My blog has been a bit saturated with skincare lately, and the latest brand I’ve been trying is born and bred in Australia: Kosema. It was found in 1993 and their mission was to alter the way people taking care of their skin by using natural skin care. I don’t use or own a lot of ‘natural’ skincare products so I was excited to implement something different in my skincare routine. Part of the reason why I probably don’t have a lot of natural or organic skincare is that they’re not as often seen in big department malls. Abundance Naturally is a distributor of Australian health and beauty brands in North America, which is where you can order Kosmea online.
One of the key ingredients in Kosmea Australia products is the Rose Hip Oil ($30.75 CAD for 30mL on abundancenaturally.com.) It is 100% certified organic and can be applied to a plethora of skincare concerns such as scars, acne, wrinkles, and stretch marks.
When I squeezed the first job, the orange drop definitely reminded me of Asian chili oil; don’t be alarmed – your skin will not turn orange! Though the name of the product has the word ‘rose’ in it; the oil doesn’t smell anything like roses. I will say it does smell a bit like cooking oil, but once I put it on my skin, the scent dissipates quickly.
The Rose Hip Oil gets absorbed into the skin quickly, with no slicky residue left! It’s like a sponge absorbing water on a table and you never knew the table was wet. I’ve been mixing the oil with my moisturizer for my face and body. Because it is very light, it can be worn during day and night. But since I wear sunscreen (and the occasional foundation,) I prefer using the rose hip oil at night.
If you are ok with more natural/earthy/’real’ scents, the Rose Hip oil would be up your alley since it’s not flowery and the skin drunk this up with no complaints.
I have a crazy bunch of serums and I easily put another on hold to integrate the Kosmea eighth natural wonder revitalising facial serum ($54.95 CAD for 30mL on abundancenaturally.com.) It also has the Rose Hip Oil in it, but the scent is a bit more welcoming. It reminds me of spa treatment.
The serum also contains Myoxinol- which is a natural derivative of the Hibiscus seed. On the packaging, it did note that the studies were carried out on 12 female volunteers with expression lines, such as crow’s feet. Through this study, the appearance of lines and wrinkles were reduced up to 26% in 3 weeks. I do find that the sampling group is a bit small; and I cannot say if the serum has done anything for my lines.
Nevertheless, out of the four products I tried; this serum is my favourite of the four. It makes my skin feel like it got a nice bounce to it, and it’s very lightweight. I’ve been using this during day and night and adds a nice boost of hydration.
The Kosmea Clarifying Facial Wash ($42.95CAD on abundancenaturally.com) is a sodium laureth sulfate free foaming cleanser. It uses and agent derived from coconut to produce the foaming action. Other ingredients include Australian Kakadu plums and macadamia oil. Rose hip oil is also in the facial wash, but overall, it has a featherweight sweet scent!
When I looked up the price of the facial wash, I was a bit surprised as I thought it would be in the $20-$25 range. It’s a cleanser that is great for daily cleansing for no makeup to light makeup and doesn’t make the face feel dry. However, I have a lot of cleansers that do that for a lesser price. I love the ingredients used in the wash and that it’s made in Australia (like the other Kosmea products) but the price is a bit steep.
Lastly, the Kosmea energising radiance mask ($24.95 CAD on abundancenaturally.com ) is a creamy mask that can be used overnight or rinsed off after 15 minutes. I’ve been taking baths with this mask on so I can come out of the bath feeling refreshed and hydrated. This mask has jojoba oil, rose hip oil, and kakadu plum. My face does feel moisturized after but I still enjoy sheet masks personally.
For those seeking natural and organic skincare in their routine, Kosmea is a great brand to try out. Between price and quality though, the eighth natural wonder serum is my best pick of the four.
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