Frequently Asked Questions
Can GUAM Seaweed Mud be used ALL YEAR ROUND?
Yes it can be used in any season. We recommend an intensive treatment followed by a maintenance period with a weekly application for 4-6 months.
Can GUAM Seaweed Mud be used during PREGNANCY?
During the application of GUAM Seaweed Mud, the active principles are only absorbed at skin level. During pregnancy, we recommend however that you check with your doctor before use.
Can GUAM Seaweed Mud be used during BREAST FEEDING?
Granted that any beauty product not specifically for use during pregnancy and breast feeding should always be used with caution during these special moments of a woman’s life, our products do not contain any ingredient that interferes with breast feeding. In addition, the topical application of the beauty product does not lead to systemic absorption. In any case, to be safe, we always recommend that you check with your doctor before use.
Can skin be EXPOSED TO THE SUN after the application of GUAM Seaweed Mud?
Exposure to sun immediately after the application of the Mud is not recommended. It is better to wait a few hours. Skin can be exposed to the sun in the morning without problems if the Mud is applied the night before.
Can GUAM Seaweed Mud be used if a person suffers from CAPILLARY FRAGILITY?
In the case of capillary fragility we suggest the use of GUAM Seaweed Mud for Delicate Skin with a composition specifically for sensitive skin (presence of menthol and lower content of essential oils). This Mud offers a pleasant fresh feeling to the treated areas. If skin is not sensitive and does not show any capillary fragility then there is no contraindication to the use of GUAM Seaweed Mud.
Is strong TINGLING and REDNESS of the treated areas normal after the application of GUAM Seaweed Mud?
It is a normal feeling because the product reactivates microcirculation in the area of application. We suggest two types of action:
1) mix the product well before use.
2) rinse the product before the end of the 45 minutes (for example after 20/30 minutes) if tingling/itchiness is still very strong during application. The reduction in application time can be compensated with an extra application the following day. In case of particularly sensitive skin, we recommend the use of Guam Seaweed Mud for Delicate Skin, specific for this type of skin.
I use GUAM Seaweed Mud regularly. Lately I don’t feel the ACTIVE TINGLING any more. Why?
The reduction of the famous “active tingling” sensation and redness is probably due to a different reaction of the skin to the Guam Seaweed Mud. This can happen after a number of applications of GUAM Seaweed Mud because the skin reacts in a different way to the functional ingredients. This external reaction is not, however related to the action of the product; in fact the active ingredients (Guam seaweed, ivy and horse chestnut extracts, lemon and oregano essential oils) are in any case absorbed during the application and continue to carry out their action on the skin.
I have purchased a tub of Guam Seaweed Mud and the content is RATHER LIQUID. Is that normal?
Yes. It is absolutely normal. As this is a natural product, the liquid part and essential oils tend to separate from the clay over time. For a correct application Lacote suggests that you accurately mix the product every time before use until it has a creamy texture. This instruction is clearly marked on the top of the tub.
Can I use Guam Seaweed Mud to SHAPE THE WAIST AREA?
The classic Guam Seaweed Mud formula has been conceived to fight the imperfections caused by cellulite. Guam Seaweed Mud for TUMMY and WAIST can be used for an even more effective action against fatty deposits in the abdominal area.
Can I use NON-WOVEN FABRIC SHORTS instead of CLING FILM?
Wrapping the skin with cling film is fundamental to optimise the action of Guam Seaweed Mud; the occlusive action maximises the absorption of the active principles contained in the product into the skin. For practical reasons shorts can however be used.