Review: Osmosis Repair Healing Mask


I bought this mask at my spa on the recommendation of my esthetician. My trusted lady doesn't recommend new products to me often, so when she does I usually agree to buy them. This one was a fantastic pick. The Osmosis website recommends this for post-treatment or procedure skin, but my esthetician just recommended it for its soothing qualities and barrier repair for my stressed winter skin. It has a rich cocktail of antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, and soothing botanicals. There is some cocoa in there, too (antioxidant), which gives it a pleasant chocolate scent. Try not to be put off by the texture; it's a "loose" mud, very watery, so you have to work with it a bit to ensure even coverage. You can use it as a serum or a mask, theoretically, but I prefer it as a mask because it is brown and green and a bit sticky and I don't want it all over my pillow after sleeping with it on. The results: it's wonderful. It really does soothe and plump my skin and I really like it after I've been a bit overzealous with a peel (more on that in a future post). It's kind of pricey for the small quantity you get in a tube ($56 for 30 ml at dermstore.com), but you might want to shop around because at my spa it was about $10 less.

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