In 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.