Thank you so much for the sweet comments/emails since the re-launch of the website. I’m thrilled that you like it. Now it’s time for another Beauty Heroes review: as you can tell, the Osmia love story continues with Beauty Heroes with their second collaboration, for the mere delight of our skin. The February box will be a terrific addition to your winter routine, by keeping your lips and skin merrily nourished.
The base oil comprises 11 nourishing oils (nine are certified organic), including organic jojoba oil, antioxidant-rich kukui oil, replenishing rosehip seed oil, anti-inflammatory organic hemp seed oil, and sea buckthorn oil. Needless to say that the formula has been designed to maintain your skin warm and silky smooth on those cold winter nights. Long and warm baths tend to dry my skin out, but since using the Night oil consistency, my skin has been feeling amazing. Osmia specifically recommends to use it on clean, wet skin (no drying off before or after). I’ve tried both applications (dry and wet skin) and I can attest that there’s a real difference indeed. On wet skin, the scent lingers longer while the skin looks shinier and hydrated for a prolonged time.
The fact that Osmia gave clear instructions reminded me of this Instagram post from Siam Seas (here) about the misuse of products. I highly appreciate when brands give a proper direction. Sometimes, you do get one great product in your hands but a misuse can deter you from enjoying the product to its full potential.
An invitation to the best sleep ever.
The night body oil contains the soothing ingredient trifecta: organic essential oils of lavender, roman chamomile, and wild atlas cedar oil. Something that I learned about the latter is that it, according to Osmia, “gently stimulates the pineal gland, which releases melatonin (the sleep hormone)“. I’m receptive to aromatherapy and no stranger to lavender pillow mists and EO’s to help me get into sleep mode, but I’ll definitely keep closer attention to products with wild atlas cedar. I adore the scent of Osmia’s night body oil, it’s not overpowering yet strong enough to experience the aromatherapeutic benefits. Before going to bed, one of my rituals is to engage in a minute-long deep breathing activity to smell the scent that lingers on my skin. The body oil in itself will not magically put you to sleep, but combined with a healthy evening routine, it will undeniably improve your sleeping experience (while making your skin look fabulous – score!) The Night oil reminds me of a bit Metta’s body oil (reviewed here), with the exception that Metta’s lavender scent is stronger.
Price: large bottle (4oz) $64
Ingredients: caprylic/capric triglyceride (fractionated coconut oil), simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil*, aleurites molaccana (kukui) oil, prunus amygdalus (sweet almond) oil*, rosa rubiginosa (rosehip) 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% certified organic ingredients
Dry, chapped and cracked lips? No worries, the lip doctor will come to the rescue. Osmia’s founder, Dr. Sarah Villafranco has an allergy to ricinoleic acid, a component of castor oil, so she came up with this new formula (also void of essential oils for sensitive skin) to guarantee soft and healed lips.
It contains all the core ingredients you would find in a traditional (non-vegan) lip balm, namely cocoa seed butter, beeswax, candelilla wax, and nourishing oils. However, with Osmia, it’s the little details that make the difference, starting with the base oil (olive) which is infused with lavender. The use of argan oil (as a super moisturizer) is also worth mentioning. Another plus is the size of the product: larger than most lip balms, this specificity actually enhances the application process by fully coating the lips in a soothing lavender dream. Osmia’s organic lavender is grown and harvested from Colorado. It comes with a slightly higher price tag than most lip balms but the quality is there. If you’re not someone that keeps misplacing their lip balms like they would with their car keys, you won’t regret investing in the lip doctor. Apply it with no moderation. I’ve been keeping the lip doctor in the pocket of my winter so that I always have it outside within arm’s reach. Be aware though that applying Osmia’s lip doctor can turn into a slightly addictive habit haha. That’s how good it is. I can’t help rubbing my lips because they feel super soft afterward.
Price: $12 (0.28oz)
Ingredients: lavender-infused olea europaea (olive) oil*, persea gratissima (avocado) oil*, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter*, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, cera alba (beeswax)*, argania spinosa (argan) nut oil* 87% certified organic ingredients
To me, this is the box that will make you fall in love with Osmia if you haven’t already. This box will appeal to most people because Osmia offers a large selection of calming products that would benefit most skin types. Beauty Heroes also has a shop section, where subscribers have 15% off. With the February box, you get two full-sized products at an unbeatable price (even with international shipping).
What did you think of this month’s box?
*I’m a Beauty Heroes ambassador, may contain affiliate links – see disclaimer (here).