Restorsea and the Retexturizing Body Butter are featured in the November issue of SELF in an editorial titled, “Beauty Reality Check.”
Read below to find out more.
Q: What's the deal with salmon in skin care? It's so weird." -Victoria, 23, Washington, D.C.
A: I know, it sounds fishy--but it's not. You may have heard that eating omega-3 fatty acids in salmon can help prevent wrinkles by reducing inflammation in the body. Turns out enzymes in the fish eggs pack omega-3s too, which also have topical benefits. There's actually an entire skin-care brand, Restorsea, built around the ingredient (I love the Retexturizing Body Butter, $120). While touring a salmon hatchery in Norway, founder Patti Pao noticed that workers' hands looked more youthful than their faces, sparking a revelation.
"These enzymes work as a gentle alternative to exfoliators like alpha hydroxy acids and retinoids," explains Arielle Kauvar, M.D., a dermatologist in New York City, evening out skin tone and smoothing texture.