Harnessing the Power of a Healing Balm



Whether it's just seasonal or climate-based dryness, a high caffeine diet, or a result of over-exfoliation, sometimes your daily moisturizer just doesn't cut it and you need something that packs a little more punch. Continuing on our journey through the Moisturizing Collection, we are thrilled to dive into the power of Remedy Healing Balm, an ultra-hydrating mask that works to repair the barrier instead of "coating" the skin. It's just the boost of soothing moisture you need when dry skin takes its toll.

Remedy is chock-full of anti-inflammatory and healing agents that work to encourage and support the skin's natural recovery functions, soothing irritation and alleviating redness. It reduces visible signs of stress in the skin while preventing further damage.

Ingredients to Love


Shea Butter

Rich with hydrating and conditioning agents that contain a fatty acid profile (crazy good for the elasticity of the skin) and assists with protection and cellular repair.

Licorice Root Extract

Contains a high content of potent antioxidants, while providing anti-inflammatory, lightening, calming, soothing, and immune-boosting benefits. It helps to normalize oil production while fading dark spots and blemishes, PLUS it offers anti-aging properties. This powerful ingredient just about does it all!

Gotu Kola Leaf Extract

An antioxidant-rich plant extract that delivers a source of amino acids to assist in healing and minimize scarring. It also contains soothing properties!

Wild Cherry Bark Extract

Has historically been used to treat rashes, psoriasis, and eczema because of its anti-inflammatory and astringent properties as it helps to soothe, detox, and heal.

When to Call on a Healing Balm

When you need more than a sheer daily moisturizer, healing balms may be your answer. If your skin is not taking to a lighter moisturizer, it most likely means there is a greater underlying problem and the skin is in need of repair. Remedy is excellent for sunburns, post-procedure, and other skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis to promote healing of the irritation and soothe redness.

PRO TIP: This can also be used as an intensely hydrating sleep mask because of the thick viscosity. Apply to the face before bed and wake up with a smooth, supple complexion.

Shop your Healing Balm here!





Holistic Tips to Beat the Afternoon Crash



We've all experienced that 2 p.m. wall. Your gusto for the day starts to burn out, you're crashing from your cup(s) of coffee, and your lunch is settling in your stomach like a brick leaving you feeling drained and ready for a nap. Instead of heading for the kitchen to refill your coffee mug again or pop the top on a can of soda, turn to holistic solutions that will help give you a sustainable energy refuel and even prevent the afternoon sleepies in the first place! Check it out:

Power-Up with Breakfast

When you start your morning strong with nutrients and nourishing substance, it will absolutely transform the pattern of your workday and help keep the afternoon slump at bay. Try a quick breakfast shake with fruits, omega-3s, and digestible protein to help keep energy at a healthy level throughout your morning. Or pack a hard-boiled egg and some almond butter wheat toast to munch on when you get there.

Avoid Caffeine

Trust us, we know how impossible this sounds. But, did you know that caffeine can stay in your system anywhere from four to six hours affecting your nervous system, heart rate, and respiratory system? The good news is, there are so many healthy alternatives to caffeine these days that put a pep in your step and help get you going in the morning without the mid-afternoon crash that comes along with coffee or sugary drinks. Right now we're loving matcha, turmeric lattes, and herbal teas!

Get Up and Move

A great way to boost energy levels is to get your blood flowing, even if just for a few minutes, to help break up your day. Many of us sit for long hours during a workday, and if you have a job where you're on your feet all day, certain stretches and yoga poses can help relieve some of that strain as well. Check out these office exercises you can do at your desk to help increase blood flow and energy during your afternoon!

Explore Holistic Solutions

Elevate is a caffeine-free supplement that works to boost energy, increase fat loss and cellular repair, enhance metabolism and mental focus, and even reverse signs of aging. This super-supplement works by giving cells the activators they need to encourage ATP (energy) formation. Keep it on your desk next to your computer as a reminder to take some with your lunch and prevent the crash altogether while boosting focus and energy at work!

Don't let the crash defeat you and your day come 2 or 3 p.m. Restore your body's energy and "umph" with these simple tricks and lifestyle habits to ensure a clear mind and bring the life back to your workday! Feeling tired all the time? Check out how sleep can impact your health and energy long-term here.

Everything You Need to Know About a Cleansing Balm

Cleansing Balms are rapidly rising in popularity as a refreshing way to rinse the day away and leave your skin feeling revived! As we work our way through the Moisturizing Collection series, we thought May was the perfect time to dive deep into Lift Away, our oh-so-soothing and delicately lightweight cleansing balm, as an energizing alternative (or addition) to your usual cleansing routine. Let's discover why balm is bomb this summer.

Lift Away is a lightweight, non-foaming cleanser that lifts and dissolves makeup and impurities from the skin while maintaining barrier health and promoting a smooth, glowing complexion.

Ingredients To Love


Mangosteen
Containing natural antibacterial properties, this super-fruit helps clear and prevent acne as it cleanses the skin of environmental toxins and debris. It is also rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties to promote healing and repair of skin cells and prevent free-radical damage.

Elderberry Fruit Juice
Holds extremely high levels of bioflavonoids to enhance the skin's immune function as well as provide antioxidant protection. It also plays the role of a natural detoxifier, helping to defend the skin against environmental stressors that can cause wrinkles and age spots.

Avocado Oil
A powerful dose of protein and fatty acids to heal and regenerate the skin back to a healthy, youthful state!


A Cleansing Balm's Role in Your Skincare Routine

Cleansing Balms serve as a great first cleanse, followed by a more invigorating wash if you feel your skin needs it. It also can be used as a makeup remover or a quick, refreshing single cleanse especially during the summer months when you may just want a light rinse as opposed to a heavy, involved routine. The main benefit of a Cleansing Balm is to increase moisture as it contains many hydrating ingredients that instantly melt into the skin to offer a splash of moisture for a revived finish without the tightness!


Shop some of our other Cleansers here as a second cleanse in your routine! If you missed last month's scoop on Facial Oils, be sure to check it out here.

Creating a Self-Care Ritual out of Your Makeup Routine


Women are inherently beautiful beings; and here at Osmosis, we believe in enhancing that beauty, not masking it. However, makeup can often be misconstrued as a superficial tool to hide or disguise true beauty. It's our mission to unite in beauty and use makeup to compliment our authentic radiance! Another important aspect of makeup is how it makes us feel on the inside because of its power on the outside. Though sometimes it can be hard to wake up in enough time to apply more than just a quick 2-minute makeup routine, if you create that time and space for yourself in the morning, it can be quite empowering! Here are a few ways to turn your rushed, 5-minute routine into a loving, self-care ritual every day.

1. Create an inviting space in your bathroom or vanity.

Don't underestimate the power of a simple candle, makeup caddy, or even lighting to set the tone for your morning routine and, in-turn, the rest of your day. Make the space your own! Organize your makeup so it's easily accessible, turn on your favorite tunes, and take the time to have those few moments to yourself to celebrate your beauty as you get ready!

2. Get Creative.

Have fun with it! Use your makeup as a creative outlet for the day. This will not only make it more fun, but will stimulate the artistic side of your brain and get those juices flowing and ready to take on your day! Let your makeup reflect your mood each day, play way different styles, colors, and products.

3. Embrace Your Features.

While you are putting your makeup on, notice each of your features and either mentally, or verbally, express gratitude to yourself. You can even practice different self-love mantras such as "I am beautiful.", "I love my brows.", etc. You will be amazed at how powerful this practice can be in transforming your mindset and sense of self-love and self-worth.

4. Choose Clean Beauty Products.

To further enhance your self-care routine, what better way to show love to yourself and your body than by fueling it with makeup that nourishes and promotes healthy skin! Our Mineral Makeup is rich with vitamins that work to protect your skin such as zinc oxide, moringa seed oil, and our unique goji berry blend - just to name a few! Feel good about the makeup you put on your skin.


Whether your morning routine is two minutes or 30 minutes long, there's always enough time to celebrate you! Let us know some of your favorite morning makeup rituals in the comments below.

Expert Travel Tips to Maintain Your Glow On-the-Go!


Summer is just around the corner which means it's time to pack your bags for the season of travel! While adventuring around the world and heading off to your favorite beach destination is what we look forward to year-round, it can often wreak havoc on our skin and bodies. Global Educator, Ami Mallon is always on-the-go so she has chipped in to share her favorite tips and products for maintaining radiance no matter where your travels may take you!

Hydrate. 

Rushing through airports and increased time in cars can mean a disruption to energy levels and sleep cycles causing superficially dry and lackluster skin. Being on the go can also mean less time devoted to your usual skincare regimen. Our Clear Plus+ Activating Mist is the perfect solution to this problem, with ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, Green Tea and Panthenol (B5), this Activating Mist will not only assist in activating and penetrating the Osmosis serums but will also re-energize the skin, offering antioxidant protection and providing a refreshing splash of moisture to revive you on those long days of travel.

Multi-Task.

Headed out for a scheduled vacay activity or a night out on the local town? Multi-tasking is the name of the game when it comes to being on the road. Lucky for you, Osmosis Colour has created multi-use products that are tailored specifically for this purpose! Try our dual-sided Age Defying Treatment Concealer. One side contains an emollient moisture stick rich with Argan oil, Apricot oil and Vitamin E to apply under the eyes before the concealer, while the other is a beautifully pigmented concealer, perfect for quick touchups throughout the day. This powerful little duo will awaken and revive your look (no matter how late you stayed up last night), and is an absolute must-have in your travel bag!

Mask.

Nothing wreaks more havoc on your skin than traveling on an airplane. Factors like a change in climate and recycled air can disrupt the lipid barrier making skin look and feel dry and dull. Take advantage of the time without cell service to treat your skin! Applying Masks on planes has become the new norm. Remedy Healing Balm is formulated with intense hydrating and healing ingredients like Castor Seed Oil and Wild Cherry Bark Extract to enrobe the skin with moisture and promote restoration while alleviating any redness or distress. Gently massage into your skin and land at your scheduled destination revived, refreshed, and hydrated!


Enjoy your travel adventures, just don't leave your skincare behind! Quick and easy application helps keep dull skin at bay. For more tips and tricks on your wellness routine while traveling, discover how to wander-on without skipping a beat here!


Conquering Cystic Acne


As we are well aware by now, acne (and most every other skin condition) is your body's way of telling you, "hey, something's not right here!". It is our job to listen and educate ourselves on the most holistic path to healing so as to not counteract your body's efforts to combat imbalances and create further damage. Cystic acne is a big problem for many people. It's extremely painful and can take weeks to heal. Not to mention, they're usually big (and, well... embarrassing). We're getting down and dirty with cystic acne to help you tackle it in the healthiest way possible. Let's talk cysts!

Where is it coming from?

Cystic acne is not always linked to a specific cause, but as toxins leave the skin, cystic acne typically appears in a cluster that's purging those toxins causing that painful, swollen, bumps formed deep beneath the surface of the skin. What really determines the cause is where it is located on the face. Our Holistic Skin Mapping is an excellent tool to help identify the internal cause. Cystic acne is commonly seen along the lower cheeks, chin, and jawline which reveals estrogenic toxins and hormone imbalances! It is also common around the nose and forehead. This exposes some gut health issues that need to be addressed in order to create an environment of healing in the body which can then translate to the skin.


How to deal.

1. Target the internal source.
Once you've narrowed down the cause of the breakout based on facial analysis or with the help of a Skincare Professional, you can then choose holistic supplements accordingly. For those lower jaw areas, reach for Environmental Detox, and Hormone Water or Inner Harmony to balance estrogen and testosterone levels. Seeing bumps on the nose or forehead? Complete Digestive Enzyme paired with Digestive Water or Skin Perfection will harmonize irritations or struggles in the gut.
No matter what the cause, if you're experiencing frequent cystic acne, it is time to start evaluating your diet. Cut back on foods high in sugars and processed ingredients, then incorporate more fresh, organic leafy greens, antioxidants, and healthy fats!

2. Topical Solutions.
Give your skin a little extra TLC as it purges. Take the time for a mask treatment or possibly double up on your skincare regimen and add a few powerhouse serums to encourage your skin's repair. Give your skin a twice-daily, invigorating Deep Clean to keep out environmental toxins, makeup, and debris as your skin heals. Rescue works to calm the inflammation, neutralize toxins, and activate epidermal wound repair - like a message to your skin saying, "charge!". Clarify, (our Vitamin A Blemish Serum) increases the skin's immune support to back-up efforts from the serums, while also normalizing oil production to create a harmonized environment in the skin.


Lifestyle habits, food choices, and a consistent skincare regimen will help ward off these pesky pimples and keep them from making an appearance in the first place. Start within to empower your skin and body and keep it healthy and blemish-free! If cystic acne settles in on your skin, check out ways you can conceal and camouflage the redness and inflammation here.

Tips for Camouflaging and Color-Correcting


Osmosis is all about creating permanent change in the skin utilizing eastern medicine philosophies paired with advanced technology to repair and heal conditions at the source. While this permanent change is possible, no one is perfect, and blemishes, redness, and hyperpigmentation still exist and always seem to make their appearance at the most inconvenient times (though, we're not sure there's ever really a "convenient" time for a giant pimple). Luckily, there are some strategic ways to color correct and camouflage these imperfections in a pinch without looking thick or "cakey"!


Conceal. Don't Seal.

Camouflaging should be a gentle illusion that helps make the skin appear a more neutral and brightened tone. Less is more! Avoid layering multiple products thick onto the skin. Not only does this draw attention to the area you are trying to distract from, it looks very unnatural and can clog pores and irritate the skin further. Our Age-Defying Treatment Concealer is lightweight but richly pigmented to deliver natural-looking coverage without compromising performance.


Shades of Glory.

The shade of concealer you choose for color correcting or camouflaging is crucial to the result. When concealing dark circles under the eyes, go for a concealer that's a shade or two lighter than your natural skin tone. When covering redness or hyperpigmentation, choose a shade that best matches your skin's undertones and intensity to help blend effortlessly and create a flawless, airbrushed look. You can even dabble with colored concealers that work to accurately hide pesky pimples and blemishes by counteracting discoloration!


Application is Key.

There are many debates on how to properly apply your concealer (and all of your makeup for that matter). And while it really boils down to personal preference, we're big believers in using our own built-in application tools... our fingers! Your ring finger helps to delicately deliver product to your skin while promoting maximum coverage with a smooth, non-feathered finish. For best results, apply concealer after applying your foundation, then set with a Finishing Powder to keep it from separating or running.


No matter how diligent you are with your skincare regimen, chances are, you will need to lean on your concealer at times. Use these tools, tips, and tricks to achieve the most natural-looking coverage and put your best face forward every day! Shop your bases, foundations, and Finishing Mist here to complete the look.