Drinking the Osmosis Kool-Aid!
Good Morning and Happy Sunday Everyone!
First, I want to thank you ALL for the kind words about my new site and give a big shout-out to Kelli Preston of Gingermint Creative. She is also my fellow beauty junkie and soul sister, and basically told me I had to give my passion a house in which to spread its wings!
Kelli and I text back and forth about our various product loves and hates and she is my go-to to see if she has tried something before I buy it. In other words, we are two peas in a pod, and she absolutely NAILED the design of this site! Thank you, my friend! I adore you!
Okay, on to the subject at hand... OSMOSIS PUR MEDICAL SKINCARE! I have completely fallen in love with this line and want to share some of the STARS of the SHOW with you today.
As I mentioned in my post about my ROOT WHOLE BODY facial experience, I learned A LOT about the brand and research that goes into this line. Osmosis is all about reducing inflammation in the skin which is right up my alley because I am ALL about reducing inflammation in the body as a detox specialist. Your skin is your largest ORGAN and we often forget to think of it that way.
Osmosis provides the tools needed to create the ideal environment to encourage permanent change and overall radiance. Our unique philosophy is based on analyzing the skin and body as a whole to treat skin conditions at their source, restoring beauty and wellness. Our wellness system is a program designed to optimize the skin and body's rejuvenation process. We holistically take aim at the origin of imbalances to impart real change. Using a multi-tiered approach we partner with the skin to remodel and heal without causing inflammation.
I absolutely LOVE the HOLISTIC approach that Osmosis offers and have enjoyed learning more about each product and slowly incorporating them into my routine.
Let's start with Vitamin A! I have used Retin A products for years but admit that the Rx that I get from my dermatologist always made my skin look like crapola- dry, redness, flaking. Ugh! My skin would eventually even out but I tended to like the OTC products that I could buy that were gentler on the skin than prescription Retin A. Osmosis uses Retinaldehyde in its Vitamin A serums that is just as effective but more gentle than the traditional retinoic acid. Instead of thinning the skin like many Retin A products, these work on repairing the dermal layer and actually increasing both the thickness and elasticity of the skin. Amen!
Osmosis offers different levels of Vitamin A serums from Calm to Correct. I jumped into the Level 3 Correct serum because I have used Retin A products before. I am planning on using this for two cycles and then bumping up to Level 4. I think everyone over the age of 30 should be incorporating a Vitamin A into their routine and this is one of the best!
Now, one interesting thing with Osmosis products is that they recommend using an activating mist for deeper penetration of the product. Hmm.... at first I thought this was just a gimmick for me to buy more products but went ahead and bought the Osmosis Activating Hydration Clear + because I LOVE a good mist and might have to do a post on all my favorite MISTS!
Osmosis Pur Medical Skincare Clear Plus actively refreshes your complexion to maintain a balanced level of hydration. The spray quickly penetrates the outer dermis of your skin to firm, soothe and moisturize your texture. Hyaluronic acid (love me some Hyaluronic Acid) shapes an invisible veil to ensure continuous and lasting saturation while peptides fortify your surface barrier. Reapply throughout the day as needed.
HOW to APPLY SERUMS with ACTIVATING MISTS:
After cleansing my skin I do a spritz of a mist (either Osmosis or my other favorite one from Kate Somerville called Nourish) then apply a pump of the Correct Vitamin A serum and massage it into the skin for about 30 seconds until tacky. Then I apply the Osmosis Clear Plus Activating Spray and continue to massage the serum into the skin until it is complete absorbed. Then I wait at least a minute between applying my next serum/oil/moisturizer.
Osmosis recommends working your way up to applying the Vitamin A serum twice a day. I currently am using the Vitamin A serum just at night and started by using it every other night to begin with. This is a potent serum!
Next up is Osmosis Epidermal Rescue Serum. The Epidermal Repair Serum utilizes the groundbreaking ingredient tioxolane to soften your complexion, minimize scarring and drastically improving your skin tone. Derived from sweet wormwood, this medicinal herb helps neutralize toxins and brightens your palette. The formula spreads easily and absorbs instantaneously to deliver a smooth finish.
I feel the need to mention that this serum does wonders for my skin but I do not care for the scent. I can't quite put my finger on it....it sort of smells like plastic. On the flip side it plumps up my skin and hydrates it. The scent wears off pretty quickly but should be noted. My plan is do a cycle of the Epidermal Repair and then switch to the Stem Factor Serum. That is the cool thing about Osmosis, once you have tackled one issue you can address another. I had been doing a wee bit too much exfoliation and needed to build up my epidermis again. I can say this does just that!
NOTE: This is another serum that you need to use the Activating Clear Plus Mist with so after I massage this serum into my skin for about 30 minutes, I mist on 4-5 pumps of the Activating Mist and continue to massage into my skin until it is absorbed. After this step, I let it sit for about a minute before putting on my moisturizer.
Another Ah-Mazing Serum by Osmosis is the Catalyst AC-11 Serum. This is actually my favorite of all them. It is darker in color and will give your face a temporarily oompa loompa orange tint to your skin. It disappears after using the Activating Clear Plus Mist and sinks into your skin. This one also have a very nice scent! It is a joy to use and I swear it gives your skin an immediate glow.
Osmosis Pur Medical Skincare Catalyst AC-11 - Level 3 DNA Restoration Serum increases your DNA's rejuvenation by 33% to shape a more youthful appearance. This formula features amino acids and vitamin C to increase collagen production. As a result, wrinkles appear less severe and the overall elasticity and tone of your complexion is improved. Ideal for all skin types.
So besides, Vitamin A, Vitamin C is amazing for your skin but unfortunately my skin does not always play nice with Vitamin C products. It will give a rosacea flare-up from time to time. BUT - thankfully, this serum has become my miracle Vitamin C serum. My skin LOVES it and this serum is pretty much the star of the show for me!!!
I use this serum in the A.M. followed by the Rescue Epidermal Repair Serum, them top with moisturizer/oil and SPF! You can use this at night as well but I think two serums a night is plenty and two serums in the morning are plenty too.
PLEASE NOTE: I am using what was recommended for my 49 year old skin that suffers from hyper-pigmentation, wrinkles, and dryness. You may not need to use as many products as I do. I also LOVE serums and the ritual of cleansing the face, so it works for me!
Okay, we are finally getting to the part where I am drinking the Osmosis Kool-Aid! I must preface this by saying that I am a total research geek and love the science behind products. One of the cool things that Osmosis offers is these Harmonized H20's that address everything from Mosquito prevention to Hangovers! I have watched a few videos on how they use scaler waves to map these waters but am honestly still confused by the whole thing. BUT- of course, I had to try one!
Osmosis offers Face Mapping that connects the internal imbalances to the conditions present on the face. Find the zone that matches your area of concern and select the skin condition to see our recommended protocol.
From my mapping, I determined that most of my issues are in the 4 zone that is reflected with digestive health. Thus, I decided to try out the Digestive Health Harmonized H20. Digestive Health regulates your bowels and provides digestive relief in a natural fashion. This formula simultaneously reduces bloating and helps with acid reflux. The vibrational frequency blend balances your internal system to alleviate discomfort and improve your overall health. Safe for daily use.
All you have to do is squirt 5 pumps in your mouth in the A.M and the P.M.
Do I think it works? It is a little too early to tell... I have been using it for about 2 weeks and want to finish the bottle before making any judgment calls on these Harmonized Waters! I love the idea behind them but they do just seem like you are squirting $30.00 water into your mouth. I promise to swing back by and give you and update on these.
All in all, I am really enjoying the Osmosis products. I love the research behind them and think the serums are pretty darn amazing!
Will I be repurchasing? At this point, I believe YES! I find these to be super effective products and will keep a rotation on hand. If you start following my blog regularly, you will notice that if I purchase something TWICE then I really like it!!
There are always new products and goodies to discover but always go back to the one's that actually work.
Okay, that gives you an overview of Osmosis and I hope you enjoyed this post. I am off to enjoy the rest of day and I hope you do too!