May 2018 Beauty Discovery ft. OSEA

maj 02, 2018

Hi lovelies! Hope you all had a wonderful Labour Day and I wish you a beautiful month ahead. The first day of a new month is always so exciting to me because that's the day when a new Beauty Heroes box drops. This month Jeannie Jarnot surprised us with an already well loved brand and one that I have been dying to try out. May 2018 Beauty Discovery is all about OSEA, a brand that was founded by Jenefer Palmer. The Spa Director and Aromatherapist had a vision for a natural, luxury, spa-quality skincare line based on the vast benefits of seaweed. Environmentally conscious and meticulous, Jenefer’s approach to formulating required she go to the ends of the earth to find the purest, most potent source of seaweed, which she discovered in the pristine channels of Patagonia. OSEA was the first of its kind to deliver innovative formulas made with certified organic, bioavailable seaweed and pure steam-distilled and cold pressed essential oils that effectively reduce the appearance of blemishes and improve skin’s vitality.

Seaweed (marine algae) is one of the most abundant sources of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants and essential fatty acids. Not only that OSEA sources their seaweed with eco-responsible practices meaning that it is hand-foraged as it naturally makes its way into the shallow waters of the pristine Patagonian shore, they also use invasive seaweed so they don't damage the environment but actually help other types of seaweed to thrive. Read more about their practices here.

May 2018 Beauty Discovery* comes with two OSEA products, one for the face & one for the body. In the box you will find full-sized OSEA Ocean Cleanser (150 ml) and full-sized Undaria Body Polish (340 g). See here.
OSEA Ocean Cleanser, Undaria Body Polish. Beauty Heroes Beauty Discovery May 2018.
OSEA Ocean Cleanser, Undaria Body Polish. Beauty Heroes Beauty Discovery May 2018.
OSEA Ocean Cleanser Beauty Heroes Beauty Discovery May 2018.
OSEA Ocean Cleanser Beauty Heroes Beauty Discovery May 2018. Vegan, gluten-free.
OSEA Ocean Cleanser cleanses away makeup, excess oil, and impurities. This cleanser is based on Water and contains ingredients like Organic Seaweed, beet-derived Lactic Acid, which makes skin feel silky smooth, Sesame and Jojoba Oils. It has a refreshing, zesty scent of Lime, and there's also Orange, Juniper, Cypress and Jasmine Essential Oils. Ocean Cleanser has a light green colour which comes from Chlorophyll. Based on the appearance I was expecting a creamy cleanser but this is in fact a gel cleanser. To be more precise it's not a watered-down gel but more like a heavy duty gel cleanser that is very lovely to use. It doesn't foam and it almost creates a slight film on the skin which is good for a quick massage. If you add water it turns more white and milky, but I wouldn't say it turns into a creamy cleanser, nothing like that. You could remove it with a cloth, especially if you use it as a makeup remover but I find that a few splashes of water remove it just as well. It is NOT oily so removing it with water is my prefered way of rinsing it off. I've been really enjoying it as a morning cleanser or as a second evening cleanser. I haven't tried it as a makeup remover yet because I'm too attached to my oil cleansers haha. After watching Jeannie's recent insta stories (@beautyheroes), I saw that you can also use it as a face mask. It's too soon for me to tell if it made any difference in my skin because I haven't been using it that long but skin always feels good after I rinse it off with water. Skin feels fresh, properly cleansed and slightly hydrated too. Skin is clean but not feeling squeaky clean. I love that it's not tightening or drying. I also love the glass packaging, as you may know already. I can see using this cleanser for the upcoming months to come. Having a non-drying gel cleanser with a refreshing scent always sounds like a good one to have in the summer. Check the Ocean Cleanser here.
OSEA Undaria Body Polish. Beauty Heroes Beauty Discovery May 2018.
OSEA Undaria Body Polish. Beauty Heroes Beauty Discovery May 2018. Vegan, gluten free.
Undaria Body Polish is a product that I was initially surprised to see in a Beauty Heroes box (cause I didn't see it as a hero product) but oh my word, this body polish is something else! It is definitely not your typical natural body scrub and after I tried it for the first time I immediately understood the reason why it's the Hero product of this box. As the Ocean Cleanser, Undaria is also based on Water and that is already different to many natural body scrubs on the market. Now don't get me wrong, I love a good body scrub that is based on oils and butters (I'm looking at you Rachel's Plan Bee) but having a scrub that feels lightweight and yet stil hydrating without an oily residue is just amazing. So what's in Undaria, besides water? There is Glycerin, Hemp and Passion Fruit Oils, fine-grained Acai, Pumice and Guarana Seed Powders, which are used to address signs of rough texture, dullness and dead skin build up. There is of course also Algea in this body polish and that is where the name comes from. Undaria or wakame, which is a more commonly used name, is a brown seaweed that helps to reduce the appearance of redness, dryness and irritation, and also makes skin feel soothed and hydrated. There's also red-algae Gigartina and Macrocystis, or Kelp extract. It is one beautiful body scrub, truly! The scent is also very nice and really interesting actually. When you open the jar (which is huge btw) you can smell the relaxing Lavender but after you rinse it off you can smell Lemon (or Lemon Balm to be precise).

I love the consistency of this body polish so much. It's lush and creamy (BH describes it as a whipped sea soufflé and I love that!) and I love that the polishing particles are not very harsh. It is in fact very gentle and yet very effective. Before writing this review I used it on the tops of my hands and I simply cannot stop touching my skin haha. It's very smooth, soft and hydrated. I love that there's no oily residue but skin is still left hydrated and not dry. I'm really impressed with this body polish and I'm thrilled I got to experience it through another gorgeous Beauty Heroes box. Check Undaria here.

So to sum up my first experience with OSEA products: I love Undaria Body Polish and really like the Ocean Cleanser. Definitely a brand worth trying out and I would love to try more of their products. 

May 2018 Beauty Discovery will be available to purchase until the 20th of May but often times Beauty Heroes boxes are sold out fast so I would suggest you order as soon as possible. Join Beauty Heroes to receive the May Beauty Discovery here.

Much love to you all,

Jana xx

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