Meet the Team: Lindsay Shack Hampton

In our Meet the Team series, we introduce you to the fantastic members of The Seaweed Bath Co. team.

Today we are featuring our newest team member, Lindsay Shack Hampton. Lindsay joined the Seaweed Bath Co. in early 2014 and handles sales as well as customer and marketing support.  In addition to her impressive marketing and management skills, Lindsay brings a love of natural health and a passion for helping others. We are thrilled to have her as part of The Seaweed Bath Co. team!

In order to get to know Lindsay better, we asked her to answer a few questions:

SBC: Where did you go to college and what was your major?

Lindsay: I went to Georgetown University and studied Business with a double major in Marketing and Management.

SBC: What do you enjoy most about your job?

Lindsay: On an every day basis, I really enjoy getting to connect with our customers and hear how the products are working for them. On a larger scale, I really love working towards a bigger purpose – the idea that we are providing hope, inspiration and solutions as a company – naturally!

SBC: What is your favorite Seaweed Bath Co. product and why?

Lindsay: It’s a tie between the Detox Cellulite Soap and the Powder Baths. You can truly feel a tightening difference in your skin after using the cellulite soap and the powder baths have been really helpful in easing my sore, aching muscles after some tough workouts.

SBC: What are your favorite hobbies?

Lindsay: I love to work out, spend time at home with my husband and puppy relaxing, and explore new restaurants, areas & adventures.

SBC: What is the best advice you have ever received?

Lindsay: “Comparison Is The Thief of Joy” – Theodore Roosevelt. In a nutshell: every one is on their own journey so you shouldn’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle.

SBC: Name three things you can’t live without and tell us why:

Lindsay: Down time at home – I need time to recharge and refresh to be happy. Good Health – without it I wouldn’t be able to enjoy much of anything. Dogs – after rescuing one it would be hard to ever go without the unconditional love that they provide!

SBC: What one famous person (alive or dead) would you want to meet and why?

Lindsay: Betty White. Besides being hysterical, her career has been so inspirational. She’s still working at age 90+ and she never gave up. She just keeps doing what she loves to do.

SBC: Anything else we should know about you?

Lindsay: I am a certified holistic health coach. Nutrition and Health are huge passions of mine! I believe that if you feel amazing, it’s easier to focus on doing amazing things in your life

Welcome, Lindsay!

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Seaweed Bath Co. Reviews

One of the most integral parts of our growing business is the reviews we receive from our customers. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our products and do everything better.

Our website, as well as other websites that sell our products, such as iHerb.com and VitaminShoppe.com, allow our customers to provide their honest feedback for shoppers and  potential customers to read.  We appreciate any and all feedback and try to read as many of these reviews as possible.

We also receive many emails from customers letting us know how we are doing. Many of these emails are published on our website on the Testimonial page. You can email me directly at adam@seaweedbathco.com with your feedback.

We also regularly receive reviews from beauty editors and publication. Most recently, the beauty editor of W Magazine wrote about our Seaweed Powder Baths and Refinery29 wrote about our Whole Seaweed Detox Bath.

I encourage each and every one of our customers to provide us with honest feedback via online reviews and emails so we can continue to improve our line and grow as a company by always putting our customers first.

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Happy 2014 from The Seaweed Bath Co.!

The Seaweed Bath Co. wishes our hard-working team, family, friends and customers a very happy and healthy new year! It is hard to believe we have been in business three years now. 2013 has been the best year yet for our growing company, and we cannot wait to see what 2014 has in store.

In 2014, we  will continue to make the highest-quality natural products and spread the word about the benefits of seaweed and natural products for your skin. We thank you all for your support.

We hope that 2014 brings all of you good health, happiness and prosperity. From our family to yours, Happy New Year!

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Perk Up Your Skin

Many of us enjoy a cup (or two or three or four cups) of coffee in the morning to perk us up for the day and make us feel more like ourselves.  In fact, according to the most National Coffee Drinking Study from the National Coffee Association, approximately 83% of Americans drink coffee in the United States. However, did you know that the caffeine in coffee that gives us that extra boost of energy in the morning may also have powerful benefits on our skin?

According to a slew of recent studies, coffee and caffeine may have powerful benefits on our skin, making it look more radiant and healthier.

According to a 2012 study conducted by the Academy of Cosmetics and Health Care in Warsaw, Poland, caffeine has been shown to prevent excessive accumulation of fat in cells.  It also increases microcirculation of blood in the skin, potentially reducing the appearance of cellulite.

Additionally, the study determined that caffeine has potent antioxidant properties, potentially protecting cells from UV radiation and slowing down the process of photoaging of the skin.

Studies have also found that caffeine may reduce inflammation in the skin.  For example, a 1978 study conducted by The University of Tennessee concluded that the addition of caffeine to anti-inflammatory creams increased their effectiveness.  You can read more about this study and other similar studies here.

Scientific evidence also suggests that drinking coffee may ward off certain types of skin cancer. A 2012 study published in the journal, Cancer Research, found that caffeine, when ingested, may be linked to lower risk of basal cell carcinoma.

With so many potential benefits, it’s no wonder that so many Americans indulge in coffee, and more and more are making it a part of their skincare routine.

 

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Sensible Tips for Sensitive Skin

What Causes Sensitive Skin

There are many possible reasons why people suffer from sensitive skin. Some causes can be avoided, and others will have to be adapted to. Psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis and rosacea are more likely to occur if there is a family history of these conditions. Hormonal imbalances may also lead to sensitive skin.  We often see changes in skin conditions during pregnancy, menopause and when our bodies are mentally or physically stressed out.

Our skin also reacts to the weather.  An abundance of dry, hot air indoors or out can cause oil glands to overreact, and humid conditions can make moisture retention difficult.

What we put on our skin has a lot to do with its condition.  Body washes, creams, and cosmetics all contain ingredients that can either improve skin or make matters worse.  Artificial colors, fragrances, and chemicals should be avoided in skincare as well as in household cleaners and detergents.

Diet also plays a role in the health of our skin.  Lack of essential nutrients, vitamins, and hydration will dry out the skin and increase sensitivity.

Managing Sensitive Skin

Managing sensitive skin requires some extra care and attention.  Starting with a balanced diet, healthy oils, vegetables, nutrients, and vitamins will help to condition the skin from within.  Use caution when selecting skin care products and detergents.  Products with alcohols, artificial fragrances, and para aminobenzoic acid (PABA) can often irritate sensitive skin and should be avoided.  Externally treat your skin to oils, minerals, and creams that will protect and heal the skin. Choosing clothing made of silk and cotton that will not rub against and irritate the skin can also help.

There are plenty of wonderful, natural products that can help.  Oils for the skin such as argan and kukui oil, and butters like coco, shea, and kokum will help to moisturize and soften the skin.  Neem is a great tool to protect the skin from infections while healing. Soaking in seaweed or applying it topically will help to remineralize the skin, detoxify, and promote healing.   And a natural, mineral sunscreen is a must have to protect your skin daily.

How do you care for your sensitive skin?

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Eat Your Way to More Beautiful Skin

A good way start to any day: fresh fruit and granola with your favorite milk.

Our New Year’s Resolution includes adding in these great nutrients for more radiant skin this season.

The first is Vitamin C. Found in orange juice, goji berries, strawberries and guava, this vitamin helps to strengthen capillaries, reduce free radical damage, and prevents the breakdown of collagen and elastin.

Omegas are great for dry skin and work to reduce inflammation and redness.  Flax, hemp, chia and fish oils are all good sources of omega.

Yogurt, coconut and pumpkin seeds are all high in  Zinc.  This nutrient promotes healthier skin by reducing acne and stimulating the Vitamin A production, a necessity for healing damaged skin.

Foods that are high in selenium maintain the elasticity of tissues and protect the cells from damage.  You can find this nutrient in sunflower seeds, brazil nuts, and wheat germ.  An additional benefit of wheat germ is its high Vitamin E content.  This vitamin also heals damaged skin and promotes cellular renewal.

Protein is also very important to every diet.  It is not only essential for building strong muscles, but healthy collagen as well.  Protein shakes are easy to find or yogurt, chia, and hemp are great food sources for this nutrient.

As a snack or in a smoothie-add these superfoods to your menu and see for yourself how amazing your skin can look!

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The Seaweed Bath Co. Named Whole Foods Market Local Producer Loan Recipient

The Seaweed Bath Co. is thrilled to announce that we are the newest recipient of the Whole Foods Market Southwest Region’s Local Producer Loan Program.  The Local Producer Loan Program offers low-interest loans to growing companies in order to:

  • Strengthen the partnerships between Whole Foods Market and local producers
  • Work with producers to expand the availability of high-quality local products for our customers
  • Support the communities where Whole Foods Market does business
  • Reinforce Whole Foods Market’s commitment to environmental stewardship

We are so honored to partner with Whole Foods in expanding our business as we continue to provide the highest quality seaweed skin and hair care products to our loyal customers. The Seaweed Bath Co. had an amazing year in 2012 and we look forward to continuing to grow our brand and share our love for seaweed in 2013!

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