OSEA Malibu Skincare Blog

  • Why Is Gigartina Algae Good for Your Skin? Top Skincare Benefits.

    gigartina_ad_fbHave you heard of Gigartina Skottsbergii? Pronounced "gee-gar-tee-na", this skin superfood actively hydrates skin, protects against external aggressors, and stimulates cell regeneration. Best of all? It actively boosts collagen production.

    Gigartina has also been proven effective in helping to heal skin disorders such as psoriasis and eczema. So how did we come across this incredible natural ingredient? 

    OSEA Founder Jenefer Palmer discovered the wonderous effects of Gigartina when she treated herself to a fresh algae bath while on a trip to Buenos Aires. “It was the most invigorating and rejuvenating self-care experience of my life. I had to have more of that seaweed.”   Continue reading

  • 4 Natural Rituals for Better Beauty Sleep

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    Sleep. It is one of those absolutely essential conditions for overall health and anti-aging. Skin naturally regenerates by making new collagen when you sleep. Quite simply, better sleep equals better skin! But this vital process is often so easily disrupted….

    When I suffered from insomnia a few years back while writing my senior thesis in college, my mother, Jenefer Palmer, founder of OSEA and a holistic healer suggested that I drink a glass of unsweetened Montmorency tart cherry juice 30 minutes before bed. Tart cherries are loaded with natural melatonin, a hormone made in the pineal gland that regulates sleep. Why buy synthetic melatonin, when you can drink it from the source? Tart cherries are also high in potassium which has been shown to promote sleep. Drinking cherry juice has really helped to regulate my sleep cycles. My current favorite is Uncle Harry’s.
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  • The Skincare Benefits of Lemon & Lemon Peel

    OSEA Lemon Zest ProductsGrowing up in Southern California, my grandmother had a huge lemon tree in her backyard. Every weekend my family would visit her, and my brother and I would pick lemons with eager little hands. My grandmother would then make us her famous lemon tea, consisting of hot water, lemon peel, a teaspoon of Bragg’s apple cider vinegar, and a dash of coconut nectar. She consistently claimed that lemons prevented disease and cleansed the system of impurities.

    In 2001, a U.S. scientific study found that Continue reading

  • Tips for Transitioning to a Plant-Based Lifestyle

    Thriving Plant BasedAre you considering transitioning to an entirely plant-based lifestyle?

    Here are some words of wisdom from Michelle Muench, co-founder of Thriving Plant-Based, on how to unleash your inner plant-based goddess.

    1. Eat unprocessed whole plant foods in abundance!

    2. Let go of the fear of carbohydrates and embrace eating deliciously sweet juicy fruits and healthy starches like brown rice and sweet potatoes, for they are what fuel every cell in your body.

    3. Remember that every bite of healthy plant food positively impacts your body, our planet, and all the amazing beings on it.
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  • At-Home Spa Day: Relaxing, Natural Treatment for Stressed Out Skin

    IMG_2891Work all day? Up all night? This summer may have your skin looking tired, dull, and uneven. Check out our esthetician-recommended, natural at-home spa treatment for tired, stressed out skin.

    Dim the lights, slip into your coziest bathrobe and queue up our "Stay in and Love Yourself" playlist on Spotify, made by our friend and soul explorer Angie BanickiRelaxation starts now!

    Step 1: Calm - With eyes closed, inhale for a count of five and exhale for a count of 6. Repeat 3-5 times. You’ll be amazed at how quickly relaxation and stillness sets in. Gently lean into the exhale rather than forcing it. Make this breathing technique a part of your daily unwind to calm the nervous system and practice whenever you’re feeling stressed.   Continue reading

  • Four Seasons Kuda Huraa: A Glimpse Inside of One of the World's Most Unique Spas

    SpaSpotlightMaldives-social-3Located in the string of coral islands that are the Maldives and accessible only by boat, Four Seasons Maldives at Kuda Huraa is the ideal place to - literally - get away from it all.

    Chances are, if you've ever spent any time (in the midst of a dreary work day) searching dream destinations on Instagram, you've liked a picture or two of Four Seasons Kuda Huraa. Frequented by celebrities and travel buffs, Kuda Huraa offers privacy and comfort at every turn.

    We are thrilled to announce the OSEA products and treatments are now available to FS Kuda Huraa guests who venture to the resort's increadible Island Spa.

    Accessible only by boat, the Island Spa offers guests exclusive experiences to commune with nature and rediscover theSpaSpotlightMaldives-social-2ir well-being day or night and even, under the light of the full moon. Guests begin their wellness experience with a short boat ride (or swim) to the Island Spa.

    Once they arrive, guests can select from a menu of OSEA treatments that draw on the healing properties of the ocean – from sea oxygen and sea salt to wild-harvested seaweed and nutrient-rich sea algae. All of the treatments in the Island Spa's Menu of Services are designed to restore their primal connection to the ocean through naturally radiant skin, a strong vital body and a clear calm mind.

    FUN FACTS

    Average Temp: 82℉

    SpaSpotlightMaldives-social-1Most requested room: The Sunrise Water Bungalow and Two-Bedroom Water Suites

    Unique Spa Feature: The Night Spa offers  guests moonlit rituals based on the four phases of the moon

    This OSEA Spa is Growing New Coral Reef! 

    OSEA and Four Seasons Kuda Huraa are proud to be partners in keeping paradise plentiful with eco-friendly initiatives.

    Water: All of the water on the island is generated through desalinization including the drinking water – both still and sparkling.  FS Kuda Huraa uses glass water bottles that are sterilized and refilled to avoid generating SpaSpotlightMaldivesTeamplastic waste. In doing so, they are saving an estimated 140,000 plastic water bottles per year. OSEA products are packaged in glass wherever possible to limit our enironmental footprint and never contain plastic microbeads or any ingredients that are not biodegradable.

    Wildlife: Just off of the lobby is a marine center where they rehabilitate sea turtles and also raise some from hatchlings and then release them back into the ocean. Four Seasons Kuda Huraa is also extremely active in coral reef restoration in the Maldives. They work with Marine Savers' Reefscapers Program to pay for and place frames with small pieces of coral attached to them in the ocean to help regrow the coral reef.

    OSEA purchased a large frame and the team at FS Kuda Huraa will be sending us photo updates of the growth of coral on our frame every six months. 

    Above: OSEA Founder Jenefer Palmer with some of the Island Spa Team at a recent OSEA spa training.

  • Save the Plastic Bag Ban in California, Save Our Oceans!

    Plastic bag ban california osea malibuThere is no denying it. Plastic waste --including innumerable plastic bags -- are destroying the worlds oceans.

    The World Economic Forum finished a study this year on plastics in the sea. Their conclusion? By 2015 there could be more plastic than fish in the ocean.

    According to Dr. Sylvia Earle, marine biologist and founder of Mission Blue, plastic bag pollution is a scourge that is afflicting our oceans but there are things we can do to change that:  “Now that we know the astonishing amount of plastic that enters the ocean each year, we can act. People around the globe can stand up, armed with knowledge, and demand an end to disposable plastic and mismanaged waste.”

    You can support the health of the ocean by choosing to use non-toxic, biodegradable skincare and by reducing your household’s plastic waste.  Join the petition against plastic bags & let’s get plastic out of the ocean!

    Sign the Petition > 

    To learn more about how you can lessen your household's impact on the environment read our top tips on selecting eco-friendly skincare and to knowing what to look for on your personal care labels.

  • Thriving Plant-Based with Natural, Non-toxic, Vegan Skincare

    image1 (1) Meet Michelle: yoga buff, mama of two, wellness coach and co-founder of Thriving Plant Basedan online resource for plant-based nutrition. Michelle is glowing strong through her healthy, active lifestyle which now includes a natural, non-toxic, vegan OSEA skincare regimen. 

    After consistantly using OSEA products for three weeks, Michelle says she feels like her skin is so radiant it looks like she is wearing a little bit of make-up.

    The three products Michelle recommends her recent skincare update video are a great regimen for anyone with dry, dull and sun-damaged skin looking for an instant boost of moisture and nutrients to restore their skin to its highest level of healthy beauty. 

    Watch Michelle’s Recommended Regimen for Dry & Sun-Damaged Skin >

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  • Air Pollution Linked to Dark Spots & Signs of Aging

    IMG_0024Eeek! A recent study in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology linked the formation of dark spots —known as lentigenes—with traffic-related air pollution.

    This is certainly not the first time air pollution has been linked to signs of aging. OSEA Founder Jenefer Palmer formulated Atmosphere Protection Cream with the belief that a moisturizer should not only protect your skin from dehydration, but should also provide invisible barrier protection against damage from environmental aggressors.

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  • How to Choose Eco-Friendly Skincare: What to Look For on Skincare Labels!

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    Are your personal care and household products harming the environment? How can you learn what to look out for when making your personal care and household purchases?

    There are a few simple ways that you and your loved ones can lessen your environmental impact and limit your exposure to harmful chemicals. 

    Become a more conscientious, eco-friendly personal care shopper in the next 30 days by learning what to look for when shopping for personal care products and changing your purchasing habits:  Continue reading

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