Eco-Beauty Find: Sea Kind


I was recently given a sample of a new facial product, Sea Kind’s Fortify Night Cream, which I found so impressive that I wanted to share a bit about it with you. Upon further research, I’m even more enticed by this company—for starters, it has a backstory involving one of my all-time favorite things on this entire Earth, sea otters.

The seed for Sea Kind was planted 30 years ago, when founder Julie Leonhard’s grandfather took her to the newly opened Monterey Bay Aquarium where, like so many of us have, she fell in love with the adorable California sea otter. Currently, all of its products are 15 percent off on its website, with $1 from each purchased product donated to the aquarium’s sea otter program. (Enter the code LOVEOTTERS at checkout.) Aside from this offer, the company always gives 2 percent back in some way, regardless of profit.

Now back to the 100-percent natural night cream: my observation was that it had a perfect texture—thick yet airy—and absorbed quickly and greaseless into the skin. I loved the way my face felt afterward and it seemed to even my skin tone rather quickly.

The trick to their products’ magic, says the company, is its signature all-natural, sustainably harvested Marine Actives™. For the night cream, this includes two potent skin-firming ingredients, exopolysaccharides and glycoproteins, that jumpstart collagen synthesis (by 106 percent, according to the company), which promotes skin cell renewal and manifests as even, smooth skin.

To boot, the products are made in the United States with recycled or recyclable materials. With all of this in mind, I can’t see any reason why I won’t be forking over the $29.95 for the full-size Fortify once my samples are finished. When I’ve had a sizeable run with the product, I’ll fill you in on my long-term results right here.