Just because you’re stuck at home doesn’t mean you can’t channel your inner mermaid this summer. You absolutely can! And let’s be honest...who doesn’t secretly wish to be one of these mythical ocean beauties? It explains why beach waves, mermaid hair, and wet-look hair have been having a moment or longer in the beauty world.
Here are some of our favorite marine-inspired and -infused skincare products for beachy, ocean-y allure, even when you're indoors.
Ready to unveil your inner Ariel?
#1: Cream Skin Face Moisturizer
This lightweight face cream is what mermaid dreams are made of. Infused with sea kelp and hyaluronic acid, this formula drenches the skin in antioxidants and moisture for the dewiest, most mermaid-like complexion.
Sea kelp extract is swimming in minerals and antioxidants to help hydrate skin, improve texture and tone, reduce inflammation, and get rid of toxins. Combined with hyaluronic acid, this plumping duo helps seal in moisture for long-lasting hydration.
It’s one of the best beauty products for achieving Disney princess-like skin.
#2: Mary Jane Glow Serum
A brightening serum made of marine skincare specials like aqua and algae extract plus a lineup of resurfacing actives such as glycolic acid and retinol.
Algae extract is a little marine miracle worker, known for its hydrating, soothing, anti-aging, and detoxifying abilities. On top of that, dermatologists say algae offers natural UV protection.
"For combating oxidative stress, especially that which is induced by UV exposure, red and brown algae can offer protection," says board-certified dermatologist Keira Barr, M.D.
You should probably still wear your daily SPF, but it’s definitely worth layering this serum underneath to maximize your sunscreen’s protective benefits.
#3: Matcha Salt Scrub
Natural sugar and Dead Sea salt granules blended with antioxidant-packed green tea for the most invigorating scrub. So that’s how the little mermaid gets her glowing skin: sea salt!
This delicate, botanical-rich scrub delivers gentle exfoliation to the skin, decongesting pores and clearing blemishes for a smooth, clear, and radiant complexion. Its benefits are boosted by soothing matcha and skin-buffing glycolic acid, which help alleviate fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, and breakouts.
According the experts, dead sea salt offers multiple skin benefits including purifying the pores, replenishing skin moisture, fighting off free radicals, and of course sloughing off dead skin cells and excess oil.
#4: Coco Rose Fudge Whipped Body Butter
Another algae extract-infused skincare product, this buttery body lotion immerses the skin in luxurious, coconut-scented hydration for the smoothest, softest skin. While algae extract lends its hydrating, soothing, and UV-protecting benefits, coconut and rose lend their repairing, skin barrier strengthening benefits. Together, these ingredients will leave your skin glowing.
Best of all, you can also double up this product as a hair mask or conditioner if you’ve ran out of yours. It’s a great little DIY hack to nourish and hydrate your strands.
#5: SpongeBob Bundle
All four skincare products in the SpongeBob Bundle are deep in under-the-sea ingredients, including sea kelp and algae.
Included in the bundle: Best Frenemies Whipped Polish, Best Buddies Whipped Body Butter, Jellyfish Jammin’ Tightening Body Mask, Golden Pineapple Body Serum + Gold Skincare Spatula & Flower Cloud Bag.
This SpongeBob body care kit helps to hydrate, shield skin from UV rays, clear up blemishes, and deliver that fresh out the ocean natural shimmer. Your skin will be beaming by the time you’ve completed this 4-step routine.
#6: Jelly Booster Pigment Treatment
A scar-fading serum powered by spirulina and a blend of other powerhouse ingredients such as pomegranate extract, vitamin B12, and eucalyptus.
Spirulina is a blue-green algae that’s rich in nutrients, lipids, and vitamins A, E, and K — and minerals such as iron, zinc, magnesium, and potassium.
According to Master esthetician Nicole Caroline, “It helps in protecting and firming your skin, fighting off free radicals and improving the overall appearance of your skin through detoxification and boosting collagen production.” She later adds that it can also help in the reduction of acne.
Instead of relying on concealer to hide your blemishes, rely on this magical, marine-inspired formula.
#7: Moon Rocks Whipped Body Scrub
A lightly whipped sugar scrub made with sea salt and spirulina to buff and brighten up lackluster skin while smoothing away dry, rough patches.
What better way to complete your beauty look than with a full body buffing session to make it extra smooth and glowy. You might not have a mermaid tail, but you’re definitely be radiating little mermaid vibes!
Massage this scrub into damp skin after using a cleanser and toner. Follow up with moisturizer or body oil to hydrate skin and leave it extra soft. You can even it use it to prep your skin for mermaid makeup — it’ll make your foundation and eyeshadow glide on seamlessly.
#8: Glass Skin Facial Serum
Powered by sea kelp and willow bark, this Korean beauty-inspired serum is designed to provide clear, luminous, glass-like skin. Used daily, it’ll give you a fresh, dewy complexion with no visible pores so you can enjoy a truly flawless complexion.
While willow bark decongests clogged pores and minimizes their appearance, creating a soft, matte finish, sea kelp reduces inflammation and retains moisture, delivering a dewy finish.
You’ve probably seen all the 12 step Korean beauty tutorials already, but you don’t need all those steps. Sometimes, all you need is one.
If you’re looking to channel your inner mermaid this summer, be sure to snap up these marine-infused skincare specials. From serums to face creams and body scrubs, these beachy skincare products are powered by marine ingredients + powerhouse actives to smooth, clear, protect, and brighten your skin from head to toe.
The ocean offers up a plethora of skin-friendly ingredients...and you can soak up all their benefits by treating your skin to one or more of these ocean-inspired skincare products.
Now go be a mermaid.