Happy New Years everyone, I hope you had a wonderful close to last year and are looking forward to the changes 2016 will bring.
The Beauty Heroes box for January has four treats from Osmia Organics…a perfect way to soothe winter skin and kick those not so clean beauty products out for good. Osmia Organics box has two hero products their Black Clay Facial Soap and Purely Simple Face Cream; plus two sidekicks, the soap saver for the facial soap and a sample of their unreleased Nectar Vital Rose Face Serum.
More on the goodies below…first lets discover more about Osmia Organics. The brand was founded by an ER doc, Dr. Sarah Villafranco, in Colorado 4 years ago. It was born out of her personal struggle with perioral dermatitis and has given birth to a company that meticulously selects each one of it’s products to ensure it’s the absolute best for the skin. With almost all organic or wildcrafted ingredients you can be sure these products are all safe for sensitive skin. Make sure to check out her full line here.
Black Clay Facial Soap
A small dark gray bar soap the tiny size makes no indication to the strength of its cleansing powers or how long it lasts. Frankly, it’s the only bar soap I have ever used on my face and I am thrilled with the results. It’s gentle, removes dirt, makeup, and toxins all while not stripping the skin like I thought it might. In this dry winter weather my skin has been thankful for it’s mildly hydrating properties and softening effects.
I use mine day or night by lathering between my palms and massaging it into my skin. About twice a week I leave it on my skin (usually while in the shower) for 5 or so minutes to allow time for the Black Australian clay and Dead Sea mud to penetrate deeply into my pores and draw out any impurities….by doing this it multitasks as a detox mask and keeps my skin breakout free.
It is definitely a must use with the side kick “soap saver” that allows for the soap to dry completely between uses and therefore significantly extending the life of the soap. With daily use this soap should last you 3 or so months. Making the 15% off discounted price at the Beauty Heroes store of $19.20 a steal to replenish when your subscription box supply is out.
Purely Simple Face Cream
Especially awesome for extra sensitive skin but also great for normal or reactive skin this cream is light, minimally fragrant, and soothing. Purely Simple Face Cream has a mellow lavender aroma, is creamy opaque white, and glides easily over the skin. I have been loving how well it hydrates dull winter skin and find it works great under makeup. Aloe, jojoba oil, castor oil, and almond oil work to lock in moisture without feeling overly heavy or greasy.
I generally avoid creams at night to allow for my skin to breathe, so I choose to use this in the am. About 3/4 of a pump is enough for my entire face, neck, and décolletage. Purely Simple soaks in just a few short minutes and my face instantly feels hydrated and thankful. This cream has been a true blessing during this El Nino winter. It would make a wonderful addition to any green beauty routine.
Nectar Vital Rose Face Serum
Osmia Organics has really let us Beauty Heroes in on a special treat, their unreleased…not until February…Nectar Vital Rose Face Serum is one of the sidekicks in this months box. The ingredients are unreleased as well, however I am quite sure it contains Rosehip Seed oil (it smells and looks like it does at least) an amazing anti aging skin plumping dry oil that is one of my favorites to use in dryer weather.
Osmia’s Serum smells of subtle rose and fatty nourishing oils and is fairly viscous. My favorite way to use combining a few drops with the Purely Simple Face Cream for an extra special treatment. The combination of the two is just right to hydrate and plump without any oily areas. Enjoy the sample size while it lasts, and when February comes you can find it in the Beauty Heroes store for 15% off.
As always Beauty Heroes is a subscription box service, if your already a member awesome! Let me know how you like this months goodies below. If not, join here, for $39 per month…there’s always an amazing clean beauty brand to be found in each months box for a fraction of the price.