OSEA Founder, Jenefer Palmer began her career in the healing arts by studying and becoming practiced in cranial therapy, acupressure and shiatsu. OSEA started out as a more of a kitchen sink than a kitchen table business, as Jenefer began experimenting with skincare formulations in her kitchen sink. She became fluent in the basics of cosmetic chemistry by trial and error, later refining her most successful formulas with the help of cosmetic chemists. However, it was not until a business trip to Buenos Aires that Jenefer would discover the key ingredient upon which her skincare line was to be founded.
Wrecked by jet-lag, Jenefer decided to head over to the spa at the hip boutique hotel where she was staying and ended up soaking in a fresh algae bath. The restorative effects were like a bolt from the blue. She couldn’t believe how good that bath had made her feel, her skin was glowing and she felt utterly rejuvenated. She knew she had to know more about that algae, and became obsessed with tracking it back to its source.
She traced the algae, of the Gigartina species, to the coast of Patagonia, a region so far down the South American continent that they call it “El Fin del Mundo”--the end of the world. There, she was guided along the desolate beaches and pristine coastal waters of Patagonia by a local family who showed her how to harvest the Gigartina which was soon to become the key ingredient of her skincare formulations. Throughout OSEA’s evolution, Jenefer has ensured that the brand stays true to its initial commitment: to provide the highest quality, ecologically-responsible natural skincare to ingredient-conscious consumers. Never forgetting the source, Jenefer and OSEA support ocean preservation, Heal the Bay and works with a local partner in Argentina to ensure eco-responsible harvesting of their seaweed.
Description: An OSEA classic, Ocean Cleanser is rich in minerals, algae, dermal proteins, vitamins, and mineral salts with a delightful natural fragrance. This multi-tasking hydrating formula effectively removes dirt and impurities, leaving your skin feeling refreshed and energized. Ocean Cleanser is free of chemical surfactants and great for easy makeup removal. pH balanced.
Red Algae is extremely high in microelements, proteins, vitamins, mineral salts and amino acids to gently cleanse the skin, allowing greater permeability without depleting the protective lipid barrier. Dermal proteins and amino acids stimulate collagen production and reduce effects of photo aging.
Directions: Use twice daily. Apply to damp skin in gentle, circular motions to remove dirt, oil and makeup. Rinse and follow with mineral mists, serum, and moisturizer.
Ingredients: 100% NATURAL DERIVED INGREDIENTS: Aqua, *Algae Extract, Decyl Glucoside (Vegetable Foaming Agent), Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids, Sorbitan Olivate, *Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (Natural Smectite Clay), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Essential Oils of: *Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, *Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, *Juniperus Communis (Juniper) Fruit Oil, Cupressus Sempervirens (Cypress) Seed Oil, and Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil, Lactic Acid (derived from fermented beet), Xanthan Gum, Glycine (Amino Acids), Potassium Sorbate, Glycine, Chlorophyll Extract *CERTIFIED ORGANIC INGREDIENT
Full Size, $44
Description: An ideal delivery system for healing nutrients and antioxidants, Sea Minerals promotes skin's natural ability to absorb moisture and oxygenate. USDA certified organic Patagonian seaweed extracts and Dead Sea Crystals provide a thorough therapeutic mineral treatment. Helps restore mineral balance to sun-damaged skin and reduces redness, tightness and inflammation. A quick spritz helps seal makeup against humidity. Store in fridge for a refreshing after-sun elixir.
USDA Certified Organic Patagonian seaweed extracts and Dead Sea Crystals provide a therapeutic mineral treatment and help in the healing of various skin conditions.
Directions: Spray liberally onto skin after cleansing in the morning and at night to tone and mineralize skin or throughout the day as desired for an extra antioxidant boost. Use more frequently on sun-damaged skin to soothe & reduce inflammation. May also be used on top of makeup to seal against humidity.
Ingredients: 100% Natural Derived Ingredients: Aqua, Dead Sea Salt, *Gigartina Skottsbergi Extract, *Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract, *Undaria Pinnatfida Extract, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces/Manganese Ferment, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Montmorillonite, Lonicera Caprilfolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japanica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Extract, Glycerin, Citric Acid *Certified Organic Ingredient
Travel Size, $16
SKIN TYPES: Normal, Dry, Combo, Sensitive.
A lightweight moisturizer that protects skin from dehydration and damage from environmental aggressors. The super emollient algae base ensures instantaneous absorption while the advanced blend of dermal proteins increases elasticity and leaves a matte, silky finish. An amazing, invisible base for makeup application.
The natural emollient properties of seaweed give this cream a uniquely light and silky texture. Vitamin E strengthens collagen and increases elasticity.
Directions: Apply day and night. For dryer skin types use Advanced Protection in the evening or apply Essential Hydrating Oil as a base. Can be blended with powder or liquid foundation for smoother makeup application.
Ingredients: 100% NATURALLY DERIVED INGREDIENTS: AQUA, ALGAE EXTRACT*, COCO CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE (Vegetable Glycerides), MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA (Macadamia) SEED OIL*, SORBITAN OLIVATE (Emulsifier from Olive Oil), CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE (Corn & Coconut Glucolipid), BUTYROSPERMUM (Shea Butter) PARKII * , SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED (Jojoba) OIL*, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (Avocado) OIL*, TOCOPHEROL (Vitamin E), CALENDULA EXTRACT, L-LYSINE LAUROYL METHIONINE (Amino Acid from Plants), XANTHAN GUM, LAMINARIA ALGAE EXTRACT, GINKGO BIL OBA LEAF EXTRACT, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA FLOWER EXTRACT*, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (Lavender) OIL*, PELARGONIUM (Geranium) GRAVEOLENS, MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE (Natural Smectite Clay), CITRUS GRANDIS (Grapefruit) PEEL OIL*, POTASSIUM SORBATE, GLYCINE *CERTIFIED ORGANIC INGREDIENT
Full Size, $48
Description: This fragrance-free daily moisturizer is rich in oils of Macadmaia, Kukui Nut, Sesame and Rosehip and Red Algae Gel that combined leaves your skin soft and silky. OSEA Ocean Lotion is perfect for post-sun exposure, helping to maintain an overall healthy glow and ameliorate the texture of your skin. Surfer's favorite.
Red Algae Gel base leaves skin soft and silky. Rich oils of Macadamia, Kukui Nut, Sesame and Rosehip ameliorate texture of the skin. Fragrance-free Ocean Lotion soothes the skin and helps maintains a suntan.
Directions: Use a a daily moisturizer for your body. Massage in large circular motions until absorbed into skin.
Ingredients: 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, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Xanthan Gum, Glycine (Amino Acid), Potassium Sorbate *Certified Organic Ingredient
Travel Size, $16
Total Retail Value $122