Osmia Organics Skincare - Product Review, Part 2

Osmia Organics Review - Osmia Organics Skincare, Osmia Organics Lip Repair
Mackenzie’s Notes:
While many perks come with writing a beauty blog, including lovely makeup, weekly indulgences and pretty and fun looks, there is also the downside of trying out many products in a short period of time on our sensitive skin.  Our skin is a beautiful canvas, and we should treat it with care and pamper it as much as we can - that’s why I was so excited to hear from my sister that Sarah from Osmia Organics offered to have us try some products created with organic and natural ingredients which are geared toward clean skin care.
After researching the brand, I decided to try out the most popular Osmia products which could help me in my daily skin routine (and there are plenty more popular items which I would love to try someday).  Sarah was wonderful enough to send me the Spot Treatment, the Honey-Myrrh Lip Repair, and a bar of the Rose Clay Facial Soap.  Stay tuned for my thoughts on all these products and make sure you also read my sister’s review of her Osmia Organics goodies here!

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!
Grade: 5/5

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 Rose Clay Facial Soap - $22, 2.25 ounces (available here)
This soap contains Australian pink clay, white kaolin clay, wild-harvested mango butter and cold-pressed, organic avocado oil which hydrate and heal the skin.  Soap comes with a soap holder which helps to save product and protect your soap from bacteria.  I did notice that by using this soap twice a day, you could use up quite a bit of it pretty fast, and thus the price might seem high for how long the soap will last.
To cleanse, I rub the bar between my hands shortly, after which a lot of lather is created, and I wash my face using this lather.  This soap smells like herbs, doesn’t sting my eyes, is not too harsh, and washes off quickly when I’m done as well.  My skin feels very cleansed (no makeup left afterwards) and very hydrated (enough to not even put moisturizer on!).  After washing my face with the Osmia Organics Rose Clay soap, I seriously couldn’t stop touching my face, it felt so smooth!
Grade: 4.8/5

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!
Grade: 5/5

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)?

Be sure to visit the Osmia Organics website for more beauty and healthy skin inspiration!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06405416341497578040 Charlotte Thomas

    Oh wow! This brand sounds amazing. Gonna look into this - hope they ship to the UK!

    Charlotte - Blotandreapply.blogspot.com xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12866420786261324835 Jess | Just Jesss

    These all sound lovely, especially the spot treatment! Fab reviews :)

    Jess xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02103879248133684361 Kenderasia

    These products seem really interesting, especially the rose clay facial soap. I wonder if they have a Eu based reseller…

    http://kenderasia.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16279025385488267285 Lisa

    Just checked out the Osmia site. Sarah has a compelling story.

    Thanks much for the head’s up. I’ve sensitive skin, as well!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03361651012356334616 Mackenzie M.

      No problem, love her stuff :) Good luck in your sensitive skin care search!