Making Waves Since 1996
Safe, clean skincare
Drawing inspiration from the ocean, sun, earth and atmosphere, OSEA was created with a singular intention in mind – to deliver your best skin with the highest quality ingredients.
Innovative formulations of wild seaweed are blended with pure steam-distilled and cold pressed essential oils. In short, the best ingredients possible, sourced from all over the world. This approach has allowed us to eliminate the need for harmful ingredients, while delivering active and effective solutions for your skincare needs.
OSEA products are all plant-based and gluten-free, as we pride ourselves on our commitment to delivering conscious vegan skincare. Our products are cruelty-free and do not contain animal-derived ingredients such as lanolin, beeswax, carmine and beyond. We believe animal rights matter.
In 2002, OSEA became the first company to sign The Compact for Global Production of Safe Health and Beauty Products, an initiative from the Environmental Working Group. Their mission is to ensure products are “free of chemicals that are known or strongly suspected of causing cancer, mutation or birth defects”, which aligns seamlessly with the ethos behind our products. Our Founder and CEO, Jenefer and Melissa Palmer were actively involved in campaigning, travelling to Washington DC and Sacramento to meet with legislators and continue to lobby for safe skincare.
Thoughtfully sourcing each of our ingredients is vital not only to the quality of our products, but also for the ethical treatment of those involved in the harvesting process. We work with community and family operated collectives wherever possible, ensuring we support local economies and small businesses.
Sustainability matters. Since 1996, our family owned and operated business has been passionate about reducing our environmental impact – creating products that are good for you and good for the planet. At every touchpoint we aim to minimize our carbon emissions from the recyclability of our packaging to using renewable energy for our office and skincare studio, and even through our giving initiatives in our support of organizations that work hard to protect our planet for future generations.
OSEA is now officially Climate Neutral Certified. Climate Neutral is a nonprofit that helps brands to offset greenhouse gas emissions. With the support of Climate Neutral, we were able to measure, offset and reduce 100% of our carbon footprint for the year 2020. We will affirm this commitment annually.
Vegan & Gluten Free
Vegan skincare is the best choice for the planet. It takes 12 times as much land, 13 times as much fossil fuel and 15 times as much water to produce the same amount of animal protein versus plant protein. Moreover, with a rise in topical and internal sensitivities to gluten, we offer products which are suitable for all.
All OSEA products are PETA vegan certified and Leaping Bunny cruelty-free certified.