Laminaria wraps reviews by cosmetologists

Laminaria wraps reviews by cosmetologists
Ranking criteria
Expert feedback
User feedback
improving skin elasticity
reducing the appearance of cellulite
swelling elimination
reduce inflammation and heal micro-injuries
Not suitable for those who are allergic to iodine.
There are contraindications.

Key points

Laminaria wraps normalise the blood supply to the skin cells and subcutaneous tissue with blood, which carries oxygen and nutrients to them and takes away unwanted metabolic waste products (toxins).

These treatments also fill the skin and mucous membranes with energy and significantly boost local immunity.

Pros and cons of kelp wraps

improving skin elasticity
reducing the appearance of cellulite
body shrinkage
swelling elimination
body contouring
reduce inflammation and heal micro-injuries
replacing magnesium and calcium deficiencies
skin cleansing
swelling reduction
skin detoxification activation
Not suitable for those who are allergic to iodine.
There are contraindications.

Opinions/feedback from cosmetologists

Dmitriy Khristinin
Medical and therapeutic massages, physical therapy.
Despite the obvious benefits of the procedure, it is not suitable for those who are allergic to iodine and other kelp components. The wrap should also be avoided in the presence of acute inflammatory processes, cancer, certain cardiovascular pathologies, varicose veins and when the integrity of the skin is compromised.
Irina Alexeyevna Rogova
Therapeutic, segmental-reflex and acupressure massage.
Due to its ability to eliminate toxins, a course of wrap treatments improves the general condition and well-being of people who are chronically intoxicated, suffering from body detoxification, reduced immunity and impaired metabolism.

Moreover, if you missed the beach season this year, the seaweed wrap procedure will help you make up for the lack of iodine and other minerals and give your body the strength and energy to survive the depressing autumn-winter period in our iodine-deficiency endemic area.
Oksana Kovalenko
Massage therapist
A kelp wrap is an extremely useful spa treatment that is particularly effective in combating cellulite, excess weight and various skin problems. The effect of the wrap is based on the properties of kelp, which contains many active substances that have a revitalising and rejuvenating effect on the body. It is a concentrated energy of the sea that gives beauty and strengthens the body.
Anastasia Chugunova
Massage therapist for women and men
Laminaria leaf and seaweed powder wraps have the same recommendations and contraindications as other wraps. Before the treatment, it is better to warn your health care professional about all the nuances of your health to avoid any problems. It is worth being aware of your allergies and possible problems. It is worth getting recommendations and an opinion from your doctor.

Opinion of authoritative sources on kelp wraps

At the moment, there is no information in official sources about studies carried out on the kelp wrapping procedure.


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Benefits of kelp wraps

Seaweed has been successfully used in cosmetology to maintain beauty and health since ancient times. They are rich in vitamins and minerals that are easily transported into the skin and absorbed into the tissues of the human body, as sea water is similar in composition to blood serum.

Laminaria contains many beneficial substances that influence the condition of the skin, the metabolic processes in the body and the activity of the lymphatic system.

Seaweed contains:

  • Vitamins: A, D, E, C, PP, K, B group.
  • Micronutrients: Iodine, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, manganese, sulphur.
  • Polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Alginate.
  • Proteins.

Whole or ground to powder kelp is used in wraps and infusions. The kelp extract is also used in some cosmetic products.

Alginic acid is obtained from kelp. The value of this substance for cosmetology is its ability to bind large quantities of water molecules.

Alginate, a gel-like substance made from alginic acid and its salts with water, contains all the useful elements that are widely used in cosmetic products: masks, creams, scrubs.


An algae wrap is good for the body. However, there are a number of things for it contraindications:

  • diabetes mellitus;
  • cardiovascular diseases;
  • benign and malignant tumours;
  • any scratches, abrasions, cuts and irritations;
  • Allergy to the ingredients used.

If you have any of the above symptoms, you should consult your doctor before the procedure. Precautions will help to avoid adverse reactions.

Indications for kelp wraps

Algotherapy is widely used in the treatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal system (osteochondrosis, arthrosis, scoliosis, Bechterew disease, Dupuytren's contracture and others) and also as rehabilitation therapy after injuries of the musculoskeletal system and the peripheral nervous system (residual effects of neuritis ternary and facial nerves).

Algae treatment also has a positive effect in the treatment of diseases:

  • the cardiovascular system (vibration disease, Raynaud's disease)
  • gastrointestinal tract out of exacerbation (chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer, adhesions)
  • skin (dermatitis, psoriasis)

Feedback from private users

Most importantly, the skin is matte, smooth, very intangible, in general also write that kelp gets rid of age spots (my problem) has not yet noticed, but the healing effect on the face.

My verdict, I definitely recommend it! In the fight for beautiful skin, this method has a place))
Laminaria certainly didn't work a miracle. I wanted, waited and hoped...but the result is there. The skin is much tighter to the touch, not smoother, not dramatically lifted or reduced in volume, but the texture has clearly changed. Can't see any difference in photos, so there is no point in showing before and after. I asked my husband to feel it and he confirmed that this was the case. It is therefore possible to conclude that there is a lifting effect, and a very good one. No other wrap I've tried before has given me this effect, so I'm happy with it and give it a 5.

I plan to take a break as I must have overdosed and after the last wrap I got an allergic rash. I will repeat the course in a little while.
The results are mind-blowing! With each treatment, the skin becomes smoother, firmer, smoother, cellulite is reduced and the waistline goes down. The cold wrap even lifts the breasts! I'm already insanely happy with the results, but I'll definitely do the whole course, i.e. about 10 more treatments.

My waist is now 59 (it was 64-65), my butt is noticeably tighter and there's hardly any "cellulite" left.
I am very happy with the result! The skin is indeed very smooth and even firmer, and it's only the first time.
I do masks from kelp for about half a year, I will not say that during this time I turned into a girl and all wrinkles were smoothed out, but the effect is definitely there: first, the skin has gained a healthy colour, there is a blush on the cheeks, which has not been observed for a while, skin was obscenely earthy colour. Secondly, a light whitening effect was immediately visible, even after the first session freckles and spots on the face became lighter. Thirdly, my skin became firmer, and you could really feel it. And fourth, although it is written in the contraindications that it is not recommended for acne, but the inflammation of the skin become drier. I can not say that it is all due to the Laminaria, because I also use other products for problem skin care, but in the complex it has that effect. Immediately after the mask the inflammation becomes noticeably lighter.


A spa with kelp, like other professional wraps, costs differently everywhere. But for those who use quality materials and professional specialists, the treatment can't be like beginners.

On average, the cost per treatment starts at 1,500 roubles for a single zone wrap.

Types of kelp wraps

Wraps can be done in a beauty salon, but the process is not complicated and is perfectly acceptable for home use. There are two types of algae wraps: cold and hot.

For a full body wrap, take 500 g of kelp leaf per 5 litres of water. A micronised algae treatment will require 150-200 g of powder. The ratio of algae to water is 1:4.

The pre-treatment preparation is the same for both types of treatment. Before applying kelp, you should shower and cleanse your skin with any scrub to remove dead cells for better penetration of the beneficial substances.


Cold wraps are used to activate blood flow, relieve swelling and stagnant lymph, reduce fatigue in the legs, and are indicated for varicose veins and their prevention.

  1. To prepare for the wrap, soak kelp in room temperature water for 1 hour. If a powder mixture is used, it should be whipped with a whisk until it is the consistency of sour cream.
  2. Then apply the prepared sheets or mixture to the areas to be treated and wrap with cling film. The first layer should fit tightly against the skin. Subsequent layers wrap more loosely.
  3. Do not cover yourself with a cold wrap.
  4. Leave the seaweed mask on the skin for 40-60 minutes to allow the beneficial substances to penetrate the skin.
  5. After the time has elapsed, remove the film and sheets and rinse the mixture off the skin with warm water. Detergents should not be used. Next, wipe dry with a towel and apply moisturising cream or lotion.

Cold wraps are performed in courses of 10-15 sessions, 2-3 days apart. It takes at least 1.5 months to repeat the course.


A hot wrap helps to dilate blood vessels, increase blood circulation and break down fat.

  1. To prepare the seaweed for a hot wrap, soak it in 50-60ºC water for 20 minutes.
  2. The prepared mass is applied to the skin after it has been cleansed with a scrub. You can have a warming massage before the hot wrap.
  3. Wrap the surfaces to be treated in clingfilm and wrap with a towel for better heating. The treatment lasts between 50 minutes and 1 hour.
  4. The cover, film and seaweed are removed, the skin is rinsed with warm water and a body cream or fucus extract is applied.

A course of hot wraps consists of 5-7 sessions. It is performed twice a year.

Before and after photos

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Cosmetic treatments are recommended not only for women, but also for men. The acceleration of blood flow in men increases the amount of vitality and increases male capabilities.

How the procedure is carried out

The algae wrap procedure consists of 4 steps.

  1. First stage - preparatory (15 minutes)

Soak the seaweed in clean, hot water while you shower before the treatment. A warming massage then begins, which progresses smoothly into an exfoliation.

  1. Second stage - peeling (15 minutes)

The peeling treatment uses kelp mineral concentrate, which is distributed over the entire surface of the skin with gentle massaging movements. During the peeling, the skin should be kept moist, using an aqueous kelp extract sprayer.

  1. The third stage is a kelp sheet wrap (approx. 50 minutes)

After soaking, the algae have "come to life", increased in size and the liquid has become jelly-like. The practitioner lays the kelp on a special foil and you lie down with your back on the algae surface. Some of the kelp sheets are distributed over the front surface of the body, as well as the thighs. The film is wrapped around the body and the resulting 'cocoon' is covered with a blanket. Now comes the most enjoyable part of the treatment. While you relax deeply and may even fall asleep, the body actively eliminates toxins and absorbs kelp's beneficial substances.

  1. Stage four - completion (10 minutes)

After removing the cocoon, a small amount of fucus oil extract is applied to the body with gentle rubbing motions. After the treatment, the skin is smooth, silky, supple and moisturised. A course of seaweed wrap (5-7 treatments) is an excellent cellulite prevention and therapy and is recommended for more effective and gentler weight loss. Two courses per year are recommended to achieve a long-lasting effect.

Description of procedure

The essence of the wrap is as follows: Algae is applied to the problem areas (stomach, thighs, buttocks) and secured with cling film. The treatment can be performed in two ways:

  • cold - kelp soaked in cool water is placed on the skin;
  • Hot - Soak algae in hot water, apply to the body and cover with a thermal blanket to create a steam bath effect.

One treatment lasts an hour on average. It takes place in two stages: first the kelp is applied and after it has dried and removed, the skin is moisturised. To achieve a good result, the entire course must be completed, which includes 10 sessions. The skin will then be smoothed and the flabbiness and "orange peel" will disappear.

It also removes toxins from the body, so you can get rid of excess weight.


Laminaria wraps are a cosmetic treatment that helps to get rid of cellulite, improve skin tone and reduce the amount of fat. Sessions in beauty salons are expensive, and it is difficult for the modern woman to find time out of her busy daily schedule. The alternative is wraps at home.

It is possible to enhance the effect of kelp with the addition of essential oils, honey or other slimming stimulants.

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