OSEA Malibu Review: Top 11 Must Try Products

I have had a longtime love for OSEA Malibu and their natural skincare products. They continue to impress with new products that always seem to amaze me. And, I am sharing my tried and true favorites that I can't get enough of!

So excited to share with you all my OSEA Malibu Review! This has been a long time coming.  I’ve been sampling their products for several years and wanted to share my favorites with you. If you aren’t familiar with the brand or haven’t had a chance to sample any of their products, you will know where to start with these 11 products I love!

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OSEA Malibu Skincare Review

I am jumping right in to share my favorite OSEA products – so if you want all the info on the OSEA brand you can skip to the bottom of the post!

OSEA has so many amazing skin care products and instead of listing them all, I am going to limit myself to sharing my top 11 favorites out of all of OSEA’s skincare line. That way if you are new to the brand and want to just try one or two products, you can start with the best of the best.  So, here are my top picks (this includes both body and face care products):

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Two of my favorite body products from OSEA Malibu.

1. Undaria Algae Body Oil Review

This body oil is truly a decadent treat for the body!  I can’t stop using it.  It is so full of skincare nutrients. 

This oil is infused with seaweed.  They do this by soaking the Undaria Oil in seaweed for 6 months.  This creates an antioxidant rich body oil that is full of minerals.  Your skin will feel completely nourished and so soft after using it. It also has White Lupin that promotes more youthful skin and a Botanical Oil Blend that replenishes dry skin.  Plus, it smells incredible!  The sweet refreshing scent comes from passionfruit oil and grapefruit oil. 

A third party clinical trial showed that after just 2 weeks of using the Undaria Algae Body Oil, 100% of participants agreed their skin looked firmer and less crepey, 100% agreed their skin felt softer, smoother and more supple and 96% agreed their body felt more sculpted and toned!

I apply it right after I shower and while my skin is still slightly damp to give it some serious hydration.  I can’t recommend it enough! Check out my video here to see exactly how I use the Undaria Algae Body Oil.

2. Anti-Aging Body Balm Review 

This is another favorite body product of theirs!  It is the perfect mix of a serum and a lotion.  You get the hydrating benefits of a lotion but also the anti-aging benefits of a serum.  The best of both worlds- who doesn’t want that?  

Coconut oil and Gigartina Seaweed help give the skin it’s elasticity, while Alaria Seaweed gives the skin a tighter feeling all over.  Plus, you get a full range of antioxidants in the lotion, Omega-fatty acids and sea minerals.  It takes your skin to the next level.  I love knowing I’m being proactive about my skin and helping it age gracefully.  

I apply it on my skin while it’s still slightly damp after showering.  It has an almost tart sweet smell to it, which I love!  The essential oils in it are passionfruit, jasmine, lavender, and rosemary.

This is a newer body product from OSEA and, no surprise, I love it!

3. Undaria Algae Body Butter Review

If you’ve followed me for any length of time you know my love for OSEA’s Undaria Algae Body Oil runs deep.  I absolutely love it!  So when I heard they were coming out with an Undaria Algae Body Butter I was beyond excited! 

This body butter is just as you would expect: rich, creamy and truly hydrating.  It of course has the famed undaria seaweed and then whipped shea butter and ceramides.  It provides 72 hours of hydration!  So you can say goodbye to dry, crepey skin and hello to soft, smooth skin.  Plus, with all the star worthy ingredients this body butter really acts more like an age-defying product than any other body butter I’ve used. 

This is one product that you’ll want to use over and over again.  I apply the Undaria Algae Body Oil and then the Undaria Algae Body Butter to help add even more moisture! You can check out my video here for a full review of the Body Butter.

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Easily a top cleanser pick for me!

4. Ocean Cleanser Review

This cleanser is a definite fave!  It’s a gel cleanser that works so well and is especially good for normal and combination skin types. It’s such an overall soothing cleanser, yet highly effective. It removes all of my makeup and grime from the day- yes even my stubborn eye makeup. I also love that it comes in a frosted glass bottle- so chic  

Undaria Seaweed helps to mineralize the skin. Bentonite clay helps to detoxify and and unclog pores all without stripping while lactic acid provides a gentle exfoliation for the skin.

I get my skin damp first and then apply several pumps to my hands.  Then I rub in circular motions all over my face.  After rinsing with water my skin feels so hydrated and clean.  Not stripped or dry.  It does such a great job of imparting hydration to the skin, and nourishing it with vitamins and minerals.  

Did I mention it smells like candy?!  The lime really stands out to me.  There also are notes of juniper and cypress.  A great all around cleanser- can’t get enough!

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5. Seabiotic Water Cream Review

This cream has basically become a staple in everyone’s skincare routine the minute I give it to them!  I remember first trying it and just being SO impressed.  It delivers such hydration but doesn’t feel heavy or greasy but instead instantly soaks into the skin.  The best part?  Your skin still feels hydrated the next morning! 

This face cream is nutrient rich and full of amazing ingredients. From prebiotic+ probiotics, to Undaria Seaweed, Squalane and Bisabolol, it’s no wonder that clinical trials had participants reporting softer, smoother, healthier and more radiant skin!

From my V.A to my hubs, everyone has been loving it! What’s even better is the price.  Most creams can be close to $100, but this cream lands under $50 if you use my coupon code to save.

6. Atmosphere Protection Cream Review

This is the perfect everyday lotion for the face.  It feels hydrating but isn’t greasy at all.  Such a great weight overall.  Perfect for under makeup too.  A lot of daily moisturizers can feel too heavy, but this feels so light and airy on the skin.  

This formula is full of seaweed, shea butter and Omega- rich oils. It also has Elfdock to protect against environmental stressors and Niacinamide to enhance the skin’s barrier. Another great moisturizer form OSEA that works great for normal/combination skin types. It is one of those products I recommend a lot and everyone always loves it!

OSEA is such a well rounded brand with something for everyone!

7. Salts of The Earth Body Scrub Review

Talk about a scrub!  This body scrub doesn’t mess around.  It is filled with Dead Sea and Himalayan Pink Salts, Bolivian Rose and Organic seaweed of course.  Plus, it boasts some Acai, shea butter and passionfruit that leave your skin feeling like butter.  

I applied to wet skin and used circular motions. This will buff away roughness and dead skin cells while also providing nourishment. My skin felt so refreshed and clean!  Sometimes we focus on facial exfoliation but our body needs great exfoliation as well!

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OSEA Ocean Eyes Age Defying Serum
Ocean Eyes is such a unique product for the eye area!

8. Ocean Eyes Age Defying Serum

I love that their eye formula comes in a rollerball form.  It really helps to cool the eyes and de-puff while also providing nourishing ingredients to the eye area.

Seaweed, hyaluronic acid and peptides will help to smooth the look of fine lines and crow’s feet. It also helps to brighten my under eye area and firm, but it’s not greasy. 

A lot of eye formulas are too heavy for my eyes.  Leaving my eye area with milia, but not Ocean Eyes.  It absorbs well and soaks into the under eye area quickly- it’s a gel serum so definitely different than a lot of other eye formulas that are creams. It’s fragrance free too.  I just apply directly under the eye area and going up on the sides where you would get crow’s feet.  Works great under makeup too! Check out my morning skincare routine with OSEA that includes Ocean Eyes.

9. Blemish Balm With Plant Based Salicylic Acid

Another great moisturizer form OSEA- this one is great for oily skin or acne prone.  I got my sister hooked on it.  It provides moisture to the skin but in a balanced approach. It has a plant-based salicylic acid from wintergreen, and 5 different types of nutrient rich seaweed. Keeps shine away and still nourishes the skin.  The best!

OSEA Vagus Nerve Bath Oil
Looking to relax? Check out OSEA’s Vagus Nerve Bath Oil!

10. Vagus Nerve Bath Oil

This is one of the newest products I’ve tried from OSEA and really fallen for. The vagus nerve is so important in helping the body relax.  It helps to activate the body’s relaxation response and helps control stress. And, the bath oil contains a mixture of chamomile, juniper berry, lavender, lemon tea tree and Moroccan rosemary that will help to relax your mind and body. Sign me up!  Plus, it has a botanical oil blend to soften and moisturize the skin. I love adding this to a bath.  It sends my body into a complete relaxation state and reminds me to unwind.  Plus, it smells so good too!

11. Seaglow Resurfacing Scrub

This scrub is a fairly new product for OSEA and it did not disappoint when I tested it out.  It offers a great exfoliation with oceanic physical exfoliants and flower acids.  It not only exfoliates but also acts like a cleanser with it’s marshmallow texture that helps to cleanse the skin from excess oils and dirt. You’re left with a glowing complexion! 

I use this twice a week.  I apply to damp skin and rub in circular motions, brush my teeth and then rinse off- feels so good!  It has notes of warm jasmine, rose, geranium and subtle basil.

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OSEA Malibu

If you’re not familiar with OSEA Malibu allow me to fill you in on this skincare line. Founded in 1996, this is one of the original clean beauty brands – long before ‘clean beauty’ was the buzz word that it is today.

Plus, this brand is truly unique.  They prioritize natural-derived ingredients that have not only been found to be safe but also effective – with the ocean being their greatest inspiration.

I was so intrigued by the founder Jenefer’s story of how OSEA began.  Ultimately, Jennefer was inspired by her grandmother who credits the ocean to healing her after she had been on bedrest after a severe leg injury. Her grandmother recalls having a dream about the sea and the next day went for a swim.  A few weeks later her grandmother was healed!  

Jenefer went to her roots when creating OSEA.  From what she learned from her grandmother of the healing properties of the ocean and her knowledge, she chose seaweed as the base of her skincare line.  Seaweed contains powerful vitamins, minerals and nutrients to help restore and nourish the skin. Different species of seaweed bring with it different skincare benefits.

I loved reading about how OSEA Malibu harvests their seaweed and their process.  It’s amazing to think this nutrient powerhouse is in their skincare line.  You can read more about it here on their website.  Also, the different types of seaweed they use and what they do for the skin.

Related Content: My Aging Gracefully Skincare Routine With OSEA

What a lineup of products OSEA has available!!

OSEA’s Sustainability Efforts

OSEA’s sustainability efforts have been part of their brand since the beginning. Beyond using vegan and cruelty free ingredients only, the packaging of their products has been done using glass to minimize waste. They are also looking to decrease their use of virgin plastic by transitioning product pumps and lids to alternative materials

They continue to make greater strides in sustainability. In 2020, they became Climate Neutral Certified and in 2022 they because the very first Ocean Positive Verified skincare brand!

They also offset 100% of their carbon footprint and invest in coastal restoration projects. If only every brand was doing this! 

OSEA Malibu FAQ’s

What does OSEA stand for?

OSEA stands for ocean, sun, earth and atmosphere. And this is what OSEA considers the core elements of wellness.

How do you pronounce OSEA?

OSEA is pronounced as “Ooh-sea-yah.”

Is OSEA a clean brand?

Yes! OSEA Malibu is clean. They state their commitment to clean skincare so well on their website:

OSEA delivers proven results without causing harm to our health or the health of our environment. Jenefer’s innovative formulations of certified organic, bioavailable seaweed, infused with pure steam-distilled and cold pressed essential oils create powerful natural anti-aging solutions and reduce the appearance of blemishes–eliminating the need for synthetic ingredients entirely. OSEA is free of synthetic chemicals such as parabens, petrochemicals, and sulfates.

OSEA was also the first company to sign the “Compact for Safe Cosmetics”:

In 2002, OSEA was the first company to sign “Compact for Safe Cosmetics”, an initiative started by the Environmental Working Group that holds companies accountable for ensuring that their products are “free of chemicals that are known or strongly suspected of causing cancer, mutation or birth defects.” Since then, over 1,000 companies have joined OSEA in pledging to phase out the use of toxic chemicals in all beauty products!

Is OSEA cruelty free and vegan?

Yes! OSEA is both cruelty free and vegan. All of the OSEA products are vegan certified by PETA and Cruelty Free certified by Leaping Bunny International.

I could go on and on about OSEA, but the great part is that the products truly speak for themselves.

That concludes my OSEA Malibu skincare review.  Have you tried OSEA Malibu?  What do you love?

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Cheers, Suzi


Suzi is a wife, and mama who is passionate about sharing her natural lifestyle with those around her. She created Gurl Gone Green to show how our everyday decisions, from what we use on our face, home and the food we eat affect us more than we know. She loves holding space where people can weed through the marketing clutter to find truth, and ultimately make the best decision for their families.


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