Green Your Routine

Now, more than ever is the time to act, do your part, and research ways you can help our planet. Are you looking for ways to reduce your environmental footprint, but are not totally sure how? Take a peek inside your beauty bag! There are so many ways that you can help support a healthy environment by taking small steps with your beauty routine that turn into larger scale results for our planet! Here's how you can help:

Choose products with eco-friendly packaging.
Think about all the makeup and skincare you go through in your lifetime. You use a cleanser until it's gone, and then toss it in the trash without a second thought. Osmosis uses recyclable packaging and materials as well as BPA and BPS free bottles. We also prioritize our design to have minimal packaging so as to maximize the bottle usage for limited waste. Use it up, recycle the rest, save the earth!

Choose products with eco-friendly ingredients.
The old saying "beauty is pain" should not apply to the earth (or your skin for that matter!). There are many beauty brands use ingredients that compromise our eco-system. Here at Osmosis, we pride ourselves in using all-natural or eco-certified ingredients in our products! We are compliant with California Prop 65 as well as the California Air Resource Board with each and every ounce that goes into a bottle. We also use sustainable palm oil in all of our skincare products so you can feel good about what you are putting on your skin.

Choose products that are not tested on animals.
Animals are an essential piece of the ecosystem puzzle. Testing products on animals can disturb their natural habitat and lifestyle and can often harm them or inflict long-term negative effects. Osmosis respects animal life, we proudly do not test any of our products on animals nor do we endorse such practices.

You can make a difference! Your small steps will turn into big change. Shop for Osmosis' sustainable packaging and ingredients here and feel great about what's in your beauty bag.

The Secret to Shrinking Pores

Pores, though they may be pesky, do serve a purpose in your skin. They are homes to tiny, yet essential, hair follicles (or "peach fuzz") and sebaceous glands that help nourish and condition the skin and hair with natural oil. Our pores also serve as the medium to release sweat if necessary. But, sometimes our pores seem large and noticeable which can put a damper on your everyday look and beauty routine! Explore with us what causes enlarged pores, why they can be so stubborn to treat, and learn holistic solutions to minimizing them with Osmosis products!

What causes the appearance of large pores?
Large pores are primarily a form of aging in the skin. As the layers of the skin start to thin over time, the follicle is more prominently exposed as the pore around it begins to expand with the subtle collapse of skin around it. Another reason pores can appear large and noticeable is if the skin is producing excess oil, causing the pore to clog. Pores will then expand in an effort to help the oil flow more freely. We recommend seeking expert advice from a Skincare Professional to help pin-point the source of your enlarged pores for the most effective products and protocol when treating this condition.

Your Holistic Protocol.
Treating this stubborn condition requires repair of the dermal-epidermal junction as well as the overall structure of the skin. Enter Rescue Epidermal Repair Serum! This is our number one recommendation when treating enlarged pores as it will give your skin the tools it needs to rebuild and repair. Another key component in the protocol is a Vitamin A Serum. The formulation of our vitamin A's creates an ideal environment in the skin to remodel itself through a boost of collagen and elastin production while feeding it with nutrients. This combination of products will significantly transform the texture and thickness of the skin, allowing it to build back up around the follicle, reducing the size of the pore.
Catalyst AC-11 is a great addition to the protocol as an extra boost of DNA repair. The ingredients in this technologically advanced serum activate the skin's natural zinc finger remodeling process for total renewal and rejuvenation. Goodbye pesky pores!
Always remember to be diligent with your skincare regimen, starting with a cleanser and topping off the routine with an Activating Mist of your choice for optimal product penetration and results.

Enlarged pores can be a stubborn skin condition to treat, so it requires consistency and patience as the products go to work with your skin in a safe and healthy way!

BONUS TIP! Try our Pore Minimizing Clay Mask one to two times a week to help boost results with this non-drying mask that will aid in detoxing the skin and balancing oil levels without disrupting its natural oil and moisture content!

Shop for the full protocol here.

How to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle After Summer Ends

Summer fitness is easy. We work hard all summer long to look good in that swimsuit, and then as soon as fall comes, we throw our sweatpants on, toss our workout routine out the window, and hunker down until next summer when we send our bodies into hyperdrive once again. But why would we throw our physical health and wellness to the wayside for over half the year? We believe in total body wellness year-round! Learn how to start within to maintain your summer momentum and keep to your fitness goals with some of our favorite methods as fall and winter settle in.

1. Go in the morning or straight from work!
This is rule number one and totally key to keeping up with your workouts during the fall and winter months. It is much harder to get back out once you go home - your couch and sweatpants are way too close! Start your day with an early morning workout or pack your activewear with you to work so you can ride your momentum from the day and head straight to the gym when you get off!

2. Hot Yoga
Hot yoga is great in-and-of itself any time of the year. But there's just something about an invigorating sweat in a 98-degree room when there's a brisk chill outside! It will feel so great on your muscles that can tighten up as the weather gets colder and once you get nice and sweaty from the class, the crisp outside air feels amazing when you leave!

3. Create a Fall-Fitness Challenge with a Pal.
Working out with others is easier than doing it alone. Get creative with your friends on how to hold each other accountable all season long! This will promote motivation and encouragement to prioritize your fitness and heart health throughout the fall and winter.

4. Hit the Trails.
The outdoors are mesmerizing this time of year! Put on a light jacket and some ear warmers and hop on your bike or hit the trails by foot! Relish that crisp, cool air and head out amongst the autumn leaves! Even just a short walk will get your blood pumping and metabolism moving, plus you'll get to enjoy a beautiful view of the trees and have some one-on-one time with nature! Always good for the soul. Find a trail near you!

5. Get Moving During Commercial Breaks.
Your fall fitness routine does not have to be running a marathon. Keep yourself active in your own home with small challenges such as jumping jacks during commercial breaks until the show comes back on, or 10 push-ups before you hop in the shower. Keep it simple and attainable and you will be more likely to follow through!

6. Osmosis +Sculpt.
Struggling to tighten and tone those stubborn areas? Osmosis +Sculpt is a safe and holistic way to target those difficult areas of the body by detoxing the fat cells while exercising the muscle! Advanced technology utilizes nano-currents to target specific areas that you want to slim and shrinks the fat cells by releasing their toxins. Contact us to find an Osmosis +Sculpt Professional near you!

Keeping up with your healthy lifestyle in the fall is totally doable if you tackle it the right way! You can also check out our Wellness Line for an extra boost to add to your routine.

Think Pink! Oncology Friendly Beauty & What it Means To Us

With the welcoming of October and the fall season, comes the opportunity to help bring awareness all month long to the strength of breast cancer warriors out there! Though there are many who are diagnosed or battling year-round, we are proud to come together as a community to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month and help offer support and empower confidence to those who are courageously fighting. We are with you every step of the way! Let's do this!

What does oncology friendly beauty mean?
Skin that is undergoing treatment can become sensitive and compromised. Osmosis offers an array of oncology friendly products from makeup to skincare that provides a different kind of "treatment" to the skin, empowering nourishment and protection as the body goes through these medical processes. Enhance beauty and confidence in a safe and healthy way throughout this journey.

It is important while going through treatments to know the best way to take care of the skin so that it is provided with nourishment, not additional change (i.e. staying away from products that promote anti-aging, lightening, etc.).
What to focus on:
1. Clean. The skin will have low immunity during some of this time and can be prone to sensitivity and infection. Use a gentle cleanser twice a day to thoroughly remove makeup and debris while maintaining the health of the skin’s barrier. Do not use exfoliating products that can damage skin putting it at risk for infections.
2. Moisturize. Combat dryness with a safe and natural moisturizer that will fortify the skin and replenish moisture that is lost during therapy.
3. Protect. Provide the skin with additional defenses against harmful UVA/UVB rays, as it may be hypersensitive to the sun during this process so a safe and effective SPF should be worn daily.

Oncology Friendly Skincare.

Our skincare line consists of many products that are safe to use on skin undergoing chemo-treatments. From cleansers to moisturizers, sunscreen to masks, you can be confident in what you are feeding your skin.
Add a boost of moisture and hydration with our Tropical Mango Mask! It consists of natural fruit and nut butters to help restore moisture and nutrients back to the skin.

Oncology Friendly Makeup.

Our mineral makeup contains natural, skin-nourishing ingredients that promote both enhanced beauty and healthy, protected skin!
Think Pink! Rock First Kiss Lipstick or Pink Sapphire Lip Gloss all month long to help show your support to breast cancer patients and survivors!

Check out our full list of Oncology Friendly products:

Visit our partners, Oncology Training International and Oncology Spa Solutions for more information on oncology esthetics, to find oncology trained skin professionals and ways you can learn and support!

If you or someone you know is bravely battling breast cancer, find a Skincare Professional near you that carries our Oncology Friendly products for advanced health, beauty, and confidence.

Be you. Be beautiful.

**Always be sure to consult your trained oncology esthetics professional before use of products to ensure safe and effective care. Some products may not be recommended during certain stages.**

Osmosis ABC's: Trioxolane

It's time again for our monthly ingredient investigation! We have approached the letter T, and could not be more excited to dig deep into the miraculous wonders of Trioxolane! This powerful ingredient contains many benefits for the skin, and when ingested, can transform internal health and functionality as well. Let's dive in!

What is it and how does it work?
Our patented Trioxolane is created through a proprietary process that allows it to become stable and extremely potent. It creates a bioidentical molecule to what is found naturally in the body, making this ingredient easily recognized by the skin and absorbed into your system. Oxidative damage is what ravages the epidermis, causing what is known as free-radical damage, or wrinkles. You need a powerful oxygen repair tool, like Trioxolane, to promote long-term healing and repair.

Osmosis to the Rescue!
Osmosis carries both a topical and an internal form of Trioxolane.
Rescue Epidermal Repair Serum has proven to be one of the most successful tools in effectively and permanently treating skin concerns such as wounds and inflammation, enlarged pores, hyperpigmentation, scarring, and skin texture changes.
Restore delivers Trioxolane internally, which is utilized by the body to fight pathogens, repair internal oxidative damage, and improve overall immunity. We have seen remarkable results for many auto-immune deficiencies, viral infections, inflammation, and more!

Treat your body to total wellness inside and out!

Robin's Fall Colour Must-Haves

Fall is in the air! We love all that autumn brings. The cool, crisp air, the changes of color in the leaves, all pumpkin everything, and of course, fall makeup! Osmosis President and Colour Formulator, Robin McGee, shares with us her favorite fall makeup must-haves to provide cooler, deeper tones for the perfect sultry, fall look.

Pewter Water Color.
We just love what our Water Colors can do for your eyes. Smudge this romantic color along the lash line, or apply to the full lid for an irresistible, autumn look.
Why it made her list:
"Fall romance for the eyes is easy with the perfect smoky plum Water Color. A simple swoosh over your lid, and bam! Your eyes will speak for themselves."

Brazilian Nut Long Wear Lipstick.
Sultry and intense lip colors are one of our favorite fall trends! This dark, nutty shade is perfect for the change of seasons as we welcome the cooler weather.
Why it made her list
"Dare to be bold with intense lips. Brazilian Nut will add a bit of mystery to your smile."

Berry Lip Gloss.
You can never go wrong with berry lips in the fall. Top your Lipstick with this perfect seasonal shimmer.
Why it made her list:
"Plum gloss can be the perfect way to bring fall into your look while keeping it delicate and shimmery."

Contour Duo.
There's nothing like a good contour and highlight to bring your fall look full circle. This convenient duo offers both in one chic compact!
Why it made her list:
"This fall, be sure to define your look with deeper cheekbones and glowing cheeks. Contouring and highlighting add dimension and brightness to any look."

Brow Gel.
Keep those brows on fleek all season. Bold, brows are in and aren't going anywhere. This Brow Gel will fill in sparse areas and won't smear or fade until you take it off!
Why it made her list:
"As fall arrives, often our hair gets darker. Be sure to define your brow with the color that can take you into the season."

Shop your fall beauty collection here.

5 Ways to Boost Results from Your Skincare Routine

Effective skincare requires consistency. But sometimes, even when we are diligent with our routine, stubborn conditions can seem to linger longer than expected. The Osmosis philosophy is based on the fact that what we see on our skin is a direct reflection of the goings-on inside our body. So, to help speed up the results you're looking for, it might be time to take your regimen up a notch. We are diving inside the body and targeting the internal source of your skin concerns, paired with your twice-daily skincare routine, to help you get those results you're looking for, faster!

Many skin concerns such as acne, psoriasis, eczema, and rosacea are visual reactions of digestive imbalances. Though you may have all the right products to treat such conditions topically, you will significantly boost effectiveness and long-term healing by examining your food choices. Candida is a yeast overgrowth caused by certain foods that contain a high sugar content such as fruits, wine, and even some grains. This can negatively alter your gut microbiome and can cause a multitude of digestive disturbances resulting in a break-out. Choose foods such as leafy greens, salmon, citrus, and ginger to help combat candida overgrowth.

Osmosis offers several all-natural supplements to help boost clear skin through products that work in congruence with the natural processes of our bodies. Complete is a digestive enzyme supplement that matches our own pancreatic enzymes to help break down food more effectively, increase nutrient absorption, and ease digestion. Take with meals to increase results when conquering rosacea and acne on the forehead and cheeks. Environmental Detox is another great supplement that works to detox the gut and cells with natural ingredients like raw cacao, DIM, and charcoal. Take daily along with your regular skincare routine to help fight melasma or rosacea near the nose.

Seek a Professional.
If you have skin concerns that are just not going away, it may be time to find an aesthetician. The skin is the largest organ, and it deserves to be cared for! Just as you feed your body and brush your teeth everyday, it is so important that we cleanse and tend to our skin daily as well. That being said, everyone's skin is unique and should be treated as such. We do not believe in a one-size fits all routine. Seek a Skincare Professional to get a tailored protocol special to YOU and your unique concerns for maximized results and effectiveness.

Masks can enhance your results in a big way. They are like an extra boost of nutrients and nourishment to your skin, enabling it to heal itself overtime. Choose a Mask with specific benefits based on your main concern to take your skincare routine to the next level. Apply your mask and take about five to ten minutes to yourself. While it goes to work to heal and repair for beautiful skin, you can take a warm bath, read a book, or just take those few minutes to enjoy a quiet room. Do you really need more of an excuse to get away from it all?

Ensuring proper hydration from the inside out is key to healthy, beautiful skin. Keeping your body hydrated by drinking enough water will help promote nourished skin and boost its ability to repair itself. Don't forget a Moisturizer in your routine! This should be applied as the last step in your twice-daily regimen to enable collagen and elastin production. Dry skin is prone to wrinkles and fine lines and a quality moisturizer is one of the easiest ways to keep them at bay! Finally, top it all off with an Activating Mist. Not only do they hydrate, but they will also ensure optimal product penetration. We want our products reaching deep into the skin, past the epidermal barrier to increase their effectiveness. Just another easy way to boost those skincare results!

Check out our Face Mapping chart to pin-point the internal causes of your skin concerns based on the location on your face! From here you can most accurately target the root cause of the skin condition, and when paired with your favorite Osmosis topical treatments, you can speed up those results for radiant, youthful skin!