Rated 4.58 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review A Miracle in a Bottle!
Only recently did I hear of OSEA Malibu and love that the main ingredients are from marine sourced algae. I am a firm believer in natural ingredients, especially from the sea. So to give OSEA a try, I purchased this HSS-1, Sea Minerals spray, Vitamin Sea Serum and the Ocean Cleansing Mud in the smallest sizes for starters. I have never been this happy with any facial products that I have purchased!! Origins and Eminence have been my go to for years dabbling in a few others, but none have given me the results that OSEA has and in such a small amount of time (since March 19th). These products are top notch and I noticed a difference in the sun damage/pigmentation and redness in my skin, and the overall texture within 2 weeks! I just turned a youthful 50 in Feb., but I do have expression lines on my forehead and those angry 11's between my brows along with developing light crows feet. Using these products now for 3 weeks, I feel like I had a little Botox, but no, it's OSEA! All the lines and light wrinkles have decreased and I was floored with how well this HSS-1 changed my skin. Everyone is different so if you don't see quick changes in your skin, just wait, you'll be amazed! A miracle in a bottle!
The packaging is high quality from the retail box to the bottle itself and the dropper. The dropper for HSS-1 is very helpful because I can easily control how much I use. One pea size drop after spraying my face and neck/decollete with Sea Minerals spray, and the Serum just glides on easily and spreads all over those areas. Follow with Vitamin Sea Serum and I am good for the entire day! I do this morning and night.
After giving the above products a try to see if they were as good as they "should" be, on April 2nd I just HAD to add a few more items to my skin care regimen IMMEDIATELY. I added the Eye Lift Serum (I AM IN LOVE), APC-1 (more LOVE) and B-BALM (heavenly). Needless to say, I am again extremely pleased with the products. (Review date April 9, 2019)
Most Helpful Critical Review Didn't work at all for me
I feel bad writing a negative review of this product, but they emailed to post a review and I had to be honest about MY personal experience. After using this for 2 weeks daily and for the extremely high price of this product, I was shocked that it didn't deliver whatsoever what it said it would do. It is supposed to increase hydration to the skin. It is lightweight, yes, as noted, but it feels like just water on my skin, not much else! If anything, it actually seems to have made my skin drier. The description says "smoothes wrinkles & fine lines and replenishes dry, thirsty skin. Hyaluronic Acid, nature's most powerful moisture magnet, floods skin to deliver intense moisture that swiftly plumps for a more youthful, dewy glow." Nope, it made my skin so dry and pulled that it accentuated wrinkles. Even applying the atmosphere cream afterwards, I noticed no improvements to the moisture levels of my skin or wrinkles. Perhaps I'm wrong in what I expected?? I was surprised by the positive reviews (which is what convinced me to order it) but the bottle has acted no differently than applying water to my face. Sad that I wasted $88 on it, but sometimes you gotta try stuff. The amount of water (being the 1st ingredient in the ingredient list) must be extremely high.
Reviewed by 196 customers LIFE CHANGER
Julia from USA
I am a 24 year old with intense adult acne and this serum has been an absolute life saver. I can instantly feel it deep in my pores and feel like I am at the spa when using this product in my own bathroom. I highly recommend this to everyone!
More than I expected , Amaizing
Lavinia from USA
I lived in California Orange County for 13y and first time I saw this brand was at a high end spa , turn out that after years was so happy to find it now at Ulta . Love this serum , I have combination skin and after only few days of using it ,my skin looks back "alive",my pores got smaller and overall my skin feels tight , like I just got out of a facial. By far is one of my favorite .
Love, Love this product!!
Patti from USA
I've been using this awesome product, HYALURONIC SEA SERUM, for years ~ it's a true staple in my skincare routine. I basically use it as a 'base' after cleansing my face, and then I add my other OSEA products. It's important to not forget to treat your neck and décolletage area! As a 63 year old, I am very aware of what aging can do to your skin. I do all I can to maintain elasticity and moisture and basic health in my skin, and I will only use the very best products. I research and study products before ever putting a drop on my face, and I've never regretted using my OSEA products! I top my HYALURONIC SEA SERUM with ESSENTIAL HYDRATING OIL/UNDARIA ARGAN OIL ~ perfect combination for me! I use ATMOSPHERE PROTECTION CREAM as well. People ask me often about my skincare, and I'm always happy to share the beauty and essence of these fine products! No, it isn't at all too oily or greasy...it's just perfect skincare. It's that important to me to use pure products routinely! OSEA products are the best!
Nice serum but overpriced.
Keyshae from USA
This is a lovely serum but truthfully it's incredibly overpriced. Hyaluronic Acid shouldn't be this expensive.
Lauren from USA
When I got the sample I loved it I bought the bottle, after finishing the bottle I didn't really notice a huge change. The serum drys tight and rinses gel like. I overall like the serum but I switched to the Essential hydrating oil and my face likes that better!
Mel from USA
I absolutely love this serum! You can actually feel it WORKING. It may sound silly, but it feels like a pair of Spanx for my face..just pulls everything right into place!
sadly not moisturizing for me
Laura from USA
I'm not clear as to why this didn't work for me..? No joke it does not feel hydrating whatsoever, in fact it actually feels quite drying. I have the body oil and I LOVE it, just bought two more bottles. But I'm super disappointed that my skin is dry after a very liberal coating of this. Maybe because I live in Colorado and it's so dry here. Needless to say I need something thicker and more moisturizing. Will try another product. Too bad it was $88 😔
Not for me.
Cris from USA
I don't know who is writing these reviews. I bought this from detox market and this did absolutely nothing. It's basically a sticky serum that does nothing. I used religiously for five weeks. I consider myself to have pretty decent skin for being in my 40s. I did not see any improvement until I went back to using my regular skin care products. Within a week my skin was back to glowing and normal. Not worth the $ I started using the product that is left on my arms & legs.
Cheryl from USA
Super hydrating on my very dry skin. Easy to use and fragrance free. Absorbs quickly.
Avery from Singapore
I received this as a gift along with my standard order during a sale. It works well for hydrating, i even applied it around the eye area and it works fine. However, i would likely not purchase this only due to the price tag.
Alison from USA
WOW has my skin improved since using this serum. I use the "Blemish Prone Essentials" kit as my regular routine and have added the "Hyaluronic Sea Serum" in either the morning or nighttime, or sometimes both. My skin is combination-oily, prone to blemishes and breakouts, and I live in a SoCal which is pretty dry. This serum is hydrating, my skin glows, and I like that the serum is very light. (It is not oily or heavy, like other brands I have tried.) 10/10 recommend!
Sylvie from Canada
Makes my skin feel very hydrated in this summer heat and I've got a nice glow going! Very happy!
Hyaluronic Sea Serum
Vicki from USA
Keeps my skin dewy and decreases fine lines/wrinkles
BLO from USA
I am really liking this serum. We live in Colorado so my skin tends to be extremely dry. This has helped a lot.
Caitlin from undisclosed
I never spend time writing reviews because I prefer reading them to make my decision, but I really had to write one about this product. I suffer from acne rosacea and oily skin and have been using organic products as much as I can for the last 1-2 years and that's helped me significantly, but I was looking to toss it up, so I splurged on this product. I use it typically at night before I put on my retinol, and then put a face oil on top of that after it sinks in. WOW. I thought I was moisturizing enough but clearly I was not. This serum is so light and absorbs in seconds on my face and has made a world of difference in my face. I glow all the time now and my redness has gone down. Sometimes I use this twice daily after I exfoliate with the Vitamin C polish from Osea 1-3 times a week just to lock in the hydration, and it does me wonders. I wish this wasn't so pricy because I'm almost halfway through mine after 1 month. You don't need to use a ton of this product on your face, but about one nicely sized drop will suffice if you use the plunger all the way. The pump/plunger on this is pretty irritating and hard to use, I wish it would just be a regular serum dropper instead.
Not good for my dry skin
Stacey from undisclosed
The combination of dry winter weather and my naturally dry skin did not react well with this serum. After a month of intermittent use my forehead was flaking so bad that no matter how much moisturizer I used by the end of the day it was ‚Äúsnowing‚Äù. I tried all of the tips to hydrate my skin thoroughly before applying the serum and sealing it with a moisturizer but I think my skin is just too dry for this product. Unfortunately the flaky forehead lasted long after I discontinued use, but the probiotic polish and APC-1 seems to be correcting the issue. I passed the serum on to my mom but continue to love most of the osea products I've tried.
Hyaluronic Sea Serum
DIane from USA
I will purchase this serum again. It is easily applied over damp skin. It has a lovely light fragrance, and absorbs well. I do feel my complexion is brighter after using it, and think there will be continued improvement the longer I use it.
Nice plumping benefit but stings my eyes
Danielle from USA
I don't usually invest in serums because I use a prescription retinol, but when this one went on sale I decided to give it a try since I'm always seeing beauty editors swear by hyaluronic acid. Of course as soon as I ordered it a big story come out about how it can actually be drying and irritating. I decided to see for myself and starting using the serum every night for the past couple of months. My skin is plump and hydrated when I wake up, but I haven't noticed any major changes. The problem for me is that my eyes sting like crazy and tear if I get the product within an inch of them, to the point where I can't even keep my eye cream on. My eyes are very sensitive so this isn't terribly surprising, but it's enough to keep me from purchasing again.
Allison from USA
I love Osea products! I am 46 and have struggled with skincare my whole life because I have super sensitive and dry skin. Osea products are soothing, don't irritate my skin and truly moisturize my skin. Also, the smell is subtitle and lovely. You have a super fan in me!
Andrea from USA
I love this serum. My skin looks and feels great when i use this. Even at 60 it make my skin look dewy!
I like it
Tammy from Canada
I like the product. Not sure if I have noticed a big difference in my skin but it hasn't become worse. I have rosacea so I was worried the ingredients may aggravate my skin but it didn't so that was a plus. What has been disappointing is that the plunger doesn't work so getting the serum out of the container has been very challenging.
Still on the search for the perfect routine
Ione from USA
This product was recommended to me after a facial at the Osea skincare studio. I wanted to build my perfect Osea skincare lineup for home, so I started with this and a moisturizer, making sure to follow the kind shop associate's application instructions. Overall, after about 10 weeks of twice daily use, I'd say I like the product, but I'm going to continue to try different products. I like the serum, and I may come back to it!
Genea from USA
So I really didn't put enough emphasis on this product during my first go round with Osea products. I skipped purchasing this one because I'd the price. Boy was that a mistake! I love how bright this makes my skin look and I love how it feels. A little really does go a long way! Total keeper!
Smooth soft & hydrated!
Erica from USA
This serum has completely healed any dry patches and bumps within a week. My skin needed some time to adjust so if you have very dry/ combo skin give it a chance. You only need the littlest amount to cover my face, neck and chest, about two drops. I immediately after apply a face oil or a lotion for added moisture. Will definitely be repurchasing!
The key is application
Savannah from USA
SO I tried this serum maybe a year or 2 ago and didn't love the results, but I think the application is key! For me, I apply and oil based serum, then I apply the sea serum (with damp skin) and let it dry for about a minute, then layer SPF moisturizer on top! It has definitely improved my skin, which is very prone to dehydration and dryness (lucky me). I think before I was only applying this serum and it definitely wasn't enough moisture for me, so if you have dry skin, try applying this after a heavier oil based serum. A little goes a long way. Really loving it and happy I gave it a second chance!