What does naturally colored mean?

When we think of natural skin care, we think of products sold in a grocery store like a Whole Foods, or Fresh Market type of place, or even your neighborhood health food store.  We think of very basic herbal creams with no color, weird scent, perhaps like essential oils or patchouli, and more crunchy than luxurious. While some natural brands are definitely moving in the direction of luxe, including the hefty price tags, we think there is still a whole lot to be desired when it comes to the natural skin care industry.

We thought something was missing from most natural brands. Luxury. Decadence. Pampering yourself like you are special. Like you are beautiful. Taking care of your face the way your mothers and grandmothers did. With love and care, rather than fear of ingredients. Natural brands are forgetting we want the Beauty experience, or the experience of feeling beautiful.

We want to put Beauty back into natural beauty products. To make a moisturizer that is not only full of natural and organic ingredients, but is also tantalizing in color, feels like a dream and smells divine. 

At Oceanica, we choose clean ingredients, mostly ocean based, naturally colored and naturally scented with out using essential oils. We use bio-colours in our Rehydration Cream and all natural coconut oil (not an essential oil!) for scent. The natural biocolors are what make our creams stand out from crowd, hopefully emphasizing that clean does not have to mean boring anymore! The colors in our creams are created from plant extracts, and those extracts are listed in the ingredient deck of all the products. For example, the light blue color of the Rehydration Cream is formed from Neem Leaf Extract, Neem Flower Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract, Eggplant Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract, Turmeric Root Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Ocimum Basilicum Basil Flower/Leaf Extract, and Aphanizomenon Flos-Aquae Powder which is organic blue-green algae.

See? All natural. Totally clean. And a gorgeous soft color reminiscent of beach washed sea glass. Glide it on and feel an instant firming with fine lines filled in. Smell the heavenly scent of all natural coconut oil and feel yourself pampered like a Polynesian princess. 

Unfortunately, these ingredients are very expensive, although you only need the smallest amount to achieve pretty results. But we think they are way better than dyes and they have the added benefits of being good for your skin as well! If you haven’t tried our products yet, we do have a trial size cream here. Pretty please, tell us what you think!

xo, Jacci 

 

 

Jacci Russ

Our founder Jacci, combines her background in Marine Biology and Organic Cosmetic Science for high performance, yet clean skincare using ocean-based ingredients. She has traveled the world in search of strange spa treatments and perfect pizza. Dreamer and Doer. Adventuress, animal activist, recovering cheese addict. Read more about Jacci.