Desert Island Pick: Osea Undaria Algae Body Oil
Perhaps we talk about this product ad nauseum, but we do so unapologetically: that is just how much we love Osea’s sensual body oil.
But what exactly makes it so special?
For starters, the scent is incredible. Our co-founder Naomi Watts once said that it reminds her of Australian beaches. We regrettably haven’t been to Australia, but you can bet her statement makes us want to hop the next plane to the Land of Oz. There is just something so uplifting about the citrusy scent, which tracks, because citrus is used for its mood-boosting properties in aromatherapy; the product also contains cypress oil, which lends a fresh and herbaceous eartiness that’s soothing and grounding. And while the indescribable scent is reminiscent of the summer, we find that this oil, though light, feels wonderful on the skin just about any time of year.
Which brings us to our next point: the formula is simultaneously super hydrating (thanks to undaria seaweed), while not being greasy. It’s also fast-absorbing, so we don’t need to wait around to be able to get dressed. While our favorite time to use it is post-beach or sun exposure during the summer, we use it year-round; the only difference is we might layer it with a rich body cream during colder months (hint hint: the brand’s Undaria Algae Body Butter is the perfect companion).
In the end, some things are just difficult to put into words, and why we love this oil is one of them. It just makes us…happy. Taking a deep inhale while applying the oil all over is like a mini meditation session, something we can all use about now (and all the time, quite frankly!).