Trying Osea Products For the First Time

I’m back!

It’s been a crazy month. I truly haven’t had the time or state of mind to put new content out, but I’m here now and that’s what counts. ❤

Let’s get right down to it. Today I have a full review of some Osea products that I was able to get my hands on back in September/October. The lovely green beauty guru Valeria @conscious_bee was running a giveaway on Instagram for someone to receive a gift card from Osea, and I won!

I had never purchased or received anything from Osea before, so I was extremely excited to give them a try. I have heard so many good things about them and was always interested in their products since I first discovered their brand.

A little bit of background, Osea (oh-see-uh) is a 100% cruelty-free skincare company that makes vegan products, with non-toxic and clean formulations. Products are made in the USA, and a lot of ingredients are also organic! You can visit their website here to see all of the products they offer.

This post is not sponsored. All my reviews and thoughts are 100% my own. ❤

I purchased two items and received two sample packets with my order. Here’s what I got!

White Algae Mask – $48

Description from the website: “This age-defying mask instantly improves the appearance of dull, uneven skin tones for a visibly brighter complexion. White Marine Algae, White Tea and Resveratrol diminish the appearance of surface redness for a more luminous look. Mineral Peptides and Hyaluronic Acid lock in hydration, soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving skin smooth and plump.”

Essential Corrective Complex – $32

Description from the website: “This active blend of botanical and essential oils targets blemishes by removing surface impurities for a balanced complexion. Tea Tree, White Thyme and Juniper help to minimize the appearance of pores, breakouts and oily shine. A spot solution or all-over treatment for a clarified look. Skin is left feeling purified and refreshed.”

Samples

Blemish Balm – $44

Description from the website: “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.”

Black Algae Flash Mask – $48

Description from the website: “Reveal a renewed complexion in minutes. This highly active flash mask detoxes and exfoliates lackluster skin for a visibly brighter and exceptionally smooth complexion. Fig, Pineapple, and Pumpkin deliver enzymatic exfoliation, reducing surface impurities, while eco-friendly Jojoba Beads provide manual exfoliation for an immediate glow. Hematite and Organic Algae replenish moisture, firm and visibly minimize signs of aging. Packed with over 25 supercharged botanical ingredients, this potent treatment may cause moderate flushing or redness immediately after use. Not suitable for sensitive skin.”

If you want to know what I thought of these products, keep on reading!


I wanted to open up the sample of the black algae mask first, so I went right in. I applied it on my clean bare skin and left it on for about 20 minutes. The back of the packet mentioned that a tingling sensation and redness would be normal, so I wasn’t super concerned when I started to notice those two things happening.

After I washed the mask off my face felt super clean, but boy was it red! The mask isn’t suitable for sensitive skin (as mentioned above^) but I still wanted to use it and experience what it would do.

I definitely felt like the mask did a great job of cleaning out my pores, but it took a while for the redness to go down. I wouldn’t use this mask during the day. I’d probably only use it a one or two nights a week at most. Since it was only a sample, I’m unsure if it would help clarify the face in the long term, but it was fun to try!


Fast forward one or two days later, I moved on to the other products. In the morning I gave the white algae mask a shot and left it on for 30 minutes. This one smells like an odd combo of seaweed and play dough, but I don’t mind it. After washing it off, my face felt pretty nice. I have also tried this mask in another way, by putting it on like a moisturizer and sleeping in it overnight before washing it off. It works wonders when you use it that way. My face looked so much more bright and even after using this for just a few weeks. ❤


My last two products to test were the blemish balm, and the essential corrective complex. Since the balm is intended as a moisturizer, and the complex as a treatment, I decided to use both at night in my routine before bed.

I used my normal gentle cleanser and then rolled the corrective complex over any of my acne/problem areas. I massaged the complex in, and then finished by rubbing in the blemish balm all over my face. I did this same routine every night afterward, until I ran out of the blemish balm. I was able to complete 3 or 4 nights of this regimen with the sample of blemish balm.

I personally don’t feel that either product made much of a difference in my skin, yet they both smelled and felt heavenly on my face. I likely won’t repurchase them. I’ve decided to use the corrective complex as a perfume roller. I keep it in my handbag and rub it into my arms when I need a pick-me-up. I absolutely love using it that way!


 

I hope you enjoyed this review!

Until next time 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Trying Osea Products For the First Time

    1. And thank you for reading!
      Yes, I agree that their products are pricey. I wouldn’t have been able to try them without winning the giveaway. The mask I used that left me red wasn’t supposed to be suitable for sensitive skin but I went ahead and put it on anyway. 🙂 Overall, I wasn’t impressed with everything I received. I don’t understand the hype surrounding the brand, but it was fun to try!

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