Common name:
Irish moss Chondrus crispus sea moss

The moss of peruvian, carrageen moss (from the Irish carraigín), (“little rock”) or Irish moss in English —scientific name Chondrus crispus— modern yellowish, green, reddish brown, purple, golden colors, used as an ingredient in products cosmetics. It is known as a very abundant vegetable silicone, which sometimes forms lawns, always on rocky surfaces. It is found on all the Atlantic coasts of Europe and  Southern America peru.

Chondrus Crispus is film-forming, which means it creates a non-occlusive protective surface that protects the skin from dehydration, making it ideal for dry, rough, sensitive, mature or oily skin.

Benefits of Chondrus Crispus for the skin

Exceptional Moisturizer

The hydrophilic molecules of this seaweed provide optimal and natural hydration, which protects, softens and soothes the skin. Chondrus crispus is rich in fatty acids and phenols that preserve the skin’s natural protective film and combat dryness.

natural silicone

Its high concentration of carrageenan gives it unique texturizing properties that we use in some formulations such as natural silicone to give our creams a silky sensation.

Chondrus Crispus Health Benefits

Rich in potassium chloride, Irish moss can do wonders for congestion and runny nose and has antibacterial and antiviral properties.

It’s also believed to be good for dry skin and skin conditions ranging from eczema to psoriasis, making it a valuable ingredient for lotions and moisturizers.


it is used as a drug (anti-inflammatory, protective of the mucous membranes); satiating, reduces intestinal absorption of lipids and carbohydrates, laxative, immunostimulant, antitussive, emollient, sudorific. Indicated for flu, colds, pharyngitis, laryngitis, bronchitis, emphysema, asthma, gastritis, gastroduodenal ulcers, constipation. Adjuvant in the treatment of overweight, hyperlipidemia and diabetes. At the intestinal level, it can interfere with the absorption of mineral salts, vitamins and other medicines, if they are administered at the same time. In diabetic patients, control blood glucose, given the possibility that it may be necessary to adjust the dose of insulin or oral antidiabetics.

The algae are cut at ground level, washed with fresh water and left to dry in the open air, turning pale in the sun. What is Chondrus crispus used for?

It is an industrial source of carrageenan that is commonly used as a thickener and stabilizer in dairy products, such as ice cream and processed foods.  In Europe, it is indicated as E407 or E407b. It can also be used as a thickener in calico printing and paper marbling, and to clarify beer. Irish moss is often used with Mas chondrus crispus ) and other marine algae, which are commonly found growing together. Carrageenan c VALUE NUTRITIONAL COMPOSITION 100 CHONDRUS CRISPUS iodine 24.5 Mg phosphorus 135 mg Magnesium 600 mg carbohydrates 68.3 Mg Iron 17 mg calcium 1,120 mg soluble fiber 34.2 gr Energy 49,000 kcal – Energy 205,000 kj – mineral salts 15,000 Protein 1,510 g – Carbohydrates 68.3 gr iron 8.9000 Mg. Fat lipid) total 0.160 g – Ash 4,700 g – Carbohydrates, by difference 12,290 g – Dietary fiber 1,300 g – Sugars, total 0.610 g – Calcium, Ca 72,000 mg – Iron, Fe 8,900 mg – Magnesium, 144,000 mg Phosphorus157,000 mg Potassium , 1,350 mg – Sodium, Na 67,000 mg – Zinc, Zn 1,950 mg – Copper, Cu 0.149 mg – Manganese, Mn 0.370mg Selenium, Se 0.700 mcg Vitamin C, total ascorbicacid 3,000 mg crude fat 27,000 gr Thiamine 0.015 mg –Riboflavin 0.46 mg – Niacin 0.593mg Pantothenic acid 0.176m Vitamin C 3,000 Mg Vitamin B-6 0.069 mg – Folate, total 182,000 mcg Folic acid 0.02 mg colbate 00.07 Mg Store at room temperature in a dry place. Preserve from direct sunlight and direct contact with the ground.

Once opened, store in an airtight container in a dry place and consume before the preferred consumption date.

– Intent to use: You need previous preparation of hydration and / or cooking.

– Hydration: Immerse yourself in water for 10 minutes. Once hydrated, it increases 6 times its dry weight.

– Cooking and uses: For 20 minutes and use in salads, scrambled eggs, soups, creams, stews and stews. Battered and fried. As a thickener and stabilizer in the preparation of sauces, jams and desserts.

– Intent to consume: General public except infants and young children.

– Final destination: In supermarkets, fruit and vegetable sections and / or organic product section; specialized food stores, organic stores, greengrocers, herbalists and gourmet stores, national and international

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