Leah's summer must-haves:
1. iS Clinical Honey Warming Honey Cleanser will leave skin soft and hydrated. If summer heat leaves your skin with excess oil, Warming Honey Cleanser will whisk oil and deep clean pores without stressing skin. Leave it on for a few extra minutes and this cleanser turns into a luxurious mask for glowing skin.
2. Le Mieux Hyaluronic Serum- easily one of the most hydrating HA serums we have ever seen. This botanical based formula leaves skin drenched in moisture without a greasy feeling.
3. Obagi Vitamin C Serum- these silky formulas are conveniently formulated with every skin type in mind. Its never been easier to find a vitamin c perfect for your skin. Plus, it drenches your skin in hydration and L-ascorbic acid, unlike other formulations. This is the perfect vitamin C serum to keep your skin glowing during these hot sticky months.
4. Fitglow Beauty Cloud Ceramide Balm- delicately whipped and smooth as butter. No matter the season, skin MUST have ceramides to maintain its bounce and moisture content. While we keep this in our routine year round, its a product you wont have to worry about clogging pores or weighing you down when you are on the go all summer long.
The Skin Perfecter transcends ordinary cleansing by combining four skin-perfecting treatments into one ultrasonic, handheld beauty tool. Professional-strength ultrasonic waves gently cleanse, exfoliate, extract, and infuse to reveal smoother, brighter, and perfect-looking skin.
Micro-massage action provides 28,000 ultrasonic vibrations per second to gently cleanse, tone, and stimulate the skin while accelerating the absorption of serums and gels, and other water-based products. In fact, any skincare product that is not oil-based will provide better results with the Skin Perfecter.
Plus, the Skin Perfecter is easy to use and never requires brushes, cartridges, or discs.What does the Skin Perfecter do?1. Cleanser--deep cleanses skin and pores of excess oil, makeup residue, and surface impurities.
2. Exfoliator--gently removes cellular buildup using non-abrasive micro-exfoliation.
3. Extractor--extracts imperfections and reduces the appearance of enlarged pores.
4. Infuser--accelerates absorption of serums and other skincare treatments.
Who can use Skin Perfecter?The Skin Perfecter is the perfect beauty tool for all ages and all skin types.
The Skin Perfecter provides low frequency ultrasonic waves (28,000 ultrasonic vibrations per second) to gently cleanse, tone, and stimulate the skin while accelerating the absorption of skincare treatments.
These low frequency ultrasonic waves create cavitation, which is the sudden formation and collapse of bubbles in a liquid. The impact of micro-bubbles collapsing on the skin surface creates micro-jets that increase the permeability of cell walls, transporting molecules through the stratum corneum.
Low frequency ultrasound treatments have immediate two-fold benefits: 1) to deeply cleanse by softening pores, pushing out impurities and cellular debris, and 2) to enhance the delivery of appropriately formulated, topical skincare treatments by propelling products more effectively to the targeted area.
***From Le Mieux Pro
Proper skin care is not just about what products you put on your face, but also what you are putting in your body. Supplements and elixirs play a powerful role, but there’s just nothing quite like the vitamins in fresh, raw fruits and vegetables. Plus, gut health and clear skin are directly correlated, so fueling your body with foods that empower your digestion will result in clear skin and a brilliant radiance. We’re providing the ultimate guide to feeding your skin through your diet and which foods to reach for to achieve a healthy glow.
1. Healthy Fats
Foods that are rich in essential fatty acids such as avocados, olive oil, salmon, and nuts and seeds, work to maintain the skin’s moisture content, keeping the barrier healthy and strong while also promoting natural elasticity (AKA, less wrinkles). These fatty acids are also, many times, anti-inflammatory to help slow the appearance of aging and reduce redness and irritation of the skin.
Topically: You can find these healthy fats in our new Moisturizing Collection to help boost results!
There are many different types of antioxidants and they can be found in a variety of foods, particularly fruits and veggies! Antioxidants are commonly known for empowering the skin, as they limit free-radical production to keep it looking younger for longer! Antioxidant-rich foods include berries, dark chocolate, leafy greens, citrus, and more!
Topically: Our potent antioxidant concentrate, Replenish, delivers optimal doses of antioxidants directly into the skin every day!
3. Vitamin C
Aka – Vitamin ‘Collagen’, this power-packed ingredient has been proven to boost collagen production for supple skin, as well as aid in healing hyperpigmentation. Get your daily dose with fruits and veggies that flaunt vibrant colors like kiwi, bell peppers, citrus, and broccoli! Try this rainbow salad for the ultimate dose of vitamin C.
Topically: Our Catalyst Serums contain vitamin C combined with advanced technology to even skin tone, heal wounds, and increase DNA Repair by 33%.
4. Gut-Healing Probiotics
Foods that undergo the fermentation process can offer healing and restoration to the gut and digestive tract because of the amount of bioavailable nutrients they posses. Imbalances of the digestive system can cause skin conditions like acne, rosacea, and eczema, so instead of approaching the concern with harsh chemicals and scrubs, start within by restoring the gut’s microbiome levels and increasing absorption of minerals and nutrients. We love kimchi, sauerkraut, kombucha, and yogurt!
Your body produces enzymes that help your digestive system break down the food you eat, absorb the nutrients, and remove the rest from the body. Certain raw foods contain powerful enzymes that assist your body in this process, increasing nutrient absorption and digestion efficacy, while preventing skin conditions caused by digestive distress. Implement foods like microgreens, papaya, pineapple, and figs into your diet to optimize gut function, in-turn promoting clearer, healthier skin!
Topically: Utilize the power of bromelain (the enzyme derived from pineapple) on your skin with Purify to gently exfoliate and remove dead skin cells and debris!
PRO TIP: Does your digestion need a little extra back up? Try Complete Digestive Enzyme to assist with breaking down food, taking a little load off of your system!
Help your skin help you by fueling your body with vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that will promote a healthy gut on the inside, and a smooth, radiant, glow on the outside!
** Taken from Osmosis Skincare AU Blog
This blog is from our partner Fitglow Beauty. You can read it in its entirety from their blog. But our ideals are the same.. for dry skin there is nothing better than products rich in ceramides.
What are ceramides and how do they work?
Simply put, ceramides are lipids (fats) that are found naturally in high concentrations in the uppermost layers of skin. They make up over 50% of skin’s composition, so it’s no surprise they play a vital role in determining how your skin looks and how it responds to the environment.
Think of ceramides as the mortar between bricks—if the bricks are your skin cells. Ceramides help hold the skin together by forming a protective layer that limits moisture loss and protects against visible damage from pollution and other environmental stressors. In addition, ceramides—even more than retinol, niacinamide, and peptides—are one of the anti-aging “powerhouses” responsible for supporting skin’s dynamic nature.
Skincare products containing ceramides will help reinforce your skin’s barrier and increase hydration—giving you plumper, smoother, firmer-feeling skin with fewer visible lines and wrinkles, as well as fewer signs of sensitivity. Ceramides are used to replenish the natural lipids that are lost from exposure to harsh environmental factors, use of drying products and during the natural aging process. They restore moisture, reinforce the skin’s natural barrier and help protect it against harm from foreign elements. Ceramides are also particularly effective in soothing eczema. People who have eczema have fewer ceramides in the outer layer of their skin compared to people with normal skin. People with psoriasis also have deficiencies of some ceramides, using products that contain ceramides may improve these conditions.
Because they’re naturally a part of your skin, ceramides are ideal for all skin types—even the most sensitive, breakout-prone, or oily skin.
Natural ceramides penetrate the layers of skin better than synthetic versions and are especially beneficial when integrated into a liposome.
Research has found that topically applied ceramides repair the skin barrier by normalizing lipid organization within the stratum corneum (the outer layer of the skin). This, in turn, restores the skin’s ability to act as a protective barrier.
Our favorite products with ceremides? Fitglow Beauty Cloud Ceremide Cream, Neova Skincare Night Therapy and Replenix Enriched Nighttime Bio Therapy.