My Skin Food: Osmosis Skincare

I talk about skin quite frequently on here and if there's ever been a major insecurity of mine: it's been my skin. I've struggled with problematic skin since I was in 7th grade. I've spent ... well, my mother has graciously spent ridiculous amounts of money on anything we could find to try and solve it. Being a teenager is rough when you're just getting into makeup and your skin literally rebels against it. It didn't stop me from going out, but it stopped me from being comfortable in my own skin (no pun intended) 90% of the time.

I tried ProActiv, Dermologica, literally everything at the drug store, going on birth control (which helps a little but not 100%) to prescription solutions and nothing worked. I was never comfortable enough to go out and get my mail without some form of foundation on my face. I would get bullied in high school, ruthless kids telling me to "just wash my face" was probably thee most unbearable comment, like it was just so easy and I must be stupid. 

Recently, and I mean, this year recently, my friend Amanda introduced me to the line Osmosis SkinCare. She sold me on the fact that her sister had far worse skin problems than I had and she was 100% clear within a few weeks. I reached out to the company with hopes they would recommend the right products for my skin type. Might I add, thee most helpful group of people I've ever encountered. I quickly received my products that I ordered and was so excited as I saw this clear skin oasis not too far out of my reach. 

Within a short amount of time, I noticed my skin was improving... in the beginning I still had some breakouts on days when I was hormonal (as it always does) but I did notice when I got into months 3 and 4, that was no longer even an issue. My skin stayed clear even while being a raging hormonal nutcase. It was a miracle.

BEFORE: March 2015 

BEFORE: March 2015 

CURRENT: August 2015

CURRENT: August 2015

I made sure I took before/after photos right when I woke up, no makeup, same lighting to show you the drastic difference in my skin. Takes a lot of girl balls to post that before photo but I'm just so proud of the results I have to suck it up. Not only are their products effective, but they all smell wonderful! I was so used to products that were harsh and almost borderline unbearable because of all the chemicals... but this stuff smells like fruit. It's glorious. All of their products are also gluten-free and mostly vegan - and they do NOT test on animals. *hooray* 

I know this particular skincare line is a bit on the pricey side, but I can assure you, it's worth every single penny if you struggle with problematic skin like I did. I know they all say that but I'm hoping that me sharing my experience can lean you towards the hopeful side. I never thought that my skin would ever look this clear, let alone have such a soft and pretty texture to it. Spencer can vouch for this when I say my confidence has skyrocketed.

I would normally post the specific products that I use, but I feel like this line definitely needs to be personalized to you and yours. I wouldn't want people going out and purchasing the same cleanser, toner, moisturizer that I use and have it not work on their skin because we are not the same. Their website is very helpful in breaking down each product so it's easy for you to match and put together a regime that's all your own.

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Please note: This post is not sponsored by Osmosis Skincare. I am not getting paid to write this review, this is something I'm doing on my own free time because I legitimately think others will see great results from this line. It's seriously changed my life and I'm forever grateful I took the plunge.

If any of you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

That said, cheers to happy healthy skin! Enjoy your Tuesday, my loves. 

Frank Body Coffee Scrub I love you

OK I'm ready to tell you all about my love affair with this stuff...

Now, if ANY of you know me on a personal level, you'll know my skin & I have a love/hate relationship. Lately, I have been loving it. So that's a great thing. Cool. Awesome. Fantastic. I've noticed that the two key ingredients to happy skin are...

1. Happy life. Positive attitude. Less stress.

While we can all agree, these things are definitely easier said than done. I, for one, have anxiety issues so I laugh in the face of "Less stress." OH OK, SURE. But really, the less I thought about how my skin looked and just, well, didn't care and enjoyed my life, the prettier and healthier my skin was. I will humbly give my boyfriend most of my happiness credit. *aww*

2. Frank Body Coffee Scrub

There's something I can definitely relate to when the first email I receive from them after I order is titled "The time to get naked has arrived", OKAY Frank, I'm listening... 

I first heard about this magic stuff on Instagram from a fellow blogger. Intrigued and forever in search of things that could potentially make my skin better... I obliged. $16 + free shipping?! Again, I'm listening...

 

My skin listened. My face cleared up. Tiny stretch marks started to fade. The scars on my back started to fade. I was in awe. Here I am, regretting the hundreds of dollars I've spent on overpriced products from drugs stores and beauty outlets when all I needed was f**king coffee? Come on, man. But I swear, this stuff, will change your life. I have no doubt that any other user will tell you the same thing. This baby targets cellulite, stretch marks, psoriasis, varicose veins, eczema and acne.

All you gotta do is rub this all over, all of it, everywhere. (I usually use around half a cup on my entire body. A little goes a long way.) Leave it on for around 10 minutes. (This works great as I live alone; walking around my house naked covered in coffee grounds) Totally normal. ;)

Wash it off in the shower. Don't worry, it doesn't stain. And BOOM - feel the love. I usually use this scrub around twice a week and didn't see major results for around 2-3 weeks. Worth the wait.

There are three different "flavors",  Original  ...  Coconut & Grapeseed  ...  Cacao.  

There are three different "flavors", Original ... Coconut & Grapeseed ... Cacao. 

Even the packaging is sassy.... Really? It's like it was made for me.

Even the packaging is sassy.... Really? It's like it was made for me.

 

I'm currently using the Original, but I've tried the Cacao as well and love it. Slowly moving through each product and falling more in love. This stuff has a shelf life like no other, just make sure it's always sealed and kept in a cool dry place. My first bag lasted around 5 months so be nice to Frank and he will love you long time.

Thank you Frank, you are the only one for me. (It's ok, my boyfriend will understand...) 

If you want to see some before & after skin photos thanks to this amazing product, visit their feedback instagram and be amazed. 

Now on behalf of Frank & I, go get dirty.