It may seem a little odd considering that natural organic skincare is packed with good stuff and made without nasty chemicals, but strangely a lot of the time those "natural" chemicals can be a little to strong in their natural powers for people with highly reactive skin. In the past Mariana and I have reviewed countless natural products and more often than not, what is totally fine for her will make me react. It's not to say that those products are not good, it's just that I have sensitive skin and they are just too concentrated and/or too plant based for my skin.
For years I have been searching for a daily moisturiser that was not mainly based on paraffin - which most "sensitive skin" products are. Paraffin is not all bad, but, it is a petroleum based product which means it contains a good wad of carcinogens. It's also not a great moisturising product as it only sits on the top layer of the skin, only making it feel moisturised, none of the product actually penetrates to the deeper layers of skin that require the moisture.
Quench by Osmosis is different. It does not contain paraffin or parabens or any other nasty stuff. It contains yummy things like organic shea butter, jojoba seed oil and lime oil with L-Hyaluronic acid which helps to smooth and firm the skin. And thankfully this mix of goodies does not irritate my skin! At all! Finally a natural product I can feel good about using, that does not make me red, blotchy or stingy. Hooray!
It smells divine going on - the tangy zest of lime oil wakes me up in the morning. It's just enough fragrance to make using it feel decadent but not enough to annoy you or put you off your morning cup of tea (regularly, fragrance does that to me, makes me feel like my tea is perfumed, ick!).
Quench feels great on too. It absorbs in seconds, right before my very eyes. It could well be the very best daily moisturiser for my skin. It does help that Osmosis products are very clearly identified to help you find just the product for you. Quench is a lightweight moisturiser which is intended for those of us with water dry skin, meaning that your skin has okay levels of oil but needs a big drink of water. In the past I have tried moisturisers that others have raved over, only to find that they are too oily for me. My skin either breaks out or just feels a little sticky all day, like it needs a wash. Not cool. Though if your skin concern is something other that water dryness, fear not, there are plenty of other products here so you'll be sure to find what you need!
I am totally in love with Quench! It's toodles to all my other moisturisers!
There are quite a few stockists all over NZ, check 'em out here.
Other cool things by Osmosis I want to try....
This is the Wonder Woman of anti aging. StemFactor is a Transformation Serum which "utilises over 150 different skin growth factors, derived from adult skin cells and fibroblasts". It is said to improve all aspects of ageing and skin damage. Just what I need in my 31st year!
StemFactor works best when added to one of the Osmosis Treatment Serums like Renew Serum.
Refresh PM - Eye Treatment
An eye treatment that is designed to reduce fine lines around the eye area, as well as firming, hydrating and plumping the skin.
I need this! My eyes have starting acting flappy. I never knew what my mother meant when she said "as you get older, it gets harder to put on make-up", sadly I am starting to.
That's right. Harmonized water.
Created by Osmosis' Dr Ben Johnston, Harmonized H20 is molecularly energised water. Charged with specific frequencies that help to restore balance to energetic disruptions within our bodies, whatever your ailment there is a harmonized water for you. Treatable issues include: acid reflux, IBS, PMS, psoriasis even depression! Many customers have had amazing results! I am curious to try some! I really need the PMS one and the psoriasis one, though the UV neutraliser is said to increase sun exposure time by up to 30 minutes! Great for those of us who hate sticky sunblock.
Stay tuned for my review of the new super duper energy supplement Yellow Diamonds, devised by Osmosis's Dr Ben Johnston. It gives you an energy kick when you need it without the use of caffeine or other stimulants! Get ready for a reader giveaway!