Osea • Advanced Protection Cream • Skincare - Face
|Would buy this product again.||73%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love that this product is super hydrating, yet it doesn't make my skin oily feeling. It really minimizes the appearance of lines and is super protective in the winter. When I bought it, I was worried it would be too heavy, but I can use it in summer and winter with no problem. Love this product - I consider it a staple.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
Hands down, this is the most effective cream I've ever used on my 37-year old skin. I've gone through a constant rotation of creams that all blend together in their mediocrity. But Osea's Advanced Protection Cream is in a league all of its own. It's a moisture surge, it's a beauty cream, it's a soothing balm, and a serum all in one. I'm so happy that I can toss all the other creams I own away and religiously use this one!
I must say, you want to ensure that your skin barrier is fully intact and healthy before you begin using this cream. Like other posters have noticed, this cream has a lot of active ingredients in it, and they are delivered at high concentrations. For that reason I love AllisonWonderland's suggestion that it be considered like a concentrate to be diluted a little. But this cream is amazingly effective, used undiluted (in my experience), for achieving the following feats:
--delivering anti-aging actives into the skin with immediate and long term results
--making my skin look refreshed, glowing, and matte all at the same time
--evening out skin tone AND skin texture (little crepiness and orange peel skin I have on certain areas are gone!!!)
--providing superior anti-oxidant protection and a barrier against the elements.
Find me another cream out there that is able to accomplish all of the above, especially under $100--it doesn't exist! Advanced Protection Cream is truly a miraculous product. I love that I don't need an extra Vitamin C serum with this cream, the main active ingredient, DPHP, is more effective that Vit C!
I consider my skin sensitive and have never reacted to this cream, even a little bit. But it does tingle when I put it on my skin, so I would conserve this skin for when you aren't doing peels, microdermabrasions, lasers, and other skin barrier-compromising procedures, and use it for when your skin is healthy and you want it to look and feel its absolute best! I'm so glad I looked here through the reviews, Inspired by others, I'm going to take my own advice, too. ;)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I've been reading the reviews, and I am so surprised about the negatives. I'm just going to lay it out there, ladies... You're not using it right. This cream is more than just a cream. It's a treatment. It's incredibly concentrated, which means it will last an eternity. The results that can be had from this cream, outstanding. This stuff is not a joke, or a marketing gimmick.
I'll say that the couple ladies who had reactions, yeah. I don't think this is for very sensitive skin. Mildly sensitive skin, sure. It's SO CONCENTRATED. Really sensitive skin needs something more benign. Because you can't treat aging when you're that sensitive, you have to start with calming the sensitivity or nothing will work. So now back to this magical sea-brew. Oh yeah, Creme De La Mer? Did you think you'd cornered the market on awesome seaweed cream? Not even close, you greasy b**ch. This stuff delivers the goods.
Now here's how to use it: think of it as a concentrate. What do you do with a concentrate? You dilute it, you don't use it full strength. Also, your skin is like a sponge. A damp sponge is way faster to absorb liquid than a bone-dry sponge. Skin operates that way, too. If you put this cream on bone-dry skin, full strength... ABORT MISSION. I guarantee it will feel thick and gross and oddly un-moisturizing. Get your skin wet. You're welcome.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have been using this cream along with Osea's eye cream for close to 4 years now. The Advanced Protection cream is a definite staple for me. I have to use it at least 3 times a week. I used to be a skin care addict and will have about 5 face creams in rotation with tons of serums, oils, etc. After adopting a more simplistic skin care routine, i find that my skin is still young looking and I credit this cream (along with retin-A and my triple vitamin C serum).
I introduced the cream to my mother, and she also cannot be without it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I purchased this Osea skin cream because it is marketed as being good for sensitive skin due to pure, high quality, organic, non irritating ingredients, etc. I was not impressed with the product, it is very heavy and tacky and does not blend well into the skin. My skin did eventually soak it up and for a few minutes it felt and looked smooth. However, it did not provide lasting moisture - my skin was patchy within 30 minutes. Within 2 days of use I had break outs and it burned the skin at my temples and on my neck. I am glad I only bought the sampler pack. This product is NOT for sensitive skins.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
The texture is almost like a silky smooth body butter, it's dense and rich but smooth and not greasy. I use it on my eyes, neck and chest and occasionally if I'm dried out from retinol products I'll use it all over as a night cream. Don't we all want to use products that actually WORK instead of just SAYING they work? This cream actually in all seriousness works. To me that means it's worth the hefty price tag, but to each her own.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I LOVE this for my combination skin (prone to dehydration) - I have avalange to thank for introducing me to the OSEA range (EDS forum). I love that it soaks in leaving skin velvety and feeling protected with no oilyness or heavyness, but is still really hydrating. Didn't break me out either! I tried this because I had redness and sensitivity on my cheeks following using a retinoid. The redness persisted and would be worse in the morning and take till lunch to fade - this cream calmed it down and reduced the redness in about 30/40 mins and it has now gone completely! I also love that it 'multi tasks' you can use it as a nightcream, dilute it with HA or even the sea minerals as a lighter day cream, and I found it is also a good eye cream too (I only had a sample of the eyes & lips and decided the APC would do the job so didn't order the eye cream although its lovely too).
Will definitely repurchase!
Update - sadly I have had to stop using this as I developed a sensitivity to it - if I used it it would give me bright red 'dolly' cheeks which I never normally suffer from. :o(
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm still undecided on this one, but as of right now I probably wouldn't repurchase. I like that the ingredients are natural, and I think that with continued use I'll probably see some difference in my skin. (I've been using it for only about 3 weeks, so it's still too early for me to see any real difference.) The reason I'm not sure how much I like this is that, for a very dense, thick cream, it doesn't feel very emollient to me. Five minutes after I put it on, my skin feels a little tight and dry, and I feel like I have to add another moisturizer. Maybe it's more of a treatment cream than a moisturizer? I think once I finish this jar, I may go back to Juice Beauty's green apple antioxidant moisturizer.
Age: Unknown Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
After working with this cream for several months it's finally won me over. At first I wasn't convinced at first because the texture is a little strange, slightly sticky. Now I've fallen in love. Yes, it's almost $100 for a 2 oz jar but it's really, really worth it. I'm all about active ingredients, and this one is nothing but active. The first ingredient being red marine algae which is so incredibly indescribably beneficial for the skin, and the second ingredient is DiPalmitoylHydroxyProline or DPHP which is even more effective than Vitamin C for stimulating collagen production and firming the skin. It's also a great ingredient for age spots, fine lines, etc. It stimulates specifically Collagen III which is the predominant type of collagen found in very young skin (think 5 year old) so it's healthy, well behaved collagen instead of messy, inflexible collagen. How many creams have the best, most active ingredients available as the FIRST on the ingredient list? None except Osea. Thank you for creating a wonderful, effective anti aging cream. It's really, truly worth every penny.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
This cream is absolutely one the most fantastic on the entire market. It is extremely active (you feel it tightening, firming, and tingling on your face immediately), it works well as both a night and day cream (especially in conjunction with retinoid products), and it is luxurious and leaves your face silky. It also smells wonderful. I couldn't live without it--the main ingredient is something called DPHP, which I don't know that much about, but it is also found in their eyes and lips treatment, which I keep on my person at all times when I feel dry or windblown or just want to give my eyes and lips area a bit of a satiny plump.
I feel so good using their products, because they are all natural! I don't want to put sciencey chemicals on my face, and I like that Osea doesn't make grand claims about their products. They claim that they are preservative, restorative, but not, for instance, that they will take away your fine lines. I appreciate the realist approach, but if anything is working to fend those lines off, it's this luxurious, active, and all-natural creme!
Now, if they would ONLY make a sunscreen...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Fantastic stuff. I also am crazy for the ocean cleanser....
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Silver Eyes: Green
I love this cream. I discovered it in a sample, and used it while I was stayiing in the hospital (where the air was shockingly dry). This stuff takes *years* off my face. It's about $95 for 2+ ounces, but a tiny bit goes a long way so the jar lasts a long time. It was my first expensive skin product, and it was sort of freaky to pay that much, but I went back and bought it again and again and again. I think it must be the red sea algae ingredient, which I cannot find in other products. I've been trying other creams, because the Osea APC was so pricey, but I'm going to go back to this one. It just worked wonders on me -- glow, smoothness, softness. I'm 50 and my husband is 31 -- I need all the help I can find! The packaging is just a standard heavy glass jar. I recommend you try a sample first to see if you like it, because of the price.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This worked nicely the first few days, then my skin started reacting badly to it - my face was completely red, dry and peeling in some areas. I've never had such a reaction to a moisturizer before. It's pretty pricey, too, at $90. I couldn't return it because I bought it from beauty.com, so I've been using it sporadically, a few days every few months, and it seems to work fine that way, though my skin does start to get dry after two days. The texture is a bit odd too - kind of pastey.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Worked beautifully on my T-Zone skin.
Ingredients are wonderful.
We need more quality skin care products like this on the market!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Really liked this product! It leaves my skin nicely moist without oily residue. I ordered the full size bottle after using the tiny sample size. All you need is a tiny bit and you get 2oz. for 36 dollars. Not bad coming from La Mer.