Osmia Organics Spot Treatment - $20, 0.16 ounces (available here)
This Osmia Organics spot treatment actually works, it is my new holy grail, go-to product to reduce incoming or existing acne and reduce scarring. The spot treatment works overnight (I promise!) and your acne will be gone in at most three days (for an already there large blemish); I can’t recommend this spot treatment enough, it is a serious blemish fighter and if you suffer from acne it really is a must have!
I have very sensitive and acne prone skin which can get irritated fast and result in cystic acne. I usually use a prescribed topical liquid to combat it, yet I noticed that the benzoyl and alcohol ingredients dry my skin out. This spot treatment is unique in its oil based formula since it hydrates the skin around the blemishes and seems to be gentler on the skin without peeling. The Osmia spot treatment is a concentrated formula which should only be applied on the acne spot, with the help of the small roller ball of the packaging. The formula is an oil (no tea tree oil) and has a pretty strong smell of herbs and lemon, which if applied to many spots can be a little overwhelming (especially if placed on the chin, nose etc). I apply it at night on a cleansed and moisturized face where I can feel an incoming blemish, and also on already existing blemishes. By the morning, the incoming blemish usually disappears or sometimes it is brought out to the surface quickly (depending on the kind of blemish). This product has calmed my skin down considerably without drying it out, has helped keep it clear, and also helped my acne scarring heal faster. Seems like this bottle will last me a long time but I will definitely repurchase this product many, many times in the future!
|Simple and striking packaging for the Rose Clay Facial Soap (packaging is recycled and biodegradable)|
|Beautiful hand made, artisan soaps - only organic oils, botanical colorants, and essential oils used|
Osmia Organics Honey-Myrrh Lip Repair - $22, 0.28 ounces (available here)
Filled with manuka honey and myrrh extract, this Osmia lip repair can help restore chapped lips to healed and smooth in a day or two. While I do not suffer from dry lips much, I apply this every night before bed - it’s a nice bed time ritual which helps my lips be hydrated and smooth. Formula feels light on the lips, has no taste, and has a very light, pleasant smell which is a nice touch. I apply the Osmia Organics lip repair with my fingers and I actually enjoy the packaging, as it feels luxurious. I usually stay clear from products in pot containers but since this is a night treatment, I apply it after washing my hands (so I am not wary of bacteria as I would be if applying on-the-go during the day). Quick note here, Miranda tried this and absolutely loved it because it helped heal and moisturize her chapped lips, this lip repair product may be tiny, but it has big results!
I recommend you check out Osmia Organics yourself as I bet that you will be impressed and pleasantly surprised - I definitely was! While it’s difficult to find effective natural treatments, these products fulfill their claims beautifully. Sarah, the Osmia Organics founder, really does know her skin care, and I am glad she was able to create such lovely products without putting our sensitive skin to the test of harmful ingredients and chemicals. I can only hope for a silicone free liquid foundation to come out next in this line, right (right)?
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