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Osea White Algae Mask | Review


Up until a few years ago, many of the incredible organic and natural brands that on the market were only available in the USA. Today, I'm so excited by the amount of amazing brands available here in Australia, the choice has tripled, and more are becoming available each month. One of the most recent new brand launches is OSEA, which is now available exclusively in Australia from one of my favourite boutiques, I Am Natural Store. 

OSEA stands for Ocean, Sun, Earth, and Atmosphere. Each product contains only the purest, most effective natural and non-toxic ingredients. The ingredients are Certified Organic where possible, and the entire range is free from synthetic fragrances, genetically modified ingredients, petrochemicals, parabens, or sulfates. They are also Gluten Free, Vegan and Bio-Degradable. 

OSEA Skincare also heavily features seaweed as a star ingredient, sourced exclusively from the purest, most pristine waters in the world in Patagonia. All OSEA seaweed is certified organic and kosher.

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

Consistency & Application

The OSEA White Algae Mask is designed to brighten the skin, even the skin tone and soothe redness whilst visibly firming and lifting. It's a wonderful multi-tasker packed with powerful anti-ageing and reparative benefits. The mask itself is a thick, silky cream in consistency, and a gorgeous pale mint green shade. 

I usually use a mask brush to apply my masks, but as this is a cream-style mask, I just use my fingertips to spread an even layer over clean skin. The mask can be left on for 10min - 30min, or even overnight, and I've used it both ways. I have been using this weekly (in between clay/detox masks) or whenever my skin needs an added boost.

Packaging

The White Algae Mask is packaged in a sealed pump dispenser, and the base rises with each pump, ensuring no product wastage or exposure to air. It is super easy to apply the right amount to the skin, and is mess-free!

Results

This mask tingles slightly after initial application, in a kind of cooling way, but as it begins to set/dry this subsides. It is actually very gentle on the skin, being a cream, and is incredibly refreshing to use. The mask gradually absorbs the longer it is on the skin, and what is left sets/dries pretty quickly. This mask isn't at all messy, so it's actually very easy to use overnight. It can feel very lightly tacky on the skin once it sets, but I can apply this 10-15min before bed, and it will have set enough that I can go to sleep without worrying about it getting in my hair or all over the sheets!
After removing with warm water, my skin feels so plump, refreshed and soothed. If I have any redness or blemishes, these are diminished and calmed, and my skin has an overall glow. Used overnight, and the benefits are multiplied, and my skin can look so amazing I spend all day thinking I've put on foundation whenever I catch a glimpse of my face in a mirror!
The White Algae Mask is also SO gentle I can put it under the eye area, and it will be visibly brightened after I remove it in the morning. This really does give my skin a boost and glow!
Ingredients & Certifications

OSEA say - Calcium-rich White Algae increases cell renewal and supports the skin's lipid barrier function. Copper, manganese and zinc peptides combat signs of ageing. Antioxidant-loaded White Wine Extract and White Tea help maintain collagen and elastin fibres and protect skin from oxidative stress and cell damage. Macrocystis (Giant Kelp) helps heal sun-damaged skin, sebaceous cysts, improves texture of skin and prevents wrinkles by exfoliating dead skin cells. Pear and Raspberry enzymes help to stimulate cell turnover. Licorice Root extract stimulates circulation and helps even out skin tone.

The OSEA White Algae Mask is Certified Vegan, Cruelty Free and contains Certified Organic ingredients, 100% Naturally Derived. You can find the full ingredients list here.
Overall

Would I purchase this again? Umm..hell yes! It makes my skin feel and look ah-mazing, and although pricey, a little goes a long way. 
You can find OSEA here (ships worldwide)
Kelsey xx
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