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Osea Anti-Aging Body Balm Review

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While I have always been a huge skincare lover and like to try all the anti-aging products I can get my hands on, I have finally extended this care to the skin on my entire body. I no longer want to just use a simple body cream with no additional skincare benefits. There are TOO many options available now of body products that are targeting anti-aging concerns and using similar ingredients that are often used in facial skincare. I already use and love the Osea Undaria Algae Body Oil which is a rich body oil designed to help firm, improve skin elasticity and deeply hydrate the skin. Instead of repurchasing it however, I decided to try the Osea Anti-Aging Body Balm next. Though a balm implies a solid formulation, the Osea Anti-Aging Body Balm is a mix between a body oil and creamy serum. It is truly divine and luxe feeling when on the skin. I may even like this more than the Body Oil because of the additional creamy nature of this formula. This post will be a more thorough look at the Body Balm formula, how it performs and whether I think it is worth trying.

Osea Anti-Aging Body Balm

The Osea Anti-Aging Body Balm is a body moisturizer designed to firm, smooth and deeply hydrate the skin. It’s a creamy serum that can be used daily to help treat various signs of aging on the body. I love that it is both a beauty product that smells amazing and makes my skin feel SO soft but it also has a handful of skincare ingredients that target more specific concerns. It moisturizes like a body lotion but has the benefits of a serum.

What Is a Body Balm?

A body balm can either be solid or liquid and is usually a product that helps to intensely nourish the skin on your body. It’s a richer more intense formula and in some cases can have additional ingredients that help to treat anti-aging concerns. The formula more than likely will be quite rich and formulated with various oils  that deliver more hydration and moisture than traditional body creams or lotions.

Osea Anti-Aging Body Balm Review

I normally associate balm products with a solid form so I was a bit surprised that this came in a liquid formula but I absolutely feel in love with the texture. As you can see from the above photo, the texture is quite oily and creamy at the same time. But the hydration and GLOW that it gives the skin is absolutely insane. I am talking INTENSE hydration and made my skin look and feel so supple and nourished. I really enjoyed the Osea Undaria Body Oil but this Anti-Aging Body Balm definitely wins out for me between the two. For those with very dry skin or mature skin, this is an amazing product to use that will treat a variety of concerns.

Price Point

This is definitely a product priced in the luxury category. The bottle that I have is 5 oz and is $54. There is also a 1 oz. size for $20 and a 9.2 oz size for $84. However, a little goes a LONG way with this product so you can definitely get a lot of use out of the mid size bottle.

Packaging

There is a pump dispenser for this which is ok since the formula is more of a liquid, but I know I will have to have it turned upside down at the very end to make sure I get all the product out. LOL Not sure what exactly companies can do to avoid this so it’s not an issue that would stop me from purchasing.

Texture

As someone who LOVES a body oil and rich textured products, I love the feel of this body balm. It’s oily and creamy together and feels intensely nourishing. That being said, it can feel a tad greasy if you use too much so start with small amounts and build up from there. A tiny pump can cover a large area of the body. It doesn’t absorb immediately and takes a few minutes to fully dry but doesn’t leave a greasy residue on the skin.

How to Use

I like using most of my body oils and body balms while my skin is still slightly damp after the shower. I want to trap the moisture on the skin so I usually will apply this after my shower before I get out. I will rub it all over and then after a minute or two, I will pat myself dry with a towel if there is any parts that still feel too damp.

Benefits

Obviously this body balm is going to deliver intense nourishment to the skin, but there are additional ingredients that target other concerns. It helps to smooth and firm the skin and really makes crepey skin look supple and less noticeable. Also, the glow and radiance that it gives the skin is absolutely amazing. I even love to apply this to my bare legs and arms right before I leave because it is more beneficial to the skin than a regular body glow product but gives me the same effect without any shimmer.

Scent

The scent isn’t particularly strong but it is prominent. It has a fresh and herbaceous scent that is reminiscent of a spa in my opinion.

Ingredients

This body balm is chock full of super nourishing oils such as passion fruit and babassu oils. It also includes coconut oil which helps seal in moisture, while safflower seed oil soothes dry skin. Additionally there is alaria seaweed that improves skin elasticity and makes skin feel firmer all over. Here a full look at the entire ingredient list for reference: Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Octyldodecanol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil, Alaria Esculenta Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Oil, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tocopherol, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil.

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Agolde Denim Shorts: A Review and Guide

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My favorite brand of denim shorts has been AGOLDE and after all these years is still the case. While they are on the pricier side, I have always loved the fit and style of all the AGOLDE denim shorts I’ve owned. There are so many different styles to choose from so I thought I would share a post dedicated to all the styles I own as well as a description of each. A good pair of denim shorts is a must have for summer. Even if you only purchase one pair, make sure you love the fit and style because you can rewear them year after year with a variety of looks. AGOLDE has a ton of really trendy styles but also great classic pairs that are timeless and will look chic for years to come. I have a mix of styles in this post though the majority of them are more classic and easy to style many different ways. If you are wanting to invest in a pair of AGOLDE denim shorts, hopefully you find this guide helpful in deciding which pair is best for you.

AGOLDE Denim Shorts Guide

AGOLDE Dame Shorts in Control (also available here, runs big – size down)

As soon as I saw these shorts online, I knew instantly that I wanted to get them. The high waisted fit, the longer length and the cuff at the bottom were all details I loved. These shorts strike the perfect balance between slightly trendy and timeless. The cuff makes them on trend for the season but still isn’t enough of a unique detail to make it obsolete in the future. The dark wash is gorgeous (though there are other washes available) and the high waisted fit is slim throughout the hips while the leg opening is roomy and comfortable. I absolutely LOVE these shorts and find myself reaching for them all the time. I’m wearing a size 24.

 AGOLDE Parker Long Short in Twister (also available here, runs TTS though quite roomy)

This is one of the most popular shorts style that AGOLDE makes and they come in a ton of different washes.  The fit is quite roomy and relaxed with more of a mid-rise fit rather than fully high rise. These are very comfortable but a bit more casual in my opinion. A nice length that isn’t too short but not too long either. I’m wearing a size 25.

AGOLDE Parker Vintage Cut Off Short in Swapmeet – (also available here, runs TTS)

This was my first pair of AGOLDE shorts that I purchased though now when I wear them, they feel SO short. LOL The fit is loose and casual, but the length is shorter than I normally wear now. These are better for a swimsuit coverup or worn with a casual top and sneakers. The back is a bit longer than the front which I prefer and the rise is more of a mid rise than a true high rise. I am wearing a size 25.

AGOLDE Dee Short in Riccochet – (similar wash available here, runs small – I would size up)

I ADORE the Dee style of AGOLDE shorts and find them to be so flattering. Super high waisted, slim and a perfect length. However, I should mention that I don’t see this style available as much anymore so I worry they could be phasing it out which would be such a bummer. This particular wash however runs VERY small and is quite tight around the waist so I would recommend sizing up. I am wearing a size 25 (but wish I had gotten a 26).

AGOLDE Dee Short in Divise – (runs TTS and fits slim)

While this is the exact same style as the one above, the black pair runs much truer to size. I absolutely adore the fit and wash of these denim shorts but they are becoming a bit harder to find. The closest thing to them is the new Stella style which I am reviewing next. These are a bit shorter and slimmer than the Stella style. I am wearing a size 25.

AGOLDE Criss Cross Short in Symbol – (also available here with no distressing, runs big)

Not everyone loves the crisscross waistband trend but I personally really love it! I think it is so flattering though it is best worn with a tighter fitting top that can show the detail better. These did run quite big so I sized down, but they don’t stretch out too much so if I purchased another pair I would go with my regular size. I am wearing a size 24.

AGOLDE Stella Short in Bat – (runs big)

This pair is the loosest out of all the styles I have. It’s a very relaxed and roomy style. I purchased my regular size but probably could also size down for a more fitted look. I actually like the comfy oversized fit throughout the legs while the waist is still a high waisted slim fit. The length is closer to that of a bermuda style short which I am personally loving at the moment. I am wearing a size 25.

Are AGOLDE shorts worth it?

For me, I have found AGOLDE denim shorts to be 100% worth the investment. Mainly because I reach for them more than any other denim shorts brand I own. From the style options, to the fits and washes, they are hands down my favorite brand of denim shorts to wear. I like that they offer trendier styles for those who want something a bit more unique, but there are also classic styles that are timeless to wear season after season.

Do AGOLDE shorts run big?

Honestly, this depends on the style and wash. Some styles run exceptionally large and roomy, while others fit TTS. I haven’t tried many AGOLDE styles that run small so it’s best to get your current size and perhaps one size down if you are wanting to try a pair.

Do AGOLDE shorts shrink?

I have only washed my AGOLDE denim shorts a handful of times and I always do so on cold and then lay flat to dry. Because of this I have never had an issue with shrinking thankfully.

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