As a beauty writer, I test skincare products regularly. Some give flawless results and some leave my already acne-prone skin even more broken-out than before. Even though I have a consistent skincare routine packed with anti-aging ingredients, my T-zone, furrow lines between my brows, and smile lines have started to look more prominent. When I realized my once-vibrant skin looked dull and tired, I searched for a product to solve my new skincare woes and landed on the Osea Hyaluronic Sea Serum, on sale now at Credo Beauty.
The hyaluronic sea serum is packed with hyaluronic acid and gigartina skottsbergii (algea) extract. The hyaluronic acid deeply hydrates the skin and leaves it plump and rejuvenated, and the algae has anti-aging properties that assist in softening lines and wrinkles.
To buy: $77 (was $88); credobeauty.com.
Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the body and seals in moisture. Susan Weinkle, an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the University of South Florida, previously told Real Simple that "hyaluronic acid works by drawing in moisture to give your skin a smooth, and almost plumped-out appearance, making fine lines and wrinkles less prominent." She also explained that "when you hydrate the skin from outside, you make fine lines less noticeable."
After two weeks of using the serum daily, I noticed my glow start to return, without switching anything else in my routine. I was shocked that one serum actually provided results within a few weeks (typically, it takes at least a month to truly see results). After one month of using the serum, my skin maintained its hydration, and my lines were smoother and less noticeable.
Shoppers praise the sea-inspired formula and call it "love at first application" and "amazing."
"[It's] magic in a bottle," another said. "I've tried tons of serums from clean beauty lines, and nothing compares to this product. It leaves my skin feeling super-soft and hydrated, and has noticeably reduced the excess oil on my skin."
A 29-year-old reviewer explained that though they've had fine lines and wrinkles since their pre-teen years, they were no match for the serum. "The morning after using the Hyaluronic Sea Serum for the first time, I could not stop touching my face—it was so smooth and plump," they said. "I used this diligently over the holidays and when we came back from break a co-worker stopped me in the middle of a conversation and asked if I had gotten Botox because my face just looked so youthful. I can't see a time where I don't buy this again."
If your skin is sensitive to products too, do yourself a favor and add the hyaluronic sea serum to your routine now while it's on sale.