What The Heck Are They? The Scoop
Vegan, Organic, and Cruelty Free skin care products made with bioavailable seaweed and blended with pure steam-distilled and cold pressed essential oils.
What They Say
Skincare Powered by the Sea
Plant-based bioavailable formulas that deliver your best skin
Elsa was bedridden, unable to care for her patients for many months. A lifelong helper and healer, this paralysis was devastating. One morning she awoke from a magical dream in which the ocean had healed her. At sunrise, she insisted that her husband Frank take her to the beach near their home in Long Island, NY. It was the middle of December. There was snow on the ground. But, she was determined to swim in the frigid waters.
Almost immediately, she saw small improvements. She continued swimming daily. Within a few weeks, her leg was healed!
She attributed her recovery to the full spectrum of minerals and trace elements present in the saltwater and the abundance of seaweed found in the Long Island Sound. She even began collecting mineral-rich Fucus (Bladderwrack algae) to make seaweed poultices for her patients. Elsa continued to promote healing through her chiropractic practice and swimming in the cold water into her 90s!
The women of our family followed in Elsa’s footsteps as helpers and healers.
OSEA began with a simple question – if we invested in the best non-toxic ingredients, would people notice? Two decades later, the evidence is clear. By using only the finest plant-based ingredients, we can harness the benefits of nature with effective, non-toxic skincare.
We have always swam against the current. While most beauty brands bulk purchase plant extracts, at OSEA we have a strong connection and relationship with our source ingredients. We only work with suppliers who reach our rigorous standards of purity and, wherever possible, we prefer to work with family or female-run collectives in local communities.
Ease of Use, Packaging?
Glass bottles and earth conscious simple and elegant packaging that is sustainable with easy to read instructions.
Here is what they say..
We respect and honor the environment around us, which means sustainability is at the forefront of everything we do. At each touch-point, we aim to minimize our impact, be that our decision to bottle in recyclable glass, our elimination of synthetic ingredients that harm the ecosystem, or our considered shipping and fulfillment practices. Safe skincare should be good for you, but also for the planet.
Are They Affordable?
While the OSEA products are not cheap, the prices are equivalent to medical grade products out there. The difference is, OSEA products are natural, toxin free, cruelty free and vegan with sustainable packaging. Travel size items run about $18.00 with most products at the $48.00 range and specialty products around $88.00 to just over $100.00
Would I Purchase Them?
Yes. These are must haves if you want organic natural skincare products that both rejuvenate and heal your skin.
The Undaria Algae oil is so hydrating and smells like the ocean. I always have this handy. And the salt of the earth scrub with Himalayan Sea Salts is in my shower, ready for me to indulge in some spa self care on a whim. Both an exfoliant and a hydration tool, you will leave your shower with your skin feeling smooth and silky.
Would I Recommend Them?
I absolutely recommend OSEA line. Good for the planet and good for your skin.
Take their quiz to confirm your skin type here
Try their masks. I recommend the white algae mask to calm redness. For daily use, I recommend Their A+C+E infused vitamin sea face serum and I highly recommend their Hyaluronic Sea Serum, formulated with organic seaweed.
The Downlow on The Downside
Organic Algae- aged, barreled and medicinally produced with maternal love and care that only a women can truly curate and appreciate…. these products can be expensive. However, each application only takes a drop or a dime sized portion, so these products will last you.
I recommend that you take their skin quiz and look at their gift sets and travel size options to test out the products before jumping in. What you will soon discover, are a hand selection of your self care staples that you will willingly replenish. OSEA offers organic, vegan, cruelty free, self care of the highest quality. A sophisticated, yet natural experience that is one of the most indulgent and gratifying purchases I have ever made. In short, OSEA is your Self Care Goddess, encouraging you to put yourself first, and guiding you through their oceanic products to reconnect you with your true mother. Mother Earth.
Our Overall Rating 4.9 out of 5
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