Ishga active seaweed cleansing lotion is a gentle yet powerful cleanser for your face. It harnesses the power of nature to leave your skin clean and naturally soft and radiant.
The seaweed cleansing lotion quickly removes make up and daily grime from skin. It contains a blend of Hebridean seaweed extract and spring water, as well as skin softening cocoa butter, jojoba oil, and vitamin E. Suitable for all skin types.
The seaweed extract which forms the basis of the Ishga skincare range is unique. Hand harvested seaweed and natural spring water combine to deliver skin treatments. They use a low temperature extraction process to create an extract which is as pure as nature, full of natural goodness. It also excludes non-beneficial compounds which can give rise to unpleasant odours. The resulting mineral rich extract forms the basis of Ishga recipes. They blend with other carefully selected organic ingredients to create the skincare range.
Manual seaweed harvesters cut the seaweed, 12 inches from the base, in designated areas. This pattern of work fits in well for the harvesters, as they often combine this work with the traditional activities of crofting and fishing. When the tide is out the seaweed harvester will first encircle the chosen cutting area with a rope or net and cut the seaweed within this area.
When the tide comes back in, the seaweed floats to form a large circular bail. Small boats tow the seaweed bails back to land. The remaining stump that is left will then regenerate in 3-4 years. Individual cutters handle their own cutting areas and rotate the cutting areas to ensure sustainability.