Haul out the Holiday Makeup!


Seasonal bliss is in the air and we want to put it in your makeup bag, too! Check out how to use our newest Colour items to enhance your look and get holiday-party ready in three simple steps.


1. EYES

Use the Eye & Lip Primer to set the stage for stunning shadow, then apply the bronze and gold shades of the Highlighting Quad to add shimmering depth and dimension to the lids, lower lash line, and brow bone.


2. CHEEKS

In the same Highlighting Quad, take the rose shade and dust generously on the cheekbones, tip of the nose, cupids bow, and even the center of the lower lip to promote brilliance and enhance your favorite features!



 3. LIPS

Kiss Me Lip Intensive is the perfect shade of holiday red for a bold and creamy pucker that will last you all night long.
Pro Tip: Use this as a creme blush to deliver a cheery monochromatic finish!



Choose makeup that will stick with you as you get your jingle on and dance the night away! Shop your holiday beauty essentials here.

The Gut Health-Mental Health Connection You Need To Know


With the holidays in full force, it's common to see a spike in stress, anxiety, and depression. But there is more and more research unfolding about the very real connection between the health of your gut and mind (you may have heard it called the gut-brain axis). Our digestive tracts contain billions of microscopic bugs and bacteria that play heavily into what makes the system "tick". But, when these get out of whack, the next to fall short is the health of our brains resulting in inflammation that causes brain fog, anxiety, fatigue, etc. Next time you start to feel... "bleh", take a look inside your pantry before your medicine cabinet in an effort to heal the mind and the gut, putting a pep back in your step.

Tell Me More.

As we indulge in a few extra holiday sweets, treats, and libations, your digestion can take a serious hit this time of year, and this could be the cause of the fogginess and fatigue you're feeling. Most of our serotonin production (95%, in fact) happens in the gastrointestinal tract. This is the neurotransmitter that makes us feel happiness, love, and joy; so, when your gut is overwhelmed or bogged down and not able to produce the body's necessary amount of serotonin, this is when we start to feel the "slump" - even when you may not be showing signs of digestive distress!

What Can We Do About It?

Listen to your body. While it's easy to get carried away with all the rich, yummy food everywhere you turn during the holiday season, don't throw discretion to the way-side. Balance those sweets with nourishing greens, and give your gut some back-up with Digestive Enzymes and Herbal Colonics. We love starting our day with a warm cup of water with lemon to detox the intestines, kick-start our metabolism for the day, and even give our skin an alluring glow! 

Discover ways to detox and enhance proper digestion with our gut-healing supplements here.




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!