Oseque Review (and discount)
One of the wonderful things about Korean beauty is being able to experience so many different brands. New ones are constantly being launched, and the existing companies are introducing new products and lines. Oseque was a new (to me) brand. So when the nice folks at Stacy Lash offered to send me some to try, I agreed. Why not? Trying new things and then writing about them is exactly why I have a blog.
Follow this link to get 30% off these Oseque products until early April (or until they sell out). I do not make any profit from this link - I was given it as a benefit for my readers. The link will apply the discount to your order. Clicking on the product titles will take you to their individual listings. A full list of ingredients for every product is at the very end of the article. For reference, I have combination skin with an oily t-zone and dry/normal everything else. I'm 30 and quite prone to pigmentation/freckles.
If you like multi-functional products that actually work, then you might enjoy this Oseque Cyber Shine Bubble Mask Cleanser. It is basically a self-foaming two-in-one product that combines the benefits of a cleansing oil and foam. But that’s not all - it also promises to deep clean the pores, brighten the skin, and normalize oil production.
I’ve owned bubbling masks before, but they were usually clay based. This cleanser is different. It’s liquid like a regular foaming cleanser, but starts to bubble once in contact with the skin. It’s really fun to use and smells great.
How to use:
Apply to dry, dirty skin with dry, clean hands
Allow to bubble for 30-40 seconds
Massage gently while adding some water
The mask contains a complex of 7 herbal extracts from the Swiss Alps, plus egg yolk powder (which is often used for pore tightening).
This lovely product does a great job removing my makeup and SPF products, plus everything else. I’m not going to lie, I was skeptical at first, mostly because I had some unfortunate 2-in-1 products in the past that caused pore congestion. That is not the case with the Oseque Cyber Shine Bubble Mask Cleanser. It leaves my skin very clean but not stripped. I’ve used it many times by now with no unwanted side effects.
I’ve read reviews about various enzyme powder washes, but never got on the bandwagon. So the Oseque Silky Bright Enzyme Powder Facial Wash was my first product of this type. If all of the enzyme washes are this nice to use, I can definitely see the fascination.
This is an extra gentle exfoliating / cleansing product that will slough away dead skin and debris without irritating or damaging the skin barrier. The cleanser has a pH of 5.5 and no harsh surfactants. It can be used daily, even on sensitive skin, but I chose to use it a couple of times a week. Between this cleanser, the cyber shine one I talked about above, and my other foaming cleansers, I have more than enough products to rotate them based on how I’m feeling on any given day.
The white plastic bottle contains granulated powder that’s really fun to play with… I mean, it’s such a great, effective product (I’m a kid at heart, what can I say).
How to use:
Dispense a bit of powder (about 1g - if you aren’t sure what 1g feels like, it’s about what a paper clip weighs) into your palm
Add warm water (water must be warm for the enzymes to activate)
Massage over wet skin, avoiding the eye area
Rinse with warm water
I use this as a second step cleanser (after a cleansing oil or balm) and it’s lovely. Really. Not harsh or drying, but my skin definitely feels smoother and cleaner vs a regular foaming cleanser. I also notice a bit of brightening, most likely due to the gentle exfoliating effect.
It’s very hard to surprise me when it comes to sheet masks. After basically living and breathing Korean beauty for close to 4 years, I’ve seen it all (or so I thought). The Oseque True Noble Soil Layering Mask is purifying and moisturizing at once. Interesting? I thought so too.
The mask contains Noble Soil (a type of red clay), which absorbs impurities and excess skin oil. The sheet is actually coated in a thin layer of this clay. And if you scrape at it with a fingernail, it will come off. Yes, I scratched at it to make sure it was actual clay and not just a tint on the mask sheet. Maybe I should have been a scientist...
But that’s not all. The sheet is also saturated in hyaluronic acid and hydrolyzed collagen to provide superior hydration and nourishment. If you avoid most clay masks due to their potentially drying effects, then consider trying this one. It’s the furthest thing from drying.
I received a box of 10 of these and gave one to a friend (for reference, she’s a couple decades wiser than I am and thus has a completely different skin, but she loved it as well).
How to use:
Apply to clean skin after toner (clay side to the skin)
Remove after 10-20 minutes
Pat in the remaining serum
I usually follow with a cream to lock in all of the hydration.
It’s a really nice mask, very well made and a pleasure to use. It’s more hydrating than purifying in my opinion, but I love the novel concept of combining clay with hyaluronic acid.
This was my first ever experience with Oseque brand, and it was overwhelmingly positive. I would definitely be interested in exploring the brand more. Looks like they offer a Hydro Deep Sea Cream Mask and a Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum.
Have you tried this brand? What are your thoughts?
I received these products for free. This is not a sponsored review. All opinions are my own.
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Oseque Cyber Shine Bubble Mask Cleanser ingredients: water, disiloxane, PEG-8, cocamidopropyl betaine, lauryl glucoside, ammonium lauryl sulfate, acrylates copolymer, PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate, sodium hydroxide, phenoxyethanol, lithium magnesium sodium silicate, niacinamide, trehalose, butylene glycol, camellia sinensis leaf extract, lactose, microcrystalline cellulose, sucrose, zea mays (corn) starch, ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate, CI 77492, disodium EDTA, sodium benzoate, glycerin, bambusa vulgaris leaf/stem extract, silk powder, emu oil, alcohol, primula veris extract, mentha piperita (peppermint) leaf extract, malva sylvestris (mallow) extract, achillea millefolium extract, melissa officinalis leaf extract, veronica officinalis extract, alchemilla vulgaris extract, dried egg yolk, salicylic acid, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, magnesium nitrate, methylisothiazolinone, magnesium chloride, methylchloroisothiazolinone, ubiquinone
Oseque Silky Bright Enzyme Powder Facial Wash ingredients: zea mays (corn) starch, sodium cocoyl isethionate, sodium lauroyl glutamate, sodium lauroyl aspartate, yellow ocher, allantoin, maltodextrin, papain, fragrance, lysine, histidine, arginine, aspartic acid, threonine, serine, glutamic acid, proline, glycine, alanine, valine, methionine, isoleucine, leucine, tyrosine, phenylalanine, cysteine, bacillus/soybean ferment extract, galactomyces ferment filtrate, rice ferment filtrate (sake), lactobacillus/eriodictyon californicum ferment extract, panax ginseng callus culture extract, centella asiatica extract, polygonum cuspidatum root extract, scutellaria baicalensis root extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, bromelain
Oseque True Noble Soil Layering Mask ingredients: water, dipropylene glycol, glycerin, butylene glycol, 1,2-hexanediol, loess extract (10,000ppm), hydroxyethylcellulose, coceth-7, PPG-1-PEG-9 lauryl glycol ether, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, carbomer, phenoxyethanol, tromethamine, panthenol, disodium EDTA, fragrance, allantoin, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, sodium hyaluronate, sodium acetylated hyaluronate, hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, bacillus/soybean ferment extract, lactobacillus/soybean ferment extract, saccharomyces/viscum album (mistletoe) ferment extract, saccharomyces/imperata cylindrica root ferment extract, galactomyces ferment filtrate, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) extract, centella asiatica leaf water, anthemis nobilis flower water, hippophae rhamnoides extract, citrus aurantium amara (bitter orange) flower water, hydrolyzed collagen, salicornia herbacea extract, phragmites communis extract, rosa damascena flower water, hibiscus sabdariffa flower extract