Photo Credit: 7 Night Molecular Repair Treatment
OSMOTICS PUTS THE COPPER IN SKINCARE
So many wonderful skincare treatments cross our desks that it’s hard not to love them all. Lucky for us, some really stand out from the crop and deliver more than we expect. Osmotics falls into that category.
With the active ingredient of Blue Copper 5 (sure, pennies contain copper, but you can’t slather them all over your face, can you?), Osmotics gives us luxurious blue-tinted goodies. In fact, they are so blue, that they remind me of the Florida Keys or a Caribbean island. The line has so many varieties of blue, that it’s impossible to stop staring at it.
Francine Porter started Osmotics in 1993 to develop cutting-edge products for skin and hair, and to give consumers something that was far removed from hype and marketing. In this sense, the brand is different than your average high end skincare line, and works with leading university medical centers, world-renowned scientists, and the brand’s own advisory panel to look at and incorporate the latest breakthrough thinking in science.
The brand is committed to using only the highest quality ingredients: therefore, when I read an Osmotics label, I don’t find any fragrances or artificial ingredients on it. The brand also has a four step system that’s recommended for starters.
The Blue Copper 5 Anti Aging Cleansing Gelee ($30) is a cooling cleansing gel that is ideal for all skin types. It promises to leave the skin clean and free of impurities and full of moisture. The cleanser is extremely easy to apply and clears your face of makeup and impurities almost immediately—just splash on some cool water and you’ll feel clean, not taut. The cinch ingredient for me is aloe vera and it’s immediate soothing benefit, which is great after a day in the sun. Since it’s sulfate free, the gentle lather is all natural.
The Blue Copper 5 Firming Elasticity Repair ($85) is an evening cream that’s definitely bluer than blue. Of course, that doesn’t mean your face ends up resembling a Smurf. It uses advanced copper technology to promote firmer skin, and I am a diehard fan. With age fighting penta peptides, this treatment truly does reduce the appearance of pores and wrinkles.
Blue Copper 5 Face Lifting Serum ($75) gives a rush of moisture to your skin, making it a standout from other serums on store shelves. It is marketed as a daytime treatment that tones and tightens, and it contains copper peptides, shitake mushroom extract, and sweet almond protein. It is lightweight and is formulated to help prevent skin from thinning and sagging.
Blue Copper 5 Age Repair Body Lift ($95) is my favorite product in the line, simply because it works wonders. After just having had a baby, my body needs more TLC now than ever, and yes, this truly does give your skin a proper lift. The handy jar is filled with a thick cream that has the texture of a light hair pomade, but it glides easily and massages well onto the skin. It addresses crepiness and helps improve skin texture and contains plant extracts specifically targeted for the body.
The latest and greatest product from the brand is the 7 Night Molecular Repair Treatment ($98). It promises to soothe the skin and give you a healthy glow and radiant texture. It has the active copper ingredient that triggers the natural repair process of the skin, and also reduces redness and irritation from sun exposure and surgery. I have to say that this is one of the best treatments I’ve ever tried when it comes to such intensive therapy. In a week, my skin became clearer (fewer zits, imagine that?), wrinkles diminished, and my skin tone had increased clarity. It actually has a fantastic moisturizing component to it, so for those suffering from winter dry skin may want to give this one a whirl.
For more information and to see other products (including issue-specific products), visit Osmotics.com