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.
Where Can I Get It? The OZNaturals line is available exclusively online, via the company’s website or Amazon.
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