I don’t wear a ton of makeup during the week so having a good, non-toxic skincare routine is so important to me. Prior to starting this routine, I had a random face wash and moisturizer I was using that were non-toxic, but I knew my skin need a system more specific to my needs.
I found Osea how I find most things these days, via Instagram. They are non-toxic, vegan and cruelty-free. I love how they have travel/sample sets of their different systems that you can order. They are said to last about a month however, I’m thinking mine is going to last about a month and a half. Osea products make up the base of my skincare routine currently and I really like them! Even though they are natural/non-toxic, I still feel like they are getting the job done.
I opted for the Hydrating & Age Defying Starter Set which comes with the Ocean Cleansing Milk, the Sea Vitamin Boost, the Essential Hydrating Oil and the Advance Protection Cream. I also ordered a full size of the Hyaluronic Sea Serum.
The Ocean Cleansing Milk is the second milk type cleanser I’ve used in my life. It’s really gentle on the skin and does make my face feel clean afterwards but I have been alternating it with a microdermabrasion cleanser to really get a deep clean. Osea offers a Vitamin C Probiotic Polish that you can mix with the cleaner for an exfoliating cleansing. I’m definitely interested in giving that a try.
The Sea Vitamin Boost is great for hydrating and I’ve been loving how it feels after I spritz my face. It says it can also be used as a makeup setting spray, but I haven’t used it that way since I’ve been loving my Lily Lolo Makeup Spray (you can read about that here). You can also leave this one in the refrigerator which I think would feel so refreshing in the summer months!
The Hyaluronic Sea Serum is amazing! I’ve been derma rolling every other evening (I’ll do a post on that soon), but I’ve been loving how it feels after I derma roll. It really absorbs into the skin and doesn’t leave an unwanted residue. I’ve been using one pump in the morning and two at night. I definitely feel that it’s been helping with hydration and lessening the look of my fine lines. It even won a 2017 Beauty Award from E!. Definitely worth its price tag.
After my serum, I’ve been applying Province Apothecary’s Full Brow Serum. This was a December Petit Vour find that is non-toxic, vegan and cruelty-free. I had previously been an over-plucker/over-waxer. It got to the point where I didn’t even need to wax my eyebrows anymore because they weren’t growing in as thick as they once were. Now everything seems to be about thick and natural brows. So when I got this in the mail, I was so excited to give it a try. I have been rubbing in a drop morning and night and have noticed that I have hair growth again around my brows which is a big win!
Next I apply Osea’s Essential Hydrating Oil and Advance Protection Cream. These are both great hydrating products. I am interested in trying other moisturizers before I settle on one for the long haul. I apply these at the same time and they are calming and hydrating. It doesn’t have a scent, which I love and I feel that by mixing it with the hydrating oil, it really does keep the skin feeling moisturized all day long.
Last but not least, I apply my Maya Chia The Eye Achiever. (Maya Chia is non-toxic, vegan and creulty-free). My favorite part about this serum is that it has a metal roller ball that you apply it with! The serum is amazing, but rolling it on with the cool metal ball is instant gratification. In the morning I usually only apply one roll per eye, but at night I’ve been applying two. After I roll it on, I simply pat it in. I’ve also been making sure to apply a little from my fingers to my eyelids. Everyone always worries about crows feet and bags, but hardly anyone ever talks about wrinkly eyelids. Is that a thing? Well if it is, I won’t have them!
All in all, I’m really liking this routine, but I’m still having the occasional breakout. By that I mean one or two pimples here or there. Osea also has a Blemish Control Starter Set that I plan on trying next to see how they compare.
Be sure to let me know what your favorite non-toxic skincare products are in the comments below. I’d love to hear new suggestions!