Osea Hyaluronic Sea Serum

 

Osea
Hyaluronic
— Sea Serum

Price:  $140.00

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This light-weight water-based serum is applied after cleansing to drench the skin with hydration and ultimate moisture. The formulation accounts for two different hyaluronic acid molecules, Sodium hyaluronate for deeply penetrating the skin’s surface and Hyaluronic acid to target surface-level dryness. The added benefits of mineral-rich seaweed extracts aid in minimising the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by supporting a smoother, firmer complexion.

Rich in iodine and vitamins, the seaweed extracts also act as a powerful anti-bacterial for even the most congested skin types, and is a gentle formulation for even the most sensitive. One pump of this serum will drench your entire face and neck and within 20 seconds you will feel a complexion dry to the touch, in preparation for your hydration products.

 
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Brand integrity

Claims:
This product claims to be 'Organic'
What does this mean?

Osea is a family-run company based in Malibu, California born in 1996. The brand prioritises non-toxic skincare, using active formulations that contain only natural, plant-derived vegan ingredients. Osea’s seaweed is sourced directly from the Sea of Patagonia, the most pristine waters in the world, ensuring their commitment to fresh ingredients.

In 2002, Osea was the first company to sign The Compact for Global Production of Safe Health and Beauty Products. Since then, over 1,000 companies have joined the commitment to phase out the use of toxic chemicals in all beauty products.

 
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First impressions

Fragrance
The Hyaluronic Sea Serum is 100% fragrance-free.

Texture
This serum has a thick, gooey texture. One drop of this formula covers the entire face and neck area comfortably.

Efficacy
This serum is perhaps one of the most incredibly formulated Hyaluronic acid serums on the market for its ability to penetrate into the skin’s surface, plumping the skin from a cellular level. Simultaneously, the serum will hydrate the skin’s top layer, replenishing the most thirsty skin types.

 
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Ingredient watch

read our full Formulation Analysis

The Good

Gigartina Skottsbergii Extract - a red algae rich in polysaccharides, vitamins and minerals.
Hyaluronic Acid - a single molecule has the ability to hold up to 1000x its weight in water, becoming the go-to ingredient to hydrate skin from a cellular level.

The Questionable

There are no questionable ingredients in this product.

 
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Packaging review

This product uses no types of plastic in its packaging and a screen printed label.

Bottle: Glass - See more about Glass and its impact
Label: Screen printed

 

Formulation full analysis

The Good

Hyaluronic Acid promotes healthier, more supple skin. It’s the major matrix substance for how collagen and elastin are embedded, therefore has the ability to restore skin elasticity and reduce appearance of wrinkles in skin that is undergoing the natural ageing process or effected by environmental factors like sun damage or pollution. Due to its exceptional ability to hold up to 1000x its weight in water, it becomes the go-to ingredient to hydrate skin from the deeper levels of your skin.

Sodium Hyaluronate - As Hyaluronic Acid’s water-binding and water-attracting properties fill up the spaces between collagen and elastin fibres in the skin, resulting in hydration and more youthful looking skin, Sodium Hyaluronate has smaller molecular size to Hyaluronic Acid, making it easier to be absorbed by the skin. It promotes blood circulation and nutrient absorption, making your products that have this ingredient penetrate much deeper into the skin.

Gigartina Skottsbergii Extract is a red algae that acts as a protective barrier against external environment. It hydrates the skin and promotes firmness through its abundance in polysaccharides, vitamins and minerals.

Undaria Pinnatifida Extract is a brown marine algae rich in iodine, iron, potassium, calcium and the B vitamins. This is the ingredient that is responsible for minimising the appearance of redness in the skin’s complexion.

The Questionable

There are no questionable ingredients in this product.

 

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