The OSEA Ocean Cleanser is one of those cleaners that I have tried several times before, but always in the trial size. I’ll go ahead and tell you, I absolutely love this cleanser. I do however have a little amusement where it is concerned. But before we get to that, let me cover what it is that this cleanser is according to the product page.
Look like a morning person with this seaweed cleansing gel. Vegan Lactic Acid gently resurfaces complexion for clear, radiant skin. Removes impurities while protecting skin’s natural moisture barrier. Formulated with a plant-based probiotic and pH balanced.
Ingredients: Aqua, Algae Extract*, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids, Sorbitan Olivate, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (Natural Smectite Clay), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil*, Juniperus Communis (Juniper) Fruit Oil*, Cupressus Sempervirens (Cypress) Seed Oil*, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil*, Lactic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Glycine, Potassium Sorbate, Chlorophyll – * denotes organic ingredientsOSEA
Okay when you read through this, the cleanser looks like a serious and seriously healthy cleanser. It comes in a lovely glass bottle (even in the travel size.) It looks expensive and spa like. When you pick it up you read through every thing and you feel good about the product. No animals were injured, plants are all organic. It is a cleaner that makes you feel like a grown up, eco conscious ‘good person’ just for having in your bathroom.
Then you use it.
You know what it smells like?
Seriously, it smells exactly like the syrup they use in the Sonic Limeades. I don’t know why that tickles me so much. It does though. I think because it looks so serious and everything on the site is so serious. It is clearly marked as a good for you product (which it is). And the bottle is really pretty frosted glass. Don’t get me wrong I really like looking at it on my bathroom sink. I love using it and at some point I am going to spend the $48 for the full sized bottle.
It is a seriously good cleanser. I love the way it makes my skin feel. Again, I am not certain how beneficial the ingredients are as they aren’t really on the skin a long time, but there are no ingredients that are potentially damaging, to either me or the rest of the world, it cleans the skin without stripping it and after washing my face I want to walk around without anything else on my skin for a little while. I have never had a problem with clogged pores while using it and my toner pads tend to be a bit less gunky with left behind makeup residue after using it.
When I get this cleanser I tend to use it at night for just that reason. I wash my face and then just sort of hang out with a book and bare skin before later applying my night time serums and moisturizers because I really like the way my skin feels when I use this cleanser. It isn’t super foaming, but it does foam up somewhat and it gets the skin clean.
But as serious a product as it is, it smells like limeade. The scent doesn’t linger, but it does make me smile every time I use this cleanser. I think it is because a Sonic Limeade is not what I consider a healthy, all natural product, where as this is. I would recommend this <a href="http://<a href="https://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=hHyMhrojQEw&offerid=838904.50&subid=0&type=4"><IMG border="0" alt="Target advanced signs of aging on the neck with SkinCeuticals Tripeptide-R Neck Repair. Now available at LovelySkin!" src="https://ad.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/show?id=hHyMhrojQEw&bids=838904.50&subid=0&type=4&gridnum=16">OSEA Ocean Cleanser at any size you pick it up. The travel size is good if you want to give it a go (and it is significantly less expensive than the full size) and see how your skin works with it. Like I said, I have picked this up repeatedly in the travel size. It is one of those products that consistently makes my hits list. If you are looking for a spurge sort of cleanser, this is the one I would go for.