The sea is a place of yearning for many people. It calms us and makes us happy. Why does it work this way? From a psychological point of view, there are three main factors which play a role.
- The sea can be experienced with all our senses. We can not only see, hear and feel it, but also smell and taste it. This sensual experience offers a pleasant contrast to our modern everyday lives.
- The vastness of the sea allows our gaze to wander to the horizon undisturbed and presents us with a broader perspective on life and a sensational feeling of freedom. The rhythm of the waves roughly corresponds to the rhythm of slow breathing and has a calming effect on us.
- The sea is good for our health. The higher sunlight exposure alleviates depressive moods and the bracing climate stimulates our immune system.
The sea does not only improve our well-being, our oceans are also an integral constituent of the global ecosystem. Oceans are a source of food, produce more than half of the oxygen in our atmosphere, regulate the climate and protect us against the greenhouse effect. But our seas are under threat. In addition to overfishing and the extraction of crude oil, it is primarily plastic waste and microplastics which pollute our oceans. Up to 12 million tons of plastic end up in our oceans every year, endangering the lives of seabirds and marine animals, disrupting global food chains, reducing biodiversity and accelerating climate change
In the cosmetics industry, in addition to packaging, it is primarily microplastics in the formulations which contribute to marine pollution. Consumers continue to be increasingly environmentally conscious, better informed and therefore critical of harmful ingredients. We take our responsibility as a supplier of active ingredients seriously and developed three natural formulations without microplastics for an unclouded summer feeling, inspired by our love for the sea.