One thing I'm very passionate about is skincare, especially since I've struggled with it since my early teens. I have very acne prone skin that I've concluded is due to hormones, aka that time of the month. Since I cannot control that, I focus on what I eat and put on my skin. Now, when I started using Osea, fabulous product by the way, I had a minimal breakout. I took some photos each week as soon as I woke up in the morning. The weekly photos above are from my iphone, completely untouched, and I'm not wearing any makeup. I've had far worse breakouts before, to the point where you could barely see any skin so please do not think I'm complaining about how my skin looked in the before weekly photos. I've had three horrible breakout points in my life and I'm talking about the times where acne dominated my face and you could barely see skin. That's how bad it was. Two times were when I stopped using Proactiv and the last when I was in my first trimester of pregnancy. I'm always trying to find that perfect product so I'm constantly on the look out for new skin care items.
I first heard of Osea when I received my Fab Fit Fun summer box. The Atmospheric Protection Cream was included and I could not get enough of it. I actually would mix it with my foundation to create a beauty balm and add extra moisturizer into my routine. Once I saw they had other products specifically for acne/oily skin, I knew I had to try them, plus the line is made with natural ingredients.
I started using the Cleansing Mudd in the morning and night to remove my makeup and sweep away any excess oil. I would warn to be careful around the eyes since this does have a tingly feeling from the tea tree and peppermint oils. The tingly feeling is what I loved most about the cleanser! My skin felt so clean and did not feel tight, which I often find is a problem with cleansers. It does not lather up, but rather stays more liquid. The Cleansing Milk was included to dilute the Mudd in case I felt it was too strong, however I did not find a need to use it. How it works from the Osea website, "Macrocystis, Laminaria and Fucus are mineral-rich seaweeds with trace elements that smooth and hydrate the skin. Natural fruit acids exfoliate and deliver nutrition to the pores, improving skin tone and brightness. Anti-bacterial Tea Tree Oil deeply purifies, promotes a healthy pH balance, prevents blemishes, and enhances skin's appearance."
I then used the Essential Corrective Complex after the Mudd Cleanser. This is a small glass container with a roller ball. I do wish this came in a bigger size since I used it all over my face instead of as a spot treatment. For me, I need to prevent breakouts from happening instead of treating when they do come out. This oil feels so good going on and again, does not dry out my skin at all. I love this stuff! As you can see from the photos, I used a pretty good amount of it in one month. This really helped clear out the acne that I had. From the Osea website, "A pure blend of botanical and essential oils, this non-drying acne treatment rapidly heals blemishes, regulates and calms sebaceous glands and prevents scarring. Contains Tea Tree, White Thyme and Juniper which all have powerful natural antiseptic and antibacterial properties."
Finally, I finished up my routine with the Blemish Balm, a moisturizer that has, "A proprietary base of three seaweeds combined with a unique blend of Cypress, Juniper, and Rosemary essential oils detoxifies, reduces inflammation, regulates sebum production, heals and tones." This is very light weight and absorbs instantly into the skin. This is a great option for the types of skin that cannot handle a heavier cream moisturizer.
My final verdict after using these products for one month is that they DO work. I did have another breakout at the end of the month, but it was smaller and did not last as long as they typically do. Hey, I'll take a less severe breakout any day of they week!
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