"I've been extremely impressed with One Ocean Beauty. Created by beauty-industry veteran Marcella Cacci, she left her cushy job to create a brand that actually gives back; One Ocean was founded on the ideal that we should be taking care of our oceans. This is why a $250,000 donation to Oceana was baked into the operating expenses for the brand from the jump. As someone who gets many pitches about brands giving back, it's rare and impressive for a brand — especially a new one — to commit that type of a money upfront to a cause.
That said, I've also been impressed with the products, too. I think when you hit 30 you start becoming obsessed with skin care for other parts of your body, not just your face. You've spent years devoted to making your mug look amazing, but then you start to realize your body needs some TLC too. I'm now a person who regularly slathers on lotion morning and evening, and these days I'm using One Ocean Bioactive Body Sculpting Cream ($114) and Ultra Marine Cellulite Night Cream ($125). Pick your jaw off the floor — yes, these are beauty investments. And typically I'm very anti-anything being touted as a sculpting or cellulite cream, but the ingredients in these two products plus the way they make my skin feel make me feel confident in recommending them. They're both emollient but dry down beautifully and are made with ingredients from the ocean (without disturbing it). Of course, working out and eating healthy helps with these types of products, but the tone of my skin has improved in the weeks since I started using them. The clinicals for both products are impressive as well." — KJ