Traveling Well: Top 5 Wellness Items to Take with You

Traveling is one of the most common hobbies people share. We are certainly no stranger to hopping on a plane and embarking on an adventure. Often times, we hit the tarmac and our normal, daily wellness habits stay on the ground as we leave. It is easier than you think to stay well while you travel. Follow our tips to learn how to take those wellness habits with you so you can stay healthy no matter where you go!

1. Keep your gut in check. With traveling comes adventurous eating... or over-indulging! We always keep a Digestive Health Harmonized Mini Water with us at all times. Not only is it TSA friendly, it is gut friendly. Pair it with Complete to keep your gut in check and help decrease discomfort and bloating while you're on your adventure.

2. Keep breathing. Depending on where you are traveling to, you may need some help adjusting to the altitude. Keep your Altitude Harmonized Water with you to help you breathe easy while you adjust (don't forget to drink plenty of water when you are at altitude)!

3. Don't let a hangover get you down. Whether you are partaking in a tropical beverage or saying cheers with a pint, Hangover Harmonized Water should always be in your carry on! Simply take a dose after you imbibe, then another dose upon waking the next morning. Pair it with our morning yoga routine to sweat out any extra alcohol so you can start the day fresh and ready for your next adventure!

4. Keep your immunity in check! We never go anywhere without our internal wellness powerhouse, Restore. It is travel friendly and the perfect companion for any getaway. Take Restore daily to keep your immune system strong and invincible to any new germs and environmental disruptions that may be unique to your destination.

5. Be the energizer bunny! No matter where you plan to travel this season, you need your energy to be equivalent to that of wonder woman. Energize Me Harmonized Water Mini is perfect to keep you on your toes and ready for action. Take a dose in the morning upon waking and a dose in the afternoon after lunch to beat any slump!

We hope that wherever you find yourself this summer that you stay well! These products will keep you healthy and ready for anything. Learn where to shop for your travel wellness here.

Osmosis ABC's: Retinaldehyde

We've finally made it to letter R and are so excited to delve into one of our very favorite, "can't-live-without-it", all-star skincare ingredients, Retinaldehyde! Here at Osmosis, we believe vitamin A plays an important role in your routine no matter your skin type, and of all the different forms, we firmly believe in the powers of Retinaldehyde because of its therapeutic qualities. Unlike retinol or retinoic acid, it is non sun-sensitizing as well as anti-bacterial. Because Retinaldehyde is the most active form of vitamin A, you can achieve fast results with a low dosage which helps prevent irritation or overstimulation of the skin. We are breaking it down and listing the top benefits of this powerhouse ingredient and which Osmosis must-haves claim its magic.

1. Age Reversal. The most popular quality of Retinaldehyde is its skin-firming, age-defying components. It works by implementing cellular turnover, repairing connective tissue, boosting collagen synthesis, and increasing elasticity. Basically, this super-ingredient tightens and plumps skin that naturally loses elasticity over time. The ultimate skin time machine.

2. Restoration. Aside from the fact that this powerhouse ingredient helps you achieve that "10 years younger" affect we're all striving for, it also delivers nutrients keeping the skin nice and healthy. This is what gives you a rejuvenated glow. Healthy skin is happy skin, happy skin is a beautiful you!

3. Our Specialized Liposomal Delivery System. Retinaldehyde is great on its own, but what makes Osmosis different is our unique delivery method to help your skin soak up the most out of your vitamin A products. Our vitamin A's are coated in phosphatidylcholine (pst...we learned about it last month, peep that blog here if you missed it) which is an ingredient the skin easily recognizes allowing for optimal penetration deep into the dermal layer of the skin. This is what really packs the punch for visible results!

4. Osmosis Retinaldehyde Super-Stars. Our lineup of vitamin A serums offer accessible Retinaldehyde, all of which deliver adequate results at a comfortable percentage for your unique skin. This empowering active ingredient can sometimes cause stimulation to sensitive skin. To combat this, our vitamin A Serum line ranges in different intensities to accommodate sensitive to resilient skin types. Explore these super serums here to find out which one is right for you!

Your Go-To Festival Look

Attention all glitter goddesses and free spirit fairies! Festival season is here and it’s your time to shine, literally! We have come up with a glimmering festival look that will withstand sweat, sunshine, and unlimited dancing. So channel that inner flower child and let the music take you away while we share the latest inspiration for your look this season. Take our staple steps and run with it, here’s your chance to unleash your makeup creativity:

1. Sculpt that face. Using the Bronzer from Osmosis Contour Duo, create a “3” shape along the temples, cheekbones, and jawline, adding an additional touch of color along the sides of the bridge of the nose. Then take the highlighter from the Duo to accentuate your best features! It’s festival season, so don’t be shy with this step. Generously apply to the tops of the cheekbones sweeping up to the temples, on the tip of the nose, and wherever else you want to rock some shine!

2. Splash with color. Pick an Osmosis Water Color Eye Shadow of choice (we went with Pink Champagne) and apply to the lid. Then take the deep purple shade from the Augbergine Trio (or your favorite purple shadow) and apply to the crease, pulling it out into a wing for drama. BONUS TIP: Mimic the crease by using an angle brush to create a winged look along the lash line for intensity.

3. Add some glam. With Osmosis Curling Mascara, liberally apply from the base of the lashes to the ends, creating a dramatic curl that will add intensity and glamour. Plus, it’s water-resistant, so it'll stay put all day or night, even if you’re jamming in the rain (which is more fun anyway, right?).

4. Pucker up. No festival look is complete without a bold, statement lip! We chose our high-sheen Lip Glaze in Flirt to tie in the theme of our shadow, but feel free to get creative with this step and go crazy with colors! To create a pout that will last through the night, line the lips with liner, followed by a matte lipstick that compliments your Gloss or Glaze of choice. Finally top it off with that statement highlighter to ensure long-lasting wear and an irresistible shine.

5. Go Glitter. Last, but certainly not least, the Body Shimmer. Now, this is the fun part! Using Osmosis Body Shimmer in Opal, apply this “fairy dust” all over! For a more natural luminescence, lightly dust on the cheeks, chest, and tops of shoulders. But, again, this festival look has plenty of room for you to play. Get glitzy!!

Now that you have the basic steps and tools to create this fun, adventurous look, add some of your own personality and flavor to stand out! Then rock out all weekend with confidence! Shop the Colour products in this look here.

Newness: Pathway - Herbal Colonic

Holistic wellness from the inside out is the name of our game, and we are firm believers that gut health plays a key role in our overall wellness and immunity. An inefficient digestive system can trigger a domino affect of multiple health issues and skin frustrations. While it is extremely important to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle, we get it, sometimes it's much easier said than done. So, we formulated an all-natural herbal colonic to help flush the digestive tract toxin build-up and bacteria to improve overall gut function to help you look and feel brand new! We're breaking down Pathway's incredible ingredients and the benefits you'll see in your skin and body from taking it for just 10 days!

Mullein Leaf Powder. A plant-derived medicinal herb known for its ability to soothe inflammation. Mullein leaves also contain expectorant properties that help to break up mucus, relieving build-up and congestion that can cause fatigue to the digestive tract.

Plantain Leaf. A natural ingredient with the powerful ability to draw out toxins while soothing and healing digestive disturbances. Think of this mighty green leaf as the "Dawn Dish Soap" of nature. Tough on toxins, gentle on the body.

Lobelia Herb Powder. This flowering herb works in a way similar to the Mullein Leaf in that it possesses natural expectorant (mucus-clearing) and healing qualities. It also can act as a relaxant in the presence of pain, helping to calm and soothe irritations in digestion caused by mucus build-up while the other ingredients work to clear it out.

Give your gut a break and help clear out harmful toxins by taking the recommended dosage for just 10 days. The results will show in increased energy, functional digestion, and radiant, glowing skin! Beautiful skin starts within! Learn where to get your wellness wizard here.

Treating Rosacea at the Source!

What we see on our skin is a direct reflection of what is going on inside our bodies. For example, hydrated bodies promote healthy, hydrated skin. Similarly, when your liver is struggling or being overworked, you can see dark spots show up on your face – you get the idea! So, what is going on inside when we start seeing red, splotchy patterns show up on our face or body? This redness is called Rosacea and it is caused by damage or strain on the digestive tract. We have both the internal and topical solutions you need to encourage digestive healing and in turn, be able to flaunt beautiful, radiant skin!

Inner Harmony: This Harmonized Water is formulated to rebalance overall skin and body wellness. It aids in the process of detoxing irritation of the skin caused by digestive disharmonies, targeting Rosacea at the source! Take 5 pumps of water morning and night, and watch as the frequencies in the Water balance and encourage proper gut function!

Calm: Treating Rosacea topically calls for a reliable vitamin A serum to partner with the skin in the restoration process. Calm vitamin A serum does exactly that – calms the inflammation on the skin! In doing so, it also restores the protective barrier, normalizes oil levels, and increases nutrients and immune repair that have been compromised by the digestive system.

Rescue: Send some backup! Rescue serves as the reinforcement agent to accelerate the healing process for maximized results! This special Serum, formulated with revolutionary, patented technology and medicinal herbs, will neutralize toxins being purged through the skin and improve that red bumpy texture for a smooth, rejuvenated appearance!

Clear Plus+: Finally, top it all off with an Activating Mist! We recommend Clear Plus+, as it helps to hydrate, soothe, and nourish, all while driving the products deep into the skin to ensure optimal penetration and effectiveness!

Tackle Rosacea with a protocol that works! All of these magical Osmosis products, paired with a healthy diet, make for brilliant, beaming skin that you can feel great about! Be kind to your gut, your skin will thank you!

Learn where to shop for these products here.

Benefits of Wellness Products

June is Global Wellness Month, and we don't think there is any better way to kick off the summer! Having balance in our bodies is essential to so much more than just our physical health and well-being. It affects our mental clarity, spiritual energy, and overall happiness! That is why we, here at Osmosis, are so invested in creating products that work in congruence with the natural rhythm of our bodies to keep everything functioning at optimum levels. So, in honor of Global Wellness Month, we are featuring some of our favorite wellness products to keep your body's mantra harmonious!

1. Environmental Detox. This upgraded version of the beloved supplement, DIM, contains all of the same powerful elements plus some. It works to remove harmful toxins from your gut and cells with holistic ingredients such as raw cacao, charcoal, and diindoylmethane (DIM). These power-packed additives go to battle with toxins on your behalf, balancing your skin and body as a result for a youthful energy and radiant glow! Get yours here.

2. Inner Harmony. Like all of our Harmonized Waters, Inner Harmony uses frequencies imprinted on water molecules to communicate messages to the cells in the body. The formula in Inner Harmony restores overall balance to the skin and body by harmonizing toxins and organ function, offering digestive health, and promoting mental well-being to encourage full-body wellness and functionality. Check it out here.

3. Elevate Metabolism & DNA Repair. A revolutionary supplement that will change the game for your wellness routine. This caffeine-free capsule provides a healthy boost of energy by giving cells the activators needed to encourage the formation of ATP (additional energy). This in turn enhances metabolism, focus, and cell function by utilizing fat to stimulate energy (a.k.a. helps you lose weight and feel energized and focused along the way). Yes please! BONUS! This super-supplement contains a DNA repair property that improves immune function and reduces skin damage from the sun. Yes, we know, you have to have it. Get it here.

Let Osmosis help you find your inner balance to achieve overall wellness! Pair these miracle-workers with a healthy diet, active lifestyle, and a positive mindset to keep your body and mind going strong. Learn more about our Wellness philosophy here.

Seasonal Summer Fruits & Power Smoothie Recipe

With the warm weather, sunshine, and new season of life comes nature’s sweetest harvest of fruits! There are a plethora of fruits reaching their prime, ripe perfection this time of year, and they reap amazing benefits to our skin and body! What a treat! Whether you are sipping on fruit-infused sangria by the pool, enjoying a fresh fruit smoothie, or simply snacking straight out of the package, you are giving your body a burst of vitamins and antioxidants that result in a healthy gut and radiant skin. We’ve listed just a small handful of our faves this season:

1. Cherries – No, not those bright red cherries you get on the top of an ice cream sundae. We’re talking fresh, dark, pitted Bing cherries. Not only are they a perfect combination of sweet and tart deliciousness, they are chock-full of vitamins and minerals to heal and protect our bodies! It has been shown that the powerful antioxidants in these perfectly poppable treats have the ability to relieve pain and inflammation caused by arthritis, and even ward off some chronic diseases and illnesses! Cherry-o!

2. Melons – The all-stars of the summer time. Is there   anything better than snacking on watermelon or   honeydew balls at a picnic or backyard BBQ? These
light and juicy snacks contain a high percentage
of water, helping you cut down on the cals,
while getting essential vitamins for healthy
skin and organ function. Cantaloupe and honeydew
are also high in potassium to boost heart health.
So snack away!

3. Apricots – Dried or fresh, apricots are an easy and tasty on-the-go snack offering an array of nutritional needs for our skin and bodies. We love that these juicy gems pack a punch of vitamin A – an essential in the health of our skin and preventing free-radical damage. What a tasty way to keep wrinkles away! They’re also a great source of fiber which promotes digestive functionality. Tip: dried apricots are a great way to add flavor and sweetness to trail mix!

4. Strawberries – Everybody’s fave! Munching
on strawberries is great year-round, but prime
strawberry time is in the summer! It’s easy enough to
include strawberries in your diet because of their sweet,
juicy flavor, but it’s even easier when you know the
endless health benefits they can offer. These bright red
berries can boost immunity, maintain heart health
for longevity, and they even possess
cancer-fighting qualities! We’ll have another please!

 5. Tomatoes – curve ball! Yes, tomatoes really do classify as a fruit, and though they are not as sweet as the others, there are plenty of delicious ways to incorporate tomatoes into your summer diet. Garden-fresh tomatoes are rich in essential nutrients and they are thriving this time of year! Slice them up with some mozzarella, balsamic vinegar, and basil for a fresh and summery Caprese salad! Consuming tomatoes regularly will give you a significant boost of muli-vitamins, antioxidants, and can reduce your risk of various cancers!

We hear all the time that fruits are high in antioxidants, but who knew they could offer so many other incredible benefits like warding-off disease or preventing free-radical damage! We can reap these benefits just by incorporating fruit into our summer drinks and snacks! Now that’s something we can get behind!

BONUS! We came up with a power-packed smoothie to add a refreshing extra boost of nutrients all blended together in a delicious symphony of flavors! The epitome of delicious and nutritious!

Banana Berry Oat Smoothie:

1 Peeled Banana
1/3 C. Fresh or Frozen Blueberries
1/2 C. Almond Milk
1 tbs. Chia Seeds
1 tbs. Flax Seeds
*Optional 1 C. Spinach or Kale

Blend together in the blender and enjoy the extra boost of vitamins and flavor!