Last month, off the coast of sunny Montecito, California, I checked into The Rosewood Miramar Beach to have fun the much-anticipated launch of the Osea Seaglow Overnight Serum. Since the model is predicated simply down the shoreline in Malibu, it felt proper to be making an attempt out this new chemical exfoliant — filled with substances pulled from the ocean — on the shoreline. 

With cussed maskne and a facet of post-acne scarring, my dehydrated pores and skin was clearly in for a deal with after the cross-country journey. “Seaglow Overnight Serum promotes cell renewal while simultaneously reinforcing your skin’s moisture barrier when you sleep,” explains Jenefer Palmer, founding father of Osea Malibu, of the brand new nighttime exfoliator. She says Osea used a “moisture-first philosophy” whereas formulating the serum’s light mix of alpha hydroxy acids. This was music to my ears, as my pores and skin is on the delicate facet and might simply be agitated.

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Board-certified dermatologist Mona Gohara, MD, relates the product’s mix of AHAs to a wine cooler. “Not quite as strong as taking a shot of tequila, but it may take the edge off in a lighter, more, gentle way,” she jokes. Gohara additionally calls out each malic and lactic acids for being “mild molecules” that won’t penetrate deep throughout the pores and skin however will liberate your complexion from lifeless pores and skin cells on the floor. Combine these gentle exfoliants with tartaric acid (derived from grapes) and phytic acid, and “you are helping the skin to shed [some of] its one million dead skin cells each day, in a fashion that is less likely to be irritating,” states Gohara. 

To stability out the serum’s exfoliating results, beauty chemist Ginger King explains that its mixture of pure oils like apricot, olive, almond, and sunflower help in moisturizing and nourishing in a single day. That’s best for pores and skin like mine, which may simply be agitated and vulnerable to dryness after harsher exfoliating therapies. Plus, Osea Seaglow Overnight Serum is loaded with calming and hydrating sea actives like pink algae and spirulina to replenish and hydrate the pores and skin barrier. King explains that pink algae can promote microcirculation for extra radiant-looking pores and skin, whereas spirulina platensis extract “soothes the skin and provides antioxidant benefits.”