Also known as Rainbow Kelp.
Distinguished by its iridescent sheen when wet.
Gleaming with iridescent purple, its colors can range across reddish, brownish red, dark bluish, and dark violet.
Iridaea seaweed has a broad, smooth, flat blade. Iridaea seaweed is undivided, it can be heart-shaped to narrow and tapered shape. The seaweed is sometimes lobed and with ruffled margins, and is rubbery to the touch.
It is used as nutritional supplement.
It is loaded with vitamins and minerals in maintaining and promoting healthy skin.
High in protein, vitamin A, E, C and iodine.
It also contains Vitamin B1, sodium, calcium, magnesium, iron, essential fatty acids, beta-carotene, and zinc.
Iridescent is one of the best to be used in the bath as it will nourish and moisturize the skin.
Iridaea is used in a variety of personal care products such as masques, moisturizers, cleansers, serums, and toners.