Product: OZNaturals Sea Infused Herbal Moisturizer
Brief: A 96.1% natural skin hydrator boasting an impressive list of ingredients in a 100% recyclable bottle with a clean, sleek design to boot. Conceptualised for the eco-conscious and sensitive-skinned by OZNaturals as part of its bid to provide all-natural skincare products without sacrificing efficacy or the environment.
Price: €24.99 / £17.79 for a 118ml bottle (€21.18 / £15.08 per 100ml)
Personal Experience: I stumbled across this product on Amazon’s “Customers who bought this also bought…” feature while searching for a more economical alternative to the painfully expensive moisturiser I was using at the time. The first thing I noticed was the similarity of the packaging to that of the Origins line:
The second was OZNaturals’ list of ingredients, which reads like the nutrition label of the most potent detox smoothie ever and compelled me to try it out. The €24.99 price tag (£17.79 / $17.95) didn’t hurt either, especially considering that the moisturiser I’d been using had set me back a tear-inducing €108.
Verdict: I would recommend this without hesitation to anyone with combination, blemish-prone skin. While this moisturiser does not treat skin ailments — nor does it claim to — I have noticed an improvement in my overall complexion after using it in conjunction with OZNaturals’ Hyaluronic Acid Serum.
In addition to loving the suppleness this moisturiser provides, I have to say I’m thoroughly impressed by OZNaturals’ slick website and list of eco-credentials. All of the US-based company’s products are labelled as cruelty, paraben, gluten, sulphate, fragrance, petrochemical, phthalate and GMO-free. As if this weren’t enough, OZNaturals uses its own, patented cold-processing system to make its skincare line, which is meant to maximise the efficacy of each ingredient. (Think cold-pressed olive oil)
If you have skin as sensitive mine — which has reacted to the gentlest, dermatologist-prescribed creams — and dread trying out new products, fear not: OZNaturals offers a 100% money-back guarantee. So if you decide to give the Sea Infused Herbal Moisturizer a go and it makes your face look like exposed brick, you can let them know and receive a refund through their website (minus shipping costs in some cases).
Any Downside? The only negative aspect I can think of is that, being an all-natural product, you do need to use a very generous amount each time to “feel” hydrated. This is duly noted in the product’s “Directions for Use”. That being said, I think that’s well worth it if the payoff is not slathering irritants onto my face while supporting a seemingly ethical and proudly ecological company. You can read more about the OZNaturals story here.
Vitamins C, E, D and A
Shea and Mango Seed Butters
Coconut, Sweet Almond, Macadamia Nut, Hazel Seed, Pomegranate Seed and Raspberry Seed Oils
Extracts of Carrot Root, Blueberry, Blueberry, Algae, Giant Sea Kelp, Cranberry, Goji Berry and Acai
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