Undaria Body Polish
HOW TO USE ITGently massage scrub onto damp skin, using a circular motion to promote a smooth feel. Rinse with warm water and follow up with your favorite body moisturizer. Use weekly for skin that looks and feels soft, hydrated, and luminous.
Acai, Algae, Hemp, Guarana, Passion FruitFull Ingredient List
Aqua, Sorbitan Olivate, Glycerin, Pumice*, Undaria Pinnatifida*, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, *Chlorella Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, Gigartina Skottsbergii Extract*, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Powder*, Paullinia Cupana (Guarana) Seed Powder*, Resveratrol, Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract*, Lessonia Nigrescens*, Salicornia Europaea*, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Powder*, Passiflora Edulis (Passion Fruit) Seed Oil*, Oryza Sativa (Rice Bran) Oil*, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Pulp Oil*, Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil*, Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm) Oil*, Lonicera Caprifolium Extract, Lonicera Japonica Extract, Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid
ABOUT THIS BRANDIn the 1980's, when Jenefer Palmer founded OSEA, she was ahead of her time. The Spa Director and Aromatherapist had a vision for a natural, luxury, spa-quality skincare line based on the vast benefits of seaweed. Environmentally conscious and meticulous, Jenefer's approach to formulating required she go to the ends of the earth to find the purest, most potent source of seaweed, which she discovered in the pristine channels of Patgonia. Far removed from the heavily polluted waterway traffic, overgrown sea algae, specifically Undaria, Gigartina and Macrocystis, are sustainably collected from scuba divers who are conscious not to disrupt the natural ecosystem thriving off the coasts of Chile and Argentina. In 1996, OSEA Skincare launched in Malibu, California, where it is still based and family owned and operated. An acronym for Ocean. Sun. Earth. Atmosphere, OSEA was the first of its kind to deliver innovative seaweed based skincare product formulas made with certified organic, bioavailable seaweed and pure steam-distilled and cold pressed essential oils that effectively reduce the appearance of blemishes and improve skin's vitality.
I really love this polish - and I'm not normally a body scrub/polish user. I usually find similar products leave too much of an oily residue on me/my shower and I end up feeling like I want to wash off again after using one. However, this Osea polish has just the right balance of oil so when I step out of the shower my skin feels lightly moisturized and silky smooth but not overly oily.
In general, I am not a fan of physical exfoliation for the face, but a gentle physical exfoliator for the body can be nice. This one is pretty good from my perspective. I like the lavender scent. The exfoliating bits are not harsh at all, especially because they are contained in such a creamy base. But I didn't get dramatic results, either. There is an obvious trade-off there. If you want light exfoliation, this would be something to try.
I LOVE a good body scrub, and the texture of this one is pretty decent, but the scent is just horrible. I LOVE all natural products and their smells, usually....but this one is just too dang much for me. I used it and immediately used soap to get the smell off of me because it was just too earthy for me. I also like my scrubs to be a little "rougher" or have more of a grainy texture and this one is definitely more for those who like a gentle exfoliation. Just not for me. I was also a little disappointed to see this brand again (I know...it is a hit for a lot of people) as my skin just doesn't care for it and tends to act out when I use the line.