The Essence of OSEA: A Brand Spotlight
OSEA (pronounced “Oh-see-ah”) stands for Ocean, Sea, Earth, and Atmosphere. Osea is one of our most coveted brands at Morada Pure — and for good reason! The entire collection of lust-worthy OSEA products delivers proven results without harsh chemicals or harsh company ethos.
INSPIRED BY THE SEA
This natural beauty brand owes its inspiration (and ingredients) to the sea and to a long lineage of strong women committed to helping people without harming the planet.
OSEA was founded in the early 90’s by Jenefer Palmer. After building a solid career and reputation as a holistic healer in Malibu, California, Jenefer became the Spa Director at a luxury health spa in Southern California in 1981. There, she focused on developing the spa's offerings of healing treatments and complementary products.
Jenefer quickly realized that the skincare market was missing something — natural, luxury skincare products. Jenefer discovered that most of the skincare products on the market contained synthetic ingredients, cheap fillers, and artificial dyes and fragrances. OSEA was born out of the desire to fill this void.
Recalling that her grandmother had often spoken of the sea’s remarkable healing powers, Jenefer began testing formulations using seaweed in her own kitchen, and eventually, she launched the OSEA skincare line at Fred Segal in 1996.
BIOAVAILABLE INGREDIENTS, NOTHING SYNTHETIC
Seaweed — specifically a proprietary seaweed trio sourced from the Sea of Patagonia — is the key ingredient in OSEA’s skincare line. This superstar ingredient is a bioavailable, nutrient-dense superfood.
The term “bioavailable” means that the active ingredient is able to penetrate into the deepest layers of the skin while still remaining effective, because the ingredient (in this case, seaweed) maintains its potency as it travels through each layer of the skin. Simply put — bioavailable ingredients mean maximized absorption and skin rejuvenation.
Seaweed is an amazing source of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, and fatty acids, and since it’s bioavailable, all of those nutrients are readily absorbed by your skin delivering results that you can really see.
OSEA products also include plants, flowers, salts, botanicals, and essential oils. All of which are thoughtfully sourced, completely natural, and organic.
Ingredients you won’t find in OSEA products? The long list of ingredients not worthy of inclusion in OSEA products include: benzoyl peroxide, parabens, sulfates, and synthetic colors and fragrances.
The entire OSEA collection is vegan, cruelty-free, biodegradable, and gluten-free.
OSEA AT MORADA PURE
We carry a full range of OSEA products at Morada pure, including: cleaners, serums, moisturizing creams and oils, and masks. If you’re interested in trying just a few of the products, below are our top three picks:
- Ocean Cleansing Milk $48.00
This gentle cleanser is perfect for normal to dry skin. Formulated with nature’s purest skin soothers including Organic Algae and Water Lily, this creamy cleanser gently removes impurities and visibly diminishes surface redness and irritation. Delicate Rose and Cassie Flowers soften skin. DPHP, an amino acid compound, helps visibly minimize fine lines and wrinkles and promotes a more supple looking appearance. Skin is left feeling soft, soothed and cleansed.
- Sea Vitamin Boost $38.00
The vibrant color alone was enough to sell us on this product. It’s gorgeous! But, more importantly, it’s highly effective at visibly reducing the signs of aging, leaving skin with a radiant glow. OSEA’s Sea Vitamin Boost includes red algae for hydration, volume and firmness, pomegranate extract to protect against pollutants, and Resveratrol (derived from grape seeds) as a brightening agent. If you’re prone to redness or puffiness, you can keep this product in the fridge. The cool mist will help calm the skin!
- White Algae Mask $48.00
This age-defying, skin-brightening treatment quickly became one of our favorites. It instantly brightens, plumps, and smooths the skin — eliminating the appearance of wrinkles. Key ingredients include: white algae, white tea, and jojoba seed oil. Living in south Florida, we also love that the White Algae Mask can be used to soothe sunburned skin!
"My mother and OSEA’s unwavering 20-year commitment to natural, organic, vegan, gluten-free and non-GMO ingredients, and green packaging solutions is just part of our family’s ongoing promise to protect your health, deliver beautiful results and leave the smallest carbon footprint possible.”
— Melissa Palmer, OSEA CEO