The Palmer Family
Founded by mother-daughter duo, Jenefer and Melissa Palmer, OSEA is a labor of love. The pair were inspired by grandmother Elsa Reuschle, the first female chiropractor in the US in 1928, who was known for her prowess as a healer, as well as her impeccable intuition and foresight.
After an exacerbated injury crippled Elsa, she had a premonition that the sea would heal her. Assisted by her husband, they waded into the frigid waters of Long Island, NY and were astounded to witness her swift recovery in a few short weeks.
It seems natural then, that the women in the Palmer family inherited Elsa’s inquisitive curiosity and deep respect for the environment. Since founding OSEA in 1996, the pair have pioneered a new approach to skincare – one that incorporates the lessons garnered from generations past, including the unequivocal healing benefits of seaweed.
Today, OSEA is still family owned and run, celebrating that Palmer’s commitment to delivering safe, non-toxic skincare for decades to come.
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