Antioxidant-rich marine ingredients like algae, kelp, and seaweed protect and pamper your skin and hair. (Channeling your inner mermaid is a bonus.)

By Erica Metzger
July 12, 2019
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We love that dewy just-came-from-the-beach look. But as much as we wish we could, we can't take a dip in the ocean every morning to get perfect beach waves or smell like fresh sea salt. Fortunately, there's a simple workaround: We've rounded up the latest hair and skin products that capture the essence of the beach but don't require sun, sand, or water. Here are six of our favorite ways to take your beauty routine under the sea.

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Versed Wash It Out Gel Cleanser

Versed is a luxurious new skincare line at Target, and with everything priced under $20 it's possible to stock up on all of your beauty essentials without spending a fortune. This gel cleanser will wash away dirt and impurities and leave skin refreshed thanks to nourishing rosewater and mint. You can use this cleanser morning and night for sea-deep hydration.

Buy It: Versed Wash It Out Gel Cleanser, $12.99, Target

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The Seaweed Bath Co. Restoring Marine Algae Overnight Face Mask

A bedtime treat for dry or sensitive skin: The anti-inflammatory seaweed blend hydrates and soothes while you sleep. Use this restorative face mask two to three times each week to help smooth fine lines and wrinkles.

Buy It: The Seaweed Bath Co. Restoring Marine Algae Overnight Face Mask, $12.99, The Seaweed Bath Co.

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Herbal Essences Bio:Renew Birch Bark Extract with Kelp

Two reasons this drugstore shampoo seems so luxurious: It's made with real botanicals and it has a dreamy scent (its notes of ocean mist, dewy florals, and warm amber will instantly transport you to a tropical locale). The gentle formula will also help color-treated hair stay vibrant since it's free of sulfates and dyes.

Buy It: Herbal Essences Bio:Renew Birch Bark Extract with Kelp, $5.97, Walmart

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Bumble and bumble Surf Styling Leave-In

Few heads are blessed with beautiful natural waves, but that doesn't mean a wavy hairstyle is out of reach. In fact, you can work this leave-in styler into damp hair to create just-came-from-the-beach waves—without the beach. The gel-cream formula is also packed with UV protection to keep strands safe from the summer sun.

Buy It: Bumble and bumble Surf Styling Leave-In, $29, Nordstrom

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Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Collagen Super Serum

Smooth this algae-infused serum under daily SPF to boost production with antioxidants. In clinical and consumer trials almost 100 percent of users reported an improvement in the appearance of skin after using the serum. We're thinking we may have to sea these results for ourselves, too!

Buy It: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Collagen Super Serum, $39, Tarte

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Nu Skin Nutricentials Intensive Eye Complex

If your eyes are looking tired and puffy, reach for this intensive eye complex made with botanicals and brown seaweed. Lightly apply it around your eyes in the morning and evening for refreshed and brighter skin. The formula is also packed with ceramides, a dermatologist-recommended ingredient to improve skin's moisture barrier.

Buy It: Nu Skin Nutricentials Intensive Eye Complex, $50, Nu Skin

It doesn't take a beach vacation to treat skin to antioxidant-rich hydration. Give your beauty routine a little staycation with these marine-inspired products that nourish skin and hair.

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