to my facial skin, cleared acne, and sped up the healing of cuts and scrapes on my body. These skin-loving sea minerals intrigued my curiosity and the connection with the sea calmed my demeanor. Being a teenager, in the 80's, had its own challenges; the Sea was my blissful escape.
Photo: Snorkeling in the Florida Keys, 1985
Throughout history, the Romans, Greeks, and countless Island cultures have enjoyed the results, to the skin, from natural seawater with its healing and soothing properties. We too experienced these skin benefits first hand. Often, I would fill an empty two-liter coke bottle with deep Gulf Stream seawater, bring it home and pour this water over my head and face. This was part of the morning shower routine. The results, for my facial skin, were clear. The teenage acne lessened and at the age of around seventeen, I was determined to one day, share this special seawater. The idea was, however, shelved for a quarter of a century...
25 years later, the business finally came to life. In 2013, after many exhaustive years of focused seawater research, testing, fine tuning, and formulating with natural seawater and after working closely with Marine Biologists, Oceanographers, and Cosmetic Chemists, we brought the Sea Clean Foaming and Purifying Facial Wash to market. Our collaborative efforts have resulted in a unique skin care product. The Sea Clean incorporates seawater along with its balanced sea mineral composition. The Sea Clean is pure, safe, and effective for cleansing, soothing and bringing about a better complexion for your skin.
During the early years of ingredient research, I discovered the ocean has hundreds of natural, health-promoting and beautifying compounds, to offer, in addition to seawater. Nutrients in the form of Omega fatty acids, vitamins, amino acids, polysaccharides plus additional natural compounds are extracted from specially selected seaweeds and microalgae. These nutrients are likely to have a positive impact on your skin's health. It has been proven these concentrated extracts, deeply hydrate, and nourish all skin types. The SeaQuarius Sea Serum and our Sea Cream have high concentrations of these ocean-derived nutrients to enhance your skin's natural beauty.
Sea minerals have collected in the oceans and in seawater for millions of years. They originate from continental runoff and these minerals have been released into ocean water through undersea volcanism and through hydrothermal vents. Sea minerals truly represent the essence of our Earth.
Our mission, at SeaQuarius Skincare, is to remind us of our inherent beauty as adventurers and creators of the lives we pursue. We are born with natural beauty, inside and out. Our skin's well-being and health can be further sustained, nurtured, and even improved through SeaQuarius Skincare - From The Sea.
We Love the Ocean and work only with ethical marine ingredient suppliers. These organizations practice sustainable and environmentally friendly harvesting of sea resources as well as cultivating those marine resources, known as aquaculture. We are proud to partner with these forward-thinking suppliers. These business relationships are a high priority for us because our foundation is built on loving and working to protect the fragile Ocean environment.
Along the way, we have enjoyed putting together inspirational quotes and imagery about the Ocean.