We’re assimiliating Osmosis Colour Water Color High Intensity Loose Shadows into our lives

Looking for some bold drama for your eyes? Osmosis has what you are craving – loose shadows that have crazy good pigmentation that look like a cream eyeshadow and wear like iron. We are talking about their line of Water Color High Intensity Loose Eyeshadows ($14). There are five gorgeous jewel toned shades available, including Amethyst, Azure, Onyx, Pink Champagne, and Topaz.

Osmosis Water Color High Intensity Loose Eyeshadows

These are unlike the typical loose pigment eyeshadows – they aren’t powdery and dry. Instead, they eyeshadows look like little pebbles in a jar. The minerals are bound together around molecules of water that burst when applied, so the end result is creamy, shimmery, and and gorgeous. Lisa and Marcia each tested one shade and they are lusting for the rest of the collection.

LISA’S SHADE:  PINK CHAMPAGNE

Osmosis Water Color Loose Eyeshadow in Pink Champagne

Osmosis Water Color Loose Eyeshadow in Pink Champagne

Ok, let me be frank – I am getting old and my eyelids are showing it.  This means that cream eyeshadows are becoming a no-no for me. Yes, I know I my eyelids are getting crepey. No, I don’t want to accentuate that, thank you very much. A loose pigment that turns creamy doesn’t sound good for my eyes, but once I read Olivia’s rave review (The Unknown Beauty Blog, read the review HERE) I knew I wanted one of these.

Osmosis Water Color Loose Eyeshadow in Pink Champagne

Osmosis Water Color Loose Eyeshadow in Pink Champagne

Wearing Pink Champagne

Wearing Water Color High Intensity Loose Eyeshadow in Pink Champagne with FACE atelier Iced Amethyst in crease

I am no stranger to loose pigments, but Water Color High Intensity Loose Eyeshadow is different from any I have ever tried. It has an incredible texture, and you need just the tiniest bit for incredible color and shine. I tried Pink Champagne, which is heavy on the silver if you use too much. Used lightly with a sponge tip applicator, the color is a pinky silver that is truly gorgeous. The powder balls morph into a creamy shadow that brightens my eyes yet doesn’t sink into the crepey lines. Instead it looks smooth and beautiful. I love it and I want all five shades!!

MARCIA’S SHADE:  TOPAZ

Osmosis Water Color High Intensity Loose Eyeshadow in Topaz

Osmosis Water Color High Intensity Loose Eyeshadow in Topaz

When these two pigment shadows arrived from Osmosis it took everything I had in me to give one to Lisa for review. I wanted them both so badly but I’m trying to be a good blog partner so I brought her Pink Champagne knowing she’d love it. The shade I have is Topaz which is bold and beautiful. It’s the most unusual eye pigment ever! I’d describe it as a liquid powder.

Osmosis Water Color High Intensity Loose Eyeshadow in Topaz

Osmosis Water Color High Intensity Loose Eyeshadow in Topaz

As you can see Topaz is an intense shade that’s very gold or a golden topaz depending on how much you use. Because of the unusual texture a brush didn’t work for me and my fingers didn’t fit in the pot. I’ve used my Make Up For Ever Silicone brush with it and get an extreme metallic golden look. Love it!! But I also want to be able to use it for daytime so I tried a sponge tip applicator and got a softer look. Then I buffed my eyelid with my finger and smoothed it even more. That’s what you see below although it’s more metallic in real life.

Osmosis Topaz

Osmosis Topaz

Osmosis Water Color High Intensity Loose Eyeshadow in Topaz

Osmosis Water Color High Intensity Loose Eyeshadow in Topaz with Milani pressed shadows in crease and on browbone

Besides beautiful shades (I really want Pink Champagne after seeing Lisa wear it last week and Onyx) these creamy pigments are actually good for your eyes. They are infused with antioxidant-rich goji berry and green tea extracts and hydrate, condition and protect your delicate eyelids. They contain Vitamins A, C and E for free-radical protection. The special formula also prevents creasing and caking. I’ve worn Topaz several times and it amazes me how the shadow never fades. It stays silky and vibrant. It’s heading towards eyeshadow of the year, that’s how much I like it!

*Thanks to Osmosis for providing us with these beauties

ingredient list: Mica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Triethylhexanoin, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Powder, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Carmine (CI 75470), Manganese Violet (CI 77742)

Look at this great set of Onyx, Topaz and Amethyst for $37 at beautystoredepot that even includes a brush!

Osmosis trio at Beauty Store Depot

Osmosis trio at Beauty Store Depot

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available at Beauty by Alana, dermstore.com (out of stock right now), and skintrends.

Correct and Rescue your skin with Osmosis Skin Care

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Kate Upton - image from usmagazine.com

Kate Upton – image from usmagazine.com

Last July I read a skin care testimonial from the gorgeous model Kate Upton. She was raving about her facialist, Anna Antal, who uses Osmosis Pur Medical Skincare products. Flying off to New York for a facial isn’t exactly easy for me to do, but luckily I am able to test a few Osmosis products that the company sent for review. Kate calls the line ‘amazing’ and her skin is amazing, so I was excited to try some products that have interesting ingredients.
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Osmosis Pur Medical Skincare is a new skin care line for me. Marcia previously reviewed their CC Cream, which she really liked – you can read her review HERE. Besides color products, Osmosis has a wide array of skin care products that address pretty much every skin issue there is. It was originally developed by Dr. Ben Johnson, who was interested in helping people with skin inflammation. I definitely have inflammation issues, along with an oily t-zone, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and elasticity issues. To address these concerns, I was sent Correct Level 3 Vitamin A Serum and Rescue Epidermal Repair Serum to test.
Osmosis Correct Vitamin A Serum

Osmosis Correct Vitamin A Serum

The Osmosis Correct Vitamin A Serum ($65) is a retinol product. My skin loves, loves, loves retinol. Retinol is a very powerful antioxidant and a skin-communicating ingredient, which means it tells older skin cells to function like normal skin cells. The packaging is extremely important, because exposure to air and light makes any powerful retinol ingredients ineffective. The Osmosis packaging is perfect – air-free pumps and opaque bottles. This serum is exactly what skin needs for rejuvenation – increased skin structure, elasticity and collagen production, and decreased wrinkles. The one note I have is the scent. It smells very strongly of ozone and the scent doesn’t fade quickly. Most of the time it doesn’t bother me, but I have learned not to use it if I am leaning towards or have a headache.
Osmosis Rescue Serum

Osmosis Rescue Serum

I use the Correct Serum along with the Rescue Epidermal Repair Serum ($110). Every review I’ve read for this serum is a total rave so I was willing to try it – even though I am not familiar with the star ingredients. The main ingredient is called Trioxolane, which is a mixture of new technology and sweet wormwood, an ancient Oriental medicinal herb. Just take a look at all it promises to do: neutralize toxins, calm inflammation, activate epidermal wound repair, minimize the appearance of pores and age spots (an effect that lasts even after use is discontinued), and dramatically improve skin texture. Just like the Correct Serum, this has a very distinct ozone scent. If the scent doesn’t bother you – or the price which is pretty spendy – this is an extremely impressive serum. I find it soothes any inflammation including blemishes. Sometimes I will put it on by itself at night as a mask if I want really fabulous, glowy skin the next day.

Osmosis Pur Medical Skincare is sold in spas which you can find via the store finder on their website, osmosisskincare.com. It’s also available online through stores like dermstore.com. I am very excited about these serums and I think this is a line worth investigation. If you are looking to correct and repair your skin, these two products just might be your answer. – Lisa

*received for editorial consideration

Osmosis Correct Vitamin A Serum ingredients:  Aqua (Harmonized Water), Pentylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Phosphatidylcholine, Glycerin, Caprooyl Tetrapeptide-3, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Asiaticoside, Cyclodextrin, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Lactic Acid (L), Dimethyl Sulfone, Sodium Hyaluronate (L), Retinal (.05% Retinaldehyde), Beta-Glucan (D), Thioctic (R-lipoic) Acid, Fulvic Acid, Hydroxyproline (L), Citrus Grandis (White Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Santalum Austrocaledonicum (Sandalwood) Wood Oil, Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloud Berry) Seed Oil, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Dextran, Alcohol Denat., Xanthan Gum, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Sorbate, Benzyl Alcohol.

Repair Serum ingredients:  Water (Aqua), Trioxolane, Cyclodextrin, Carbomer, Glycerin, Sodium Hydroxide.

Living with Osmosis CC Cream – is it skincare or cosmetics?

Osmosis CC Cream

Osmosis CC Cream

Osmosis is a company that is new to me. It’s a skincare company whose full name is Osmosis +Pur Medical Skincare that was developed by Dr. Ben Johnson to help skin with inflammation. That often makes us look older because it’s not as healthy looking as it should be. I was sent a tube of Osmosis +Colour CC Cream to try and I’m totally enjoying it.

Osmosis CC Cream

Osmosis CC Cream

Osmosis CC Cream uses something called True Tone Technology which encapsulates the color so that when you apply it to your skin it bursts into the truest shade for your skin. When I first tested it I noticed that the Ivory shade I was sent was white on my hand.

Osmosis CC Cream drop in Ivory

Osmosis CC Cream drop in Ivory

I’m very fair but not this fair! I hadn’t been outside in almost 2 months so my skin was the lightest it’s been in years but I still felt that what I saw on my hand was going to make me look ghostly.

To my surprise it changed colors once I blended it and I could see the science at work.

Osmosis CC Cream in Ivory blended on my hand

Osmosis CC Cream in Ivory blended on my hand

In that photo it actually looks too dark for my skin but it’s not at all. On my face it becomes a very natural looking ivory that needs little blending to look natural. This is a sheer CC Cream, as they all should be, so I start with concealer under my eyes and on a few red spots I want to cover. That is enough to do the trick so that my face looks uniform yet enhanced. There’s a brightness to it that I find contemporary looking. According to Osmosis: ” Our exclusive Light Lifting Effects diffuse skin discoloration while giving the enhanced appearance of a brighter, more youthful complexion.”

Osmosis CC Cream ingredients

Osmosis CC Cream ingredients

The ingredients in Osmosis CC Cream are what makes this a champ as far as skincare goes. It contains:

TITANIUM DIOXIDE which gives it a natural UV protection that helps create the effect of brightening and lifting in your skin’s appearance.

ADENOSIN which helps to increase the production of dermal proteins like Elastin and Collagen. That increases blood flow to the outer layers of skin.

ZANTHOSYLUM PIPERITUM FRUIT EXTRACT which is actually Japanese Pepper Extract. This is a source of antioxidants to help prevent and repair damaged tissue.

USNEA BARBATA EXTRACT (LICHEN), a natural anti-bacterial agent that is both anti-microbial and anti-fungal. This is what helps with the anti-inflammatory benefits.

Osmosis CC Cream

Osmosis CC Cream

This comes in 4 shades – Ivory, Warm, Neutral and Mocha – and is $38 for 1.7 oz. I love the packaging since it’s clean and stable. The color isn’t going to do its osmosis magic until you apply it to your skin. There are discounts available too at Skincare by Alana.

The dictionary reminds us that one of the definitions of OSMOSIS is a subtle, gradual absorption of information. I feel like Osmosis +Colour is giving me a subtle, gradual absorption of color that is natural both to see on my skin and the lightweight feeling it delivers. I declare this a winner. — Marcia

*sent for consideration

Water , Dimethicone , Cyclopentasiloxane, Kaolin, Titanium Dioxide , Glycerin , Pentylene Glycol , Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone , Cyclohexasiloxane , Sorbitan Olivate , Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium Chloride, Dimethicone/ Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer , C20-40 Acid , Stearoyl Inulin , Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Disteardimonium Hectorite , Cetyl Dimethicone , CI77492 , Dextrin Palmitate , Polyethylene, BeesWax , CI77491 , CI77499 , HydroxypropylCellulose , Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract , Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Adenosine