Learn why carrageenan is so amazing...

Bolt Beauty - Eco friendly skincare - skincare made from seaweed

Carrageenan (pronounced: kar-uh-guee-nan): made from red and purple seaweed.

It's natural, zero carbon footprint, and creates a livelihood for small-scale farmers.

Learn why seaweed is so amazing...

It's seaweed-derived and vegan.

Carrageenan is made from seaweed (so it's natural and vegan-friendly). Most of the carrageenan used in commercial products comes from farmed seaweed, not seaweed found in the wild.  

Farmers tie seaweed "cuttings" or "seeds" to lines and the seaweed grows around the line. It can then be harvested, dried (normally by the sun), and then sold to be processed into carrageenan.

Bolt Beauty - Eco friendly skincare - skincare made from seaweed
Bolt Beauty - Eco friendly skincare - skincare made from seaweed

It's zero carbon footprint.

Carrageenan is considered to be one of the world’s most sustainable crops. It grows quickly and requires no fresh water, land, or fertilisers.  

Even better, seaweed helps combat climate change. Just like trees, it sucks up CO2 through the process of photosynthesis, acting as a carbon offset. It also reduces the acidification and deoxygenation of the ocean, helping to fight the impacts of global warming on our seas.

It supports small-scale farmers.

Most seaweed cultivation is carried out by small scale farmers in countries like Indonesia, the Philippines, and Tanzania. Seaweed farming doesn't have high capital or technological requirements so can provide a livelihood for coastal communities who have few other employment options.  

It's also an industry where women contribute. In the Philippines 44% of seaweed farmers are women, and in other countries, women help tying the seeds and with harvesting.

Bolt Beauty - Eco friendly skincare - skincare made from seaweed
Bolt Beauty - Eco friendly skincare - skincare made from seaweed

What else is in our drops?

Carrageenan is combined with other plant or synthetic ingredients; we never use anything animal-derived (e.g. gelatin) as we are a fully vegan brand. So they look their best (and so we can tell which product is inside), we use cosmetic grade dyes to give them their colour.

What do they feel like?

Small but strong; they feel firm and plump, a bit like a blueberry. They are robust enough to carry around your skincare but will biodegrade when you're finished with them. Either dissolve them in boiling water or add them to your compost bin and they'll disappear. Learn more about how to dispose of them here.

Bolt Beauty - Eco friendly skincare - skincare made from seaweed

Carrageenan (pronounced: kar-uh-guee-nan): made from red and purple seaweed

It's natural, zero carbon footprint, and creates a livelihood for small-scale farmers.  

Bolt Beauty - Eco friendly skincare - skincare made from seaweed

It's seaweed-derived and vegan.

Carrageenan is made from seaweed (so it's natural and vegan-friendly).  Most of the carrageenan used in commercial products comes from farmed seaweed, not seaweed found in the wild.

Farmers tie seaweed "cuttings" or "seeds" to lines and the seaweed grows around the line. It can then be harvested, dried (normally by the sun), and then sold to be processed into carrageenan.

Bolt Beauty - Eco friendly skincare - skincare made from seaweed

It's zero carbon footprint.

Carrageenan is considered to be one of the world’s most sustainable crops. It grows quickly and requires no fresh water, land, or fertilisers.  

Even better, seaweed helps combat climate change. Just like trees, it sucks up CO2 through the process of photosynthesis, acting as a carbon offset. It also reduces the acidification and deoxygenation of the ocean, helping to fight the impacts of global warming on our seas.

Bolt Beauty - Eco friendly skincare - skincare made from seaweed

It supports small-scale farmers.

Most seaweed cultivation is carried out by small scale farmers in countries like Indonesia, the Philippines, and Tanzania. Seaweed farming doesn't have high capital or technological requirements so can provide a livelihood for coastal communities who have few other employment options.  

It's also an industry where women contribute. In the Philippines 44% of seaweed farmers are women, and in other countries, women help tying the seeds and with harvesting.

Bolt Beauty - Eco friendly skincare - skincare made from seaweed

What else is in our drops?

Carrageenan is combined with other plant or synthetic ingredients; we never use anything animal-derived (e.g. gelatin) as we are a fully vegan brand. So they look their best (and so we can tell which product is inside), we use cosmetic grade dyes to give them their colour.

What do they feel like?

Small but strong; they feel firm and plump, a bit like a blueberry. They are robust enough to carry around your skincare but will biodegrade when you're finished with them. Either dissolve them in boiling water or add them to your compost bin and they'll disappear. Learn more about how to dispose of them here.



SKINCARE, BUT SUSTAINABLE
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SKINCARE, BUT SUSTAINABLE
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