Did you know that skincare can come from the sea? Meet Osea. Millefiori’s only vegan, all-natural skincare brand made from ingredients found in our very own oceans. Being conveniently located 15 minutes away from the ocean, we know Melbourne locals love a little seaweed and sea water.
Not only can seaweed-made formulas replenish lost nourishment to your skin. It can also protect your skin from aging and environmental damage.
OSEA. Ocean, Sea, Earth, Atmosphere
We love recommending Osea products to our patients because not only are they good for your skin, but they are also good for the planet. And these products truly work! Osea is committed to
producing cruelty-free and vegan products that are also clean and sustainable.
Vegan products do not include any animal-derived ingredients. Products that are also cruelty-free are not tested on animals at any stage during product development. Clean skincare brands are dedicated to making sure that their products do not include chemical ingredients that are known or suspected of causing cancer, mutation or birth defects.
In 2002, Osea became the first company to sign The Compact for Global Production of Safe Health and Beauty Products initiative. For the past 25 years, Osea has derived products without artificial colors, fragrance, gluten, or synthetic ingredients.
Osea’s focus on progressing their sustainability continues everyday. They prioritize recyclable glass packaging, use renewable energy at their office locations, and measure, reduce, and offset 100 percent of their carbon footprint.
In the 1980’s, Osea’s founder, Jenefer Palmer, noticed that most skincare products contain artificial fragrances, dyes and synthetic ingredients. She knew she could create a brand that
does more. Jenefer began mixing her own formulas using salts, clay, essential oils and became increasingly interested in the healing properties of seaweed.
As Jenefer best states on the OSEA website, “We believe in the power of the sea. We use seaweed because it is a superfood—rich in vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. We use seaweeds from all over the world sourced based on what clinical activity it’s proven to have. Different species of algae can provide myriad benefits, including anti-aging and moisturization.”
Three Seaweed Types
Undaria Seaweed- Rich in nutrients like sodium, iron, potassium, calcium and vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, and B12. Undaria nourishes and balances the moisture of the skin.
Gigartina Seaweed- A red marine algae with hydrophilic (moisture attracting) properties. Gigartina is also abundant in sulfated polysaccharides, which act like antioxidants.
Macrocystis Seaweed- largest of all marine algae, and contains high levels of iodine, omega-3 and omega 6 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals.
Oseas two newest products are their Anti-Aging Sea Serum and the Seabiotic Water Cream.
The NEW Anti-Aging Sea Serum targets all signs of aging. It promotes skin elasticity with seaweed, vitamin C, niacinamide, ceramides and natural peptides.
The NEW Seabiotic Water Cream is a nutrient-rich moisturizer that delivers up to 72 hours of skin hydration. It includes ingredients from seaweed and probiotics to improve skin radiance.
Both of these products are carried and sold at Millefiori, make sure to check them out today!