Fucus vesiculosus (Bladderwrack)
Fucus vesiculosus (Bladderwrack) is a brown seaweed largely used in health and beauty industry applications. Fucus contains magnesium, protein, fucoidan, retinol and derivatives (vitamin A). This brown seaweed is widely used in cosmetic preparations and thalassotherapy applications. Research findings associate various potential health benefits to Fucus that may help in treatment of atherosclerosis and immunity. It has also been reported to be of high potential use as an antioxidant, in estrogen-related cancer treatment and act as an anti-aging agent by improving skin elasticity and softness.