Our Story

We had enough of learning about the lack of appropriate government regulation with toxins and chemicals, deceitful greenwashing marketing language, and growing health and fertility issues compounding over the last three decades from environmental toxins and consumer products. When we tried to find healthier alternatives for our families, we hit a wall. 

The information was so scattered yet narrowly deep, the simple act of shopping for better products turned into a 40 hour a week research job.  As we clicked on product pages and read the descriptions of the various everyday items, we started to realize how obscure and vague some of these descriptions could be. They would mention things like “the super soft and cozy fabric”, but wouldn’t actually list what it was made out of. Unable to find answers, we started calling customer service numbers. We spent so much time going back and forth about what products are actually made out of and how they are manufactured, and the more we learned, the more we became alarmed by the lack of transparency of major brands. 

As we kept researching and learning, we quickly realized that while the term “sustainable” is trendy, it is also very fragmented and new.  Information was bucketed into separate category channels and hard to find.  This inspired us to create Oscea, a destination where the culmination of all of our research and content could come together under one umbrella to address the challenge of misinformation and recommend better products for all people.  

We wanted to build the platform we wish we had access to before, a place where busy professionals, moms and students could go to quickly find better products to buy for themselves and their families. We wanted to take our findings one step further by cutting through the academic language, science and politics to offer our readers clear and concise information that is easy to read and understand. Our goal is to democratize this information in order to educate and empower the Oscea community; enabling them to spend their dollars more wisely as they prioritize the health of their families and our planet.

Lack of Regulation

There are over 80,000 chemicals on the market used in everyday consumer items.  In the EU, when new chemicals are introduced, they must go through rigorous testing to prove they are safe.  However, in the United States, we take the opposite approach – use them until they’re proven deadly.  We run into rampant issues with big corporations' control over politicians and policy and ultimately, an unsustainable future for its citizens.  The terms “Fragrance” and “Natural Flavors” on product labels can legally mask hundreds of harmful chemicals; the US government views those items to be proprietary information entrusted to corporations regardless of the safety for the consumers purchasing it.


Sustainable products are often unregulated which leaves a lot of creative freedom for marketers to slap enticing buzz words like ‘all natural’ or ‘organic’ on packaging without any proof that it actually is. It is truly unfortunate how brands are trying to take advantage of the consumers emotions and attempt to jump on the ‘sustainable’ bandwagon. For example, labeling products “BPA-free” is a new buzz word with many brands trying to build trust with their consumers.  The issue with this is when one chemical is removed, a different one often replaces it.  In the BPA example, BPS or BPF are often the replacement and are equally as harmful.

Health Concerns

We are polluting our drinking water, ocean water, air, and soil (to the point that it is dying) and the environmental toxins our corporations and policy makers have been careless with, have permeated our lifelines with the effects of it rearing its ugly head in the form of significant health issues.  

· Fertility in men is declining at rate of 1% per year.

· The average age of puberty in girls is near 1 year younger than in 1980 and continues to decline.

· Thyroid cancer is increasing at a rate of 6.6% YOY.

· Autism is now diagnosed in 1 out of 30 children.