The Organic and Vegan Skincare Line I’m Loving Lately
February 8, 2018
As a believer & supporter of ethical fashion and as a newly converted vegan, I’ve started caring more about industries outside of just fashion. Whilst that is still a passion of mine, I’m continually learning about other ways our planet is being negatively affected by humans. I’ve started watching more vegan/ethical YouTubers (& reading their ebooks), discovering new methods of creating products that are ethical/sustainable, and, ultimately, learning about new brands that support these practices. My latest find is Osea Malibu Skincare. I first discovered them from a vegan YouTuber, Caitlin Shoemaker, I follow when she included them in her 2017 Favourites Video. I started digging around for a few credible sources to see how legitimate this brand actually was (I’d never heard of them before!). Vogue, InStyle, Allure, Refinery29, and Well + Good, were among just a few 3rd party sources with rave reviews on Osea’s skincare line. I was convinced!
I’ve been using the products for the past few weeks now and am beyond excited to divulge my thoughts. I already have a pretty incredible skincare routine that I’ve detailed here and here and I definitely still rotate all of those products into my morning and nighttime routines, but Osea has now become the newest addition. I hope to keep it around and expand my collection because there are even more amazing products on their site that I’ve yet to try (see the bottom of this post for those products)!
Makeup removed and hair up, I was ready to try the Ocean Cleansing Mudd first. I’ve got the travel version above. Which, is incredible by the way! I’m the laziest person when it comes to traveling so I will typically check a suitcase just to have all of my full sized toiletries with me. I typically can’t be arsed to transfer products to travel containers so this makes that significantly easier (and cheaper!).
You will instantly feel the ingredients in this face wash working the moment you put it on your face! I was shocked! The tea tree and peppermint combination wakes both you and your skin up in a way I’ve never experienced before. I have always loved tea tree for my face but this wash takes my love of tea tree to another level.
Rinsed and the Red Algae Mask was up next! If the Cleansing Mudd above woke me up, this mask had me doing a little happy jig. The word I would use to accurate describe how the mask feels is “tingling” and I’m assuming that’s due to the tea tree present in this mask too. It also has kaolin which is a main ingredient in one of the masks I already use so I’m familiar with (& love) the results.
I applied liberally as I was craving a deep detox. It’s not a very thick mask, but rather a bit more… wet.
I let it sit for about 5 minutes and then washed off. My face felt ridiculously fresh once it was rinsed! I’m telling you, the results you experience after just one use of each product is mind boggling.
Next up was the Osea Blemish Balm. Whilst I no longer have that angry-teenager-acne, I definitely get the occasional pimple (typically hormonal) so I’m always keen to incorporate a blemish-targeted product in my routine. Also, I have very oily skin, so this also helps to reduce shine.
I was also given a sample of the eyes and lips cream. Truthfully, I’ve had my fair share of eye creams and just… never use them. I’m sure a lot of you cringed at that. I’m not sure why this is. Perhaps I’ve just never found a cream I liked or never made it a point to incorporate into my routine? Also, there is a growing part of me that actually enjoys smile lines. It shows my happiness and gives me a little character. I’m sure come 50 I’ll be kicking myself so I’ll definitely be making a bit more of an effort to take care of that part of my body better. Plus, this eye/lip cream has avocado oils in it and we all know how obsessed I am with avocados. 🙂
Lastly, the Sea Minerals Mist was the perfect ending to this routine. Technically, you could put this on before your moisturizer (or Blemish Balm), but it’s also a great mist to lock in moisture or set makeup. I’m not sure how to phrase this without people automatically jumping to sexual conclusions, but I seriously love spraying anything on my face after a facial. (har har – okay). Truly though. I think it might just be a strange snobby feeling like I’m giving myself the most expensive at-home facial anyone could receive. My typical go-to is this rosewater mist, but I’ve now got myself another little friend!
Ocean Cleansing Mudd (c/o)
Red Algae Mask (c/o)
Blemish Balm (c/o)
Sea Minerals Mist (c/o)
Eyes & Lips (c/o)
These are some of the other Osea products I’ve got my eyes on next!