Osmosis Skin Care is a Cosmeceutical Range developed by Dr Ben Johnson in the US. Formerly the developer of the Cosmedix Range, Dr Ben Johnson went on to create the Osmosis Skin Care Range which took on an entirely different philosophy to his past formulations.   

Dr Ben Johnson steered away from the world of fruit acids or AHA's (alpha hydroxy acids) into the direction of reducing inflammation in the skin. Inflammation is one of the major causes of skin ageing. Every day our skin is bombarded with free radicals – a process whereby our molecules are deprived of an atom – creating rouge cells. These rouge cells then scavange their missing atom from healthy cells, creating a domino inflammatory process in the skin. The Osmosis Skin Care Range is a well versed range that covers cosmeceutical skin care products for all skin conditions and types. The Osmosis Skin Care Range also consists of wellbeing products from supplements to Harmonized Water to rebalance internal disharmonies.   

The Osmosis Skin Care Range instead of using acids for product penetration, the range uses an ingredient called phosphatidylcholine liposomes to reach the epidermal dermal barrier. Cosmetic skin care has a very difficult time in reaching the deeper layers of the skin. A Cosmeceutical such as the Osmosis Range and our Skin Matrix Cosmeceutical Range are developed with the no.1 priority of product penetration, smell/feel/luxury value comes second. Cosmeceutical ranges are results driven.   

The Osmosis Skin Care Serums are labelled with corresponding Levels. I will explain and outline which serum and level product you should be using.   

The Osmosis Skin Care Serums and Levels can be broken down into 2 different categories.   

The first category of the Osmosis Skin Care Serums and Levels are: The Vitamin A or retinaldehyde serums with the delivery system of phosphatidylcholine liposomes. These serums are designed to rebuild the dermal layer and are to be used for anti-ageing benefits. Retinaldehyde is one of the least irritating forms of Vitamin A, yet its strength is rivalled with that of Retin A. Osmosis encourages clients to start at Level 1 even if you have used other forms of Vitamin A previously.  

Level 1 – Relieve 0.025% - This Osmosis Skin Care Serum is designed for sensitive skin types who desire a gentle yet effective restoration of the skin rejuvenation process. An excellent starting point for those who have never used Vitamin A before. The most gentle of the Osmosis Skin Care vitamin A serums, this formula addresses skin immunity to allow for healing and repair.

Level 2 – Calm 0.0375%   - This Osmosis Skin Care Serum is designed for moderately-sensitive skin types who desire a dramatic restoration of the skin rejuvenation process. With a combination of Vitamin A and anti-inflammitory ingredients this osmosis skin care serum restores the protective barrier of the skin, increases skin nutrients and assists immune repair. Calm also rebuilds a thin dermis, normalizes oil, hydrates, firms and protects the skin from UV rays.  

Level 3 – Correct 0.75% - This Osmosis Skin Care Serum is for normal skin types who desire a dramatic restoration of the skin rejuvenation process. This formula sets up the ideal environment for aging skin to remodel itself through increased skin nutrients, collagen production and elasticity.

Level 4 – Renew 0.15% - designed for skins conditioned to Vitamin A or Retinaldehyde and who are looking for skin rejuvenation and restoration. This Osmosis Skin Care serum contains the most powerful combination of anti-ageing rejuvenators.  

These percentages have been updated Dec/Jan 2017 and have been tweaked to achieve maximum results.  

The second category of the Osmosis Skin Care Serums and Levels are: the DNA repair serums that contain the zinc finger technology and the active ingredient Vitamin C, specifically L-Ascorbic Acid or Ascorbyl Glucoside. These Osmosis Skin Care Serums are strong antioxidant serums with anti-ageing benefits as well. They provide essential proteins to the skin – the building blocks of the skin. They target pigmentation and work synergistically with other products containing vitamin E.   

Catalyst Plus – or Catalyst+ - this Level 1 Osmosis Skin Care Serum is for DNA repair. This is desigend for very sensitive skins. It is in an Aloe base with the active ingredient Ascorbyl Glucoside. Catalyst Plus+ contains a patented formula that activates your natural zinc finger remodeling process, which is a critical part of DNA repair. The unique combination of vitamin C, amino acids and minerals also encourages the skin to increase collagen and elastin production, promotes wound healing and improves sun protection.

Catalyst – This Level 2 DNA Osmosis Skin Care Serum is more appropriate for normal skin. It is L-Ascorbic Acid in a water base. Catalyst contains a patented formula that activates your natural zinc finger remodeling process, which is a critical part of DNA repair. The unique combination of vitamin C, amino acids and minerals also encourages the skin to increase collagen and elastin production, promotes wound healing and improves sun protection.

Catalyst AC-11 – This is the Level 3 Osmosis Skin Care Serum for DNA repair and has the highest level or repair activity, appropriate for all skin types, even sensitive skins. In addition, this product contains the patented technology AC-11 that is proven to increase DNA repair by 33%. The unique combination of vitamin C, amino acids and minerals also encourages the skin to increase collagen and elastin production, promotes wound healing and improves sun protection.

When choosing which products are right for you, the best method is to start at Level 1 on both the Vitamin A Serums and Level 1 in the DNA Repair Serums. Once you have successfully completed each bottle with no irritation whatsoever you can progress to the next level. Simply use the DNA serums of a morning and the Vitamin A serums of an evening.  

There are many other Osmosis Skin Care Serums to choose from but start with these 2 categories first. For eg, if you would like to supercharge your anti-ageing charge, you can add the Osmosis Skin Care Serum called StemFactor to your Vitamin A Serum every night. Use 1 pump of each, mix together in the palm of your hand and massage into the skin. If you have pigmentation, apply the Osmosis Skin Care Serum Enlighten morning and or night to the pigmented areas first, then continue your regime.

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If you have any questions on the Osmosis Skin Care Range and which Osmosis Skin Care Serum is right for you, feel free to email us.