ishgaThe Retreat are delighted to tell you that from the 7th of December you will be able to find ishga skincare organic Scottish seaweed products in all our Salons. Their various range covers all your needs, is good for the face, eyes, body, and basically suits all skin types.

ishga is a sophisticated Scottish brand created by Hebridean Spa. It has been ideated and developed on the Isle of Lewis by a team of people (Malcolm and Joanna Macrae, Martin Macleod and Leon Trayling) that merged their passion for the beauty industry with the knowledge of Marine Biology. The brand uses natural anti-oxidant, healing and anti-ageing properties provided by the purest Scottish seaweed: the Hebridean Seaweed.


ishga seaweedHebridean Seaweed grows in the waters of the Hebridean Islands of Scotland. It is renowned for its therapeutic properties and its balanced combination of vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. In cosmetics it is said to help with skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, and to aid tightening of the skin, stimulate blood circulation, and increase the skin’s elasticity. The use of Hebridean Seaweed is becoming particularly popular in Spa and Thalassotherapy for its ability to revitalise, repair, and moisturise the skin.

The seaweed used in ishga skincare products contains high levels of natural polyphenols, a specific type of anti-oxidants that help the skin regenerate by neutralising free radicals. If the free radicals are not controlled or eliminated, the cells cannot be repaired, resulting in dull, dry, wrinkled and uneven skin tone. Anti-oxidants help get rid of these free radicals before they do too much damage and reduce the signs of ageing.

The Seaweed extract which forms the basis of the ishga skincare range is unique.
It is produced by combining hand harvested seaweed with natural spring water, using a low temperature extraction process. The low temperature extraction ensures that all the goodness of the seaweed is maintained, whilst excluding non-beneficial compounds that can give rise to unpleasant odours.


Along with the Hebridean Seaweed, other active organic ingredients in ishga cosmetics are: Thistle Oil, particularly high in omega 6, it’s good for oily skin, large pores and all skin conditions; Jojoba Oil, which offers excellent lubrication in a full body massage, it’s great for protecting the skin from water, wind, cold and all kinds of weather conditions; Apricot Kernel Oil, a mild oil tolerated by most people, especially good for sensitive, inflamed, dry or mature skin; Aloe Vera Concentrate, excellent emollient with soothing and calming effect to the skin; Macadamia Nut Oil, a classic oil for mature skin which maintains the skin’s moisture levels high.

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