This algae, reddish in appearance, commonly grows in Mediterranean waters.
It contains more than 32 trace elements, such as iodine, selenium, zinc, copper, cobalt, chromium, and many others.
It is also rich in minerals such as calcium and magnesium, vitamins, plant hormones and amino acids.
In cosmetics, its presence in gels and creams is wide-spread, and it is often used in anti-cellulite treatment and as precursor agent for gaining a flatter stomach.
It is additionally employed in the form of baths, wraps and facial masks.