Hello, I thought I am going to write about my all time favourite moisturiser. Ocean Bloom Seaweed moisturiser is simply amazing…. For me anyway 🙂 You can find it online here.

Some people are initially afraid of switching over to an organic/natural face cream, concerned that it might not be as effective as other products or they might get an allergic reaction to one of the ingredients. The good news is that organic products are just as good for your skin, if not better than generic shop bought brands. An organic face cream is packed with nourishing, natural nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants to make skin healthier, hydrated and more youthful, while at the same time remaining gentle on skin. Natural skincare products are formulated without harsh detergents, chemical preservatives, artificial fragrances and other harsh ingredients.

Product Description

Ocean Bloom’s Seaweed Moisturiser is a beautiful super light moisturiser with an array of oils, fruit extracts, hibiscus plant extract, gota kola, grapeseed and apple fruit extracts, hyaluronic acid to leave your skin feeling supple and moisturised. Zinc Oxide gives moisturiser it’s natural SPF25

Ocean Bloom Seaweed Moisturiser is:

  • anti-ageing,
  • anti-oxidant,
  • regenerating,
  • rejuvenating,
  • anti-bacterial.
Ocean Bloom seaweed moisturiser

Ingredients

Ocean Bloom seaweed moisturiser ingredients

Aqua – Water

Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice – It treats sunburn, it acts as a moisturiser, it treats acne, it fights ageing,  lessens visibility of stretch marks,  so in general it is a great skincare ingredient, i think loved by all 🙂

Emulsifying Wax NF – (Cetearyl Alcohol and Polysorbate 60). It is used to bind oil and water together in creams, lotions etc. It is a white waxy solid with a low fatty alcohol odour. It has the characteristics of cetyl alcohol combined with the viscosity building effect of stearyl alcohol as an effective thickener and helps form extremely stable emulsions in either w/o or o/w preparations.

Palm Free Vegetable Glycerin – is a skin-friendly humectant which draws water to the skin. It has wonderful emollient and water-retaining properties.Organic Sunflower Oil

Organic Olive Oil – Antioxidant protection, doesn’t clog pores, contains three major antioxidants: vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols

Organic Coconut Oil

Organic Shea Butter

Organic Apricot Kernel Oil

Zinc Oxide – Inert earth mineral used as a thickening, lubricating, and sunscreen ingredient in cosmetics. Along with titanium dioxide, zinc oxide is considered to have no risk of skin sensitization. It can also be a soothing agent and, potentially, an antioxidant. Nano-sized zinc oxide is not believed to be a safety concern for skin.

Silk Peptide Protein –  Unique properties of Silk known by recent science are very versatile and are found to be such as modulating moisture,absorbing UV,promoting collagen formation, accelerating cell regeneration, anti-inflammatory. Anti-bacterial and enzyme stabilising.

Silk Peptide is partially hydrolysed silk fibroin powder and is highly skin and hair compatible.

Vitamine E

Vitamine C

Organic Hibiscus Flower Extract

Rice Bran Oil

Organic Grape Seed Extract

Organic Gotu Kola Extract

Organic Apple Fruit Extract

Hyaluronic Acid – Hyaluronic acid is an effective anti ageing ingredient used in a lot of creams and moisturisers today because of its ability to retain moisture and fill up the spaces between collagen and elastin in your skin which leads to less wrinkles and fine lines appearing.

Organic Seaweed Extract

Palm Stearic Acid –

Stearic Acid is considered a low to moderate hazard ingredient by the Cosmetics Database, which notes concerns regarding cancer, and lesser concerns regarding neurotoxicity, organ toxicity and irritation. One or more animal studies showed brain and nervous system effects, respiratory effects and skin irritation at very low doses, and in vitro tests on mammalian cells show positive mutation results (leading to its designation as a potential carcinogen).

However, Stearic Acid is generally considered a safe and mild ingredient when it is concentrations below limits that have been shown to cause irritation.

Xantham Gum – low hazard ingredient, and it is “Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful,” although there are large data gaps in available information regarding this ingredient’s use as a cosmetic additive.  Xanthan Gum prevents oil separation in formulas and helps to suspend particles. This ingredient thickens formulas and keeps them homogenous in their containers, but still allows formulas to become thin if shaken, allowing for an easier dispersion. After a formula is stable again, it becomes thick

Ethylhexylglycerin – A synthetic skin-softening agent also used as a preservative, a carrier, or suspending agent for other preservatives such as phenoxyethanol.

Phenoxyethanol – Phenoxyethanol is a synthetic preservative that’s manufactured using a complex process where phenol is treated with ethylene oxide. Phenol is a mildly acidic white crystalline solid that can be obtained from natural or chemical sources. Ethylene oxide, also known as carbolic acid, is a colorless gas or liquid that is considered carcinogenic. Phenoxyethanol has been found to be toxic to the body even in small doses.

Organic Tamanu Oil

Organic Sea Buckthorn Oil

Organic Acai Fruit Berry Extract

Pros

  • Leaves my skin bright and moisturised
  • has soothing effect on irritated areas
  • removes dry patches
  • packed with great ingredients for your skin
  • does not contain mineral oil
  • does not contain artificial fragrances, when fragrance is added to moisturiser to act as a perfume (as opposed to a therapeutic reason like soothing headaches), it’s in a regulatory grey area
  • non-comedogenic
  • absorbs within seconds
  • works great under any foundation, that I have tried
  • contains natural humectant- aloe vera, and it is one of the main ingredients in this moisturiser
  • has SPF25 – during the day, it’s important to wear a good sunscreen.
  • Locally made in County Cork in Ireland
  • they have a Christmas offer running now, 20% off every product with coupon code XMAS till the end of the year

Cons

  • it is unscented, for me the smell is neutral, but it might be problematic for people used to highly fragranced skincare
  • not available in my local town, they have a website though and they ship to Ireland, UK and USA
  • it has different texture to any other day cream i have ever tried, it might take some getting used to
  • I cant thing of anything else that I have disliked about this product.
  • it contains Phenoxyethanol – wish it didn’t contain it, as it is a controvertial ingredient. Read more about it here

Summary

I love finding a wonderful face cream that feels like a treat for my ski… what can I say, I love a bit of TLC! 😀 I plan on ageing well so I drink about 2 litres of water a day and I make sure to mind my skin, especially my face. I love face masks and moisturiser that have active natural ingredients.

When I came across Irish skincare brand Ocean Bloom, I was curious and to be honest, once tried, I was amazed and hooked. Ocean Bloom is owned and run by Cheryl Cleminson and she has created a fantastic natural Irish skincare range.

Ocean Bloom seaweed moisturiser is packed full of all natural ingredients. The combination of these natural ingredients has created an amazing product that leaves my skin soft, soothed and moisturised.

The product encourages soft, smooth skin and it achieves just that. It leaves my face feeling so soft and fresh.

I am still on the look out for Phenoxyethanol free day cream.

If you’d like more information on Ocean Bloom be sure to visit their website (this face cream retails at about €35.50, but till the end of December you can avail of 20% off with code XMAS at the checkout). Its great to support Irish businesses and your skin will love you for it too!

Ocean Bloom seaweed moisturiser
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