Beauty Hacks From the Osmosis Experts


We all have our "secret weapons" when it comes to our beauty routine. Here at Osmosis, we love to pass our hacks around HQ as everyone is always coming up with different creative ways to mix, enhance, or apply products that create new and improved results! So, we decided to share them with you! Tune in as Team Osmosis shares some of our favorite tips and tricks on how to get creative with your Osmosis products for unique, multi-purpose results.

Founder/Formulator & CEO, Dr. Ben Johnson - Serum Cocktail

"My latest routine is that I try to get in at least 3 pumps of Renew and 3 pumps of Catalyst AC-11 every day. Since Renew is not sensitizing and Catalyst is dark, this combo works so well to maximize my skin's rejuvenation efforts."





Osmosis President, Robin McGee - Conceal, don't Peel

"One of my favorite tricks is to utilize the moisture stick from our Age-Defying Treatment Concealer on my lips for a supple, hydrated look. Then, I apply the concealer itself before adding Lip Liner or Lipstick to keep it from running into any fine lines! This is my secret weapon for a perfect pucker every day!"


Director of Sales, Claudia - A Walk Through the Tropics

"I love putting Tropical Mango Mask on my feet at night, then sleeping with socks on. I wake up with the most silky-soft feet! If you have a job where you're on your feet all day, this is a must-try treatment, it works like a charm!"

Director of Education, Kristin - Fill the Fine Lines

"I always use Refresh PM on my lips before applying color. It conditions them and feels sooo good! Plus, it's liquid crystal component adds a lovely shimmer to a matte lipstick! I also like to pat the eye serum over my makeup on my orbital bone and upper cheeks to soften the appearance of crows feet and deliver a subtle highlight."

Director of Web & Social Media, Diane - Multi-Tasking Heroes

"As a busy mom, runner, and working professional, multi-tasking and efficiency are the tricks of my trade. I love when I can knock out two birds with one stone to help shave a few minutes off my morning routine. One of my favorites is mixing CC Cream with a bit of Quench for light coverage and moisture. And I rarely leave the house without a touch of concealer under my eyes and Mascara to help me look and feel more refreshed and put-together."

Graphic Designer, Elle - Super-Supplements

"I don't go a day without taking Environmental Detox, it's my saving grace! I love taking it in the morning with breakfast and right after my afternoon yoga. It helps control my oily skin and keeps me feeling healthy and energized!"


We'd love to hear your own beauty hacks, too! Post your favorite tips and tricks in the comments below for a chance to be featured on our social media platforms!

Your Complete Skincare Guide During Pregnancy


Pregnancy is such a beautiful miracle. However, it can come with many highs and lows and so many uncertainties, especially for first-time moms. All kinds of changes are happening to your skin and body, but you want to ensure you are keeping you and your baby safe. So, we are digging deep into all your beauty-related pregnancy questions to reveal the safest way to skincare during this exciting, scary, emotional, and cherished time in a woman's life!

While there is not necessarily a specific set of "rules" to follow in regards to skincare during pregnancy, there are some wise general guidelines that can help you navigate this magical journey and lead you to the products that will benefit you and your body best, all while keeping sweet baby safe and undisturbed in there. Here is what we suggest:

Go as natural as possible.

This is best practice for any stage of life, not just during pregnancy. However, when you are pregnant, the choices you make for your body don't affect just you. Steer clear of products that flaunt heavy fragrances or perfumes, skin-irritants (often hidden in cosmetics as chemical preservatives), and artificial coloring. These components, when absorbed through the skin, can disrupt the natural function of the cells in your body. Check out this list of top 10 ingredients to avoid during pregnancy for specifics on what to look for on the labels and why they could be harmful to you and your baby.
Here at Osmosis, we pride ourselves on providing clean beauty and skincare products with the highest quality ingredients that are safe for you and your baby! Even our Vitamin As are safe to use throughout your pregnancy and during breastfeeding because the percentage of retinaldehyde does not exceed the recommended dosage for safety.

Treating common pregnancy skin conditions.

Melasma: Hyperpigmentation is a frequently-occurring condition both during and after pregnancy. This is due to a surge of hormones that your body is trying to adjust to when you're growing a new little human! Extra sun protection is important to help prevent further damage from sun exposure. Keep a bottle of unscented, mineral-based sunscreen in your bag at all times and reapply frequently throughout the day.

Stretch Marks: Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Daily application of an intensive moisturizer or a hydrating face mask will help repair the skin's barrier as it stretches with the growth of your baby! Look for products that contain shea butter, jojoba seed oil, or even hyaluronic acid as a healing component.

Itchy Skin: There is a multitude of reasons your skin might feel uncomfortably itchy during pregnancy. One of the most common conditions is called PUPP, or pruritic urticarial papules and plaques, (try saying that three times fast) which is a rash in the form of small red bumps and hives appearing in large patches on the body. Tend to this condition by avoiding heat, keeping it moisturized, and applying a nourishing mask weekly or as needed.

While getting sucked into the vortex of the internet with your endless questions can consume the 9 months of your pregnancy, try to remember to give yourself some slack. You are growing a human, it's the most magical thing your body can do! And when it comes to skincare, choose clean beauty products to treat conditions as needed, and let your body sort out the rest.
Always be sure to consult your physician if you start to experience any sensitivities to any beauty product or supplement.


Foolproof Tips for Lavish Lashes


Luscious lashes are the icing on the cake of every makeup look. Whether you're going for simple, "no-makeup" makeup in the daytime, or dramatic and glamorous for a night out, without a touch of mascara, the look just isn't complete. We spoke with our very own in-office cosmetic queen, Global Educator, Ami Mallon, about the tips and tricks she has up her sleeve to ensure your most lavish lashes every time.

When in Doubt, Leave it Open.

Sometimes when mascara is new, the formulation can be a bit too "wet" and could have less of an impact on the lashes. Leaving the tube of mascara open for a couple hours may allow enough oxygen to get in so that the formula is stickier and adheres to the lashes better for a more luxurious look!

The Stamping Technique.

Press the applicator into the base of the lashes. This will create more volume and transfer a bit of the color into the upper waterline making the lashes appear more full.

Reach New Heights.

Using the tip of the mascara wand, lightly place product on the ends of the lashes. This will create length that is oh-so-glamorous!

Wiggle It!

Place the mascara wand at the base of the lashes (both top and bottom) and shimmy it toward the ends. This will help to separate and elongate the lashes while removing any clumps. We're calling it the wiggle technique!

The Thicker the Better.

Apply mascara to the top and bottom of the upper eyelashes in order to create the illusion of a thicker and more fluttery look. This adds alluring drama and an irresistible flirty flare!


Want to see what we mean? Check out our Tips and Tricks Page for a visual on executing these techniques!


Telomeres: The Secret to Radiance


We live in an exciting era where science is charging full-speed ahead, busting myths and misconceptions left and right, and unveiling new discoveries all the time. We've now reached a time in which what we see and know to be true about aging can actually be reshaped when looking at the process with a holistic lense. Say hello to telomeres! An on-the-rise trend in scientific research that could be transforming our health and longevity as we know it. It's not some magic potion that is our key to the fountain of youth; however, with some healthy habits, lifestyle adjustments, and key Osmosis super-stars, you could see a significant difference in your quality of life and possibly even add some years to your lifespan. Not to mention, slow the appearance of aging on the skin - sign us up! We're cracking the code to the latest scientific discovery and learning what it might mean for our aging, health, and longevity. Let's talk telomeres!

So, what exactly are they?


Telomeres are a section of DNA at the end of each chromosome, protecting it from deterioration or merging with neighboring strands, and are responsible for healthy cell function. Think the plastic tips on your shoelaces that keep them from fraying! As your telomeres shorten inevitably over time, your cells start to lose their "gusto" and ability to function properly. This is where we start to see aging and disease as the cells lose their ability to perform what they were meant to do for our bodies.

The average human telomere declines significantly over the course of a lifetime becoming shorter and shorter (and this process typically happens faster in men than women). So, the longer the telomere, the slower we age, and the higher quality of life you will have!

What can we do about it?


Our holistic line is rooted in science and goes the extra mile to ensure it is creating permanent change from the inside out. This includes your DNA! "Osmosis' unique and patented DNA repair strategy is a necessary part of preventing further deterioration of our telomeres." says Dr. Ben Johnson. The ingredient AC-11, found in our Catalyst Serum as well as our internal supplement, Elevate, works to increase the repair of your skin's DNA by 33%, while Elevate provides benefits to DNA internally by giving your cells the ATP needed in DNA repair activity. Our AC-11 and Zinc Finger Technology combines with AC-11's ability to maintain the optimal health of our DNA.

Boost results from your skincare and supplements by leading a healthy, active lifestyle. Making healthy lifestyle choices not only boosts your energy, fitness level, and brain function, it also keeps those telomeres long and thriving. A healthy, balanced diet, plenty of sleep, adequate exercise, and managing stress levels all contribute to the maintenance of your cells, which will in turn significantly reduce signs of aging. Long live your telomeres!

It's up to us to nourish and fuel our bodies with healthy choices in our day-to-day living. Shop more holistic wellness supplements here to help contribute to your routine!


Day Time to Date Night with 5 Easy Touch-Ups!


Whether you're sprucing up for a hot date after work or meeting up with the gal-pals for a Friday night GNO, we're showing you how to touch-up your makeup with these quick and easy steps that will take your look from day to night in a flash.

The key is adding dimension and color to create a vibrant and dramatic look! No need to remove all your makeup from the day and start over (who has time for that anyway?), simply touch up your eyes, cheeks, and lips, and you'll be on your way!


1. Eyes.
Use an Eye Shadow Trio (we used Sugar Plum) or a compact with multi-dimensional shades for a dynamic look. Add a darker tone to the crease of your eye and watch the look transform instantly! Then, create drama with a quick swipe of Liquid Liner and some Mascara (pop on some falsies if you have a good amount of mascara on already)!

2. Cheeks.
Apply some blush to the apple of your cheeks to add some life to your skin after a long day at work!
PRO TIP: Don't have your full makeup collection in your bag? Dab a little bit of Lipstick with your ring finger and blend into the cheeks as a creme blush!

3. Lips.
The easiest way to glam it up! A pop of color to the lips immediately renews your entire face, making you date-night-ready! Our Lip Glosses are formulated to nourish the lips for a supple pout while providing a high-shine pigment that will last all night!

Let us know your favorite quick-tips for getting ready on-the-go in the comments below!






The New Trending Wellness Ingredient for 2018


Make way, turmeric and matcha! One of 2018's most talked-about wellness ingredients is rapidly making its way into today's beauty and wellness industry! Meet moringa, a nutrient-rich super green known for its holistic power to fight inflammation both internally and topically, and infuses the skin with vitamins and antioxidants. This protein-packed green contains even more nutrients than kale (yes, we said it), defies aging, and tastes delicious! Have we piqued your interested yet? Let's learn more.


What exactly is this new super green?

It's not at all new, but it is quickly catching on in the wellness world in the US. Originally grown from trees in India, Africa, and South American regions, its most common form of consumption is ground up and mixed into juices, smoothies, foods, etc. Moringa is rich in protein, calcium, iron, and vitamins, and has been proven to balance hormones, improve digestion, and even reduce glucose levels in diabetics. And that is just to name a few, you can read even more here! That's more than you could say about turmeric, kale, and matcha combined! Eat it, drink it, put it on your face, the options and benefits seem endless, and we're obsessed!


Moringa in Osmosis.

We love using moringa in its oil-form (Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil) to get the most out of the nourishing and age-reversing benefits it delivers to our skin! Find it in our Eye Shadow Duos and Trios, Pressed Base and Finishing Powder, Blushes and Contours, and the shimmering Water Colors. Feel great about the makeup you choose, knowing that it is chock-full of vitamins and minerals and plenty of antioxidants to make you look beautiful and radiant while providing nourishment to your skin.

Be on the lookout for all things moringa this year! Another incredible tool to help you create total beauty from the inside out.


Gut Health Goals: Detoxing Deeper


Every year when January first rolls around, in comes the influx of "new year, new me" goals, mostly consisting of how much more we need to exercise and eat heathier. But instead of partaking in fad diets or detoxes that are harsh on your body and provide only temporary results (not to mention how miserable they can make you feel), we're taking the idea of detoxing beyond the surface. Shift your thinking from getting the weight off to bringing nourishment in and watch your mind, body, and soul flourish!

The gut is the hub of your immune system, meaning it heavily dictates your overall well-being, from mental health and clarity to clear, beautiful skin, and even your body's ability to ward off the common cold. This takes the importance of maintaining a detoxified digestive system to a whole new level! But how we detox can impact our long-term health in a big way, which is why Osmosis takes natural ingredients that work in congruence with our bodies and combines them with science-based technology to create supplements that give you a belly boost from the inside out. So, if you're looking for a holistic, gut-healing detox, you've come to the right place! Let's take a peek.


Environmental Detox

Your detox warrior! Nothing beats the benefits of raw, fresh, nutrient-rich leafy greens. But, if veggies aren't your thing, this holistic supplement is formulated with cruciferous vegetables, as well as raw cacao, and DIM (diindolylmethane) that work to detox all pathways, from the gut to the cells to the organs and everywhere in between! This full body detox promotes full body health too, you'll see results through radiant skin, boosted energy, and optimal digestion, keeping you in tip-top shape from the inside out!

Pathway

This natural, herbal colonic gently cleanses the entire digestive tract and colon while improving nutrient absorption and removing toxins to enhance overall intestinal health. Its 10-day cleanse is the perfect new year detox without the harmful side effects of other trending cleanses. Detox the gut while still fueling your body with the nourishment and nutrients it needs! Talk about a win-win!

Complete

Give your gut some backup. Chock-full of potent enzymes help to ease the digestion process for your body, it keeps everything running smoothly. Take it with your biggest meals of the day to increase the effectiveness of breaking down the food you eat which not only alleviates any digestive discomfort, but can even improve your mood! We take this super-supplement with us everywhere we go.


The intention, when it comes to detoxing, should come from a place of love and compassion for nourishing your body with all that it needs, and allowing it to rid itself of all the rest! Show yourself some love and fuel your body with necessary nutrients to help achieve your happiest, healthiest you!