Spoil Your Face with Osmosis Nourish Facial Oil and Pure Biology Total Eye

I got the most wonderful compliment earlier this week and it fits so well with today’s review of two of the products I’ve been using. I was laying back at the beauty salon getting my hair washed after having it color treated and my hair stylist was staring at me. She said “You have such beautiful skin. What do you use on it?” Now I’ve been going to my lovely stylist for at least 12 years and she’s seen me in all phases of my health journeys so the compliment felt even better. So let me share two of the products I told her about today.

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Osmosis Nourish Organic Facial Oil and PUREBIOLOGY Total Eye


Osmosis Pür Medical Skincare has a new collection under their roof – the Moisturizing Collection. As someone with skin that has become dry as I’ve aged I was eager to try out one piece of this line.

The 4-piece line is rich in essential fatty acids, flavonoids, phytosterols, vitamins and minerals that feed the skin. Each Oncology Friendly product is designed to improve skin barrier health, function, and integrity to combat a nutrient-starved complexion. Loading the skin with anti-inflammatory ingredients, this will aid in healing and softening, while improving texture. The Moisturizing Collection includes: Lift Away Cleansing Balm, Nourish Organic Facial Oil, Enrich Restorative Night Crème, and Remedy Healing Balm.

Osmosis Nourish Organic Facial Oil

This facial oil helps to feed your skin with intense hydration. The oil is not only soothing but it’s nourishing to your skin. It contains cold pressed organic avocado oil which is meant to hydrate and rebalance deep int the dermal layer of your skin.

The result is luminosity and radiance. My skin is smoother looking too. If you have particularly dry skin you’ll want to use this and press it into your skin. It’s great for a day that you don’t need to apply any foundation since it doesn’t dry down quickly.

Osmosis Nourish Organic Facial Oil

You need very little of this oil, this is actually more than I use on my entire face but when I get this much out then my neck becomes the beneficiary. I always press it onto my face to get the full benefit. There’s an herbal fragrance to it that I notice for a while but usually by the time I’m ready for my whole routine I don’t really notice it. “Organic facial oil comprised of frequency-enhanced, cold-pressed avocado oil to hydrate, plump, and improve elasticity.”

KEY INGREDIENTS: Avocado Oil, Seabuckthorn Oil, Raspberry Seed Oil.

  • Seabuckthorn Oil: Utilizes its high fatty acid content, as well as natural sources of vitamins A & E to help with cellular regeneration, wound healing and hydration levels of the epidermis.
  • Raspberry Seed Oil: Contains natural anti-inflammatory properties to reduce redness and irritation while promoting healing of the barrier. Being large part linoleic acid, it is great for acneic skin helping to moisturize and reduce water loss in the skin.
  • Avocado Oil: Cold-pressed and chock-full of vitamins, minerals, protein, lecithin, and fatty acids, this is best used for healing and regenerating.

While not actually my face PURE BIOLOGY Total Eye was the second product I was telling her about. This is the eye cream I’ve been using for the last several weeks. I do change eye cream often since I’m compelled to try them all and I was very happy to try this Total Eye one especially after reading that it’s formulated to firm, protect and brighten. I like that! I also like the price of under $23 since I like recommending items we can all afford.


Pure Biology is sold on Amazon and it’s one of their top selling skincare lines. Among the many products is Total Eye which is an anti-aging eye cream with both immediate and longer lasting effects. It’s a wonderful daytime eye cream since it’s lightweight enough to wear under makeup and doesn’t interfere with your concealer or foundation. It contains what they call Fision™ Lift to instantly lift, firm and tighten. I have one section under my right eye that always looks puffy to using this in the morning helps to make that area look flatter.

Long lasting results come due to Baobien Tien™ which defends skin from the effects of UV exposure and free radicals. It’s not a heavy eye cream so you aren’t in danger of milia or clogged pores using it.


Fision Instant immediately begins to improve the appearance of the under eye area while Baobab Tien promotes long-term benefits and encourages healthier-looking under eye skin.

  • FISION INSTANT – Proteins and polysaccharides bind together to form a cohesive film that is designed to immediately begin to minimize the appearance fine lines, bag, puffiness and dark circles; visible results can start as soon as the first application.
  • BAOBIEN TIEN – This natural, award-winning formulated extract is derived from the fruit of the Baobab Tree (“Tree of Life”); Shown to provide moisture and to promote optimal skin appearance.

What’s important to know is that the line is comprised predominantly of natural ingredients. It’s made in the USA and is cruelty-free as well as Non-GMO and paraben free. I get upset when I try an eye cream that has fragrance in it but with Total Eye that’s not a problem.

OSMOSIS Nourish Organic Facial Oil and PURE BIOLOGY Total Eye

Get yourself some compliments (and give some too) when you use two great products: Osmosis Nourish Organic Facial Oil and PUREBIOLOGY Total Eye.  —  Marcia

Osmosis has masks that stimulate your senses while making your skin look its very best

Don’t let the plain white jar fool you into thinking that nothing special lies within. Once opened you happen upon a sensory experience that will make you sing.

OSMOSIS Tropical Mango Barrier Recovery Mask

What awaits you is the most scrumptious smelling mask from Osmosis, the Tropical Mango Barrier Recovery Mask. It’s the kind of mask that you don’t want to wash off since the smell is so intoxicating. While that’s not all this mask is, it sure starts your experience off on the right foot face.

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OSMOSIS Tropical Mango Barrier Recovery Mask

As a person who doesn’t care for most fragranced products it’s the complete opposite for this mask. I don’t like the taste of mango but I sure do love the smell.

This mask is great for so many skin types and conditions like Psoriasis, Dryness and Dehydration, Free Radical Damage, Eczema, and Rosacea. It’s gently hydrating due to the jojoba oil, shea butter, and olive oil in its formula.

Key Ingredients:

  • Mango Seed Butter: hydrates, regenerates, sun protective properties and rich in antioxidants
  • Amazonian Fruit Butter: high content of essential fatty acids and Vitamin A, repairs damage, soothes and heals
  • Organic Bladderwrack Extract: rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, sulfer, silicon, iron and high in some B-Complex vitamins, carotene and zeaxanthin, improves elasticity
  • Sea Buckthorn Oil: high fatty acid content, natural source of Vitamins A and E, carotenes and flavonoids

You can use this the way you always use a mask – slather it on, sit back and relax while it goes to work to make your skin look replenished. It’s creamy and is said to restore the skin’s lipid barrier.

OSMOSIS Tropical Mango Barrier Recovery Mask

You can also use this in a more spa type manner which is what Osmosis recommends: Apply a thin amount to skin, massaging for 2-3 minutes (if product becomes tacky before 2-3 minutes apply Clear x 1 pump to allow for massage). Apply a warm towel to skin and without applying pressure, allow it to remain on skin until lukewarm in temperature. Gently lift and remove the towel without wiping skin and massage mask for an additional 1 minute. Use towel to gently remove any excess.

If you use it like a regular mask it never quite hardens though after about 15 minutes it does make your face feel taut. I usually use it this way since I’m a creature of habit. I wash it off with a washcloth and find soft, more hydrated skin. The Osmosis way is a little quicker but takes more steps. Either way you’ll love that sensory experience that brings your skin some harmony.

OSMOSIS Tropical Mango Barrier Recovery Mask and Polish Enzyme Firming Mask

Now for a mask that is on the opposite end of the spectrum –  Osmosis Polish Enzyme Firming Mask. Polish will also give you a sensory experience though not to the same degree. Polish Enzyme Firming Mask has a delightful cranberry fragrance to it. But other than basking in the wonderful smell the feel of the mask is totally different than the Tropical Mango.

Osmosis Polish Enzyme Firming Mask

This is a thin mask that applies like syrup on your face. I have to be sure that my hair is totally away from my face since the mask has a sticky feel to it. It’s a cleansing mask for your pores and helps to redefine your complexion. Most exfoliating masks have a scrubby feeling to them but Polish differs in its approach. It has been designed to remove only the epidermal layer of the skin. It is meant to remove trapped dead skin to promote healthy skin coming to the surface through regrowth.

Osmosis Polish Enzyme Firming Mask

“The exfoliating formula utilizes lactic acid and cranberry to smooth your complexion and reduce the depth of fine lines and wrinkles. CoQ10 acts as a powerful antioxidant to negate free radical damage. Skin is left feeling supple and firm. Apply 2-3 pumps to a clean face 1-3 times per week. Leave on 5-15 minutes then rinse.”

Osmosis Polish Enzyme Firming Mask

I use this mask in place of a mask that is going to manually exfoliate my skin. This feels more like a treatment than a creamy or scrubby exfoliator. It helps to firm skin rather than hydrate it. Since it is sticky I always have to use a washcloth for removal. It leaves my skin more glowy than a hydrating mask. As a matter of fact what I like is to use Polish Enzyme Firming Mask one day and then the very next to use Tropical Mango Barrier Recovery Mask the next day – getting the best of both worlds to help protect my skin.

I can’t pick a favorite since the purpose of these is different but the end result is that you receive Osmosis Pur Medical Skincare’s technology and knowledge for your skin. Either one will give you an experience that will delight you as much as they do me.  —  Marcia

These masks can be found at Dermstore, Skin Trends, and Lovely Skin. Osmosis is a cruelty-free company with some products being vegan and gluten-free. It’s also


Mask of the Month: Osmosis Gel Mask

Osmosis Hydralift Firming Gel Mask

Osmosis Hydralift Firming Gel Mask is one of the most refreshing products I’ve tried in a long time. It was what I turned to often during the stress of moving which made me love it even more than I already did. If you have dehydrated skin even in the heat this is a mask you need in your life.


You can tell a lot about it just from the name

  1. hydralift  –  it gives your skin and mood a lift!
  2. firming  – the mask not only tightens and firms but it adds hydration
  3. gel mask  – the gel consistency is soothing and calming

Osmosis Hydralift Firming Gel Mask

This Osmosis mask is the easiest product to use. You apply it for 5 to 15 minutes on a clean face and wash it off. That’s it. It can be done morning or night. Any time you want an extra dose of cooling or moisturizing this is perfectamundo. (from Urban Dictionary: 2)psuedo-street slang signifying that something is exceptional or that it is perfect. Popularised by the t.v. character Arthur Fonzirelli.)

Osmosis Hydralift Firming Gel Mask

Just look at that gel! It’s so inviting. Just a thin layer is all it takes. You can use this daily if you want or treat yourself once or twice a week. It feels deliciously cooling once on. It contains Cucumber Extract which provides a cooling and healing effect if your skin is irritated. Then Aloe Vera helps speed up cell renewal and quickly penetrates for immediate hydration. With Hyaluronic Acid as an ingredient I knew that this was a mask that would fit into my life well. Don’t tell me you can resist that?

Osmosis Hydralift Firming Gel Mask

I like using this before bed so that I wake up with softer skin. My friend Cindy from Prime Beauty told me she used this after a peel at a medispa and that it helped vanish the flakies after just one use.

While this is expensive at $52 it lasts for a long time since you need so little of it. A biggie for me is that this isn’t messy and I can spend that 15 minutes doing whatever I want since it’s not dripping down my face.

Osmosis Hydralift Firming Gel Mask was a no brainer for me for a mask of the month! Make it a mask of your month too.  —  Marcia


Aqua, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera Gel), Sodium Hyaluronate, Oleth-10, Glycerin, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Potassium Hydrolyzed Polygamma-Glutamate, Cucumis Sativa (Cucumber) Extract, Chamomile Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract , Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Saccharide Isomerate, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Panthenol (Vitamin B-5), Allantoin, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Rosaceae (Rose Absolute Moroccan) Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Carbomer, Potassium Sorbate, Tromethamine

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Mornings with Osmosis Refresh Eye Serum and Ecco Bella Natural Eyeshadow

Osmosis Refresh Eye Serum, Ecco Bella natural eyeshadow

Osmosis Refresh Eye Serum, Ecco Bella natural eyeshadow

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We all have morning beauty routines and mine always includes using an eye cream or serum. I’ve preached to you so often about eye creams and that’s because I regret not starting them earlier in my life. Now though I am diligent about my eyes since I know how much they show age.

Osmosis has two eye products: Osmosis Refresh and Osmosis Refresh PM. I was sent Osmosis Refresh ($60) for morning use since I wasn’t using a specific eye product for day.

Osmosis Refresh eye serum

Osmosis Refresh eye serum

This lovely eye serum targets dark circles, puffiness, and fine lines. Happily it has no fragrance. When first pumped out it looks like a lightweight eye cream but when applied it becomes more like a looser serum. Refresh doesn’t take long before it’s absorbed making it ideal for a pre-makeup treatment.

Osmosis Refresh eye serum

Osmosis Refresh eye serum

The packaging is ideal as it is in a pump that products the ingredients from exposure. It works all day when absorbed to stimulate collagen and elastin production.

Osmosis Refresh eye serum

Osmosis Refresh eye serum

Right now at Dermstore Osmosis has a gwp of “Osmosis Pur Medical Skincare Relieve Travel Tube ($24 Value) with any $50 Osmosis Skincare purchase.”

Ingredients Aqua (Harmonized Water), Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Glycosaminoglycans, Niacinamide, Epilobium Angustifolium (Canadian Willowherb) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Glycerin, Dextran, Caprooyl-Tetrapeptide-3, Prunus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Phosphatidylcholine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Carboxymethyl BetaGlucan, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Squalane, Butylene Glycol, Chrysanthellum Indicum Extract, Angelica Sinensis (Dong Quai) Root, Pelargonium Graveolens (Chinese Geranium) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oil, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil, Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Potassium Sorbate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol.

Ecco Bella eyeshadows

Ecco Bella eyeshadows

Now that my undereye area is looking more vibrant and smooth I can move onto my favorite part of makeup – eyeshadow. ECCO BELLA Flowercolor eyeshadows are sold as refills so you can mix or match. There are 12 shades available ($14.95) and I was sent two to represent the line. I was anxious to try Smokey Mauve but was on the fence about Clay. Well it turns out that I have worn Clay over and over, more so than the pretty Smokey Mauve.

Osmosis Refresh Eye Serum, Ecco Bella Flowercolor eyeshadows in Smokey Mauve and Clay

Osmosis Refresh Eye Serum, Ecco Bella Flowercolor eyeshadows in Smokey Mauve and Clay

Both of these eyeshadows have an amazingly smooth finish that to me belies the fact that they are matte shadows. I don’t normally gravitate towards matte but these are the best I’ve tried. They not only apply easily and smoothly but they are never patchy. With an eyeshadow primer they last the entire day without fading. I love to wear Camel on the entire lid with a medium brown eyeshadow like their Earth shade in the crease. Sadly my computer crashed and I lost all of my pictures so I can’t show you how pretty these swatch. As you can see from the above photos they also sell a refillable eyeshadow palette ($9.95) that fit two of their shadows. They also come with a small metallic square though so you can keep them in a separate palette.

One of the reasons I was happy about trying out Ecco Bella is their philosophy. The line is cruelty free and doesn’t contain toxins or chemicals to dry and irritate skin, only a pure mineral enriched formula along with the best natural ingredients. The eyeshadows are formulated with Flower Wax which is what naturally protects the leaves of flowers from the elements.

Founded by social entrepreneur Sally Malanga, Ecco Bella has been a pioneer in natural and organic beauty products for over 23 years. Malanga began Ecco Bella, a name that means “Behold Beautiful!” to celebrate the beauty of her customers, because of her disgust with the use of animals for product testing, and with respect for the wonder of nature. To that end, Malanga realized there was a world of plant-based ingredients including powerful nutraceuticals from ethical suppliers that could transform the world’s approach to beauty.

Ingredients: Mica, kaolin, cornstarch/zea mays*, zinc oxide, sweet almond oil/prunis dulcis*, green tea extract/camellia sinensis*, aloe barbadensis extract*, flower wax, iron oxides, sodium levulinate/anisate. May contain: Zinc stearate, *Certified organic/certifié biologique.

My mornings are enhanced with these two products and I’m thrilled to have them in my life.  —  Marcia

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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

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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.