Osmosis skincare is skincare and makeup brand focused on holistic evaluation of skin and body. This means instead of looking only at a particular skin problem, their products treat from the ground up. Their products are great for sensitive skins and those who are worried about inflammation and ageing. All their products are free from toxic chemicals, SLS, phthalates and parabens. They are also free from artificial colors and fragances.
You may be already familiar with Osmosis skincare products if you get spa treatments. Many spas and dermatologists stock them, but you can get better prices online. Here is our list of Osmosis skincare top picks, and who can benefit the most from them.
Osmosis Skincare Gentle Cleanser
A deep cleansing facial cleanser that doesn’t irritate skin? Osmosis Skincare Gentle cleanser gets rid of even waterproof makeup, but doesn’t strip the skin barrier. It contains orange and pink grapefruit essential oils and a hint of peppermint scent.
People with acne or rosacea will absolutely love it, as it’s difficult to find a cleanser that doesn’t irritate the skin. If you are looking for a face wash for oily skin this one is a great pick: It cleans without drying so oil production can self-regulate.
It is free from toxic chemicals, SLSs and artificial colours and fragrances, and not tested on animals. A little bit goes a long way, so the bottle should last you ages.
Osmosis Skincare Purify Enzyme Cleanser, Citrus
This product is a gentle enzymatic cleanser that uses a natural pineapple enzyme, bromelain, to gently exfoliate the skin. It is gentle enough to be used on sensitive skin, but still provides a bit of daily exfoliation. I have found that daily chemical exfoliation works better (and irritates my skin less) than a exfoliating scrub every few days.
It also contains essential oils of orange and pink grapefruit, which gives it a fresh citrussy smell. If you are sensitive to essential oils it’s worth asking for a sample as they are not for all skin types. Osmosis skincare is widely used by professional aestheticians so they are generally well received, essential oils and all.
If you are looking for a natural cleanser for oily skin this one comes highly recommended as it will preserve your natural skin barrier. At the same time, it will help dissolve dead skin that could clog pores and cause breakouts.
Osmosis Skincare Deep Clean Facial Cleanser
This is the less gentle facial cleanser of the range, and the one that provides more in-depth cleansing. As such, it may be best left for oily skins or those acne prone. It combines coconut surfactants and lemongrass, lemon and grapefruit essential oils to deliver a deep clean.
It is a more drying product than the above options, so sensitive or very dry skins should use another cleanser. Normal to oily skins should use it once a day, and up to twice a day if your skin is particularly oily or blemished.
Osmosis Skincare Stem Factor Liposomal Serum
If your skin concern are fine expression lines around the eyes, this serum is a great (albeit pricey) option. It contains actives that encourage increased elastin and collagen production and help plump out the area around the eyes.
To ensure maximum penetration on the delicate skin around the eyes, this serum uses exosomes to encapsulate the growth factors and proteins. Coating the ingredients with phosphatidylcholine, a specially designed liposome, product penetration increased by 600%.
Osmosis Skincare Quench Intense Hydrator
After cleansing the day away, your skin needs hydration. And the Osmosis Skincare Quench Intense Hydrator delivers. It contains high amounts of hyaluronic acid, organically sourced shea butter and jojoba seed oil. This combination helps restore and strengthen the skin barrier and helps skin feel rejuvenated.
This moisturizer doesn’t feel oily but it’s rich enough to be used by dry skin. It is a daily lotion and can be used in the morning, it is very light and works great to prepare the skin for makeup. It is formulated for mature or irritated skin, but works great for acne-prone skin as it won’t clog your pores.
The only issue with this product is the scent. The essential oils give it a very citrusy smell that may not be for everybody.
Osmosis Skincare Quench Plus+ Plumping Moisturizer
This product is a plumping and firming moisturiser designed to fill in fine lines and wrinkles and deeply hydrate mature skin. It also helps even out skin tone while leaving the skin feeling refreshed. It absorbs quickly and can easily be used under makeup.
If you have very dry skin this one may not provide enough moisture, as it is a lightweight lotion with no oils. However, it is refreshing and perfect for the summer months where a more lightweight moisturiser is preferred.
Osmosis Skincare Clear Activating Mist
This is a luxury face mist designed to refresh and awaken the senses, so it does have quite a strong fresh smell. It can be used before makeup and during the day to refresh tired skin, and it won’t interfere with makeup. However, I think it is best used as an essence to prepare the skin for serums and other active skincare products.
It includes EGF (epidermal growth factor) to help kickstart the natural skin regeneration process. For this reason, it works great when combined with other anti-ageing serums.
The key thing to keep in mind with Osmosis Skincare products is that a little goes a long way. Even if the price may look high, they last for so long that is worth it. However, if your budget is limited I would recommend sticking to serums and creams over cleansers and mists. This is because you will have those products in contact with your skin longer, and you want their actives to be as high quality as possible. If you are a fan of at-home microdermabrasion or facial steamers, those products won’t irritate your skin afterwards.
The Osmosis Skincare range is extensive and we could only review a few of their products. If none on this list matches your requirements, you should check out the rest of their range as they provide high quality skincare.