Honestly, I’m not sure why it’s taken me so long to write a blog about this brand that I’m sharing today. I’ve been using them for years and have tried *most* of their products. It’s pretty rare to find a brand that checks all of my boxes (clean ingredients, sustainable packaging, brand values, etc.) AND the products all perform well. Truly, OSEA is a standout skincare brand that I wholeheartedly love and recommend. I can’t wait to share my top picks with you!
About OSEA Malibu…
- Pronounced oh-see-uh, by the way 😉 and it stands for Ocean, Sun, Earth, and Atmosphere
- All of their products are infused with sustainably-sourced, organic Patagonian seaweed and active botanicals 🌊
- Founded and run by a family of women since 1996
- They are non-toxic, cruelty-free, vegan, and made with love in California
- Packaged in frosted glass and are committed to never using soft plastics
- You can shop by skincare concern: anti-aging, blemish-prone, dry, sensitive, etc.
- The line is pretty unisex too, i.e. my husband would use them!
- They offer smaller travel sizes which are perfect for a vacation or sampling!
My Personal Favorite OSEA Products:
So like I said, I’ve tried the majority of the products that OSEA offers. And I truly don’t have anything bad to say about any of them. But I thought I’d break it down for you and share my absolute TOP EIGHT picks and faves! In case you need some inspo for what to choose.
This body oil is soooooo luscious. It has certified organic Undaria Algae and smells fruity (because of the passionfruit in it!). Undaria is loaded with iodine, iron, potassium, and vitamins that promote plump and youthful skin so this is great for wrinkles, stretch marks, and redness. I love applying it on damp skin right out of the shower. Super moisturizing, yet not too greasy or heavy.
When I feel a zit starting to pop up, I apply this right away! It’s a spot treatment and rolls on easily and quickly. You can use it all over your face but I like to just apply it to spots for targeted treatment. It smells so fresh! It’s a blend of ingredients like cypress, juniper, tea tree, and white thyme which are all great for balancing oil production, decongesting, and purifying. This usually helps diminish my breakouts and I love it!
OSEA has two different toners, but I prefer the green Sea Minerals one which is made for more combo and blemish-prone skin! It has organic Patagonian seaweed, dead sea salt, and aloe vera to soothe skin and provide a punch of hydration. I just spritz a little on my face before applying a moisturizer. It also feels REALLY great after you’ve been in the sun all day and you can keep it in the fridge for a nice cooling sensation ☀️
Yep, eye serums are a MUST in my skincare routine. I love that this one is a lightweight gel because it literally just glides onto my skin, vs. some creams that can be tacky or sticky and pull at skin (which I want to avoid for such a delicate area!). It feels firming, too. I just apply about half a pump onto my ring finger and gently tap around my eye area. Sometimes I like to keep it in the fridge because a cool gel feels soooooo good on puffy eyes in the morning. This gel has organic algae, resveratrol, and hyaluronic acid which are awesome for fine lines and help tighten skin. Highly recommend!
They offer a couple of face masks, but the White Algae Mask is my favorite! It applies as a lightweight, creamy texture and I like to leave it on for about 20 minutes then rinse off. Sometimes I even leave it on while I sleep for an overnight treatment! This formula is made for age-defying, brightening, plumping, and toning the skin. My face definitely feels soft, hydrated, bright, and firm after using this mask. It contains white marine algae, white tea, resveratrol, and hyaluronic acid.
OSEA has three cleansers and I use the brown Cleansing Mudd the most (for oily, blemish-prone skin)! It’s milky and a slightly thicker texture that I apply to damp skin and gently massage it in. It does a great job of removing makeup yet doesn’t make my skin feel stripped. It doesn’t really lather or foam, yet you can tell it’s cleansing. My favorite part – it has peppermint and wild mint so it has this really unique cooling sensation that leaves my skin feeling super refreshed! It also gently exfoliates. This one has ingredients like organic algae, cypress oil, and tea tree so it’s a purifying and decongesting formula! ✨
2. Blemish Balm
This is one of my go-to moisturizers! It’s lightweight and smells so uplifting and fresh. I especially love it when my skin is feeling congested or when I have some breakouts. It’s made with organic algae, mineral peptides, tea tree, rosemary, juniper, cypress, and thyme so it’s very potent! I can definitely tell my skin instantly feels clarified and the balm is working its magic. I use it both day and night! I seriously can’t get enough of this one.
Drumroll please…are you ready for my FAVORITE product of OSEA’s?! I cannot live without this serum and it’s a sad day when my bottle is empty! A friend once referred to this as “Botox in a bottle” and I couldn’t agree more. If you’re not familiar with hyaluronic acid, it’s basically a moisture magnet that attracts up to 1,000 times its weight in water. So think of it as sucking in moisture for your skin! 💦
But what I love most about this concentrated serum is that it’s a gel and dries very quickly into your skin as you apply it. It feels like I’m wearing nothing, but makes my skin feel SO plump, smooth, and firm. I apply it after cleansing and toning, and before moisturizing. I especially love it now that the season is changing and my skin is drier than usual. It also makes a wonderful priming base before applying skincare and makeup. If you’re gonna try just one OSEA product, you gotta try this one!
NEW + NOTEWORTHY PRODUCTS:
But wait, there’s more! I also want to quickly mention their Parachute line which includes products like hand soap (new!), hand cream, bath salts, and a linen mist! I’ve really been enjoying the hand soap lately which is also in a HUGE glass bottle. It’s actually kind of hard to find clean and natural hand soaps. Similar to their facial cleansers, this is a milky/creamy texture and it smells like lemons! 🍋 And I like that it doesn’t make my hands feel dry or stripped.
So as you can tell, I have a *slight* crush on OSEA 💚 But seriously, this is a brand that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed using over the years and I frequently recommend them to friends, family, and clients. They are a brand that I’m so proud to support and partner with!