Osmia Organics: Kathryne’s Take

Osmia Organics

I met the supremely friendly and down-to-earth team at Osmia Orgamics, a stand-out soap and skincare company made with high-quality natural and organic ingredients, at A Night For Green Beauty over the summer. I felt like a really bad green blogger for never having tried their products, despite hearing great things from everyone…Jennifer included! She had the pleasure of sampling some of their products for acne prone skin earlier in the year and loved them so much. Go check out her review of the Spot Treatment and Black Clay Facial Soap.

Jennifer and I have very different skin, but our experience with Osmia was the same: we fell in love. Osmia sent me products for hydration and balance. I am 30, and my skin is combination. Sometimes it’s crazy oily, other times it’s borderline chapped. I have acne here and there, but nothing too awful…I think it’s what might be considered “normal.” Although, at 16, if you would have told me that one can still get a zit on their chin at 30, I would have slapped you in the face. Alas…welcome to your 30s, ladies! We get to worry about fine lines and pimples! Woohoo! And if that wasn’t enough…I also have a tendency to get small chapped areas from eczema if I am not careful, and although I HATE to admit it, I have paper thin sensitive skin. I get that from my Dad, who will break out into a rash if you even MENTION the word “perfume” around him.

Osmia carries products for full body and facial care: soaps, body oils, facial oils of varying kinds, etc. Their products are targeted to your skin problems: acne, dry skin, aging skin, you name it. They even have a lovely new natural scent line that is subtle, earthy and safe! Osmia prides itself in not only the way their products work on your skin, but also the way that they make you feel when you use them. The calm that washes over you while breathing in the notes of lavender in your soap, the Bulgarian rose and base of violet leaf in their perfume Possa to reinforce your courage and strength. I think that’s a powerful way to make your products.

Osmia Body Oil

Flower Body Oil

The feeling evoked when using Osmia’s Flower Body Oil ($25, 2 oz.) was bliss. Far from TOO fragrant, (for those of you with sensitive snouts) I really enjoyed this lively scent, and it was a welcome reminder of the smells of summer now that we are into the cold season. A blend of organic rose geranium, organic linden blossom, and zdravets essential oils, it was so much fun putting this oil on right after showering! I love that those are the directions: “Apply onto WET skin.” I have never tried it on dry skin, but I imagine it would likely leave your skin a little slick. When you apply right out of the shower or bath, it really penetrates deep into your skin, and instead of leaving it greasy, it just leaves it soft with a subtle kiss of feminine, fresh scent. Note that the smaller size doesn’t come with a pump, which makes for a messier application.

Osmia Facial Soap

Luz Enzyme Facial Soap

The Luz Enzyme Facial Soap ($24, 2.25 oz.) had me skeptical at first. I didn’t mind using a bar soap on my face, but I was a little conflicted as to how to best apply it. Washcloth? Facial brush? In the end, I just used my hands and water to work it into a lather. That seems to be working best for me. I like to use this when my face is feeling extra weighed down by oil or makeup. This is a Friday soap, ya know what I mean? You know. Infused with organic pumpkin and tomato, this is also your cold weather soap. It will nourish and brighten your wintered skin with essential carrot seed, carrot root, rosewood and geranium oils…all known for their restorative effects. It’s such a luxurious little soap!

I was also given small samples of the Facial Calibration Serum and the Luz Facial Brightening Serum. The Brightening serum contains that “liquid gold” ingredient: prickly pear oil, which really lends itself to smoothing out fine lines leading to more luminous skin. The main ingredients in this serum are organic argan and camellia oils, so it goes on quite smooth, and absorbs quickly. I used it only a few times as per the sample, but was super impressed with it’s soothing and smoothing abilities. Putting this baby on before bed is sure to guarantee a soft and supple mug in the morning. The Calibration Serum is something I waited to try until my skin was giving me a fight (usually once a month, amiright ladies?) and I was relieved to have it in my arsenal. It is an odd thing…applying oil to your skin when you are the midst of a pimple explosion goes against everything they told us millennials in the early 2000s. Of course, we know better now about the redeeming qualities of pure, natural, high-quality, organic oils for skincare. And boy, Osmia knows what they are doin’. The calming schisandra fruit extract soothes irritation and the macadamia, olive squalane, and kukui oils nourish the skin. The combination of ingredients in this product helps balance your skin back out and assists in regulating sebum production.

Flower Body Oil ingredients: caprylic/capric triglyceride (fractionated coconut oil), simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil*, aleurites molaccana (kukui) oil, prunus amygdalus (sweet almond) oil*, rosa rubiginosa (rosehips) seed oil*, cannabis sativa (hemp) seed oil*, persea gratissima (avocado) oil*, borago officinalis (borage) seed oil*, oenothera biennis (evening primrose) oil*, hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn berry) CO2 extract*, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) CO2 extract*, and a proprietary blend of organic and wild-harvested essential oils and CO2 extracts (60.1% certified organic ingredients)

Luz Enzyme Facial Soap ingredients: saponified oils/butters of olive*, palm kernel*, wild-harvested mango, coconut*, sweet almond*, castor* and avocado*; coconut milk*, pumpkin*, tomato paste*,camellia seed oil*, honey*, proprietary blend of organic and wild-harvested essential oils. rosemary antioxidant*, non-GMO mixed tocopherols. (99% certified organic ingredients)

Brightening Serum ingredients: camellia sinesis (camellia seed) oil*, argania spinosa (argan) nut oil*, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, opunita ficus indica (prickly pear) seed oil*, brassica oleracea italica (broccoli) seed oil, [gluten-free blend of cocoyl hydrolyzed quinoa, rice, and amaranth proteins], vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry) seed oil*, cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) seed oil*, organic extracts of spirulina platensis (algae), centella asiatica (gotu kola), camellia sinensis (green tea), pascopyron smithii (wheatgrass), euterpe oleracea fruit extract (and) lycium barbarum fruit, cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) seed oil & papain, lecithin, corthellus shiitake, and a proprietary blend of organic and wild-harvested essential oils. (85% certified organic ingredients)

Facial Calibration Serum ingredients: caprylic/capric triglyceride (fractionated coconut oil), olive squalane, aleurites molaccana (kukui) oil, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) oil*, macadamia integrifolia (macadamia nut) oil*, rosa rubiginosa (rosehips) seed oil*, vitus vinifera (grapeseed) oil*, wildcrafted butyrospermum parkii (shea) oil, schisandra sphenanthera (schisandra fruit) CO2, euterpe oleracea (acai) oil, nigella sativa (black seed) oil*, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) CO2 extract*, GMO-free vitamin E oil, and a proprietary blend of organic and wild-harvested essential oils. (36% certified organic ingredients)

**Osmia Organics’ full size products and samples featured in this post were generously sent to me for review by the product manufacturer. Check out our policy on product reviews.

What’s your favorite Osmia product?!

  • http://www.mademoisellenature.com/ Mademoiselle nature

    Nice review!!!!
    Looking really nice!
    Just wondering why the soap is called enzyme?

    • http://getunsullied.com/ Unsullied

      Thank- you! I believe because of the pumpkin and tomato! :0)

  • http://www.thisginger.com/ Trina

    So far I only have the spot treatment from Osmia, but I absolutely love it. I really want to try their lip repair, too.

    • http://getunsullied.com/ Unsullied

      I used Jennifer’s Spot Repair this summer a few times and was very sad I didn’t own it myself!

  • http://www.kimberlyloc.com/ kimberlyloc

    Osmia soaps and body oils are the absolute BEST. I’m also crazy about the black clay facial soap (for oily/acneic skin) and the Spot Treatment. It works! My favorite oil is Sunset, but Flower is a close second. Glad you finally got to try Osmia!!!

    • http://getunsullied.com/ Unsullied

      I love Flower! I want to try all the body oils eventually, and their natural perfume line has me swooning! :0)

  • http://dreamandscheme.wordpress.com Dream & Scheme

    I love Osmia Organics and have adored all the products I’ve tried from them! Their spot treatment has worked very well for me, though it is a bit pricey for what you’re getting. I also am a big fan of the Sunset body oil, and definitely want to try Flower now.

    • http://getunsullied.com/ Unsullied

      I really need to buy the spot treatment, I know it works super well, maybe this can be a stocking stuffer— hint hint Jennifer…. ;0) hehe

  • http://www.ambersbeautytalk.com Amber

    I am a bad green blogger too and still haven’t tried anything from Osmia! Naughty naughty. I love the sound of the body oil and on my wishlist is their black clay soap :)

    • http://getunsullied.com/ Unsullied

      I have not met one person who doesn’t love that black clay soap… when I say Osmia, that’s what so many people think of! Their whole line is great, I can’t wait to try more, so many awesome finds this year, I can’t keep up!!!! (1st world problems!! haha) :0)

  • http://damederose.wordpress.com/ Ashley Rose

    This brand looks lovely, and I now feel like a bad blogger for not trying them!

    • http://getunsullied.com/ Unsullied

      You will love them! :0)