In a sea of skincare companies, the ones that catch my attention are the ones that seek to eliminate toxic ingredients and make a conscious effort to ensure that every ingredient is certified organic as the word “organic” can be used a bit too freely today. I recently came across the skincare line OSEA (Ocean, Sun, Earth and Atmosphere), a 100% vegan skincare line made with USDA Certified Organic Seaweed created by Jenefer Palmer. All products are also cruelty-free and biodegradable. The seaweed is harvested from the Patagonian Sea, southwestern stretch of the Atlantic Ocean known for its rich marine life, and is food grade.
I was recently given the opportunity to try the OSEA Ocean Lotion which is a red algae gel-based body moisturizer that is best used on moist skin. The product description also mentions that this is also great for soothing skin after being in the sun and maintaining a suntan.
Price: 30mL/$15.00 USD or 180mL/$30.00 USD
Packaging: Glass bottle with pump. Better than plastic that’s for sure!
Formula: This is an everyday moisturizer, but is fairly light so now that we are moving into drier weather, I have only been using Ocean Lotion on my upper body as the skin on my legs is considerably drier. This product absorbs quickly into the skin because of its gel consistency and does leave my skin feeing hydrated and not sticky. The second ingredient in this product is seaweed so it’s good to know that it’s not somewhere at the end. The ingredients following are a healthy mix of “good” oils, anti-aging ingredients (Tocopherol) and shea butter. There isn’t one ingredient here that scares me!
100% NATURAL DERIVED INGREDIENTS:
Aqua, *Algae Extract, *Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sorbitan Olivate, *Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, *Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Seed Oil, *Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces/Manganese Ferment, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment, Rose Hip Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Palmitoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Xanthan Gum, Glycine (Amino Acid), Potassium Sorbate
*CERTIFIED ORGANIC INGREDIENT
Final Verdict: Based on my experience with Ocean Lotion, I feel like I definitely need to try their facial products. These are the kinds of ingredients that I would love on my face and I am even eyeing up a few travel sets for the upcoming holiday season as a way to sample a bit of everything! There seems to be a product for every skin type when it comes to OSEA, even products for those with rosacea and because of the ingredients, the products seem very gentle, yet effective on the skin.
OSEA ships worldwide with shipping starting at $7.95 for orders to Canada. I wish it was a flat rate, but I think the weight of glass bottles can probably get quite heavy! If you live in the U.S. though, all orders over $50 are entitled to free shipping!
Will you be adding OSEA to your list of skincare products to try?
PR sample sent to me for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions are of course my own!