Mr. Darcy used to live at the Durham Animal Shelter, and now has had a home for the last three years with loving parents. Continue reading
OSEA Malibu Skincare Blog
I have believed in the power of essential oils since I was a child and my school (The International School of Geneva) went on a field trip to Grasse, France, the epicenter of the perfume industry. I will never forget standing in the fields of jasmine, rose and lavender and breathing in the scent of those flowers. I later learnt about the incredible antiseptic, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties of essential oils.
When I started formulating my products in 1986, I immediately looked to pure, botanical ingredients and created OSEA Essential Hydrating Oil: a blend of lavender, chamomile, calendula and geranium oils. I have used it religiously everyday since.
Back then everyone thought I was crazy for putting oils on my skin, but today these oils are the mass beauty sector’s favorite new ingredient. From the beauty aisle, to the household cleaning aisle, to the baby care aisle, you will find body lotions, counter-top sprays, plug-in air fresheners and baby shampoo all claiming to contain ‘essential oils’. Yet, there is no governing body to oversee or certify essential oil production and sales. Often, the labeling is deeply misleading.
Ten Important Words to Consider When Purchasing Essential Oils Continue reading
For Mother's Day this year, why not surprise Mom with natural, non-toxic skincare she can use to give herself spa-quality treatments at home.
She'll appreciate OSEA's award-winning anti-aging concentrates distilled from our USDA Certified Organic Seaweed.
Here are our top picks for Mother's Day gifts for everyone from Moms who have it all to Mothers-in-law! Continue reading
We don't always consider the environmental impact of the personal care and household products we flush down our sinks and showers every day. But chances are, the products you’re putting on your skin are ending up back in the ecosystem.
In 2008, researchers found that ingredients used in household products half a century ago persist today in the natural ecosystems into which New York City and Baltimore have discharged their treated domestic wastewater. Continue reading
Last week, we helped Waves for Water get a little closer to their goal: clean water for everyone.
In honor of World Water Day, March 22nd 2016, we donated 20% of all of our online sales to this life-saving foundation created by fellow lovers of water who are working tirelessly on the front-lines to bring fresh water to communities in need.
Waves for Water implements projects that provide access to clean water for those in need throughout the world and works with world leaders and strategic partners who take a no-nonsense attitude toward making global change.
As a former barista who served in an artisan coffee shop - Cafecito Organic Malibu - the first thing I do in any new town I visit is scout out the places that serve the creme de la creme of espresso. Working for over a year with organic, personally-sourced coffee beans definitely left me with discriminating taste buds... Continue reading
We all use cosmetics, skincare, soaps and other personal care products as part of our daily lives and trust that these products are safe. But who actually determines whether or not a product is safe? Many assume that it is the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). But did you know that as the law currently stands, the FDA has very little jurisdiction over the safety regulation of personal care products? In addition, the FDA continues to follow outdated guidelines, (established over 75 years ago) that don’t reflect modern-day scientific knowledge on the toxicity of an ingredient. In short, cosmetic and skincare companies are getting away with putting basically any ingredient they want into their products, including ingredients that have known carcinogenic (cancer- causing) effects, and new ingredients that have not gone through extensive testing to determine safety. Continue reading
Taking care of combination-oily skin can be tricky because there are usually several skin concerns that require treatment. Concerns frequently associated with combination-oily skin include excess oil, redness, large pores and blemishes, so it is essential to find a skincare regimen that targets all of these to effectively improve your skin's health and appearance.
In her latest video, trendspotter Maddy McHugh shares her natural skincare regimen from OSEA that she used to clear her combination-oily skin. Maddy made a decision recently to only use personal care products that are Continue reading
2016 is officially here and it’s time for those inevitable New Year’s resolutions. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the idea of making big life changes, don’t panic! Start small by overhauling your daily skincare routine. Healthy skin is the first step towards a more powerful and radiant you. Here are 7 beauty habits that will transform your skin and confidence in 2016.
7 Healthy Skincare Habits for 2016:
1) Eliminate toxic ingredients from your skincare regime! Did you know that many ingredients contained in skincare products have been shown to Continue reading
Our eyes and our lips are the first places to show signs of aging. They are super sensitive areas of the face that are prone to dryness. That is why we created our Eyes & Lips anti-aging cream - to give these sensitive spots a little extra TLC and to keep you looking young and healthy forever! Continue reading