Our Favorite Gut-Healthy Takes on Thanksgiving Classics

11/14/2018 Osmosis Skincare 0 Comments


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!


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Winter Beauty Trends to Look Out for in 2019

11/12/2018 Osmosis Skincare 0 Comments


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! 

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United in Beauty: Meet Jodi Rome

11/09/2018 Osmosis Skincare 0 Comments



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.

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What is Your Skin Personality?

11/01/2018 Osmosis Skincare 0 Comments


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!

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How Ayurveda Plays a Role in Your Health and Beauty Routine

10/04/2018 Osmosis Skincare 0 Comments


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!



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Wellness Routines Made Easy

9/24/2018 Osmosis Skincare 0 Comments


With so many different options out there, finding the right supplement for you can be a challenge. This is why we put together pre-made kits complete with just the holistic supplements you need for targeted skin and body concerns. Let's get to know each one!

ACNE DETOX

Achieve clear, radiant skin by targeting acne at the source! Environmental Detox and Pathway work to gently bind and remove acne-causing toxins from the body, while Skin Perfection balances candida overgrowth in the gut to keep pesky blemishes at bay and unveil your authentic glow. This kit is great for acneic skin of all types, whether it's cystic, rosacea, or even eczema; these supplements are the perfect recipe for healing.

SLIMMING DETOX KIT

Support your weight loss goals with stimulant-free, non-toxic supplements that work with your body's innate functions, not against it like some chemically-enhanced weight loss pills do. Melt works to holistically detox the fat cells, while Elevate utilizes the fat as an energy source in the body. Then add Environmental Protection Water to harmonize the effects of environmental toxins on the body that can play a role in the swelling of your fat cells.

HORMONE DETOX KIT

Restore balance back to your system with two powerful, holistic supplements that work together to not only ease symptoms from that hormonal roller coaster, but also remove estrogenic toxins from the body. Environmental Detox utilizes DIM and activated charcoal to bind and remove the toxins, while Hormone Water harmonizes deficiencies in the thyroid to help you look and feel more energetic and radiant! 

DIGESTIVE DETOX KIT

Trust your gut when it comes to optimal overall health! From mental sharpness, to clear skin, and everywhere in between, the health of your digestive system dictates a lot of your body's functionality. This kit comes with just the supplements you need to relieve imbalances that cause that all-too-familiar bloating, indigestion, acid reflux, and gas all while increasing nutrient absorption and taking some of the burden off of your digestive system.


These Limited Edition Kits make it easy to find the perfect wellness regimen for you, targeting the source of the concern, and helping you radiate from the inside out! Shop yours here.

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Damage Control: Your Guide to Avoiding Wrinkles

9/18/2018 Osmosis Skincare 0 Comments


It's no secret that aging is inevitable, and eventually, it becomes harder and harder to hide our age as it starts to reflect on our skin. Did you know that as early as 25 your skin starts to lose key nutrients by 1 percent each year? But, here's the good news! We have control over how we treat our skin and what we put on it every day to combat, slow, and even reverse signs of aging. So, to help you win the war against wrinkles, we have put together the ultimate anti-aging guide with tips, tricks, and ingredients that will help you postpone the appearance of wrinkles as long as possible!

Start Early

The earlier you start using anti-aging products and developing a daily skincare routine of your own, the more optimal results you will get. Start in your 20's with a few simple products to focus on prevention, then vamp up your regimen in your 30's for maintenance with more powerful actives and ingredients. Continue the trend as you say hello to your 40's and then 50's and beyond to actively smooth and reverse!

Sunscreen, Sunscreen, Sunscreen

Protecting your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays may arguably be the single most important preventative tactic in avoiding premature aging of the skin. Unprotected sun exposure causes not only wrinkles, but also reduced elasticity, dehydration, hyperpigmentation, and compromised texture. Lather up with a zinc oxide-based sunscreen every morning to ensure proper prevention of harmful damage over time.

Ingredients Matter

Not all skincare is created equal. Many products and treatments that claim to be beneficial can actually cause long-term damage and even expedite the aging process. Do your research and read the labels. Reach for products that enhance circulation and blood flow, increase production of collagen and elastin, boost skin nutrients, repair a compromised barrier, and support lipids. Osmosis boasts 4 all-star serums that are proven to be among the most powerful and effective in age prevention:

StemFactor utilizes our advanced exosome technology which maximizes the delivery of over 600 growth factors and skin proteins derived from adult stem cells to stimulate new cells and encourage the rebuilding of collagen and elastin. A perfect recipe to reveal a brighter, more youthful you!

Vitamin A is widely recognized in the skincare and esthetics world as a must-have for your anti-aging routine. The difference is, Osmosis uses a form of Vitamin A called retinaldehyde (a "precursor" to retin-A) that is more easily recognized and absorbed by the skin which makes it non-irritating. In addition, it is coated with phosphatidylcholine (try saying that 3 times fast!) to help penetrate the molecule deep into the dermal layer of the skin through our exclusive liposomal delivery system for boosted results and nutrients. Your skin will thank you, trust us.

Epidermal Repair is a crucial piece of the anti-aging puzzle, especially as you enter your 30's and 40's. Rescue targets the wound repair aspect of aging by utilizing an oxygen molecule to neutralize toxins, activate your skin's innate wound repair systems, and provide the skin with the tools it needs to treat age spots and texture concerns. This revolutionary serum will change the way you skincare!

DNA Repair is vital to your anti-aging efforts in that it is clinically proven to increase skin elasticity and firmness while repairing sun damage and pigmentation. Catalyst AC-11, our DNA Repair Serum, flaunts our patented zinc finger technology that works hard long after you apply it to transform your skin cells for powerful results!

Go Internal

The overall health of your skin will assist in warding off wrinkles much longer than compromised or nutrient-deficient skin, and this happens from the inside out. Support your topical skincare efforts by diving inside the body, too. Food and drink that contain a high content of sugar, caffeine, or preservatives will deprive the skin and body of essentials it needs to stay smooth, hydrated, and brilliant.

Take control of the clock and prevent dreaded wrinkles and lines by making your skin and wellness routine all your own! See our full recommended preventative protocol here.



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5 Reasons to Make the Switch to Mineral Makeup

8/23/2018 Osmosis Skincare 0 Comments


Mineral Makeup has been on the rise in popularity for some time now. But, how important is it really? Is it worth a total overhaul of your makeup bag? We're unveiling the not-so-hidden benefits of choosing minerals and their role in your beauty routine to help you make the switch!

1. Your makeup should be an extension of your skincare.

Here at Osmosis, we believe that true radiance shouldn't stop with your skincare products. Enhancing your authentic beauty goes as far as lifestyle choices, supplements to boost internal balance and health, and even the makeup you wear every day! Mineral makeup supports your skincare efforts by sitting on the skin without settling into pores or fine lines which makes it excellent for the acneic, sensitive, and rosacea skin types that could otherwise have a reaction or breakout to other makeup. It also delivers a seamless, "air-brushed" finish while promoting healthy, nourished skin.

2. Ingredients that work as hard as you do.

Minerals are sourced from the earth and are free of harmful, man-made chemicals that can cause irritation. Instead, they feature powerful natural ingredients that work to nourish, soothe, and protect all while delivering flawless coverage and richly pigmented shades. Look for ingredients such as zinc oxide, mica, jojoba seed oil, and green tea leaf extract on the label of your favorite mineral makeup products!

3. Cruelty-free is the way to be.

Mineral makeup is often cruelty-free which is an added bonus! Osmosis is proud to offer cruelty-free makeup options so you can feel good about the products you're putting on your skin. We take every chance we can to support the movement of protecting animals from harm in the beauty industry and now you can too!

4. Outlasting Performance.

Aside from all of the incredible benefits of skin-nourishing ingredients that minerals boast, the quality of the makeup itself is unmatched. The minerals promote such a smooth, seamless complexion that will last all day, while the finely milled minerals deliver richly pigmented shades to add that extra pop of pretty to your makeup look!
PRO TIP: Moisture is a mineral's best friend. To further enhance the performance of your makeup, spritz with Mineral Hydration Mist and watch as the makeup appears one with the skin.

5. Going Green!

Mineral Makeup is an eco-friendly alternative to most drugstore cosmetics. Because of the naturally sourced ingredients, you can actually minimize your carbon footprint by using minerals. Now that's a win-win in our book!


Upgrade your beauty bag and make the switch to mineral makeup from Foundations, to Shadows, and everywhere in between! Then enhance your daily beauty routine with these self-care tips.

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The Perfect Lip Look For Your Zodiac Sign

8/14/2018 Osmosis Skincare 0 Comments


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.





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Experts Reveal Causes and Solutions of Ingrown Hairs

7/31/2018 Osmosis Skincare 0 Comments


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!

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Glowing Goddess Green Smoothie

7/26/2018 Osmosis Skincare 0 Comments


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.



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Mark Your Calendars: 6 Reasons to Schedule Your Next Facial

7/11/2018 Osmosis Skincare 0 Comments


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!


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Wake up to Radiance: Why Night Creams are so Powerful

7/05/2018 Osmosis Skincare 0 Comments


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.


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

7/02/2018 Osmosis Skincare 0 Comments


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!


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Harnessing the Power of a Healing Balm

6/18/2018 Osmosis Skincare 0 Comments



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!





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Holistic Tips to Beat the Afternoon Crash

6/01/2018 Osmosis Skincare 0 Comments



We've all experienced that 2 p.m. wall. Your gusto for the day starts to burn out, you're crashing from your cup(s) of coffee, and your lunch is settling in your stomach like a brick leaving you feeling drained and ready for a nap. Instead of heading for the kitchen to refill your coffee mug again or pop the top on a can of soda, turn to holistic solutions that will help give you a sustainable energy refuel and even prevent the afternoon sleepies in the first place! Check it out:

Power-Up with Breakfast

When you start your morning strong with nutrients and nourishing substance, it will absolutely transform the pattern of your workday and help keep the afternoon slump at bay. Try a quick breakfast shake with fruits, omega-3s, and digestible protein to help keep energy at a healthy level throughout your morning. Or pack a hard-boiled egg and some almond butter wheat toast to munch on when you get there.

Avoid Caffeine

Trust us, we know how impossible this sounds. But, did you know that caffeine can stay in your system anywhere from four to six hours affecting your nervous system, heart rate, and respiratory system? The good news is, there are so many healthy alternatives to caffeine these days that put a pep in your step and help get you going in the morning without the mid-afternoon crash that comes along with coffee or sugary drinks. Right now we're loving matcha, turmeric lattes, and herbal teas!

Get Up and Move

A great way to boost energy levels is to get your blood flowing, even if just for a few minutes, to help break up your day. Many of us sit for long hours during a workday, and if you have a job where you're on your feet all day, certain stretches and yoga poses can help relieve some of that strain as well. Check out these office exercises you can do at your desk to help increase blood flow and energy during your afternoon!

Explore Holistic Solutions

Elevate is a caffeine-free supplement that works to boost energy, increase fat loss and cellular repair, enhance metabolism and mental focus, and even reverse signs of aging. This super-supplement works by giving cells the activators they need to encourage ATP (energy) formation. Keep it on your desk next to your computer as a reminder to take some with your lunch and prevent the crash altogether while boosting focus and energy at work!

Don't let the crash defeat you and your day come 2 or 3 p.m. Restore your body's energy and "umph" with these simple tricks and lifestyle habits to ensure a clear mind and bring the life back to your workday! Feeling tired all the time? Check out how sleep can impact your health and energy long-term here.

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Everything You Need to Know About a Cleansing Balm

5/29/2018 Osmosis Skincare 1 Comments

Cleansing Balms are rapidly rising in popularity as a refreshing way to rinse the day away and leave your skin feeling revived! As we work our way through the Moisturizing Collection series, we thought May was the perfect time to dive deep into Lift Away, our oh-so-soothing and delicately lightweight cleansing balm, as an energizing alternative (or addition) to your usual cleansing routine. Let's discover why balm is bomb this summer.

Lift Away is a lightweight, non-foaming cleanser that lifts and dissolves makeup and impurities from the skin while maintaining barrier health and promoting a smooth, glowing complexion.

Ingredients To Love


Mangosteen
Containing natural antibacterial properties, this super-fruit helps clear and prevent acne as it cleanses the skin of environmental toxins and debris. It is also rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties to promote healing and repair of skin cells and prevent free-radical damage.

Elderberry Fruit Juice
Holds extremely high levels of bioflavonoids to enhance the skin's immune function as well as provide antioxidant protection. It also plays the role of a natural detoxifier, helping to defend the skin against environmental stressors that can cause wrinkles and age spots.

Avocado Oil
A powerful dose of protein and fatty acids to heal and regenerate the skin back to a healthy, youthful state!


A Cleansing Balm's Role in Your Skincare Routine

Cleansing Balms serve as a great first cleanse, followed by a more invigorating wash if you feel your skin needs it. It also can be used as a makeup remover or a quick, refreshing single cleanse especially during the summer months when you may just want a light rinse as opposed to a heavy, involved routine. The main benefit of a Cleansing Balm is to increase moisture as it contains many hydrating ingredients that instantly melt into the skin to offer a splash of moisture for a revived finish without the tightness!


Shop some of our other Cleansers here as a second cleanse in your routine! If you missed last month's scoop on Facial Oils, be sure to check it out here.

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Creating a Self-Care Ritual out of Your Makeup Routine

5/24/2018 Osmosis Skincare 0 Comments


Women are inherently beautiful beings; and here at Osmosis, we believe in enhancing that beauty, not masking it. However, makeup can often be misconstrued as a superficial tool to hide or disguise true beauty. It's our mission to unite in beauty and use makeup to compliment our authentic radiance! Another important aspect of makeup is how it makes us feel on the inside because of its power on the outside. Though sometimes it can be hard to wake up in enough time to apply more than just a quick 2-minute makeup routine, if you create that time and space for yourself in the morning, it can be quite empowering! Here are a few ways to turn your rushed, 5-minute routine into a loving, self-care ritual every day.

1. Create an inviting space in your bathroom or vanity.

Don't underestimate the power of a simple candle, makeup caddy, or even lighting to set the tone for your morning routine and, in-turn, the rest of your day. Make the space your own! Organize your makeup so it's easily accessible, turn on your favorite tunes, and take the time to have those few moments to yourself to celebrate your beauty as you get ready!

2. Get Creative.

Have fun with it! Use your makeup as a creative outlet for the day. This will not only make it more fun, but will stimulate the artistic side of your brain and get those juices flowing and ready to take on your day! Let your makeup reflect your mood each day, play way different styles, colors, and products.

3. Embrace Your Features.

While you are putting your makeup on, notice each of your features and either mentally, or verbally, express gratitude to yourself. You can even practice different self-love mantras such as "I am beautiful.", "I love my brows.", etc. You will be amazed at how powerful this practice can be in transforming your mindset and sense of self-love and self-worth.

4. Choose Clean Beauty Products.

To further enhance your self-care routine, what better way to show love to yourself and your body than by fueling it with makeup that nourishes and promotes healthy skin! Our Mineral Makeup is rich with vitamins that work to protect your skin such as zinc oxide, moringa seed oil, and our unique goji berry blend - just to name a few! Feel good about the makeup you put on your skin.


Whether your morning routine is two minutes or 30 minutes long, there's always enough time to celebrate you! Let us know some of your favorite morning makeup rituals in the comments below.

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Expert Travel Tips to Maintain Your Glow On-the-Go!

5/14/2018 Osmosis Skincare 0 Comments


Summer is just around the corner which means it's time to pack your bags for the season of travel! While adventuring around the world and heading off to your favorite beach destination is what we look forward to year-round, it can often wreak havoc on our skin and bodies. Global Educator, Ami Mallon is always on-the-go so she has chipped in to share her favorite tips and products for maintaining radiance no matter where your travels may take you!

Hydrate. 

Rushing through airports and increased time in cars can mean a disruption to energy levels and sleep cycles causing superficially dry and lackluster skin. Being on the go can also mean less time devoted to your usual skincare regimen. Our Clear Plus+ Activating Mist is the perfect solution to this problem, with ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, Green Tea and Panthenol (B5), this Activating Mist will not only assist in activating and penetrating the Osmosis serums but will also re-energize the skin, offering antioxidant protection and providing a refreshing splash of moisture to revive you on those long days of travel.

Multi-Task.

Headed out for a scheduled vacay activity or a night out on the local town? Multi-tasking is the name of the game when it comes to being on the road. Lucky for you, Osmosis Colour has created multi-use products that are tailored specifically for this purpose! Try our dual-sided Age Defying Treatment Concealer. One side contains an emollient moisture stick rich with Argan oil, Apricot oil and Vitamin E to apply under the eyes before the concealer, while the other is a beautifully pigmented concealer, perfect for quick touchups throughout the day. This powerful little duo will awaken and revive your look (no matter how late you stayed up last night), and is an absolute must-have in your travel bag!

Mask.

Nothing wreaks more havoc on your skin than traveling on an airplane. Factors like a change in climate and recycled air can disrupt the lipid barrier making skin look and feel dry and dull. Take advantage of the time without cell service to treat your skin! Applying Masks on planes has become the new norm. Remedy Healing Balm is formulated with intense hydrating and healing ingredients like Castor Seed Oil and Wild Cherry Bark Extract to enrobe the skin with moisture and promote restoration while alleviating any redness or distress. Gently massage into your skin and land at your scheduled destination revived, refreshed, and hydrated!


Enjoy your travel adventures, just don't leave your skincare behind! Quick and easy application helps keep dull skin at bay. For more tips and tricks on your wellness routine while traveling, discover how to wander-on without skipping a beat here!


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Conquering Cystic Acne

5/04/2018 Osmosis Skincare 0 Comments


As we are well aware by now, acne (and most every other skin condition) is your body's way of telling you, "hey, something's not right here!". It is our job to listen and educate ourselves on the most holistic path to healing so as to not counteract your body's efforts to combat imbalances and create further damage. Cystic acne is a big problem for many people. It's extremely painful and can take weeks to heal. Not to mention, they're usually big (and, well... embarrassing). We're getting down and dirty with cystic acne to help you tackle it in the healthiest way possible. Let's talk cysts!

Where is it coming from?

Cystic acne is not always linked to a specific cause, but as toxins leave the skin, cystic acne typically appears in a cluster that's purging those toxins causing that painful, swollen, bumps formed deep beneath the surface of the skin. What really determines the cause is where it is located on the face. Our Holistic Skin Mapping is an excellent tool to help identify the internal cause. Cystic acne is commonly seen along the lower cheeks, chin, and jawline which reveals estrogenic toxins and hormone imbalances! It is also common around the nose and forehead. This exposes some gut health issues that need to be addressed in order to create an environment of healing in the body which can then translate to the skin.


How to deal.

1. Target the internal source.
Once you've narrowed down the cause of the breakout based on facial analysis or with the help of a Skincare Professional, you can then choose holistic supplements accordingly. For those lower jaw areas, reach for Environmental Detox, and Hormone Water or Inner Harmony to balance estrogen and testosterone levels. Seeing bumps on the nose or forehead? Complete Digestive Enzyme paired with Digestive Water or Skin Perfection will harmonize irritations or struggles in the gut.
No matter what the cause, if you're experiencing frequent cystic acne, it is time to start evaluating your diet. Cut back on foods high in sugars and processed ingredients, then incorporate more fresh, organic leafy greens, antioxidants, and healthy fats!

2. Topical Solutions.
Give your skin a little extra TLC as it purges. Take the time for a mask treatment or possibly double up on your skincare regimen and add a few powerhouse serums to encourage your skin's repair. Give your skin a twice-daily, invigorating Deep Clean to keep out environmental toxins, makeup, and debris as your skin heals. Rescue works to calm the inflammation, neutralize toxins, and activate epidermal wound repair - like a message to your skin saying, "charge!". Clarify, (our Vitamin A Blemish Serum) increases the skin's immune support to back-up efforts from the serums, while also normalizing oil production to create a harmonized environment in the skin.


Lifestyle habits, food choices, and a consistent skincare regimen will help ward off these pesky pimples and keep them from making an appearance in the first place. Start within to empower your skin and body and keep it healthy and blemish-free! If cystic acne settles in on your skin, check out ways you can conceal and camouflage the redness and inflammation here.

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