Empowering Style. The Celebrity Wishmaker Simonetta Lein Meets Osea Founder Jenefer Palmer

11 Dec Empowering Style. The Celebrity Wishmaker Simonetta Lein Meets Osea Founder Jenefer Palmer

We live in a world full of “things” and are being constantly bombarded by commercials espousing new products. Sometimes however, magic happens. I think it is truly beautiful when a product comes along where you can actually sense its inventor by using it. This happens when that special item shows integrity, and when it has a story. Business it is not only about money; money is a consequence of business. Business is about solving problems and making a difference. If we are lucky we immediately understand the difference between a “product” and the product (i.e. the one with a soul). Often we don’t know who is behind these wonderful endeavors. Today I have for you another amazing woman entrepreneur. Through her skincare line she was able to communicate to me both her passion and the impeccable execution one of the best lines I have ever tried. I want everyone to know who is behind the brand Osea Malibu: Jenefer Palmer


Who​ ​are​ ​you​ ​and​ ​what​ ​is​ ​the​ ​name​ ​of​ ​your​ ​business?


Hi,​ ​I’m​ ​Jenefer​ ​Palmer.​ ​​ ​I​ ​am​ ​the​ ​founder​ ​and​ ​formulator​ ​of​ ​OSEA​ ​Malibu,​ ​a​​ ​natural seaweed-based​ ​skincare​ ​line​ ​available​ ​since​ ​1996​ ​in​ ​retail​ ​and​ ​​luxury​ ​​spas​ ​worldwide.



What​ ​is​ ​your​ ​brand​ ​about?


I​ ​was​ ​born​ ​into​ ​a​ ​family​ ​of​ ​holistic​ ​healers​ ​and​ ​began​ ​studying​ ​healing​ ​arts–​ ​acupressure, shiatsu,​ ​cranial​ ​therapy—in​ ​my​ ​early​ ​20s.​ ​In​ ​my​ ​30’s,​ ​as​ ​spa​ ​director​ ​at​ ​a​ ​mineral​ ​springs​ ​resort, I​ ​sought​ ​out​ ​natural​ ​skincare​ ​lines​ ​for​ ​the​ ​spa.​ ​Heeding​ ​my​ ​grandmother’s​ ​advice—“always​ ​read the​ ​label”—I​ ​was​ ​shocked​ ​at​ ​the​ ​level​ ​of​ ​synthetics​ ​I​ ​found.​ ​I​ ​decided​ ​to​ ​create​ ​OSEA​ ​in​ ​1996, and​ ​to​ ​this​ ​day​ ​our​ ​underlying​ ​message​ ​is:​ ​“Safe​ ​cosmetics​ ​are​ ​a​ ​consumer’s​ ​right​ ​and​ ​our earth’s​ ​rightful​ ​due.”


OSEA​ ​represents​ ​the​ ​core​ ​elements​ ​of​ ​wellness:​ ​Ocean.​ ​Sun.​ ​Earth.​ ​Atmosphere.​ ​​ ​​I​ ​am passionate​ ​about​ ​creating​ ​active​ ​anti-aging​ ​formulations​ ​for​ ​all​ ​types​ ​of​ ​skin​ ​without​ ​the​ ​use​ ​of toxic​ ​chemicals​ ​to​ ​yield​ ​results.​ ​​ ​​Our​ ​line​ ​offers​ ​cleansers,​ ​serums,​ ​masks,​ ​and​ ​moisturizers,​ ​in addition​ ​to​ ​organic​ ​body​ ​scrubs,​ ​lotions,​ ​and​ ​bath​ ​soaks.​ ​All​ ​products​ ​are​ ​certified​ ​vegan​ ​and formulated​ ​with​ ​organic​ ​ingredients.


**When Osea is rubbed on your skin you can really feel its organic ingredients penetrating deep down making you feel immediately refreshed and pure. This is what nature does to you. Everyone here knows that I only talk about people and brands that I believe in one hundred percent. Osea is different than any other skin care products I have come across –  it is vegan, American made, smells wonderful, and it actually works! I stand up for nature: my father is a pioneering Homeopathic doctor, a true visionary who taught me a fundamental principal: read the label. Nature is so good for you; it is literally all we need.



What​ ​is​ ​your​ ​mission?


My​ ​mission​ ​with​ ​OSEA​ ​is​ ​to​ ​protect​ ​women’s​ ​health​ ​and​ ​lobby​ ​to​ ​end​ ​the​ ​use​ ​of​ ​toxic ingredients​ ​in​ ​personal​ ​care​ ​products.​ ​Through​ ​natural​ ​skincare,​ ​I​ ​want​ ​to​ ​educate​ ​consumers about​ ​the​ ​benefits​ ​of​ ​bio-available​ ​seaweed​ ​extracts,​ ​pure​ ​essential​ ​oils​ ​and​ ​other​ ​botanicals​ ​on the​ ​skin.
I’m​ ​a​ ​huge​ ​advocate​ ​for​ ​women’s​ ​health​ ​and​ ​transparent​ ​cosmetic​ ​labeling.​ ​We’ve​ ​participated in​ ​numerous​ ​legislative​ ​and​ ​grassroots​ ​personal​ ​care​ ​safety​ ​initiatives.​ ​OSEA​ ​was​ ​the​ ​first​ ​brand to​ ​sign​ ​the​ ​“Compact​ ​for​ ​​Safe​ ​​Cosmetics​”​ ​in​ ​2002​​ ​and​ ​now​ ​there​ ​are​ ​over​ ​1,000​ ​signers​ ​to​ ​date. This​ ​past​ ​September,​ ​I​ ​met​ ​with​ ​Senators​ ​and​ ​members​ ​of​ ​Congress​ ​to​ ​express​ ​support​ ​of​ ​an updated​ ​version​ ​of​ ​a​ ​Personal​ ​Care​ ​Products​ ​Safety​ ​Act.


**This is incredible!  I was not aware of this fact when I first tried Osea, but again I felt the energy behind it, its true story. Isn’t it beautiful to think that when you buy something you are also making a statement; you are fighting for something; you are thinking about your future and your children’s future. I want all of my readers to become more conscious about what they buy and use. People should feel proud when they can embrace something that is not only a product, but speaks about health and self-empowerment. Think about it.



Are​ ​you​ ​a​ ​Millennial?​ ​What​ ​do​ ​you​ ​think​ ​about​ ​Millennials?


I’m​ ​63—so​ ​pretty​ ​sure​ ​I​ ​am​ ​not​ ​a​ ​millennial….​ ​but​ ​they​ ​are​ ​so​ ​inspiring​ ​to​ ​work​ ​with!​ ​They’re innovative,​ ​concise,​ ​sophisticated,​ ​and​ ​I​ ​LOVE​ ​that​ ​they​ ​prefer​ ​experiences​ ​over​ ​stuff.


**I am literally shocked. This woman looks much younger than that, she is positive and radiant. This is the secret: do what you love and use good skin products.



If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​here​ ​it​ ​means​ ​that​ ​you​ ​love​ ​fashion.​ ​Why?


Fashion​ ​is​ ​for​ ​me​ ​all​ ​about​ ​personal​ ​expression.​ ​In​ ​my​ ​case,​ ​beachy,​ ​Malibu​ ​style.


*Here I have my “Empowering Style” collection for Jenefer: radiant and naturally beautiful.





What​ ​cannot​ ​miss​ ​from​ ​your​ ​wardrobe?


Wide​ ​brimmed​ ​hats​ ​from​ ​my​ ​friend​ ​at​ ​​Sol​ ​a​ ​Mer​.​ ​The​ ​sun​ ​ages​ ​your​ ​skin​ ​so​ ​you’ll​ ​never​ ​find​ ​me without​ ​proper​ ​sun​ ​protection!



Your​ ​favorite​ ​pair​ ​of​ ​shoes​ ​and​ ​why?


I​ ​don’t​ ​go​ ​anywhere​ ​without​ ​my​ ​combat​ ​boots.​ ​​ ​Comfort​ ​+​ ​attitude.​ ​​ ​And​ ​they​ ​go​ ​with​ ​pretty much​ ​everything​ ​I​ ​wear.
When​ ​I’m​ ​getting​ ​fancy,​ ​any​ ​and​ ​all​ ​shoes​ ​by​ ​Stella​ ​McCartney.​ ​I’m​ ​CRAZY​ ​for​ ​her​ ​Cap​ ​Toe Boot.



What​ ​is​ ​your​ ​style,​ ​and​ ​what​ ​you​ ​cannot​ ​stand​ ​in​ ​people,​ ​inside​ ​and​ ​out?


My​ ​style​ ​is​ ​casual​ ​Malibu​ ​chic​ ​with​ ​a​ ​healthy​ ​touch​ ​of​ ​Missoni.​ ​I​ ​always​ ​prefer​ ​natural​ ​fiber clothing​ ​and​ ​wear​ ​lots​ ​of​ ​green​ ​to​ ​match​ ​my​ ​eyes.



What​ ​is​ ​your​ ​fashion​ ​mantra?


Two​ ​words:​ ​Sun.​ ​​ ​Protection.​ ​​ ​I​ ​wear​ ​long​ ​sleeves​ ​and​ ​a​ ​hat​ ​–​ ​even​ ​on​ ​warm​ ​days.​ ​The​ ​sun​ ​is the​ ​#1​ ​cause​ ​of​ ​premature​ ​aging.​ ​News​ ​flash​ ​-​ ​wrinkles​ ​will​ ​never​ ​be​ ​in​ ​fashion.​ ​​ ​That’s​ ​why​ ​I always​ ​ask​ ​my​ ​kids​ ​-​ ​“Is​ ​there​ ​sun​ ​on​ ​my​ ​face?”



What​ ​is​ ​that​ ​magic​ ​word​ ​that​ ​speaks​ ​about​ ​you?


Vitamin​ ​C…​ ​and​ ​by​ ​that​ ​I​ ​mean​ ​dark​ ​chocolate.​ ​Any​ ​day​ ​feels​ ​better​ ​with​ ​an​ ​infusion​ ​of​ ​Vitamin Chocolate.



What​ ​is​ ​a​ ​wish​ ​that​ ​you​ ​would​ ​commit​ ​to​ ​grant​ ​this​ ​year​ ​to​ ​someone​ ​paying​ ​it​ ​forward?


My​ ​wish​ ​this​ ​year​ ​would​ ​be​ ​to​ ​remind​ ​women​ ​that​ ​timeless​ ​beauty​ ​comes​ ​from​ ​the​ ​inside​ ​out.


**Yes it truly does. Thank you so much Jenefer for what you do, for your dedication, for your passion, and for your determination in delivering Mother Nature in concentrate that we all can enjoy . I wish everyone’s skin to be lucky enough to have Osea Products on them as soon as possible, and to start being healthier and happier. Please, go now to www.oseamalibu.com

  • Anthony @oh_anthonio
    Posted at 21:10h, 11 December

    Such an inspiring story and a great product idea! Definitely need to check this out!!

  • Dom Baza
    Posted at 22:39h, 11 December

    Always sharing the most inspiring stories my friend! And i’m all here for this great product!
    Love, Dom

  • Jennifer Quattrucci
    Posted at 22:53h, 11 December

    I really loved reading this and I’m so inspired by Jenefer! I loved what you wrote about business being about solving problems and making a difference. She certainly has made a difference with her natural products and you have done a beautiful job showcasing her.

  • Kamen Kamenov
    Posted at 12:30h, 13 December

    That sounds like a really cool product and so inspiring my darling. Lived it as usual

  • Florencia
    Posted at 04:59h, 14 December

    What an interesting post!
    I love reading inspiring interviews likes this one.
    Thanks for sharing!!!
    Much love,

  • Kirsten Wendlandt
    Posted at 04:24h, 15 December

    Okay I am all for the natural stuff and after reading this I totally what to try Osea!! Not only do these products look beautiful but they sound so truly healing for the skin. It doesn’t hurt that Jenefer seems like such a boss babe too!!

    Posted at 10:20h, 15 December

    OK! She sounds exactly that person I would want to hang out with at weekends. Yes, no clubbing for me – I want plenty of wellbeing tips, healing and being smothered in gorgeous OSEA products!

  • Jasmina
    Posted at 08:50h, 16 December

    I have been hearing more and more about vegan skin products lately and have recently tried some myself – and they were great! Thank you for sharing about this great brand, and it’s founder too! And I agree – beauty does come from the inside out xxx

  • Bianca
    Posted at 22:48h, 16 December

    Osea has some of my favorite products! I love how they protect from the weather!

  • Natalie Ayse
    Posted at 14:48h, 17 December

    This was such an inspirational post thank you so much for sharing it with us


  • Valeria
    Posted at 19:30h, 17 December

    I love everything about holistic therapies, and they definitely work. Love, Valeria

  • Rachael Sia
    Posted at 13:13h, 21 December

    What an amazing woman! And I love how Vitamin C is Chocolate haha I totally resonate with this too!

  • Warren Pasi
    Posted at 08:53h, 29 December

    Sounds like a fabulous inspiring woman, I really like the sound of Osea it’s something my mum might like so will defs get her one. Thanks for sharing babe. XOWP

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