The Perfect Lip Look For Your Zodiac Sign


We love taking looks and making them all our own. Bored with your everyday lip colors? What better way to spice it up and make it YOU than to call on the stars and recreate your zodiac sign in a lip look? Find your sign below and discover how to channel that inner personality and let it translate on your lips.


Aquarius

You are known to be a progressive thinker, innately humanitarian, and uncompromising in that which you believe in. Your love to fight for a cause and your aversion to limitations makes this original, outside-of-the-box lip look right up your alley.
SPOTTED: Pewter Water Color, Charcoal Eye Pencil, Lilac Lip Gloss

Pisces

Ah, Pisces. Your whimsical soul and constant desire to escape reality is what creates your alluring draw. Harness that intuitive spirit with shimmering pastels and playful hues that express your sensitive nature and "watery" energy.

Aries

The courageous Aries is filled with determination and enthusiasm for life! You can be a bit impulsive in your decision-making, but your spontaneity and gusto attract the most fun crowd. You'll settle for nothing less than this bold, daring, and dynamic red.


Taurus

Trusty and reliable, and always practical in your thinking, you keep yourself and all those you're surrounded by grounded and down-to-earth. Your go-to color is a fail-proof pink that goes with just about anything to match your ability to get along with just about anyone!



Gemini

If you know a Gemini, chances are you know them for their expressive, sociable personality with a quick-witted snap. They are often the life of the party and can adapt to almost any social scenario. You're a blast to be around which is why you rock this people-pleasing neutral with a fun, dynamic flare!
SPOTTED: Aura Lip Gloss, Sugar Plum Shadow



Cancer

Your top priority is the well-being of everyone else, and you are unwavering in your loyalty. A compassionate listener and always jumping at the role of nurturer, this classic, pretty nude lip reflects your gentle and caring personality. How lucky we are to have Cancers in our lives!
SPOTTED: Naked Lip Pencil, Innocent Lip Glaze


Leo

The spotlight is your muse, and you're about as confident as they come. Which is exactly why this poppin' peach look is perfect for you! Inspired by your "all eyes on me" vibe, this exciting, change-of-pace-color looks especially great on you.
SPOTTED: Show Stopper Lipstick, Bellini Lip Gloss



Virgo

Virgos are our stable ground no matter the phase of life. Their detail-oriented and analytical minds are often misunderstood, but such a sturdy foundation to lean on in times of need! We love dark, earthy tones to match your infamous down-to-earth personality.

Libra

The embodiment of peace, balance, and harmony, Libras are known to dodge conflict like the plague. They're people-pleasers to their core, which is why this classic pink so accurately reflects the gentle and cooperative traits. Who doesn't love a good pink lip?!
SPOTTED: Petal Lip Pencil, Passion Lipstick


Scorpio

You are driven by passion and possess a certain irresistible charm. These alluring traits combined with your assertive stance on just about everything makes this bold, seductive scarlet look a direct reflection of your essence!



Saggitarius

You're our go-to for a good time and are always ready for a spontaneous road trip. Exactly why this fun, free-spirited look was made just for you! This zesty pink shows off the gusto with which you live your life.



Capricorn

Capricorns are true to tradition, not usually prone to spontaneity, but oh-so grounded and loyal. You pride yourself in your discipline and responsibility, and we all love you for it! Try deep tones with precise lines to match your detail-oriented spirit.





Experts Reveal Causes and Solutions of Ingrown Hairs


Summer is the season for shaving which can often lead to pesky ingrown hairs (and is the last thing you want as you head out to the pool or beach). But what is the underlying cause of those red bumps? Sharlyn asks our experts and Dr. Ben Johnson shares his insights. Check it out, then shop the solutions below!

Q: "What do you think is the main cause of ingrown hairs? Specifically, the male beard line and woman bikini area. I've heard you discuss other theories in the past besides the common ones. Can you touch on this a bit?" -Sharlyn

A: "Ingrown hairs and/or folliculitis are a detox reaction. The toxin generates inflammation on its way out of the follicle, this swelling traps the hair. Facial lesions are from estrogenic toxins, bikini line is likely from mercury so look at their fish intake." -Dr. Ben Johnson


Tackle it with Osmosis:


Start within by addressing possible imbalanced mercury levels in the body. Environmental Protection Water will help harmonize environmental toxicity, then turn to Rescue topically to soothe and heal the inflammation of the follicle, neutralize toxins in the skin, and prevent scarring from the wound. Bonus Tip! Apply Rescue to scars caused by previous ingrown hairs and watch them fade away leaving smooth, even, and radiant skin!

Have a question that you would like to have featured in an #AskTheExperts forum? Submit it to social@osmosisskincare.com we'd love to hear from you!

Glowing Goddess Green Smoothie


Achieving glowing skin from within is the name of our game, and when we can get that with a tasty summer treat, that's a win-win in our book! Check out this refreshing green goddess smoothie that will give your taste buds and your skin a nourishing pick-me-up.

What You'll Need:


1/2 Cup Green Grapes
1/2 Banana
1/2 Granny Smith Apple Chopped
1 1/2 Cup Fresh Spinach
1 Cup Coconut Water, Pineapple Juice, or Almond Milk (depending on how creamy or tangy you like it)
1/2 Small Avocado
1 Tbs Chia Seeds

TIP: We recommend freezing all the fruits so there is no need for ice!

Instructions:


Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy. If the mixture is too thick, add your liquid of choice until it's thin enough to easily combine. Pour into your favorite glass, top with more chia seeds or shaved coconut, and enjoy your radiance inside and out!


Savor your smoothie with a luxurious face mask to enhance results and make a daily self-care routine out of it. Interested in other foods that feed your skin? Read more here.



Mark Your Calendars: 6 Reasons to Schedule Your Next Facial


While at-home treatments are convenient, necessary, and encouraged (lookin' at you, self-care Sundays!), hitting the spa periodically is essential and goes far beyond glowing skin. Discover the tools your skin needs that can only be obtained with monthly visits to your Skincare Professional.

1. Increased Circulation. 

Facial massages done by a Professional help relax the muscles and body, boosting circulation and blood flow through the skin to encourage cell renewal for a glowing, youthful complexion. They also have devices that further improve circulation and product penetration, and when paired with our holistic philosophy and technique, it is sure to deliver optimal results you could not achieve at home.

2. Boost Hydration & Skin Nutrients.

Professional-grade treatment add-ons work to maintain and repair the skin's lipid barrier, locking in moisture to ensure it stays supple, healthy, and strong all year long!

3. Personalized Home Care Regimen.

Get personalized protocols to take home with you that work best with your unique skin and body to boost results that last long after you leave the treatment room. Who better to guide your journey to radiance than those who know you and your skin best?

4. Stress Relief.

We all know how relaxing it is to hit the spa, but are we really aware of the importance of treating yourself? Taking the time to fully relax while taking care of your skin and body can do wonders for your mental health and stress levels. Conquer stress build-up and the toll it takes on your skin, and leave the treatment room feeling fresh, rejuvenated, and relaxed!

5. Expert Skin Analysis.

You can only stick with that grocery store cleanser and moisturizer for so long. Skincare Professionals are skilled experts that live to treat your skin. Visiting your esthetician allows your true skin to be revealed, and from there you can know exactly what to do. Osmosis utilizes a unique approach with our Holistic Skin Mapping to help identify the source of your skin concerns.

6. Because You Deserve It!

We spend so much time taking care of everything and everyone else that all too often we forget to take care of ourselves. Taking just a couple of hours a month to yourself to give yourself some me-time at the spa will energize your mind, body, and soul, leaving your ready to tackle whatever life throws your way!


If you don't already have a go-to spa or salon, find one near you here!


Wake up to Radiance: Why Night Creams are so Powerful


Did you know that your skin works hard to regenerate and repair itself overnight? While you sleep, it becomes more receptive to your skincare products, absorbing and soaking up all the yummy nutrients you just applied. But, it is true that your skin can lose moisture while you snooze as your body temperature rises. This is why a night creme is so important! It will boost the skin's natural restoration process while preventing dullness and dryness so you wake up to a smooth, moisturized brilliance every single day.

We are wrapping up our journey through the Moisturizing Collection with Enrich Restorative Night Creme, a supercharged treatment that nourishes and revitalizes skin overnight. Let's take a look at what makes it so special!

Ingredients to Love


Raspberry Seed Oil: Delivers a cell-regenerative effect to promote healing, reduces redness and water loss, all while enrobing the skin with silky smooth moisture.

Swertia Chirata Leaf Extract: Stimulates your skin's self-regenerative stem cell activity, making this ingredient exceptional for treating wounds, while also aiding in age-reversal.

Blueberry Extract: One of our favorite superfoods! Only this superfood proves to be equally as beneficial topically as it is when you eat it. Chock-full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, it also flaunts phytochemicals which can provide natural anticancer activity in the skin and body. It promotes regeneration, anti-aging, and a smooth, supple complexion.


When To Use A Night Cream

1. To boost skin's moisture during the regenerative process while you sleep.

2. Use on hands or feet as an intensive body balm for soft, smooth results.

3. Apply a thin layer under mineral makeup to enhance performance and wearability.

4. Use on chapped lips, post-sun exposure, and wounds to promote healing and restoration.


Wake up looking and feeling fresh and vibrant with naturally-sourced ingredients that heal. Get the scoop on other items in our Moisturizing Collection here.


Your Wellness Cheat Sheet: Which Supplement is Right For You?


Choosing the right supplements for your unique skin and body can be overwhelming. And while we always recommend finding an Osmosis Skincare Professional for most accurate protocols and tailored results, here is a guide to helping you navigate to the perfect supplement for you based on your skin and health concerns.

What is Your Main Skin Concern?


1. My skin is oily and acne-prone.


On the cheeks, forehead, and mouth: These regions indicate gut health issues such as candida (a yeast overgrowth in the gut), inflammation in the intestines, or acid reflux. Encourage a healthy tummy with Skin Perfection Water formulated to harmonize digestion, targeting acne at the source for permanent healing.

On the lower jaw and chin: This indicates estrogenic toxins caused by a hormone imbalance absorbed by different organs and then purged through the skin. Reach for Environmental Detox, a powerful supplement containing ingredients like DIM and activated charcoal that work to bind and remove these toxins from the body. It is particularly effective at preventing and reducing cystic acne which is very common in this zone of the face.

2. Rid me of the wrinkles!


Say no to stress: Body Talk is a holistic way designed to target stress-induced aging by neutralizing the effect of emotions on the body and detoxing emotional history to then open pathways in the mind for healing. Five pumps in the morning and evening will help contribute to a healthy mind and body - and that includes your skin!

DNA Repair: Elevate is our revolutionary DNA Repair supplement that encourages the formation of ATP (your body's natural energy source). Its ability to reduce damage to the skin from sun exposure through our patented AC-11, will increase skin's immunity and endurance while continuing to repair cells for the ultimate overall health. Plus, the increased energy will give you just the boost you need to stay active and energized!

3. My skin is prone to redness and irritation.


On the forehead, cheeks, and temples: Rosacea in these areas is typically triggered by certain foods and reflects the large intestine. Digestive Water is designed to help restore harmony to the gut providing relief on this system, in turn reducing rosacea caused by the digestive distress.

Around the nose: This section reflects the region from the stomach to the lower esophagus. Often, when there is redness around the sides of the nose, it is caused by gastritis, H. Pylori overgrowth in the stomach, or acid reflux. Complete Digestive Enzyme aids in the break down of food and absorption of nutrients to provide relief and balance to the digestive system.


4. Blackheads!


Address the mucus: Blackheads are caused by mucus build-up in the body. Pathway is our 10-day cleanse that breaks up and removes mucus from the intestines and colon, increasing nutrient absorption removing harmful toxins, and enhancing overall health! Watch blackheads disappear and notice increased energy and glowing completion.

The foundation of Osmosis stands on the skin-body connection. So, many of our supplements, though they target internal sources, directly address external concerns. See our Holistic Skin Mapping for more specifics on skin conditions and supplements that will assist in healing from the inside out!

Start within to encourage your authentic beauty. For best results, pair supplements with Osmosis Waters, topical Skincare, and healthy lifestyle choices to achieve a flawless radiance and a happier, healthier you!


Harnessing the Power of a Healing Balm



Whether it's just seasonal or climate-based dryness, a high caffeine diet, or a result of over-exfoliation, sometimes your daily moisturizer just doesn't cut it and you need something that packs a little more punch. Continuing on our journey through the Moisturizing Collection, we are thrilled to dive into the power of Remedy Healing Balm, an ultra-hydrating mask that works to repair the barrier instead of "coating" the skin. It's just the boost of soothing moisture you need when dry skin takes its toll.

Remedy is chock-full of anti-inflammatory and healing agents that work to encourage and support the skin's natural recovery functions, soothing irritation and alleviating redness. It reduces visible signs of stress in the skin while preventing further damage.

Ingredients to Love


Shea Butter

Rich with hydrating and conditioning agents that contain a fatty acid profile (crazy good for the elasticity of the skin) and assists with protection and cellular repair.

Licorice Root Extract

Contains a high content of potent antioxidants, while providing anti-inflammatory, lightening, calming, soothing, and immune-boosting benefits. It helps to normalize oil production while fading dark spots and blemishes, PLUS it offers anti-aging properties. This powerful ingredient just about does it all!

Gotu Kola Leaf Extract

An antioxidant-rich plant extract that delivers a source of amino acids to assist in healing and minimize scarring. It also contains soothing properties!

Wild Cherry Bark Extract

Has historically been used to treat rashes, psoriasis, and eczema because of its anti-inflammatory and astringent properties as it helps to soothe, detox, and heal.

When to Call on a Healing Balm

When you need more than a sheer daily moisturizer, healing balms may be your answer. If your skin is not taking to a lighter moisturizer, it most likely means there is a greater underlying problem and the skin is in need of repair. Remedy is excellent for sunburns, post-procedure, and other skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis to promote healing of the irritation and soothe redness.

PRO TIP: This can also be used as an intensely hydrating sleep mask because of the thick viscosity. Apply to the face before bed and wake up with a smooth, supple complexion.

Shop your Healing Balm here!