“Our company philosophy is built into the name – Ocean, Sun, Earth, and Atmosphere. We respect the four elements of our planet and work with nature to heal the human body. We don’t do anything that pollutes or harms our planet because that is where we find our most effective ingredients.” – CEO, Melissa Palmer
OSEA is committed to providing extensively researched products designed for their purity, quality, and effectiveness. They develop products with only the purest ingredients in proven and technically advanced formulations to restore skin to its highest level of health and appearance.
Using product formulations that took founder Jenefer Palmer over a decade to refine, OSEA bring together the abundant vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids derived from earth and sea that your skin needs. They also take care to harvest their natural ingredients in an eco-responsible manner to ensure the sustainability of the incredible ecosystems in which they are found.
What you will always receive from OSEA are the highest quality, naturally-sourced skincare that is vegan, gluten-free and biodegradable. What you will NOT receive are products laden with synthetic fragrances, genetically modified ingredients, petrochemicals, parabens, or sulfates.
OSEA products and rituals are best known for their place in the many of world's finest luxury spas. Their list of spa partners reads like an ‘Ultimate Spa Destinations Guide’! Famed luxury resort spas such as Anassa in Cyprus, The Resort Pedregal in Mexico, Four Seasons Resorts in Tahiti and the Maldives, the Golden Eye Hotel & Resort in Jamaica, and Turtle Bay Resort in Hawaii all present OSEA as part of their spa menus.
It is OSEA's luxuriant quality, exquisite scents and unrivalled results that has seen the brand coveted by so many 5-star resorts, all striving to offer their elite clientele the supreme spa experience.
While booking into one of these amazing luxury resort spas may be on your list of “must-do's”, you can experience the OSEA luxury spa results for yourself with your own spa-at-home ritual using this sublime skincare range.
“Since the beginning, my mother and OSEA’s integrity have never faltered. Our skincare line as you see it today adheres entirely to my mother’s initial vision. We still do not consider ourselves in the business of being a “big business”. Instead, we continue to produce products that support skin’s natural health and beauty and are designed with ingredient-conscious skincare consumers in mind….The sea remains our primary source of ingredients and inspiration.” - Melissa Palmer
OSEA was never intended to become a household name. It started as a way of filling a palpable void in the cosmetics industry in which there were no natural spa products available. What founder Jenefer Palmer eventually realised is that your skin deserves to receive the same treatments at home that you get in the best spas in the world. So she expanded her range to give you OSEA products for your everyday skincare routine to soothe, nourish and repair your skin responsibly.
Pioneers in natural skincare, OSEA were the first company to sign the Compact for Global Production of Safe Health and Beauty Products in 2002. Since then, over 1000 companies have joined OSEA in pledging to phase out the use of toxic chemicals in all beauty products.
OSEA Founder Jenefer Palmer: “When I embarked on my trip in search of the purest, most powerful ingredients to firm, tone, and brighten the skin I had no idea where my search was going to take me. On the southern tip of Patagonia, I met a family, who introduced me to a unique source of 100% organic Gigartina seaweed, loaded with nutrient-rich sea minerals and hand-harvested from the most pristine waters on the planet. Today we use no less than 7 different organic seaweeds in our OSEA formulations”.
Why? Quite simply put: The healing benefits of the sea are endless.
The sea is full of vitamins and minerals that seaweed is able to absorb therefore seaweed is far richer in trace minerals than land plants. Seaweed is one of the richest sources of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, trace elements, calcium, magnesium, iron, manganese and zinc. Seaweed is also rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids and unsaturated fatty acids; such as linoleic acids and Vitamin K, which are the basis of lipoproteins that strengthen and maintain the quality of a healthy cell membrane. Seaweed helps slow the aging process and protects skin from harsh environmental factors. As an iodine source, seaweed also provides natural slimming and toning properties
OSEA’s seaweed is sourced exclusively from the purest, most pristine waters in the world in Patagonia. All OSEA seaweed is certified organic and kosher!
The three key seaweeds being harvested are Gigartina, Undaria and Macrocystis. OSEA use these in powder, whole leaf and extract forms.
Gigartina is a red algae and has hydrophilic properties that make it an excellent moisturising agent and protects against external aggressors. The iodine and bromine in Gigartina are bound to polyphenols that function as antiseptic and disinfecting agents. Studies indicate Gigartina is helpful in healing Herpes simplex, psoriasis and eczema. Gigartina is one of the best algae for skin because it’s so easy to extract the carrageenan--a highly concentrated, sulfated polysaccharide. Polysaccharides are known to hydrate, regulate sebum production, induce desquamation and stimulate cell regeneration. Red Algae has also been linked to a mucopolysaccharide that helps lock in moisture and boost the production of collagen.
Gigartina is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids and unsaturated fatty acids; such as linoleic acids and Vitamin K, which are the basis of lipoproteins and cell membrane building. The highly sulfated polysaccharides and carrageenans of Gigartina combine with the amino acids and proteins of the skin’s surface to form a protective film. This film supports the absorption of amino acids, mineral bioactivators and vitamins by the skin.
Undaria is a brown algae rich in sodium, iron, potassium, calcium and vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6 and B12 that help maintain skin’s moisture balance. Additionally, Undaria is an even richer source of iodine than Gigartina. Undaria inhibits the activity of hyaluronidase and collagenase – enzymes responsible for breaking down the hyaluronic acid and collagen in our skin. It also contains particular molecules known as Fucocidan, which play a unique role in maintaining healthy skin cells and have an anti-viral quality. Undaria also contains an active ingredient called sulfated polyfucose, which protects cell wall integrity and increases stability against UV light and environmental pollution. This helps maintain skin’s moisture balance--keeping looking young and healthy!
Macrocystis is the largest of all algae and has high levels of iodine, vitamins and minerals. Commonly known as giant bladder kelp, it is an antiseptic and anti-irritant that helps heal sebaceous cysts, scrapes, sun damaged skin, while improving skin texture. In a study published in Cosmetics and Toiletries in 2001, in which the extract was applied topically to the skin of human volunteers, the results showed a reduction in wrinkles. It has a gelatinous quality that adds a natural glow to your skin.
“I want to leave this planet a cleaner place than when I arrived. (Like being a good house guest) I also want women to be able to use the safest cosmetics possible. Remember 70% of what you put on your body can be absorbed into your bloodstream. I want to raise the consciousness of women so they use safe cosmetics, it's not just about beauty - it's about their health.” - OSEA Founder Jenefer Palmer
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