Rave Review: Sensatia Botanicals Seastem Marine Essence

It’s been exactly a week since I bought and tried Sensatia Botanicals Seastem Marine Essence (Rp.300.000,- or $30 for 150ml) for the first time. By the title, you can tell this is a positive review!


I love putting watery essence or hydrating toner before my gel serums for extra hydration and better absorption, but haven’t found one that works on my clogged prone and sensitive skin for a while. Other than good-old Thayers that I stopped using after it suddenly stopped working on me,  I haven’t used any! After reading the ingredients list of the Sensatia Botanicals Seastem Marine Essence, I knew I wanted to try it.


Sensatia Botanicals Seastem Marine Essence ingredients:

Aqua, Niacinamide, Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Benzyl Alcohol & Benzoic Acid & Dehydroacetic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate (Vegetable De- rived).

It’s halal and (as you can see) fragrance free, which is important for me. It claims to hydrate and nourish the skin, promising anti-aging benefit and, tight pores and more even skin tone. 


Packaging & Feel

When I picked up the product at the offline store, I was surprised by the huge amber glass bottle. Seemed pretty big even though it contains typical amount of product. It’s simple, sleek, moderately heavy, and definitely not for traveling.

The actual product is a clear watery essence. It has a fresh, faint green smell with a hint of citrus.

One Week Result

Applied, Sensatia Botanicals Seastem Marine Essence leaves a comfortable hydrating and moisturizing layer on the skin. After the first few uses, morning and evening, I could tell it improved my skin’s moisture and hydration! Exactly what they claim.

The more I use it, my skin feels and looks healthier. Plumper, smoother, well-hydrated. Applying my serum and moisturizer after it feels more enjoyable too.

Haven’t noticed anything on pores, but I don’t really have big pores problem (except some on my nose form impulsive blackhead self-extraction that I regret…). What about skin tone? Honestly, I’ve been feeling my foundations seem to be too warm for me now; I don’t need to be any brighter #HumbleBrag.


I’ve been loving this post-cleansing combo for a super silky, fast-healing-from-random-tiny-blemishes skin:

Sensatia Botanicals Seastem Marine Essence

Sariayu Econature Nutreage Face Serum

I’m From Vitamin Tree Water Gel

I had a breakout from Haple sunscreen the other day, and the essence (in conjunction with my other products) healed my skin quicker than usual. I had like four throbbing bumps, and they were not sore and angry-red like usual when I’m breaking out from a product.


I have enjoyed some products from Sensatia, like their hair mask and lip balm. But they’re just OK compared to this essence. I hope the brand would release a smaller, lighter traveling version of the Seastem Marine Essence.

Just saw they JUST released a series of sheet mask. The ingredients seem doable for me too, would love to try that!

All in all, I recommend Sensatia Botanicals Seastem Marine Essence as a hydrating essence for everybody, especially for you that are prone to dehydration.




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