Cold Current Kelp

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Co-Founders Krista & Inga

We are Cold Current Kelp’s co-founders: Inga is a marine biologist and Krista is a former attorney. We are longtime friends who became interested in the environmental benefits of growing kelp and fascinated by its many skincare benefits. While Maine has a robust kelp-as-food farming community, CCK is one of the only companies in the U.S. farming kelp for non-food purposes. We were intrigued by research – most of it occurring outside of the United States – regarding “green chemistry” extraction methods, and developed our own version for our facial oils. We have received several federal grants to engage in novel research regarding the growing and processing of kelp for skincare and other purposes. Our goal is to use our kelp-ful knowledge to create authentic, effective skincare products while improving the marine environment.

Our Products Are Available At The Locations Below

Fore and Wharf - Portland, Maine
Heritage Seaweed - Portland, Maine
Erin Elizabeth Salon - Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Matriarch - Newport, Rhode Island