I’ve been trialling the Osmosis skin care range for over three months now and have held off posting so that I can give it a really unbiased review. I am pleased to say that my skin is loving it and I want to stick with this range for the foreseeable future. I don’t say that often. So, what have I noticed? My skin is less prone to breakouts and blackheads. It feels normalised and resilient. Frankly, it looks fantastic. It is hard to pinpoint, but I can say that it looks plump and glowing. I don’t need to wear foundation, and just a dab of concealer under the eyes. I look healthy because my skin looks so happy. Not to mention, I swear my pigmentation is receding and, as we are only just in Autumn, usually it would be more visible post summer.
What I love about the brand itself is the focus on results, but from natural formulations. I adore that they are not into the ‘peel peel peel!!’ approach that has become de rigeur for the beauty industry. My instinct is that for me exfoliation and peels merely result in long term damage and a thin, weakened skin – the opposite of what we want to cultivate as we age. I guess in a way I think of the skin as like paper… The thinner the paper, the easier it folds and creases and maintains those folds once opened. So, my goal has always been to try to thicken the skin and maintain a protective barrier. Exfoliation also causes inflammation, which is a key factor in skin ageing. So why would we force the skin to do something that a healthy skin does normally? Isn’t it logical that we get the skin functioning the way it should so that cell turnover is normalised and not forced? Osmosis says so and I agree!
But, back to the skin care. Osmosis uses the most advanced ingredients for skin maintenance and repair and the products are safe to use on even the most sensitive skin because they are non-inflammatory. The range avoids ingredients that weaken and inflame the skin (such as exfoliating ingredients) and is free of parabens, artificial fragrances, SLS’s and additives. The idea behind the skin care is that we want to increase cell turnover, but do it through natural exfoliation, so it is best to leave the epidermal barrier intact and instead feed and stimulate the skin to increase cell renewal without damaging the epidermis. The brand uses 8+ liposome-coated collagen/elastin stimulators that are only made in the dermis to make real changes in the deep layers in your skin where ageing occurs.
Osmosis differentiates itself by using the most advanced ingredients for skin maintenance and repair and is the first brand to offer liposome delivered growth stem cell growth factors and DNA repair strategies using Zinc Finger Technology TM. Some people have expressed annoyance that the range sometimes changes, but I appreciate this. Osmosis founder Dr Ben Johnson is clearly a perfectionist who is consistently trying to improve the products, rather than just releasing them and letting the technology grow old – along with our skin! Why would anyone complain about formulas being revised and improved for more effect?
I have gushed about this brand I know, but I am so impressed and actually excited to see how my skin will improve even further over time.
I am currently using Cleanse to clean the face and eyes, followed by the daily serums: Correct, Stemfactor, Replenish and Catalyst AC-11. I mix them together in my hand and spritz with a little Clear, then massage until the skin is dry, then mist the face again and massage some more. I follow up with Quench Plus and a little Immerse for added moisturisation and a dewy glow. I have also tried the Shade sunblock and it is absolutely marvellous, as is what I have tried from the makeup collection.
I really can’t say enough good things about this brand, so might just have to follow up with another post with more in-depth info on the serums. Stay tuned!