Day Time to Date Night with 5 Easy Touch-Ups!

1/31/2018 Osmosis Skincare 1 Comments


Whether you're sprucing up for a hot date after work or meeting up with the gal-pals for a Friday night GNO, we're showing you how to touch-up your makeup with these quick and easy steps that will take your look from day to night in a flash.

The key is adding dimension and color to create a vibrant and dramatic look! No need to remove all your makeup from the day and start over (who has time for that anyway?), simply touch up your eyes, cheeks, and lips, and you'll be on your way!


1. Eyes.
Use an Eye Shadow Trio (we used Sugar Plum) or a compact with multi-dimensional shades for a dynamic look. Add a darker tone to the crease of your eye and watch the look transform instantly! Then, create drama with a quick swipe of Liquid Liner and some Mascara (pop on some falsies if you have a good amount of mascara on already)!

2. Cheeks.
Apply some blush to the apple of your cheeks to add some life to your skin after a long day at work!
PRO TIP: Don't have your full makeup collection in your bag? Dab a little bit of Lipstick with your ring finger and blend into the cheeks as a creme blush!

3. Lips.
The easiest way to glam it up! A pop of color to the lips immediately renews your entire face, making you date-night-ready! Our Lip Glosses are formulated to nourish the lips for a supple pout while providing a high-shine pigment that will last all night!

Let us know your favorite quick-tips for getting ready on-the-go in the comments below!






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The New Trending Wellness Ingredient for 2018

1/25/2018 Osmosis Skincare 0 Comments


Make way, turmeric and matcha! One of 2018's most talked-about wellness ingredients is rapidly making its way into today's beauty and wellness industry! Meet moringa, a nutrient-rich super green known for its holistic power to fight inflammation both internally and topically, and infuses the skin with vitamins and antioxidants. This protein-packed green contains even more nutrients than kale (yes, we said it), defies aging, and tastes delicious! Have we piqued your interested yet? Let's learn more.


What exactly is this new super green?

It's not at all new, but it is quickly catching on in the wellness world in the US. Originally grown from trees in India, Africa, and South American regions, its most common form of consumption is ground up and mixed into juices, smoothies, foods, etc. Moringa is rich in protein, calcium, iron, and vitamins, and has been proven to balance hormones, improve digestion, and even reduce glucose levels in diabetics. And that is just to name a few, you can read even more here! That's more than you could say about turmeric, kale, and matcha combined! Eat it, drink it, put it on your face, the options and benefits seem endless, and we're obsessed!


Moringa in Osmosis.

We love using moringa in its oil-form (Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil) to get the most out of the nourishing and age-reversing benefits it delivers to our skin! Find it in our Eye Shadow Duos and Trios, Pressed Base and Finishing Powder, Blushes and Contours, and the shimmering Water Colors. Feel great about the makeup you choose, knowing that it is chock-full of vitamins and minerals and plenty of antioxidants to make you look beautiful and radiant while providing nourishment to your skin.

Be on the lookout for all things moringa this year! Another incredible tool to help you create total beauty from the inside out.


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Gut Health Goals: Detoxing Deeper

1/18/2018 Osmosis Skincare 0 Comments


Every year when January first rolls around, in comes the influx of "new year, new me" goals, mostly consisting of how much more we need to exercise and eat heathier. But instead of partaking in fad diets or detoxes that are harsh on your body and provide only temporary results (not to mention how miserable they can make you feel), we're taking the idea of detoxing beyond the surface. Shift your thinking from getting the weight off to bringing nourishment in and watch your mind, body, and soul flourish!

The gut is the hub of your immune system, meaning it heavily dictates your overall well-being, from mental health and clarity to clear, beautiful skin, and even your body's ability to ward off the common cold. This takes the importance of maintaining a detoxified digestive system to a whole new level! But how we detox can impact our long-term health in a big way, which is why Osmosis takes natural ingredients that work in congruence with our bodies and combines them with science-based technology to create supplements that give you a belly boost from the inside out. So, if you're looking for a holistic, gut-healing detox, you've come to the right place! Let's take a peek.


Environmental Detox

Your detox warrior! Nothing beats the benefits of raw, fresh, nutrient-rich leafy greens. But, if veggies aren't your thing, this holistic supplement is formulated with cruciferous vegetables, as well as raw cacao, and DIM (diindolylmethane) that work to detox all pathways, from the gut to the cells to the organs and everywhere in between! This full body detox promotes full body health too, you'll see results through radiant skin, boosted energy, and optimal digestion, keeping you in tip-top shape from the inside out!

Pathway

This natural, herbal colonic gently cleanses the entire digestive tract and colon while improving nutrient absorption and removing toxins to enhance overall intestinal health. Its 10-day cleanse is the perfect new year detox without the harmful side effects of other trending cleanses. Detox the gut while still fueling your body with the nourishment and nutrients it needs! Talk about a win-win!

Complete

Give your gut some backup. Chock-full of potent enzymes help to ease the digestion process for your body, it keeps everything running smoothly. Take it with your biggest meals of the day to increase the effectiveness of breaking down the food you eat which not only alleviates any digestive discomfort, but can even improve your mood! We take this super-supplement with us everywhere we go.


The intention, when it comes to detoxing, should come from a place of love and compassion for nourishing your body with all that it needs, and allowing it to rid itself of all the rest! Show yourself some love and fuel your body with necessary nutrients to help achieve your happiest, healthiest you!

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Pretty in Purple Shadow Tutorial

1/15/2018 Osmosis Skincare 0 Comments


Pantone's 2018 Color of the Year has us feeling inspired for many different reasons. But, mostly, we love any excuse to flaunt a flirty shade like purple! We took a soft spin on Ultra Violet, to express a vibrant, yet approachable look you can rock all year long. Many people stick to neutrals when it comes to their makeup, but this is a perfect example of how you can play with color to create a look that compliments almost any eye color, especially you hazel and green-eyed babes out there! Read on for a simple step-by-step tutorial on perfecting purple hues!

1. Begin by prepping the face with a moisturizer of your choice, preparing the eyes with Concealer, and setting with a Finishing Powder if needed.


2. Take your daily bronzer or contour and sweep into the crease of the eye as a transition shade. 



3. Use a blender brush to lightly apply the gray shade from the Aubergine Eye Shadow Trio to the lid.



4. Using the same brush as step 3, pick up the deeper shade of the Mystic Mulberry Duo and work into the outer corner of the lid.




5. Using the same Duo, now press the lighter shade on the inner ball of the eye and blend as needed.




6. Line the upper lashline with a charcoal shade of eyeliner and lightly smudge with your finger or a brow brush.


7. Line the lower lashline and waterline with the same liner, then smoke it out using that same deeper shade from the Mystic Mulberry Duo.


8. Get those lashes to reach new heights! Generously apply 2-3 coats of mascara to both the top and bottom lashes.



Finish the look by adding your own creativity and flair! Contour the face and add a pop of color with blush, then top it all off with your favorite lippies! Rock this twist on Ultra Violet with confidence to set the tone for 2018!

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A Professional Makeup Artists Guide to a Clean Work Space

1/10/2018 Osmosis Skincare 0 Comments



The Beauty industry is a social one. We get to see long-time customers and meet new ones on a daily basis. Think of all the different beautiful faces we see and touch every single day! With so many individuals in and out of our space, it is vital to their health (and the thriving of your business) that the cleanliness of your tools and space are up to standard. Here are some simple ways to give your tools, station, and technique an A+ for hygiene.

1. Tools

Ensure that your brushes and utensils are properly sanitized after each use. This may seem like a given, but you'd be surprised how easy it is to skip this step when schedules get packed. Plan ahead for busy days by cleaning your brushes the night before, and even keeping an extra set on hand if possible. We recommend using Deep Clean Cleanser,  or a gentle cleanser or shampoo of your choice, and rinsing thoroughly with warm water. IMPORTANT: Be sure you are only lathering and rinsing the bristles of your brushes! Getting water or product down into the base of your brush will significantly decrease its longevity. Once all brushes are washed, lay flat to dry on a towel with the head of the brush hanging off the edge so they dry all the way around.
TIP: Use our Brush Cleaner to sanitize and condition between uses or to use the same brush with a different product!

2. Application

Makeup application etiquette is just as important as the cleanliness of the tools and products you're using. Refer to these simple guidelines for proper sanitization during application:

  • -Always use a disposable tool to apply mascara and lip products. Be sure not to double-dip back into the product once the tool has been used on the client. If your wand or brush needs more, grab a new one!

  • -When applying Liquid Foundation, Concealer, or other cream-based products, first apply it to your working pallet or back of the hand and use this to gather product for application.

  • -For powder products such as eye shadows, pressed bases, blushes, etc., remove the top layer with a tissue after each client to prevent the minerals from being contaminated. You may also lightly spritz your pressed powders with our Brush Cleaner as an extra cleaning agent, just be sure you are spraying from at least a foot away to prevent the product from getting too wet and compromising its texture. Bonus! All Osmosis' Mineral Makeup products are formulated with antibacterial and anti-fungal ingredients which helps cut down on bacteria growth.
  • TIP: To avoid going through the extra steps of cleansing the powders after each use, you could use a clean, disposable mascara wand to scrape product onto your pallet and use from there.

  • - You can ensure cleanliness of pencil products between clients by sharpening them to remove the layer of product that came in contact with client's face, then give a light spritz of our Brush Cleaner to effectively remove any additional bacteria.

  • -Sponges and beauty blenders are an easy way to spread bacteria so should be thoroughly washed after each use. This can be done by fully saturating them with a gentle facial cleanser and continue to rinse until the water is clear and the sponge is completely clean. Consider Blenders that are latex-free to avoid potential allergic reactions.


3. Display

Your makeup display showcases and represents your entire practice, so you want to keep this baby looking pristine. Appearance plays a huge role here. Be sure to keep your display organized, de-cluttered, and clean. It may be beneficial to keep non-toxic cleaning items and paper towels in a nearby drawer or cabinet for quick wipe-downs between clients!
Always keep lids and caps on your products to keep them fresh and safe from environmental toxins. It is best practice to replace the top to any product immediately after use. Finally, even though it may look beautiful, it is best to store brushes and tools in a separate, enclosed container to avoid exposing them to dust, dirt, or debris. Your clients will admire the attention to detail and will be pleased with a positive experience in your salon or spa.
BONUS TIP: It may also benefit you to smudge your space with sage, palo santo, or other high-vibe smudging ingredients to help detoxify the air in your space. Not sure about any of these? An oil diffuser will do the trick as well!

Makeup is an art, and we are privileged to be able to express our art with excited customers! Take pride in your space and show respect for both yourself and your clients. Your business will thank you!


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What is Holistic Skincare?

1/05/2018 Osmosis Skincare 0 Comments



Everyone has experienced that frustrating feeling of looking in the mirror, spotting a blemish out of nowhere, and thinking, "where in the world did that come from?!" Or maybe you've been battling a pesky, on-going skin condition that just won't seem to go away no matter what you do. There are thousands of skincare products to choose from, but what do they mean and where do you start? Here at Osmosis, we know that what you are seeing on your skin is a direct reflection of what is going on inside of your body, and noticing exactly where on your face you are experiencing a concern can help you identify the source of the condition. This is what makes holistic skincare stand out from the rest. Treating the whole person, as opposed to a specific symptom, is what ensures permanent healing, total body wellness, and lasting results.


ho·lis·tic /hōˈlistik/ adj. Characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.

Once you can recognize that the root cause of your skin conditions originates inside the body, (think hormonal acne, rosacea, and melasma), you can then begin to address the source of the problem for healing, not just subduing the symptoms. Osmosis' philosophy is rooted in advanced skincare products that partner with the skins natural functionalities paired with internal products that address the source. This dynamic duo is what delivers visible, lasting results, and a flawless complexion we all strive for! The essence of holistic skincare derives its inspiration from Chinese medicinal practices which use natural ingredients and energies to treat imbalances or disharmonies within the body. Osmosis takes that modality and combines it with advanced technology and proven science to take it to the next level. Check out our Face Mapping Guide for more insights on what could be causing your skin concerns!

"Permanent change is possible, your skin just needs to be inspired."
Osmosis CEO, Founder, and Skincare and Wellness Formulator, Dr. Ben Johnson says, "I created Osmosis because I wanted to transform the aesthetic industry. Let's help people move away from weakening the skin and instead create a partnership that empowers healing and remodeling. Every action by the skin is perfect so our efforts should always be supportive and address the actual source of the imbalance. Permanent change is possible, your skin just needs to be inspired."

We are thrilled to be pioneers in this industry, offering healthy solutions that work with your skin and body to empower its natural function. Our passion is rooted in changing the game for beautiful skin by starting within. Join us on your holistic skincare journey and watch your authentic beauty evolve!

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