Identifying Perioral Dermatitis & Healing from Within


With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, our seasonal eating habits can be pretty harsh on our digestive system. We are surrounded by baked goods and cookie decorating, heavy meals rich with butter and salt, and not to mention the surge in seasonal cocktails. This can result in a purging of toxins visible on the face. We're breaking down perioral dermatitis, one of the most common skin conditions caused by digestive stress, and why it seems to spike this time of year, so let's dive in!

Perioral Dermatitis is a condition in which inflammation appears around the mouth and chin in the form of small red bumps, often accompanied by mild peeling and flaking. According to our Face Mapping guide, breakouts around the mouth indicate various imbalances in our digestive tract. PD, specifically, is usually the result of food toxins, stress-induced digestive troubles, and possibly mouth toxicity from fluoride. While your instinct may be to counteract this rash-like breakout with harsh exfoliants or astringents, fast and visible results will come with a much more gentle approach on the skin with some internal reinforcement. Here's what we recommend:

Topical Solutions


Rescue

This revolutionary epidermal repair serum contains powerful healing properties through our patented ingredient, Trioxolane. It works to neutralize toxins in the skin, calm inflammation, activate wound repair, and empower the skin with the tools needed to transform appearance and texture for permanent results! Talk about a super-serum, this one does it all!

Activating Mist

A staple in any protocol. Always be sure to top of your serums with Clear or Clear Plus+ to ensure optimal product penetration and absorption. Bonus! It is treated with frequencies to help stabilize bacteria levels and empower rejuvenation. Get to spritzing!


Internal Solutions


Skin Perfection

This Water is treated with frequencies that assist in harmonizing digestion imbalances that affect the skin's appearance. It also works to balance inflammation in the skin, which is a primary symptom of perioral dermatitis. This is the perfect addition to boost results from your routine.

Complete

This supplement matches our own pancreatic enzymes, making it easily recognizable by the body and enhancing its effectiveness to break down the food we eat (yes, even all that pumpkin pie and eggnog). This internal approach to assisting your body in absorbing nutrients and releasing toxins from food targets perioral dermatitis at its source so you can see results faster.




Empower your skin and body to achieve the magical radiance you deserve. Shop the full protocol here.








These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things!


The holidays are here and we all love to indulge in a few of our favorite things that may be extra special to us this time of year! We're giving you an insider's look at what Osmosis' fearless leaders, Dr. Ben Johnson and Robin McGee, can't go a day without this season. Let's take a peek!

Osmosis Founder, CEO, and Skincare and Wellness Formulator, Dr. Ben Johnson, may not need brown paper packages tied up with string, but here are a few of his favorite things:




1. Dr. Ben prioritizes hydration year-round, but especially during the holiday season. VitaJuwel is his go-to bottle that infuses the water with energy from crystals, giving him a boost of internal wellness and high vibes with every sip!







2. He calls Renew his must-have for "astonishing radiance and youthfulness" during dry, winter months. Its ability to heal stressed, dehydrated skin is unmatched!








3. Rescue and repair damage and reduce winter redness with a potent serum containing one of Ben's favorite patented ingredients, Trioxolane. He says this "changes the game" for his skin this time of year.







4. Ben's sweet tooth is not to be underestimated! He relies heavily on Sugar Detox Water over the holidays to help curb that candy craving & harmonize sugar's negative effects on the body.







Osmosis President and Colour Formulator, Robin McGee, simply remembers these favorite things during the holiday season to keep her looking and feeling fabulous!




1. Age-Defying Treatment Concealer is her "can't leave the house without it" item for the holidays. She loves how convenient it is for touch-ups & covering dark circles to keep her looking fresh all season long!







2. Sassy Lipstick is her holiday lip staple. Its water-resistant, smudge-proof, and bold, highly pigmented formula keeps her lip game strong no matter what the occasion.








3. 'Tis the season for festivities! Robin keeps a bottle of Hangover Water in her bag so she can enjoy those holiday cocktails with the reassurance of balance and restoration after a little extra holiday cheer!








4. Robin is a dedicated yogi, and that does not change during the holiday season. Her yoga mat stays in her car so she can be ready to get her namaste on in the morning on the way to the office or on the way home without skipping a beat. It is essential for her to re-center, especially this time of year, and yoga is the perfect practice to help her to rebalance, reset, and restore.






Tips for Maintaining Your Holiday Wellness


While the holidays do bring out joy, community, and gratitude, it can also often induce stress, bloating, fatigue, and running ourselves into the ground. We have come up with 5 holistic ways to prevent the holiday season from wrecking havoc on our bodies and minds. So, start the fire, pour the eggnog, and read up to learn how to stay merry and bright all month long!

Happy Gut, Happy You.

About 70% of your immune system lives in your gut, so it's not surprising that the health of your digestive system heavily dictates the well-being of the rest of our body and mind. It's no wonder we start to see that pesky cold make its way through our offices, homes, and communities all winter long as we indulge in a few more sweets, drinks, and heavy meals that put extra strain on our digestion.
Give your gut some back-up this holiday season with Complete, our natural digestive enzyme that will help your body break down food and increase nutrient absorption for easy digestion with the inevitable overindulgence that comes with the holidays.
PRO TIP: Optimal digestion promotes a better mood! So, keeping that tummy happy can keep a smile on your face too!

Keep Those Positive Vibes.

We're all too familiar with the stress that comes with preparing for the holidays. The cleaning, the shopping, the cooking, the in-laws! It can really take its toll on us if we let it. Focus on re-directing your thoughts to the pleasures of the season to alleviate some of that stress. Don't underestimate the power of your own mind! Take a moment to unplug each morning and start your day by jotting down 3 things you are thankful for. This will streamline those positive thoughts to the forefront of your mind and give bad energies the boot!
PRO TIP: Body Talk helps neutralize emotional effects on the body and is designed to cancel feelings of anger, sadness, and fear so you can enjoy each present moment sans stress.

Forego Fatigue.

When exhaustion sets in, it can feel nearly impossible to recover. Everyone knows the feeling of sluggish fatigue from November until January. Keep your energy levels up all season long by starting within! Contrary to what we sometimes may think... 3 lattes a day will rapidly dwindle your energy and stamina to conquer long, busy days. Instead, hydrate and nourish your body and watch it thrive! Elevate is a holistic solution to your chronic fatigue throughout the holidays. Its caffeine-free capsules offer a boost of sustained energy while detoxing cells and promoting mental clarity and focus so you can stay alert and energized all day long without the crash. We also love these fun tips to help keep your energy up all day!

Prioritize.

Society and the media drill into our minds that the holidays are a "season of giving" (A.K.A. shop 'til you drop). And though we are firm believers that every season should be the season of giving, how can we give our all to others when we don't have all of ourselves to give? Sometimes we give away our time, money, attention, and services until we run ourselves into the ground which is harmful to our bodies and mental health. This year, place an importance on self-care and take the time to prioritize your commitments. Ensuring that you are giving back to yourself will, in turn, increase your ability to give love back to others! We love waking up each morning and enjoying a warm beverage before the house wakes. Sitting quietly with yourself fuels your mind and body and helps prepare it for the day.

Sit back and relax.

Give yourself all the time you need to relax. Re-charge in the evenings after guests leave by taking a warm bath, or prop your feet up for 10 minutes while the cookies are in the oven. This refueling and focus on yourself helps provide the stamina needed to take on all the season's festivities!
PRO TIP: Struggle to unwind after a long day of entertaining? Relax Water is treated with frequencies that help create a sense of peace and balance while lessening tension so you can rest easy!

The holiday season should be a time of joy! Say goodbye to that bloating, fatigue, and stress, and say hello to true holiday cheer!

Osmosis ABC's: Zinc Oxide


We have finally reached the end of our Osmosis ABC's journey, and what an incredible journey it's been! From A-Z, the ins and outs of what makes our products tick have been such a joy to explore and share! As we land on the final letter, Z, we couldn't be more excited to dive into Zinc Oxide and its powerful skin-protecting qualities just in time for winter!

Zinc Oxide is a mineral ingredient derived from the earth that offers many benefits to the skin! This non-nano, oil-coated mineral contains anti-inflammatory and astringent properties, aids in wound healing, and offers protection from UVA and UVB rays without breaking down with sun exposure. Meaning, when used as a sunscreen, it provides natural, broad-spectrum protection while nourishing the skin instead of harming it with chemicals like many commercial sunscreen options.

Here at Osmosis, we believe that protective ingredients like zinc oxide should not only be in your skincare, but in your makeup as well! Most of us wear makeup every day, so if we can feel great about our makeup nourishing and protecting our skin... well, that's a win for us all! Zinc Oxide can be found in our Pressed and Loose Bases, Blushes, Eye Shadows, and Eye Pencils. But, the star of the Zinc Oxide show is Protect! Our top-selling, ultra sheer SPF 30 sunscreen carries this incredible ingredient with potency. Use on your face for daily protection or on your full body for a day at the pool!

PRO TIP: Don't forget sunscreen in the winter too! Often times when it's cold outside, we don't feel the suns rays as harshly. Don't be fooled! Rays still reach us in the winter time too. Plus, with the drop in humidity levels, your skin is drying out, too! Protect and nourish your skin to keep a radiant glow all season long!

Shop for your healthy dose of zinc oxide here and here.





Hygge Season


Winter is swiftly approaching, and as the weather cools off, Netflix and In-Bed-By-Nine sounds a lot more appealing than a night out. Transform your night in with the widely trending Danish practice, hygge (pronounced "hoo-gah"), which is a word used to describe a feeling of warmth and ultimate comfort and coziness, recognizing the moment as special and charming to promote contentment and well-being. Sign us up! We're taking a clue from some of the happiest people in the world, and listing 5 ways to snuggle up and implement this cozy, cure-all method to your winter routine.

1. Snuggle Up.

Getting snug is the essence of hygge and all that it represents. Surround yourself and your space with blankets, throw on your comfy clothes, and nestle into your favorite "spot" (everyone has one). We're loving this chunky DIY blanket trend as a calming craft activity!

2. Warm Beverage.

Soothe your insides by sipping something warm! Break out your favorite cashew milk latte or matcha tea and feel the serenity of the moment. Get creative with your drink of choice by getting some serious inspo with these Hygge-Perfect Hot Drinks!


3. A Good Book or TV Show.

There is just nothing quite like snuggling up with a good book on a cold day. This idea is hygge practice in full force! This could also be achieved with your favorite TV show! Anything that helps you escape reality and fully immerse yourself in your fantasy world for the moment.


4. Add Warmth.

Cozy most always means warm. If you have a fireplace, have it going in your space to add to your own little ambiance and provide additional warmth! Don't have a fireplace? Candles will do the trick too! Multiple candles are best, and it's a bonus if you have the kind that crackle. The soothing sound of a fire in any form within your means creates a hygge dream space.

5. Your Favorite Slow Jams.

Since hygge is all about whatever makes you feel the most comfortable and relaxed, turning on your favorite soft songs is a great way to put your mind at ease and enjoy the tunes! Music is scientifically proven to stimulate emotion; so, soothing songs with positive vibes help to enhance your hygge-night-in experience!


Shop a holistic hygge addition here to enhance your relaxation!





Taking Mindful Gratitude Beyond Thanksgiving


With Thanksgiving just around the corner, reminders to be thankful surround us. It's easy to say "thank you" this time every year! But all too often, once Thanksgiving is over, we plunge into the hustle and bustle of the holidays and our mindset switches abruptly to shopping, eating, presents, while losing sight of our gratitude becomes easier and easier.

Expressing gratitude is such a vital component contributing to our overall well-being, and should be included in our everyday actions and habits to boost joy, mental clarity, fulfillment, and even improve relationships and physical health! We want to share a few tips to integrating gratitude into your daily life all year long.

Thoughts.

This is one of our favorite ways to connect and experience mindfulness through our gratitude practice, as the mind is so powerful. Sit in a quiet place for one minute or ten minutes, it's completely up to you, and think of who and what you are thankful for in that moment. Try not to strain or pressure yourself, but sit quietly and listen to your own heart. Let your thoughts flow freely.

Words.

For some, it might be more impactful to speak their graciousness aloud. This is great to do first thing in the morning before getting out of bed. Set your intention for the day by saying good morning to the world and vocally expressing that which you are thankful for this day. In doing this before your feet even hit the floor, you will set the tone for the day in powerful positivity.
Bonus Tip: Try this to help redirect your negative thoughts to positive energies!

Writing.

Journaling your thoughts is an incredible way to get started on your gratitude journey. We recommend starting small and jotting down one thing you are thankful for that day. Whether it be on your laptop or piece of paper, in the morning or at night before bed, this will ignite a healthy habit for your mind. Then grow from here! When you are comfortable, maybe begin to write more than one thing, or expand on the thoughts - why is this meaningful and important to your life? What actions can you take to reciprocate the love?

Be Present.

This applies to any and every situation life hands you. Being fully present in every moment connects you and grows you to give you the awareness to be grateful in that moment. You are alive, you are enough, and you are powerful!

There is no right or wrong way to practice gratitude and it has the same power when practiced silently in your heart or out loud. Choose a way method that works for you, or switch it up day-to-day! Then notice your enhanced connection with the world around you!

Have a favorite way to express gratitude? We'd love to hear! Post your unique strategies in the comments below!





Men's Beard Facial Protocol



Happy Movember! Tame the man mane as he grows out that beard and stache with a luxurious, beard-conditioning treatment facial.

Always be sure to assess the skin using the Osmosis Face Mapping technique before performing the facial to identify any presenting conditions. The protocol may be customized depending on varying conditions and skin type.

Step 1. Cleanse skin with Deep Clean to rid the skin of excess dirt and oil. Lather the product in your hands and apply to skin, then remove gently with a warm towel or sponges.

Step 2. Give the skin a second cleanse with Purify to prepare the skin for gentle exfoliation. Gently lay a hot towel, being careful not to press into the skin, and remove when it becomes lukewarm in temperature, removing any remaining product with it. The hot towels warm the skin and help loosen debris in the pores.


Step 3. Gently exfoliate with a mixture of 1/2 pump of Polish, our enzyme firming mask, and 1/2 pump of Repair to improve immunity and rebuild the barrier. Massage into the skin for 2 to 3 minutes, until no more slip. Then, gently place a hot towel on the skin, removing it when it becomes lukewarm in temperature. Massage another minute, and remove any remaining product if necessary.



*Extractions may be done in this step. Spray Clear to entire face to provide healing and antibacterial benefits.


Step 4. In your hand, mix a dime to nickel size of Orange Zest Mask with 2 pumps of Resuce, giving the skin a boost of vitamin C and toxin-neutralizing epidermal repair qualities. Apply and massage until there's no more slip. Then, gently lay a hot towel, being careful to not push into the skin. The hot towel will increase circulation and facilitate absorption. Remove towel and any remaining product when it becomes lukewarm in temperature.

Step 5. Spray the face with Clear, containing anti-viral, anti-fungal, and antibacterial frequencies to soothe and activate repair.

Step 6. Cocktail 1 pump of Replenish with 1 pump of Catalyst AC-11 as a preventative measure against free-radicals as well as encouragement for the skin to increase collagen and elastin production.


Step 7. Apply 1 pump of Clear (or Clear Plus+) to assist the delivery of your serums, and massage until no more slip.
Step 8. Apply 1 pump of Immerse to the face and beard. This rich, emu oil based moisturizer, will hydrate and condition the beard with raspberry oil, vitamin E, and calendula. Thoroughly massage into the skin and beard for a glowing complexion.

Step 9. Top off the facial with Protect. This every day wear, ultra-sheer spf 30 sunscreen will keep skin healthy and protected from UVA/UVB damage.

Help male clients support a healthy, smooth beard this month as they participate in No-Shave November!

*We ask that you don’t shave 24 hours before your treatment.*