Pigment Perfecting Facial!

4/29/2016 Osmosis Skincare 0 Comments


We are so close to shorts, sun dresses, and flip flop weather we can hardly stand it! That means showing a bit more skin, which means you must be protected! We like to call summer SPF season (though you NEED to wear SPF daily… throughout the year). With summer comes the possibility for sun damage, dark spots and uneven skin. We have created the perfect lightening and brightening facial to reduce pigment problems and keep your skin even and balanced all summer long!



Step 1. Boil 2 cups of water. Once water is hot, pour in a heat safe bowl. Drape a towel over your head while leaning into the steam from the hot water. Steam your skin for 5 minutes to open your pores and prep them for your at-home treatment.

Step 2: Cleanse skin with Purify, gently cleanse in small circular motions pushing cleanser up towards the forehead, then rinse.

Step 3: Apply a quarter size amount of Polish to the skin.  Allow to sit for 5-7 minutes. Apply a warm towel to skin and without applying pressure, allow it to remain on skin until lukewarm in temperature. Gently lift towel and use to remove any excess.

Step 4: Apply 2 pumps of Rescue and a nickel size amount of Repair to the skin. Spritz Clear Plus+ on top and gently massage the product into the skin for deeper penetration. Allow to sit for 15 minutes. Apply a warm towel to skin and without applying pressure, allow it to remain on skin until lukewarm in temperature. Gently lift towel and use to remove any excess.

Step 5: Apply 2 pumps of Enlighten to hyperpigmented areas on face, neck, and décolleté.

Step 6: Spritz skin with 4 pumps of Clear Plus+, then using gentle pressure, massage Clear Plus+ Into the skin.

Step 7: Apply a dime size amount of Shade or Protect to the face, neck, and décolleté for protection.

*Note, when doing a lightening treatment, SPF if the most important factor in keeping skin bright, protected, and keeping the results of this facial intact.* This facial experience is perfect for gaining a brighter complexion and treating hyperpigmentation! Complete this regimen once a week and utilize Enlighten and Restore every evening for even more results.

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Brilliant Brows!

4/26/2016 Osmosis Skincare 0 Comments


It's no secret that brows are becoming a trend all over the red carpet and fashion week. We don't anticipate that they will ever go out of style! So how does one get, bold brows or natural looking brows? Watch below and find out how you can get Brilliant Brows.



Here is what you need to complete the perfect brow look:

Eye Liner Brow Brush
Brow Gel in your appropriate shade

OR

Eye Liner Brow Brush
Concealer Brush
Matte Eyeshadow Collection
Age Defying Treatment Concealer

Find out where to shop this look here.




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Summer Skincare for Your Teen!

4/21/2016 Osmosis Skincare 0 Comments


Do you remember your skincare routine from your teenage years? It's enough to make you want to scream a little in fear... Bar soap, sometimes no soap, and pounds of makeup. Yep, we remember those days well which is why we have devised some simple, fun routines for your teen to start positive skincare habits now. Their skin will thank them 30 years from now!

Even if your teen has great, clear skin it is still important to implement a routine into their daily life. They may not need as many steps as, say we... whose age shall not be mentioned do, but they can still get some strong results to maintain their healthy skin.

If your teen has troubled skin, we've got them covered as well. Read on to find out which routine is best for your teen, then bribe them anyway you can into using it! (we think video games or shoes work best).

Normal/balanced skin maintenance:



Purify
Clear
Replenish
Protect

Troubled/unbalanced skin treatment:



Deep Clean
Clarify
Clear Plus
Rescue
Protect
Skin Perfection Harmonized Water

If you'd like to introduce supplement habits with your teen, take a look at our internal wellness supplements including DIM which helps with hormonal skin troubles and any of our Harmonized Waters!

It is so important to teach your teens about positive and healthy habits, whether with food, hydration, exercise, work ethic and so on, we sometimes forget about the importance of healthy skin habits. Each routine features sun protection, which should be an important daily habit of you and your teen. Teaching them about keeping clean, clear skin can help boost confidence and boost the importance of self care and keep their skin from going off the rails later in life (adult acne anyone)? This summer is great timing to get them into a good skincare regimen.

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Classic Bridal Look!

4/19/2016 Osmosis Skincare 0 Comments


Wedding season has begun! We love using Osmosis Makeup for brides and bridal parties. It's a healthy clean choice for your bridal makeup look. There are many looks a bride can covet, but for those looking for a timeless classic look, follow along with our steps or check out our full video tutorial:



Step 1. Give your skin a flawless complexion by priming with CC Cream and layering Long Wear Liquid Foundation and a light dusting of Pressed Base in your shade, then conceal with Age Defying Treatment Concealer. 

Step 2. Apply Butter Cream Eye Shadow from your Matte Collection kit all over the lid (from lash line to crease)

Step 3. Using your flat, squared end of your Eyeliner Brow Brush, cut your crease with Smoky Plum mixed with Sienna from your Matte Collection. 

Step 4. Using your Blender Brush, and Truffle with Toasted Peach blend your crease into your lower lid.

Step 5. Apply a classic cat eye with our Liquid Eye Definer. 

Step 6. Using your Smudge Brush, smoke out your lower lash line with Truffle.

Step 7. Load up on Mascara! We love using the Volumizing formula for brides. **Extra Tip: In between your second and third coat, sprinkle Osmosis Finishing Powder onto your lashes while they are still tacky. Follow immediately with your third and final coat of Mascara for full, thick, look-at-me lashes**

Step 8. Fill in your brows with Brow Gel, or for a lighter brow look, use Truffle from your Matte Collection. 

Step 9. Apply Crushed Coral Blush to the apples of your cheeks using your Angled Blush Brush, then using your Medium Accent Brush, lightly blend Crushed Coral and Nude Bliss up to your temples for
a healthy glowing flush.

Step 10. Apply Nude Lip Pencil to entire lip (line and fill in).

Step 11. Apply Sassy Lipstick to top and bottom lip.

Step 12. Apply Lust Lip Glaze for an unstoppable, classic red pucker.

Step 13. Finish with a spritz of Mineral Hydration, and a dusting of Finishing Powder. Now go say “ I Do!”

For a more detailed view of our Classic Bridal Look, go here.

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Spotlight: Clear and Clear +

4/18/2016 Osmosis Skincare 0 Comments




Drumroll ready, curtain's about to open and the spotlight is ready to shine some light on two superstars! Here they come... It's Clear and Clear Plus +! The crowd goes wild!!!

These are two products we simply can't live without, so here's a breakdown to give you a better idea of why they're a must for any skincare routine!

Clear: This topical Harmonized Water contains frequencies of epidermal growth factor, keratinocyte  growth factor,  anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral. Meaning, a few spritzes of this on bare, made-up, or post treatment skin will reap some serious benefits. Are you still wondering why you need this?  Well, this topical activating mist aids in driving your serums deeper into the dermis for optimal penetration which means you can make your serums work double time for you for the best results. It also protects your skin from the millions of bacteria and viral jerks floating around in the air.  Use it morning and night after your serum or moisturizer application. Simply spray 3-4 pumps onto your skin and gently press in with your fingertips (clean fingertips that is)!

Clear Plus +: For the serious skincare lover, Clear Plus + will quickly become your BFF. Not only does this product do what Clear does, it's added benefits of:
Radish Root Extract (great for keeping blemishes at bay)
Plankton Extract (binds moisture to the skin... extra hydration for all)!!
Peptides (hooray for anti-aging)!
Green Tea Leaf Extract (gimme those antioxidants) and
Vitamin B-5 (goodbye red, irritated skin)!

So which one is for you? Clear is great for all skin types and all serums. It's a great start to introducing added benefits (like serum penetration) to your skincare routine. Clear Plus + is also for all skin types, it's a great addition to your skincare routine, especially if you are concerned with aging, dry or irritated skin, or blemish prone skin and also works perfectly with any of our serums.

There you have it, an up close look at two of our favorite products that round out a perfect Osmosis Skincare routine.

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Wellness Wednesday: Pre-Workout Fuel!

4/13/2016 Osmosis Skincare 1 Comments




It is officially that time of year... Pre-swimsuit season! The gym memberships are primed, you've completed your Spring Detox and you are ready to take the next step to a healthy, strong, swimsuit-ready body! What ever workout you are about to embark on (or already do consistently) it is extremely important to make sure you give your body the proper fuel before you start. Pre-workout fuel is all about the carbs and sugar (natural sugar that is). We love prepping our workout with Energize Me Harmonized Water. It's the perfect start to hydrating and prepping your body for some work. Once we have taken our Energize Me we like to start with something simple like whole wheat toast with sliced bananas and cinnamon. The carbs from the toast will provide consistent energy throughout your workout, while the banana will keep your potassium levels balanced (we lose potassium when we sweat) and cinnamon, of course helps rev up your metabolism.  Another great and tasty recipe we love is an overnight oats smoothie.

The night before your workout combine:

1/2 cup gluten free oats
3/4 cup milk, water, or dairy-free milk (like almond or coconut)
1/2 Banana
8-10 whole pecans
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 tablespoon pure maple syrup

Place all ingredients in a blender or sealed container and pop in the fridge overnight.

Once you are ready to fuel up (1 -1/2 hours before your workout) blend the ingredients, eat from a bowl, or drink from a cup. This little pre-workout gem gives you plenty of fuel by gradually releasing sugar to your body for an extra kick of energy while the water content from the bananas will help keep your body hydrated.

After your pre-workout meal, take an Elevate. This will kick your metabolism to ready mode, provide sustained energy throughout your workout, AND help improve muscle tone and function. Elevate also keeps your brain sharp, helping you stay focused during your workout.

Between Energize Me, Elevate, and a healthy pre-workout meal, you have a trifecta of awesome just waiting to help you obtain a healthy, strong body. Now put on your 'tennies' and hit the pavement!

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Osmosis ABC's: Butyrospermum Parkii

4/06/2016 Osmosis Skincare 0 Comments


What in the world is Butyrospermum Parkii? You probably see it in many of your skin care, makeup, and hair care products. Many botanical ingredients have super fancy science names that can lead us astray or make us fear what we are putting on our skin. Fear not, Butyrospermum Parkii is none other than Shea Butter! This ingredient is native to the African Shea Tree. The nut produced by this tree offers an insanely healing salve that works wonders on many skin conditions. Let's find out why this ingredient is so good for you!



WOW! This puppy does a lot. We love breaking down ingredients (even the ones with long confusing names) to make sure we utilize the most natural, skin mimicking properties to better heal, and maintain the health of your skin. Shea Butter just happens to be one of those ingredients! Wondering what products have this wizard of an ingredient?





Shade - Protect and nourish you skin from the sun's daily rays!

Age Defying Treatment Concealer - Use the balm to prime and prep your eyes for your makeup look.
The Shea Butter in the balm will keep your sensitive eye area moisturized and protected all day!

Quench and Quench Plus+ - Get the most out of your moisture!

Lip Glaze - Not only can you give your lips a trendy color, you can keep them healthy and protected!

**For the Professional: Shea Butter is utilized in Facial Infusion, Cucumber Mint Balancing Mask and Tropical Mango Barrier Recovery Mask**

Now you know what Butyrospermum Parkii is! Get on over to your Osmosis retailer and get your hands on these products! Just Shea YES (pun completely intended)!

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Newness: Finishing Powder and New Foundation Shades

4/01/2016 Osmosis Skincare 0 Comments







Pop some champagne, do some cartwheels and karate kicks and buckle up for our newness (maybe just stick to champagne... no one needs to get hurt attempting a cartwheel)!

We are so excited to announce the latest in Osmosis Makeup. We pride ourselves on listening to our loyal clients and we heard your requests! You now have three new shades to compliment our ever-popular Pressed Base and Long Wear Liquid Foundation. Our three new shades round out your foundation choices perfectly. So, with-out further ado, we are pleased to introduce you to Fair, Olive and Beige Dark! Check out our color matching chart (featuring our favorite celebs) to find out if one of them is right for you!



We also can't wait for all of you to get your hot little hands on our NEW Finishing Powder! This will certainly become a staple in your makeup bag. This new pressed, talc-free formula helps control oil and shine all day long with a matte finish.  Your skin gets a treat from soothing Honeysuckle extract and antioxidant-strong Green Tea Extract. We love using the Dome Powder Brush to set our Liquid (or even our powder) Foundation and the Blender Brush to set our Age Defying Treatment Concealer and eye makeup! The best thing about this powder is its translucent coverage, that's right; there is no color to this powder, just pure oil-absorbing mattifying power!



Makeup artists around the globe have a long used trade secret when it comes to finishing powders... and we are going to let you in on it! Before you apply your mascara, use the Blender Brush and tap a good amount of Finishing Powder onto your lashes, follow with a coat of Mascara. Sprinkle a little more finishing powder onto tacky lashes, then apply one more coat. You now have the next best thing to false lashes. Now you are in on the secret, use it wisely...er... everyday! We can't wait to hear how much you love these new additions to the color line!

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