Saturday, March 26, 2016

OZ Naturals Sea Infused Herbal Moisturizer Review

You guys might know that I've been trying a lot of different serums lately.  This is the first moisturizer that I've been able to try.  I was really looking forward to trying a good moisturizer.  All of my serums say to follow with moisturizer.  Most of them really work better with a moisturizer after application.  The only moisturizer I had in the house, though, was full of chemicals.  I would rather use something with more natural ingredients in it.

**I was able to try this OZ Naturals Sea Infused Herbal Moisturizer at a huge discount in exchange for my honest opinion.  All opinions are 100% mine.**
As you can tell in the picture above, the moisturizer doesn't look like most moisturizers--at least not the  moisturizers I'm used to.  To me, it looks more like a thicker serum.  Feeling it for the first time I was worried that it might feel tacky on my skin after I applied it.  That wasn't the case though.  After it dried completely, my skin was smooth and soft.

This moisturizer is full of natural ingredients-- it's 96.1% natural.  There are some chemical ingredients, but there are more ingredients from nature than a lab.

Here are some of the ingredients:
Shea Buttter
Spirulina Platensis Extract (algae)
Aloe Leaf Juice
Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract (sea kelp)
Carrot Root Extract
Blueberry Fruit Extract
Cranberry Fruit Extract
Coconut Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Pomegranate Seed Oil
Raspberry Seed Oil
Mango Seed Butter


 According to Real Simple magazine in a post containing a recipe for a spirulina face mask,
 "Spirulina has antibacterial properties, helping to keep your pores clear and tight. Plus, it is loaded with more antioxidants than blueberries, which means that it may be effective at lessening the effects of sun damage and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles"

According to the Truth in Aging website, the sea kelp extract may help heal sun-damaged skin and possibly reduce wrinkles.  It is high in iodine, vitamins and minerals.

This moisturizer also has Vitamins C and E, which used together with sunscreen is supposed to provide more comprehensive protection against UV damage.  (source, source)

You can find out more about the ingredients and what role each ingredient plays at the OZ Naturals website.

The directions don't say whether to use at night or morning, or both. The directions just say to use after cleansing, exfoliating, toning and serum application.   At first I thought that meant to use it only at night, because I probably wouldn't go through all of those steps in the morning (I'm lucky if I wash my face most mornings!)  After reading about the effects that Vitamin C could have to help against UV rays, I think you would definitely use it during the day as well.

At any rate, I tried it in the morning to see if it works well under makeup.  It worked out okay under makeup.  I was able to put my makeup on fine without too much beading, flaking, etc.

I can't tell yet how much it will help with fading spots and reducing the appearance of wrinkles, but it definitely makes my skin soft and eliminates dry, flaky spots.  Also, in conjunction with some of the other products I've been using, my skin is becoming more and more smooth and even-toned every day.

You can find the OZ Naturals Sea Infused Herbal Moisturizer at Amazon:
 
(affiliate link)

Have you ever used a skin-care product with seaweed or algae in it?  What were your results?

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