Osmotics: When SPF met skincare

Osmotics Age Prevention

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Osmotics Cosmeceuticals is a brand you’ve likely heard about since it’s sold in prestigious departments stores and has many products that are on the lips of people looking for results and not hype. Two of their products that are absolutely perfect for summer are their Age Prevention SPF products. With two products that make up their sun protection line they’ve cut to the chase, only creating what they consider to be the best of the best.

Osmotics Age Prevention: Protection Extreme SPF 45 and Sheer Facial Tint SPF 45

Age Prevention Protection Extreme SPF 45 ($45) is the daily sun protection that you need. Not only does it have Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB but it’s a sheer formula that is oil-free. It’s lightweight yet I know that it’s protecting me from the damages of the sun. I highly advocate wearing sunscreen 365 days a year since it’s essential to prevent premature aging and help against skin damage from the sun.

Osmotics Age Prevention Protection Extreme SPF 45

If you follow Beauty Info Zone then you know my feelings about fragranced products so you know I’m thrilled that Osmotics Age Prevention Protection Extreme SPF 45 is fragrance free. It leaves my skin feeling silky and wears wonderfully under makeup. This convenient tube is one I can carry with me if I want.

Osmotics Age Prevention Protection Extreme SPF 45

While I feel it’s great for my more mature skin because of the powerful antioxidants that fight free radical damage, I also can recommend it for those of you starting on a good skincare journey.

Osmotics Age Prevention: Protection Extreme SPF 45 and Sheer Facial Tint SPF 45

The second product is Age Prevention Sheer Facial Tint SPF 45 ($39)  which uses the same sunscreen ingredients and gives you the same protection yet it contains a light tint so that you get double duty with this: get the fabulous full spectrum protection while blurring imperfections to enhance your natural skin tone.

Osmotics Age Prevention Sheer Tint SPF 45

The Sheer Tint is available in 3 shades (Light, Medium, Dark). I was sent Light which didn’t look that light when I first applied it to my hand for a swatch but once blended onto my face, it was a great shade for me. I can use this with or without a foundation.

Osmotics Age Prevention Sheer Tint SPF 45 in Light

Osmotics Age Prevention Sheer Tint SPF 45, Light blended

Sheer Tint contains antioxidant vitamins and Sodium Hyaluronate for softer, smoother, healthier skin. This is so gentle on skin that it can be used after skincare procedures like peels and microdermabrasion.

Both of these Osmotics Age Prevention sunscreens have the same Active Ingredients so you aren’t trading protection for beauty.

Osmotics Age Prevention Active Ingredients

 With Osmotics Cosmeceuticals Age Prevention line you’ve got a marriage made in heaven: sun protection and high-end skincare! Whichever you choose to make your skin better, you can’t go wrong.  —  Marcia

Fighting vertical lip lines with Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Lip and Tuck

So what do you find has aged the most rapidly on you over the years?  Your hands?  How about your neck?  For me, there’s no question…it’s my lips.  I have those darn hereditary vertical lip lines.  My mom has them, my grandma had them…and now I have them.  I’m not going to lie, I know I will eventually turn to something along the lines of Juvaderm or lasers to get rid of them.  But in the meantime, I do everything I can to stop their progression.  Osmotics Cosmeceuticals sent me their Blue Copper 5 Lip and Tuck ($35) to try, and with my lip issues they had me at hello.

Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Lip and Tuck

Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Lip and Tuck

So what the heck is Blue Copper 5?  Copper peptides are amino acids bound with a copper element.  They have been found to be quite effective in healing wounds, fighting wrinkles, and smoothing skin.  Blue Copper 5 Lip and Tuck combines copper peptides with hyaluronic acid for mega hydration and anti-aging, with some macadamia oil thrown in for even more moisture.

How could anyone not try this??

How could anyone not try this??

Blue Copper 5 Lip and Tuck has a fantastic slip and feel, leaving lips extremely hydrated.  I put this on very generously and am sure to also apply the Natural shade to my vertical lip lines as well.  I just can’t tell you how fabulous my lips feel with this treatment.  Blue Copper 5 Lip and Tuck comes in three colors:  Natural, Golden Nectar, and Cognac.

Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Lip and Tuck in Natural

Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Lip and Tuck in Natural

Natural looks blue on the wand, but it goes on clear.  I go crazy with this one…it seems like the more I put on, the happier my lips are and my lip lines are much less noticeable.  This isn’t like other blue-tinted glosses that makes teeth look whiter, but the moisturizing effect is amazing.

Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Lip and Tuck in Golden Nectar

Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Lip and Tuck in Golden Nectar

Golden Nectar is a very subtle peachy shade, but it also has some shimmer so it makes lips look more lush.  I love this over lip liner because I get the color from the liner, the shimmer and shine from the gloss, and the moisture and plumping from the hyaluronic acid and macadamia oil.

Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Lip and Tuck in Cognac

Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Lip and Tuck in Cognac

Cognac is a very pretty soft red shade that provides color while also delivering the same moisture and treatment.  This is a lovely shade that would complement any skin tone, with just the right amount of pigmentation for a great pop of color.

Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Lip and Tuck swatched, left to right:  Cognac, Golden Nectar, Natural

Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Lip and Tuck swatched, left to right: Cognac, Golden Nectar, Natural

With all the fabulous moisture, my lip lines are most certainly less noticeable and pronounced.  My lips look more full, and they feel soft and smooth.  This lip treatment may not ‘cure’ my lip lines, but I do believe they keep them from getting worse.  And until I can afford a $3000 liquid face lift, I am happy to at least keep the status quo.

Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Lip and Tuck is non-comedogenic, and has no artificial colors or fragrances.  You can find Osmotics at high-end department stores like Saks and Nordstrom, as well as online at Osmotics.com.  – Lisa

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Ingredients:  Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Isohexadecane, BIS-PEG/PPG-14/14 Dimethicone, Mineral Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Tripeptide-1, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Butylene Glycol, Hyaluronic Acid, Tribehenin, Sorbitan Isostearate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Copper Sulfate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Squalane, Menthol, Flavor, Titanium Dioxide, Mica. MAY CONTAIN: Red 7 Lake, Red 40 Lake, Red 4, Iron Oxides

Fight wrinkles with vitamins! Osmotics Anti-Wrinkle Vitamin C Patches

Eat!  You need your vitamins!

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Your skin needs vitamins too, especially Vitamin C. It’s easy to get a full dose with Osmotics Anti-Wrinkle Vitamin C Patches (box of 12 Treatments $48). I have all kinds of issues with vertical lines above my lips as well as crows feet so I couldn’t wait to try these out when Osmotics sent this for us to test.

Here is what is so great about topically applied Vitamin C: It increases collagen production, reduces skin discolorations, strengthens and repairs skin, reduces inflammation, and protects the skin from sun exposure. Vitamin C is one of the best antioxidants available, if it’s packaged correctly.

Osmotics Vitamin C patches

Visible wrinkle reduction up to 50%

Visible wrinkle reduction up to 50%

Osmotics Anti-Wrinkle Vitamin C Patches are an overnight treatment full of that Vitamin C that skin loves. These patches reduce discoloration and collagen breakdown, and improve facial wrinkles up to 50%! That is a big number and when I tested these patches I found it to be absolutely true.

the patches with accompanying oil for removal

the patches with accompanying oil for removal

the individual packets keep the Vitamin C stable and effective

the individual packets keep the Vitamin C stable and effective

So here is something else you need to know: I found that while the patches dramatically reduce the appearance of my wrinkles, the effect is definitely temporary. It lasts about a day, maybe a day and a half. To get the same effect, I need to do another application of the patches. But over time, wrinkles do improve, so there is a both a short-term and a long-term benefit with these babies.

the actual patches - good for both crows feet or upper lip line

the actual patches – good for both crows feet or upper lip line

The patches are actually pretty big, so I trim them into four pieces that treat my upper lip and the corners of my eyes. The patches stick really well to skin. Just put them on before bed, then sleep tight knowing those wrinkles are disappearing. In the morning, I shower and the patches come right off. There is also an oil included if needed to help remove the patches but I have never needed it.

Recommended use is three times per week, twice a week if you have highly sensitive skin. Definitely don’t use these if you plan on getting frisky under the sheets…they do not enhance your attractiveness while on, nor do they make for comfy kissing.

If you are interested in a Vitamin C treatment (and given what it can do, why wouldn’t you be?) then this is a product to try. The ingredient is effective, the packaging keeps it stable, and it’s easy to use.  Osmotics Anti-Wrinkle Vitamin C Patches get a huge thumbs up – and a wrinkle-free lip line – from me.  – Lisa

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Anti-Wrinkle Vitamin C Patches Ingredients:

Patches: Sodium Ascorbate, Ascorbic Acid.

Oil Solvent: Sweet Almond Oil, Sesame Oil, Sunflower Oil, Jojoba Oil, Avocado Oil, Tocopherol, PEG-4 Dilaurate, Propylparaben, Lemongrass Extract, Ginseng Extract