If you didn’t know, it’s indie beauty month on here all throughout July. We’re shining a spotlight on some lesser-known beauty brands, so I’m kicking things off today with a very luxe moisturizer: the One Ocean Beauty Replenishing Deep Sea Moisturizer. But first, a little bit about the brand itself.
One Ocean Beauty was founded in 2018 and they refer to themselves as a “…sustainable, scientifically-proven beauty and wellness company.” Their small product line is almost exclusively in the skincare category, and everything is very, very luxe specifically in terms of price; their range is priced between $38.00 – $125.00. The brand’s ethos surrounds the ocean – the healing properties of the ocean, the culling of useful marine actives for their products, and the preservation of the oceans. Every time you buy a product, a donation is made to Oceana with whom they have a partnership, which is awesome.
There’s a ton of information on their website about their company and their story. If you’re interested to know more in-depth stuff, head over there! Now let’s get into the actual product.
ONE OCEAN BEAUTY REPLENISHING DEEP SEA MOISTURIZER
This cutting-edge, easily absorbed moisturizer is lightweight, yet locks in hydration all day long. Containing protective marine actives from the Antarctic, it is clinically proven to be cryoprotective against extreme cold and helps the skin to retain moisture. Nutrient-rich algae extract from the Sea of Japan soothes inflammation from UV exposure and brightens for a radiant complexion. A compound of potent peptides and proteins stimulates collagen I, III and IV to promote firmness, elasticity, and rejuvenation.
- Wrinkle reduction
- Brightens complexion
- Dark spot inhibitor
This baby isn’t for the faint of heart – $82.00 for 50 mL of product! Yup, you read that right! Now I have to add a disclosure here: I didn’t buy this product myself, nor did the brand send it to me. I was very generously gifted this back at an event in February that was unrelated to the brand. It was included in a gift bag with other products. But these are all my 100% honest thoughts.
I’ve been using this moisturizer for well over a month now as part of my nightly skincare routine; it’s the last step in my routine after cleansing, serum and eye cream. It’s very interesting because it’s actually quite lightweight to the touch, yet it feels very nourishing on the skin. I have dry skin naturally, but I’d imagine this kind of formula would work well with oily or combo skin as it’s not too claggy or overly emollient. There’s also no scent at all, which I love in skincare as there’s less chance for irritation.
To read more about my skin type, what I look for in skincare products and what steps I take in my routine, click the link directly below. It’s a bit out of date product-wise, but you’ll get the general idea of what I do everyday.
Read this: My speedy skincare routine for dry skin
The packaging is really beautiful and sturdy. It’s thick plastic with a lightweight wooden top. It’s honestly a joy to hold. Apparently all their packaging is 100% recyclable, FYI.
Truthfully, I’ve really enjoyed using this moisturizer. It hasn’t broken me out at all and it behaves quite nicely with the other products I’m currently using. I’m actually trying to stretch this tub out as much as possible by using smaller amounts everyday! Lately, I’ve also been mixing it with a facial oil from The Ordinary, and again it combines very nicely with other products.
WOULD I PURCHASE IT?
In all likelihood, no. I enjoy it a lot but not enough to pay over $80.00. I’m willing to buy mid-market prices when it comes to skincare at this stage in my life and that’s about it; a good example are Clinique products. But if you’re into your clean skincare that’s good for the environment and everything -free – like cruelty-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, etc – and you don’t mind paying luxe prices, then you may love this moisturizer.
Would you pay luxe for the One Ocean Beauty Replenishing Deep Sea Moisturizer? I’d love to know!