Our Favorite Gut-Healthy Takes on Thanksgiving Classics


We love any chance to gather around a giant table of delicious food with friends and family, but can certainly go without that post-feast bloat. We have collected some of our favorite gut-healthy (yet equally as tasty) takes on Thanksgiving classics and wanted to share them with you! Before you brave the Thanksgiving week local grocery store madness, be sure to add these to your checklist.

Herb Roasted Turkey Tenderloin

Don't get us wrong, we love a buttery, roasted full-sized turkey as much as the next person. But why spend 8 hours in the kitchen basting that 16-pound bird when you can have a leaner, yet juicier (yes, we said it!), and more importantly, easier option with a turkey tenderloin. This recipe will change the turkey game in the best way.

Butternut Squash Soup

Taking one classic side and turning it to liquid form is not only much gentler on the digestive system, but paves the way for an explosion of flavor opportunity! We love this butternut squash soup recipe, but you could do the same with broccoli cheddar, sweet potatoes, or even baked potatoes.

Cauliflower Mash

Cauliflower is one of our favorite healthy substitutes because it can take on the form of just about anything. Pizza crust, chicken wings, and even mashed potatoes! Just swap your russet potatoes for this high-fiber veggie and enjoy a guilt-free version of the classic crowd-pleaser. This garlic parmesan cauliflower mash is deceptively delicious.

Cranberry-Chia Jam

It's not the holidays without cranberries! But this seasonal dish can be loaded with sugar and preservatives when it comes from a can. Harness the health benefits of fresh cranberries with this sweet and savory jam that's great as a side and even better with leftovers.

Drink & Be Merry

Yes, you can even add a wellness twist to your holiday cocktails (because, thank goodness). We tried mindbodygreen's "cinnamon cranberry orange sunrise" and gave it the stamp of Osmosis Wellness approval! This scrumptiously seasonal toddy is chock-full of anti-inflammatory agents your digestive system will thank you for.


What are some of your favorite ways to implement wellness into the holidays? Let us know in the comments below!


Winter Beauty Trends to Look Out for in 2019


Go Glitter

Whether it's on the eyes, lips, or cheeks, sparkle and shine is all the rage this winter. Matte looks have made their way out and pops of glitter are settling in for the season. Our Water Colors deliver a balanced shimmer you can use as a shadow, lip topper, or highlighter!
PRO TIP: Make a statement with a concentrated "glitter zone". Focus on one area, like the lips for example, and go subtle on the rest of the face to create a dazzling focal point for your look.

Timeless Red Lip

The classic carmine will always represent timeless beauty, but this season it's back and bigger than ever. Rock bold, candy apple red lips then keep it clean with the rest of your face (we're talking translucent foundation, minimal blush, and a touch of mascara) to achieve this simply stunning look.
PRO TIP: To produce the perfect pout that lasts all day, apply our new Eye and Lip Primer to create the perfect canvas for color.


Iridescent Eyes

Wake up your eyes by adding highlighter or a bright, shimmery eye shadow to the three key points of the eye: the inside corners, the brow bone, and the lower lash line. This technique brightens up even the most tired of eyes (which seems to be a constant in the winter) and results in a lovely, luminous finish!
PRO TIP: Blend the highlighter over the full lid to enhance the bright, open appearance using these tips and tricks.

Color Pop

Electric shades are all over the runways this season. To recreate this trend with a slightly more approachable feel, play with monochromatic hues that compliment the eyes, lips, and cheeks. Or take it a step further and reach for a flashy color like orange-red or hot pink to rock on your lips or lashes.
PRO TIP: Our new Lip Intensives are richly pigmented with a wide variety of shades and can be used as a creme shadow or blush, too!



Shop from our Colour Collection to create a fun, flashy look all your own this winter! 

United in Beauty: Meet Jodi Rome



Osmosis is proud to partner with such passionate professionals that take your skin to heart and live to make you look and feel your best every single day. We reached out and asked them to share their "why" with us, their journey through esthetics, and the raw challenges and rewarding nature of this career. First up, is Jodi Rome with Glowing Skin Care Salon in Solvang, California.

Jodi has over 15 years of experience in the beauty industry and has had the opportunity to work with some of the foremost leaders in both skincare and cosmetics. In addition, she has worked as an educator for major skincare manufacturers and has had the pleasure of training hundreds of beauty professionals throughout her career. Jodi will take this knowledge and perform an amazing facial coupled with the best doctor-developed products available and transform your skin.


Q1: What inspired you to become an esthetician?

"I call it my "mid-life crisis moment", the moment I decided to go back to school and get my esthetician's license. I was in my late 30's and needed a job, so I reached out to an Account Executive of a major luxury brand and asked for a job; I was hired as an independent contractor to do facials in a department store setting. I had never done a facial! I was trained and found that I LOVE it; I loved making people feel good. And so began the most rewarding career I could have ever asked to be a part of."



Q2: What is one tip that has helped you succeed in your practice that you would want to share with your fellow esthies?

"It's difficult to give just one tip so I will add a couple more. Be authentic, show up 100% for every appointment, and be on time, every time.


Q3: What are your favorite self-care habits after a long day of taking care of others?

"Self-care is so important, we preach it daily. I spray my treatment room with palo santo every night, it helps cleanse the day's events (energy) so I can start fresh the following morning. I am a bit of an introvert so my re-charge has to do with a calm and relaxing environment, enter my 2 amazing and loving cats! Chilling with my kitties makes every day feel like a great day!"


Q4: What is your proudest accomplishment?

"My proudest accomplishment was understanding and knowing that I could support myself in an industry that is not only emotionally rewarding, but also very competitive. Thriving and not just surviving is an incredibly powerful feeling!"


Q5: How do you stay passionate about what you do every day?

"Staying passionate comes easily when you do something you love but there are times, I won't lie, when I need a little bit of a push. Education and newness help motivate me; I try to stay on top of my game, always.


So, next time you visit your Esthetician, be sure to show a little extra love and gratitude because, as you can see, they sure do love you!
Find a Skincare Professional near you here.

What is Your Skin Personality?


Finding the perfect skincare regimen is a difficult task. And to add to that difficulty, it seems that in the search for your perfect product lineup, you must choose from a very limiting "oily, dry, or combination" skin type category. Osmosis is formulated around a deeper understanding of the science of your skin, what your body is trying to tell you through symptoms, and how to achieve authentic healing from the inside out. Look at aspects in your life such as physical activity, climate of where you live, diet, and various other lifestyle habits that play a role in the health of your skin and body. Discover your skin "personality" to help find the source of your skin concerns so you can pull together a lineup that is uniquely you, and achieve true radiance from the inside out!

1. The Urbanite

"Urbanites", or those who live in large cities, are often exposed to many environmental toxins on a regular basis. Such might include polluted air, high chlorine content in the tap water, and typically a fast-paced schedule resulting in high stress and lack of sleep. If this sounds like you, a daily detox supplement is essential in your skin and wellness routine to help bind and remove the many toxins you are surrounded by. Pair that with a powerful serum like Catalyst AC-11 and watch the game change for your skin health!

2. The Foodie

You've got a craving for flavor that is your top priority in life. And sometimes that puts a little more strain on your digestive system than you think. Digestive strain often shows up on your skin in the form of rosacea, eczema and psoriasis, and even blackheads. Call for backup with a Digestive Enzyme, Gentle Herbal Colonic, and topically with a potent Epidermal Repair Serum to give your digestion the support it needs!

3. The Busy Bee

Whether you're a mom of three, a workaholic, or a thriving socialite, maintaining such a busy schedule inevitably causes stress. And stress impacts your mind and body inside and out resulting in breakouts or flakey dryness. Instead of reaching for (yet another) cup of coffee, focus on hydration, setting time aside for self-care, and keep some good Moisturizers on deck. Mineral Hydration Mist is great for an on-the-go refresher, while Remedy serves as a soothing, restorative sleep Mask to boost healing while you rest.

4. Lady Hormone

Do you struggle with cystic acne along the jawline or melasma on the face? Do you experience strong PMS symptoms like mood swings, breakouts, and fatigue before your cycle? If this sounds like you, you may have imbalanced hormone levels. Osmosis is formulated to balance hormones internally while addressing topical skin concerns for lasting results and permanent healing!
Shop Restore and Hormone Water supplements and treat the skin with Rescue Epidermal Repair and our DNA Repair.


Once you've identified your skin's personality, you're well on your way to total body healing and a brand new you!

How Ayurveda Plays a Role in Your Health and Beauty Routine


Natural and holistic health practices are surging in popularity as we expand awareness of effective ways to heal the body. Ayurveda (meaning "science of life") is an ancient Indian natural healing practice based on three different Doshas that are categorized as a unique mix of the four elements (earth, water, fire, and air) in the body. These energies play a role in creating and maintaining physical and emotional balance to achieve a healthy lifestyle. This unique perspective can be beneficial in your skin and wellness regime when applied appropriately. Here's how you can integrate it into your routine or practice for ultimate overall health!

The Doshas

Vata: The qualities of this dosha reflect the elements of air and space. Vatas typically have a leaner build and a go-with-the-flow attitude, much like the wind. When balanced, they are creative and enthusiastic; but when out of whack, they can often have dry skin, anxiety, and digestive problems.

Pitta: This dosha reflects fire and water elements. Their energy is oriented around digestion and metabolism in the body and they generally have a fiery, upbeat, and courageous personality. In balance, Pittas are joyful, mentally sharp, and healthy, but their fire can become unruly resulting rashes, internal inflammation, and anger.

Kapha: The earth elements are present internally and physically with this dosha. They usually have a sturdier build and showcase qualities of patience, love, and grounded-ness when balanced. However, when imbalanced, Kaphas can experience oily skin, depression, and lethargy.

Not sure which one you are? Take the quiz to find out!

Diet.

Each dosha is both nourished and triggered by certain foods and diet styles. For example, since Pitta is so fiery, cooling foods such as melon, salads, and iced teas are most fueling for this type. Learning how to eat right for your dosha type will help achieve balance internally, increasing energy levels, mental clarity, and overall health.

Vatas: lean toward warm, nourishing foods like warm soups, freshly baked bread, and herbal tea.
Pittas: choose foods that are cool in nature with heavy textures like salads, cold cereal, and fruits.
Kaphas: anything spicy to help stimulate digestion is great for you such as Mexican, Indian, and Thai cuisine.

Activity.

Just as diet plays a role in your internal balance, the type of activity and exercise you choose to participate in can be crucial to your skin, body, and mental health as well. Learn your body's tendencies (easily stressed, overheated, etc.) and choose forms of physical activity that best serve you.

Vatas: gentle, fluid movements like walking, yoga or tai chi.
Pittas: moderately intensive exercise without too much heat such as swimming or hiking in cooler weather.
Kaphas: daily exercise that stimulates and energizes the body and mind like hot yoga or zumba.

In the Treatment Room.

Whether you're dry skin Vata or oily-prone Kapha, the first step is becoming aware of your skin triggers and tailoring your beauty routine to what your skin and body need so you can treat the skin accordingly.

Vatas: Typically need warming or stimulating treatments. Warm towels and Facial Oils that provide both nourishment and hydration.

Pittas: Usually prone to sensitivity and redness, Pittas need more of a calming and cooling treatment or homecare routine. Epidermal Repair products and soothing masks are great for healing inflammation and relieving irritation.

Kaphas: Can sometimes struggle with oily skin, so products that help to regulate that oil production and neutralize toxins are best. Steer clear of anything too heavy.


While Ayurveda is a great guideline and tool for discovering certain tendencies of the skin, body, and mind, everyone is unique and different and possesses balances and imbalances all their own that can be related to a variety of causes. Get to know yourself and your client and then take some time each day for self-care from the inside out!



Wellness Routines Made Easy


With so many different options out there, finding the right supplement for you can be a challenge. This is why we put together pre-made kits complete with just the holistic supplements you need for targeted skin and body concerns. Let's get to know each one!

ACNE DETOX

Achieve clear, radiant skin by targeting acne at the source! Environmental Detox and Pathway work to gently bind and remove acne-causing toxins from the body, while Skin Perfection balances candida overgrowth in the gut to keep pesky blemishes at bay and unveil your authentic glow. This kit is great for acneic skin of all types, whether it's cystic, rosacea, or even eczema; these supplements are the perfect recipe for healing.

SLIMMING DETOX KIT

Support your weight loss goals with stimulant-free, non-toxic supplements that work with your body's innate functions, not against it like some chemically-enhanced weight loss pills do. Melt works to holistically detox the fat cells, while Elevate utilizes the fat as an energy source in the body. Then add Environmental Protection Water to harmonize the effects of environmental toxins on the body that can play a role in the swelling of your fat cells.

HORMONE DETOX KIT

Restore balance back to your system with two powerful, holistic supplements that work together to not only ease symptoms from that hormonal roller coaster, but also remove estrogenic toxins from the body. Environmental Detox utilizes DIM and activated charcoal to bind and remove the toxins, while Hormone Water harmonizes deficiencies in the thyroid to help you look and feel more energetic and radiant! 

DIGESTIVE DETOX KIT

Trust your gut when it comes to optimal overall health! From mental sharpness, to clear skin, and everywhere in between, the health of your digestive system dictates a lot of your body's functionality. This kit comes with just the supplements you need to relieve imbalances that cause that all-too-familiar bloating, indigestion, acid reflux, and gas all while increasing nutrient absorption and taking some of the burden off of your digestive system.


These Limited Edition Kits make it easy to find the perfect wellness regimen for you, targeting the source of the concern, and helping you radiate from the inside out! Shop yours here.

Damage Control: Your Guide to Avoiding Wrinkles


It's no secret that aging is inevitable, and eventually, it becomes harder and harder to hide our age as it starts to reflect on our skin. Did you know that as early as 25 your skin starts to lose key nutrients by 1 percent each year? But, here's the good news! We have control over how we treat our skin and what we put on it every day to combat, slow, and even reverse signs of aging. So, to help you win the war against wrinkles, we have put together the ultimate anti-aging guide with tips, tricks, and ingredients that will help you postpone the appearance of wrinkles as long as possible!

Start Early

The earlier you start using anti-aging products and developing a daily skincare routine of your own, the more optimal results you will get. Start in your 20's with a few simple products to focus on prevention, then vamp up your regimen in your 30's for maintenance with more powerful actives and ingredients. Continue the trend as you say hello to your 40's and then 50's and beyond to actively smooth and reverse!

Sunscreen, Sunscreen, Sunscreen

Protecting your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays may arguably be the single most important preventative tactic in avoiding premature aging of the skin. Unprotected sun exposure causes not only wrinkles, but also reduced elasticity, dehydration, hyperpigmentation, and compromised texture. Lather up with a zinc oxide-based sunscreen every morning to ensure proper prevention of harmful damage over time.

Ingredients Matter

Not all skincare is created equal. Many products and treatments that claim to be beneficial can actually cause long-term damage and even expedite the aging process. Do your research and read the labels. Reach for products that enhance circulation and blood flow, increase production of collagen and elastin, boost skin nutrients, repair a compromised barrier, and support lipids. Osmosis boasts 4 all-star serums that are proven to be among the most powerful and effective in age prevention:

StemFactor utilizes our advanced exosome technology which maximizes the delivery of over 600 growth factors and skin proteins derived from adult stem cells to stimulate new cells and encourage the rebuilding of collagen and elastin. A perfect recipe to reveal a brighter, more youthful you!

Vitamin A is widely recognized in the skincare and esthetics world as a must-have for your anti-aging routine. The difference is, Osmosis uses a form of Vitamin A called retinaldehyde (a "precursor" to retin-A) that is more easily recognized and absorbed by the skin which makes it non-irritating. In addition, it is coated with phosphatidylcholine (try saying that 3 times fast!) to help penetrate the molecule deep into the dermal layer of the skin through our exclusive liposomal delivery system for boosted results and nutrients. Your skin will thank you, trust us.

Epidermal Repair is a crucial piece of the anti-aging puzzle, especially as you enter your 30's and 40's. Rescue targets the wound repair aspect of aging by utilizing an oxygen molecule to neutralize toxins, activate your skin's innate wound repair systems, and provide the skin with the tools it needs to treat age spots and texture concerns. This revolutionary serum will change the way you skincare!

DNA Repair is vital to your anti-aging efforts in that it is clinically proven to increase skin elasticity and firmness while repairing sun damage and pigmentation. Catalyst AC-11, our DNA Repair Serum, flaunts our patented zinc finger technology that works hard long after you apply it to transform your skin cells for powerful results!

Go Internal

The overall health of your skin will assist in warding off wrinkles much longer than compromised or nutrient-deficient skin, and this happens from the inside out. Support your topical skincare efforts by diving inside the body, too. Food and drink that contain a high content of sugar, caffeine, or preservatives will deprive the skin and body of essentials it needs to stay smooth, hydrated, and brilliant.

Take control of the clock and prevent dreaded wrinkles and lines by making your skin and wellness routine all your own! See our full recommended preventative protocol here.