Active Elements - Ocean

Oceans cover 71% of the surface of our planet, or an area equivalent to about 139 million square miles. The ocean has virtually every element that exists on earth as part of its chemical composition.  These elements reach the ocean through freshwater runoff, volcanic activity, rain and snow, and underwater eruptions of all kinds.  Add to that space borne fallout – debris from stars and planets that have been traveling through space as frozen chunks of ice for millions of years, finally crashing into our planet as meteorites.

Virtually every living creature, organism, and plant since the beginning of time that makes its life in the ocean eventually becomes part of it. No matter which ocean you visit, you will find that this mix of chemistry is almost the same.  Did you know that the composition of your blood has almost the same chemical composition as ocean water; different concentrations of course, but the same elements?  Maybe that should not be such a surprise since in many ways, science tells us that at some point in the distant past, mankind evolved from the sea.

We believe this section of the website will provide you with important information about the ingredients that go into Ocean Rescue products.  Our products are based on natural skin care that uses the healing power of the ocean.  This is where it all starts, with seaweed and seaweed extracts.  We try to explain, without getting too scientific, why we use these very important ingredients.

We’ve sourced a lot of this information from our own research as well as from Wikipedia.  If you want more detail than what we can provide here, we encourage you to dig deeper on that site and others.

Another resource that we came across belongs to an Irish gentleman by the name of Michael D. Guiry, Professor Emeritus of Botany at the National University of Ireland in Galway.  We highly encourage you to visit his website.  It is not only educational but filled with beautiful photographs of the different types of seaweed.  It is probably the best site of its kind that we came across in our research.  Visit at  The research on Dr. Guiry’s site is free, but we ask that if you do choose to use any of his material beyond your own research, that you get his permission first.  The details are on his site.

To get us started, here’s a short video done by Professor Kathy Ann Miller at the University of California, Berkeley: