Seaweed, water & salt

Seaweed is one of the world’s most naturally abundant sources of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, anti-oxidants and essential fatty acids. Used throughout the ishga skincare range, our seaweed extracts and powders deliver anti-ageing, hydrating and skin-renewing properties.

Our unique seaweed extract is the cornerstone of ishga’s range of natural organic skincare. It’s extracted directly into Hebridean spring water using a low temperature extraction process, which protects the beneficial compounds and enzymes. It’s been independently tested and is rich in polyphenols.

Antioxidant polyphenols provide protection against environmental damage to the skin by neutralising free radicals. Used throughout the ishga range, our mineral-rich extract is blended with organic ingredients and essential oils to create each product.

Cucumber extract, macadamia, jojoba oil, thistle oil, Hebridean Sea Salt and aloe vera are some of the many natural skincare ingredients we use to nourish, hydrate and protect your skin.

ishga also uses Hebridean spring water sourced from a healing spring on the Isle of Lewis. Excellent for skincare, it contains a potent mineral content, which includes potassium, magnesium and sulphates.

Hebridean Seawater

ishga uses Hebridean seawater in all products, and we collect it from the surf as the waves break on our island’s beautiful beaches. The coastal waters surrounding the Outer Hebrides are recognised as being amongst the most pristine in the world, and to reflect this, they’ve been given the highest quality classification available by SEPA (Scottish Environmental Protection Agency). The sea is rich in vital minerals and contains 83 elements found on the periodic table.

People have always been mindful of water - it’s at the heart of all living matter. Historically, on the Hebridean islands of Scotland, great importance was attached to locations where it flowed, and in particular, certain natural springs were noted for their different healing properties. These places are full of beauty, but were also spiritual places, which could bring health from the heart of the earth.

Every product in the ishga skincare range includes water from a spring, which is situated in a beautiful and remote location among the hills and lochs on The Isle of Lewis. Our spring is a lively spring with a bottom of blue clay, and according to local folklore, it was used throughout the ages for its healing and therapeutic properties.


ishga sea salt is hand-harvested using the simplest of recipes. Seawater, heat and time create pure, white crunchy sea salt flakes, which are ideal for our sea salt scrub.

This sea salt is a pure, natural, unrefined salt which retains over 60 naturally occurring trace elements such as potassium, calcium, magnesium and zinc – all essential for good health and well-being.