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Review: Osea Malibu's Eye Gel Serum

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**I was sent this product to review and all of these thoughts are my honest feedback.**

Description: "This potent age-defying under eye serum visibly diminishes the appearance of fine lines and surface puffiness for an instant illuminated look. Organic Algae, Resveratrol and Hyaluronic Acid tighten and brighten the look of the eye area for a more youthful, firm appearance. Offers an immediate cooling moisture boost to awaken and refresh. " -Osea's Site

Ingredients: Aqua, Sodium Hyaluronate, Montmorillonite, Caproyl Tetrapeptide-3, Sorbitol, *Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract, *Enteromorpha Compressa Extract, Palmaria Palmata Extract, *Fucus Serratus Extract, Glycerin, Beta Glucan, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Allantoin, *Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, *Gigartina Skottsbergii Extract, *Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract, *Undaria Pinnatfida Extract, Wine Polyphenols Proline, Lonicera Caprifolium Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica Flower Extract, Dextran, Maltodextrin, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate 

*ORGANIC INGREDIENT

How To Use: "Apply one pump of serum under the eye area, around the orbital bone and on the eyelid. Follow with OSEA Eyes & Lips and moisturizer." -Osea's site

Scent? It's got a nice subtle, floral almost honeysuckle like scent. Barely there.

Texture? It's a gel for sure. When you rub it between your fingers it's slippery.

Length of use? I've been using this serum since the beginning of June. I clumsily broke my first bottle whilst cleaning my bathroom counters and Osea was kind enough to send me a replacement. I had been using that one for about two weeks at that point, I went about a week without it and I'm about half way through my current here on Sep 2nd. So that's close to 3 months of use and still going!

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My experience: I. Love. This. Serum. It is easily my favorite product of Osea's I've tried to date. The skin under my eyes tends to be very dry, so I need moisture daily. I don't really have dark circles or fine lines (yet! lol) under my eyes so I can't speak to that. But this stuff does such a fantastic job at hydrating and softening the skin around them. I put it on at night before I go to bed and the skin still feels silky soft the next morning. The texture is nice and cooling and I love the way it feels as I dab it on. It has this lovely barely there scent that just adds to the overall experience of using it. It also absorbs quickly and doesn't leave anything behind. This is important to me and others for makeup reasons! My eyes are super puffy in the mornings usually. I don't think it dramatically helps reduce the puffiness, but I think it helps a little. It can burn a bit if you get it in your eye so don't be a dummy. The instructions say to use a full pump but I found that I only need half, so it goes a long way.

Overall: This is something I would re-buy in a heartbeat. It's hydration lasts through the day and night, it feels great on the skin and it's lasted me quite a while. So at $60 I think it's a solid buy. Yes I received this as a gift, no I am not an affiliate and yes I am going to buy this once I run out. That's how much I like it. So if you are looking for a hydrating, softening eye serum that absorbs quickly for a reasonable price: Do this one.

Eye Gel Serum 0.6 oz $60

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Review: Osea Malibu's Sea Minerals Mist

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**I was sent this product to review and all of these thoughts are my honest feedback.**

Description: "This nourishing elixir delivers immediate hydration and prepares skin for maximum absorption of serums and moisturizers. Organic Patagonian Seaweed, Dead Sea Salt, and Aloe Vera provide mineral-rich hydration and help soften skin for a balanced, toned and soothed complexion. Supercharged with Mineral Peptides to plump skin. Reduces appearance of surface redness and pores for a perfectly revitalized look." -Osea's Site

Ingredients: Aqua, Dead Sea Salt, Gigartina Skottsbergii Extract*, Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract*, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract*, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces/Manganese Ferment, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment (Mineral Peptides), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice*, Mont morillonite, Lonicera Caprifolium Extract, Lonicera Japonica Extract, Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Extract, Glycerin*, Citric Acid

*ORGANIC INGREDIENT

How To Use: "Mist face after cleansing and as needed throughout the day to boost hydration. Spritz on to set or refresh makeup. Spray liberally on face and body after sun exposure. May be stored in fridge for a cooling burst of moisture. Follow with OSEA serum, essential oil and moisturizer." - Osea's Site

Scent? It's unscented I think. It smells...clean?

Length of use? Since early July. It lasted me about 2 months.

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My Experience: First off, I love the color of this mist. It's a gorgeous emerald hue. I don't mind at all that it's unscented. It is by far the most refreshing mist/toner I've tried. I can also fully recommend it for a sunburn! About a month ago, my family came to visit and we spent all day long outside. I was such a dummy and didn't put sunscreen on my legs or arms, so by the time we got home, I was properly burnt. I sprayed all of my burns generously with it and slathered on the aloe vera. The mist felt cooling and paired with the aloe, my sunburns had gone from bad to "it's-there-but-doesn't-hurt" by the time I woke up the next day. My one complaint about this mist is when I spray it on my face, it stings my eyes. I close my eyes when I mist my face (who doesn't?) but it didn't matter. I'd have to keep them shut until the stinging subsided. So I started using it on cotton pads and that is how I would recommend it to be used! I like that technique way more because I still get the refreshing effect but also a second cleanse of sorts. No stinging eyes either! It feels great on an inflamed pimple too. I've just held the soaked cotton pad on them for a couple minutes and while no results were immediate, I think it helped with the inflammation and heat. My décolletage is very sensitive, more so than my face, and this stuff didn't bother it at all. The only negative when using it on the cotton pad is that the product doesn't last as long. As for hydration? I would say it does a good job at hydrating, although more so when used as a mist.

Overall: I think this is a solid toning mist. It's hydrating and gives a nice second cleanse when used on a cotton pad. It's super refreshing, cooling and is your sunkissed skin's best friend. I did receive it as a PR gift and am on the fence whether I would purchase it for myself in the near future. It is a good hydrating mist and is the most refreshing one I've tried to date, however it stung my eyes when I sprayed it on.

I think I'm going to wait for next summer until it's in my bathroom again or going on a sunny vacay.

Sea Minerals Mist 4 oz $38 USD

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Review: Osea Malibu's Blemish Balm

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**I was sent this product to review and all of these thoughts are my honest feedback.**

Description: "This ultra lightweight, yet powerful moisturizer provides perfectly balanced hydration while effectively targeting blemishes and future breakouts. Minimizes the appearance of pores and oily shine. Soothes redness and irritation. Rich in USDA Organic Algae, Mineral Peptides and a blend of oil-balancing Tea Tree, Rosemary, Juniper, Cypress and Thyme essential oils. This potent formula leaves skin feeling clarified, moisturized and refreshed." - https://oseamalibu.com/products/blemish-balm

Ingredients: Aqua, Gigartina Skottsbergii Extract*, Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract*, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Coconut derived), Glycerin*, Propanediol (corn derived), Cetearyl Olivate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil*, Sorbitan Olivate (Emulsifier from Olive Oil), Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil*, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces/Manganese Ferment, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment (Mineral Peptides), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Oil*, Juniperus Communis (Juniper) Fruit Oil*, Glyceryl Stearate, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Oil*, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cupressus Sempervirens (Cypress) Oil*, Stearic Acid, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil*, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum, Citric Acid, Lonicera Caprifolium Extract, Lonicera Japonica Extract

How To Use: "Gently massage onto clean skin in upward, circular motions. Use morning + night. An excellent base for smooth makeup application."

Scent? A very strong lavender scent.

Texture? A nice light yet creamy lotion.

My Experience: I've been using this product every morning and night everyday since the beginning of June until the last month I switched it to mornings only (my skin started getting dryer and it does well when I give it lots of good oils at night). At first, the tea tree tingle was a little intense, but that went away quickly and now I find it refreshing. It is very lightweight and I love the texture. It leaves a nice finish for makeup, it's not greasy at all and absorbs nicely. It's got tea tree and rosemary oil in it and did a pretty good job at clarifying my skin. (Tea tree oil is antibacterial and kills acne bacteria over 72 hours and rosemary oil was shown to help with the inflammatory response from acne bacteria in an in vitro and vivo study) The lotion also worked great on other parts of my body. My shoulders break out sometimes and it felt really nice putting it over those painful cystic bumps and it definitely helped clear them. I've left it on as a spot treatment in some places and that seemed to help depuff angry pimples. It also felt great on a bug bite.

Overall: I think this is a great day lotion to keep on hand for breakouts. Used too much and too often on normal-type skin, it can be drying (at least for me it was). Which is why I would not recommend it for someone with sensitive or dry skin. If you have normal/combination skin and/or are living in an arid place; I'd recommend using it in the mornings and a hydrating balm or night cream in conjunction in the evenings so you can get it's clarifying benefits but are also keeping your skin well moisturized. It does moisturize well on it's own for the day, but I found myself needing more hydration at night. My skin is normal/combination type and acne prone, but the acne is usually due to internal issues. I can't say whether this helped to prevent breakouts, but I can say that it helped clear them. It absorbs well, has a lovely creamy texture and I really enjoy the lavender smell. Definitely a  staple that I want in my bathroom going forward for blemishes.

Blemish Balm 2 oz $44 USD

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Review: Osea Malibu's Ocean Cleansing Mudd

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**I was sent this product to review and all of these thoughts are my honest feedback.**

Description: "This exfoliating, oil-balancing cleanser deeply purifies and thoroughly decongests oily and blemished skin. A potent blend of USDA Certified Organic Algae and Cypress oil removes surface impurities and visibly balances blemishes. Tea Tree, Peppermint, and Rosemary provide a cooling sensation and leave skin feeling refreshed, energized, and clarified." -https://oseamalibu.com/products/blemish-balm

Ingredients: Aqua, Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract*, Decyl Glucoside (Vegetable Foaming Agent), Fucus Vesiculosus Extract*, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Coco-Glucoside, Coconut Alcohol, Sorbitan Olivate (Emulsifier from Olive Oil), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil*, Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf (Tea Tree) Oil*, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf (Rosemary) Oil* Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Cupressus Sempervirens (Cypress) Oil*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract*, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract*, Acer Saccharinum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (Natural Smectite Clay), Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Lonicera Caprifolium Extract, Lonicera Japonica Extract

How To Use: "Apply to damp skin in gentle, circular motions, avoiding direct contact with eyes. Rinse with warm water. Use morning + night. For Oily or Blemished skin types, follow with OSEA Sea Minerals Mist, serum of choice, Essential Corrective Complex and Blemish Balm. For Normal skin types, apply a few times a week for a purifying deep cleanse."

Scent? This took some getting used to. It smelled strongly of peppermint but also of seaweed. I wasn't a fan at first, but after using it for a while, I stopped smelling it.

Texture? Creamy but with a thicker "mud" like texture.

My Experience: I started using this in the beginning of June. I have normal acne prone skin for context. When I first used it, the scent was not to my liking and the minty sensation was very overwhelming (even for me, a tea tree oil zealot). I also mistakenly used it as a traditional cleanser and tried to take my eye makeup off with it. Biiiiig mistake. My eyes burned terribly. Of course I looked at the ingredients list and recommendations afterward and they say to NOT put it near or in your eyes. Lesson learned. So I used it how it was recommended night and day for several days. This stuff is very strong, within several days, combined with their Blemish Balm, it was too much for my skin. It had become dry, itchy and irritated. I wasn't moisturizing nearly enough for this cleanser because I was also using(reviewing) the Blemish Balm in conjunction. So I decided to alternate days with cleansers(Indie Lee's Rosehip Cleanser). This was the perfect combo. I was still getting the exfoliating benefits without over drying my skin. It was also recommended to me by Osea to mix the Cleansing Mudd with their milk cleanser the Ocean Cleansing Milk, but I didn't have the milk cleanser unfortunately, so I can't speak to that. Alternating seemed to work fine for me. I can definitely say it helped reduce my blackheads. Not a crazy amount, but it was noticeable. It also worked really well as a spot treatment! For when you get those painful wet pimples, this stuff is great to just blob on and let dry. It helped reduce their size and calm down.

Overall: I think this is a great cleanser/exfoliator, but my favorite way to use it was as a spot treatment. The smell doesn't make for a great first impression, (neither does putting it in your eyes like a dummy) but it's a great choice for cleaning out your pores and fighting breakouts. I did feel like whenever I washed with it, I was getting a good clean. Psychological? Maybe. But I did notice a small difference with my blackheads and my skin was turning over much more. I wouldn't recommend this for someone with sensitive skin however. It's very powerful but that's why I like it! It pulls no punches.

Ocean Cleansing Mudd 5 oz $44 USD (Pictured is the travel size product I was sent)