Pearlesque Box is a subscription box that delivers full-sized and travel-sized organic, non-toxic, natural beauty products from around the world to your home each month so that you can accurately judge how each product affects your skin. Each month features a different organic, non-toxic, natural skin care line. This box is $39.95 a month and promises a value of $90 – and sometimes over $140!
DEAL: Save $5 on your first month! Use coupon code PEARL5.
This month’s box features products from OSEA Malibu! For some reason, my box was missing its product info card but I found this on the Pearlesque website – it talks about OSEA and its founder.
OSEA Founder, Jenefer Palmer began her career in the healing arts by studying and becoming practiced in cranial therapy, acupressure and shiatsu. OSEA started out as a more of a kitchen sink than a kitchen table business, as Jenefer began experimenting with skincare formulations in her kitchen sink. She became fluent in the basics of cosmetic chemistry by trial and error, later refining her most successful formulas with the help of cosmetic chemists. However, it was not until a business trip to Buenos Aires that Jenefer would discover the key ingredient upon which her skincare line was to be founded.
She traced the algae, of the Gigartina species, to the coast of Patagonia, a region so far down the South American continent that they call it “El Fin del Mundo”–the end of the world. There, she was guided along the desolate beaches and pristine coastal waters of Patagonia by a local family who showed her how to harvest the Gigartina which was soon to become the key ingredient of her skincare formulations. Throughout OSEA’s evolution, Jenefer has ensured that the brand stays true to its initial commitment: to provide the highest quality, ecologically-responsible natural skincare to ingredient-conscious consumers. Never forgetting the source, Jenefer and OSEA support ocean preservation, Heal the Bay and works with a local partner in Argentina to ensure eco-responsible harvesting of their seaweed.
Everything in my August Pearlesque Box!
The bottles are so pretty and feature frosted glass. They were wrapped well and arrived safely in my mailbox.
Undaria Algae Oil ($16) “Firming, Seaweed-Infused Aromatherapy Body Oil.” I love body oils and this was no exception! It smelled wonderful thanks to lime and grapefruit peel oils.
OSEA soaks their algae in barrels of botanical oils for 6 months so that all of the goodness and nutrients are in the oil. The oils include sunflower, babassu, and sesame seed along with acai pulp oil to help hydrate. I’m not looking to eliminate stretch marks but this product says it can help along those lines.
Essential Hydrating Oil ($32) “Ultra Hydrating, Age-Defying Botanical Face Oil.” This facial oil is perfect for normal or dry skin and has a strong scent, most likely from the geranium oil, that fades quickly.
The applicator is a roller ball and the instructions said to apply 5-7 strokes but it was kind of hard for me to judge whether that was enough, so I went ahead and applied it to my hands first and then my face. It soaked in almost immediately and didn’t leave me greasy.
Macadamia, sesame seed, and jojoba seed oil are some of the moisturizers featured along with lavender and cedar oils.
Atmosphere Protection Cream ($48) “Lightweight, Daily Moisturizer that Hydrates & Protects.” I used this moisturizer over the facial oil and again, it was quickly absorbed by my skin and left it hydrated and ready for makeup.
Macadamia, jojoba, and shea are some soothing ingredients featured and this lotion may combat redness, which I suffer from. Lavender and geranium provide the scent, which fades quickly. Overall, a nice daily moisturizer.
I was recently introduced to OSEA through another box and I was happy to get 3 new items to add to my collection! I appreciate that one of the items was for my body, which needs all the love it can get, and the oil is a great place to start. The facial oil and moisturizer were lightweight yet worked well and left my skin soft but not oily. The value of August’s box was $96! I am always blown away by the value and the fact that Pearlesque sends full sized items along with very generous travel sizes.
Head’s up: September’s Pearlesque Box will feature items from HANA Organic Skincare!
Do you subscribe to Pearlesque Box? What did you think of this month’s box? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments!