Unless you’ve been under a rock, you’ve probably heard of the OSEA natural skin care line. They’ve been around for over 20 years, and are pretty much famous in the clean beauty world.
Right off the get-go, I was in love with this brand because they are super clean, absolutely gorgeous, and rely on the healing nature of the ocean for their skin care ingredients.
I fell even harder when I learned that even after their significant growth as a company over the past two decades, they remain a family run business. Wow!
So needless to say, I had to get my hands on some of their products and experience OSEA for myself.
Something you may not know about OSEA that I just have to share, is that the inspiration for OSEA dates back to the 1930s when founder Jenefer Palmer’s Grandmother, Elsa learned first-hand the healing properties of the ocean.
After being bedridden from torn tendons, Elsa had a dream the ocean had healed her. So the next day she had her husband carry her to the beach and she swam in the freezing ocean water. A few short weeks of swimming daily and her leg was healed.
She attributes her full recovery to “the full spectrum of minerals and trace elements present in the seawater and the abundance of seaweed found in the Long Island Sound”. This was the beginning of Elsa’s holistic healing journey and what inspired Jenefer to follow in her Grandmother’s footsteps, eventually starting OSEA in 1996.
I think this story is amazing! It just goes to show what Mother Nature is capable of, and what we are capable of if we just listen to her. Jenefer has created a beautiful line of skincare products that are 100% safe, effective, cruelty-free, and vegan. She also puts great thought into all aspects of her business to make sure her carbon footprint is as small as possible.
Her motto is to leave this planet a cleaner place than when she arrived, like being a good house guest. I think that’s the way we should all live.
As for her products, not surprisingly, they are amazing as well. The OSEA team generously sent me three products for review and I can’t wait to share them with you!
Ocean Cleansing Milk
The Ocean Cleansing Milk is a beautiful cleanser that is the perfect creamy consistency. It feels incredibly nourishing and soothing on my skin and washes away my face makeup easily. It will remove my eye makeup as well, but I usually have to go in with a face cloth after and wipe under my eyes.
This cleansing milk is great for dry skin because it hydrates and contains calming ingredients that will help diminish the appearance of redness. This is exactly what my skin craves, I love it!
My skin feels super soft after I’ve cleansed with this cleansing milk and as a bonus, it’s also anti-aging!
Each OSEA product is packaged in a beautiful glass container which makes it feel so luxurious and expensive. OSEA’s founder has vowed never to use soft plastic to package her products because not only is plastic not as environmentally friendly, it also leaks contaminants into the products.
OSEA uses glass, an endlessly recyclable material that is impermeable, meaning it won’t contaminate the product. Way to go OSEA!
Hyaluronic Sea Serum
This Hyaluronic Sea Serum is a total powerhouse for dry skin. It’s an age-defying serum that contains organic seaweed that plumps and hydrates the skin, smooths wrinkles, increases elasticity, and moisturizes. Hyaluronic Acid attracts up to 1,000 times its weight in water, so you know this serum really doesn’t mess around.
I apply it after I’ve cleansed with the Ocean Cleansing Milk. It absorbs quickly into my skin and begins working instantly to hydrate and plump.
Advanced Protection Cream
Finally, I go in with the Advanced Protection Cream once the serum has fully absorbed. This cream is fast absorbing and doesn’t leave my skin feeling greasy at all. It’s a great way to end your night or morning routine to help seal in moisture and keep your skin hydrated for hours.
Plus, it’s super age-defying as well, so you’re fighting the aging process all night and all day. If you have dry skin like me this is a great cream to hydrate, and is especially nice if you don’t like how greasy other creams are on your face.
If you’re sensitive to natural fragrances, you’ll be glad to know that all of these beautiful products from OSEA have a completely natural scent, with no strong, lingering fragrance. They simply smell natural and earthy.
I have been loving this OSEA skin care routine for day and night! My dry winter skin is loving all the hydration and I love that each product also helps protect my skin from the aging process.
Thank you OSEA for sending me these amazing skin care products! They are definitely some new favorites of mine!
Have you tried any OSEA products yet? Which is your favorite?