Hope you are all had a lovely weekend and Easter break.
I am always so, so grateful, feel so privileged when ‘companies/brands’ kindly *gift me products from their range to try. One such company who recently sent me three products from their range was Ocean Bloom Organic Seaweed Skincare from West Cork, Ireland.
They kindly sent me ‘Fragrance Free‘ 80mls of their seaweed & poppy seed Facial Wash & Polish (duo came in a beautiful green see through drawstring bag RRP 28 Euro for duo) and a 100ml of their Seaweed & Whipped Shea Hand & Body Butter. Although these are ‘fragrance free’ they do still have a quite strong ‘natural’ fragrance.
About the Brand
Ocean Bloom is based on the beautiful Beara Peninsula in West Cork, Ireland and their website states ‘Ocean Bloom natural skincare products contain seaweed extract and infusions made from seaweed gathered from the clear and pure Atlantic waters that surround the Beara Shores. They have blended the seaweed extract with some of the richest oils from around the world resulting in an amazing, seaweed skincare range. None of their natural skincare products will ever be tested on animals, they do not contain any parabens, SLS, silicones, sulphates, petrochemicals, mineral oils or any other nasties and they have no plastic beads’. You can find out more about the Ocean Bloom range via the link here.
I do like the practical white packaging however as advised before prefer when brands emboss details on their packaging as dislike the way some brand’s stickers start to ‘move’ with usage and then start to look grubby. The trio of products I received are all fragrance free however fragrance versions are available too, which I personally may prefer but more about that later.
The Seaweed and Poppy Seed Facial Wash is described as designed to brighten skin tone whilst gently cleaning the days impurities from your skin. Bursting with vitamins B, C and E this facial wash will leave your skin feeling renewed and refreshed.
Directions: Apply to wet skin and massage to promote younger looking healthy skin, rinse with warm water and pat dry. Use twice daily for best results.
This has a pump applicator which I prefer and has a creamy consistency but although fragrance free still has a light ‘natural’ fragrance (all 3 products have the same ‘natural fragrance though the hand & body cream has the strongest fragrance). I applied / apply as directed and does remove makeup easily although I always remove my eye makeup with cotton pads and micellar water first. It does leaves my skin feeling clean and looking refreshed, not too dry but there is still a slight tightening feeling before I apply my serums. No irritations and although I think is quite a good cleanser not for me personally as results just not as good as with my ‘hero’ L’Occitane Shea Cleansing Oil. Although I still would recommend trying especially if you prefer creamy rinse off cleansers or have an oiler skin as it does seem to help tone your skin as well.
The Seaweed and Poppy Seed Polish states: contains Mother of Pearl and crushed Volcanic Rock to gently exfoliate your skin whilst the Seaweed infused Glycerine oil soothes and locks in moisture.
Directions: Apply a small amount to wet skin and gently massage to promote a healthy cleansed skin. Advised to use 2-3 times a week for optimum results.
Comes in a screw top jar and has a thick creamy consistency. Although it is fragrance free this has the strongest ‘natural’ fragrance of them all and one I really do not like but saying that it is my favourite product out of the 3 items.
- All over Body Butter
- Hand Cream
- Nail and Cuticle Ointment
- Post Shave/Wax Balm
- Massage Oil
- Hair Mask
- After Sun and Tan Enhancer
States perfect for everyone.
As advised above this is my favourite out of the 3 items as it is the perfect multi purpose product. This cream leaves your skin feeling so smooth and soft to the touch and I personally found it also helped calm slightly irritated areas as well. It is also great to use as a hand / cuticle cream at night, as it takes a little while to sink in so not a fan of using it during the day as can leave a slight residue on papers / bags if you dont allow enough time for it to absorb. I have also used as a hair mask at night and when you shampoo your hair in the morning it leaves your hair feeling smooth and silky to the touch, just make sure you shampoo well to remove it. Think it would be great as an aftersun moisturiser as well. I am really impressed with this cream, far exceeded my expectations – I do also think it is suitable for everyone. I will be purchasing v soon but in the Pomegranate and Cranberry fragrance as the ‘natural’ fragrance free one is not for me. Definitely recommend trying it for yourself. Will also be checking out more products from the range.
Currently when you sign up to the Ocean Bloom newsletter you can get 15% off (link at bottom of their home page) You can check out, see more from the Ocean Bloom range, stockists etc via the link here.
Look forward to any comments you may have. Have you heard of or tried any products from this range before?
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Thank you – take care and hope you all have a great week.
Best Wishes Liz x
*Gifted for Review Consideration.