INCI Name / Latin Name
In cosmetics, Kombu is renowned for its protective and toning properties. It is an excellent anti-ageing agent since it promotes collagen synthesis, thus firming the skin.
Origin / Cultivation
Kombu is a brown seaweed native to Japan that belongs to the Laminariaceae family. This seaweed has traditionally been used in Asian cuisine. Kombu is naturally rich in minerals and vitamins, making it healthy to consume; moreover, the word "Kombu" means "happiness" in Japanese. Today, this seaweed is cultivated on the coasts of Brittany and its properties are used in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries.