Beauty Heroes x Osmia

February 05, 2017

Hi beauties! How are you all doing? Today I'm bringing you my review of the February Beauty Heroes Beauty Discovery. The brand featured this month is Osmia, which was was founded four years ago by the stunning Dr. Sarah Villafranco, medical doctor-turned-holistic beauty brand founder. Here she is with our main babe Jeannie and it looks like they were having the most wonderful time. Love. Osmia is created with consciously-sourced plant-based materials, aromatherapeutic essential oils and environmentally-aware packaging. Osmia products are rich in organic and wild-crafted ingredients, and their collection of skin and body products invite a daily ritual of self care.
The new Hero is the Night Body Oil by Osmia* and it is a beaut! This body oil was created to formulate a plant-based sleep prescription that calms body and mind from skin to soul. Based around the Nigh Body Oil, this month’s Beauty Heroes box is all about creating a perfect nightly sleep ritual for you. Sleep is the best medicine, and scent and ritual are the keys to a good night’s rest. You better believe that the oil has a wonderful soothing scent. It’s blended with organic French Lavender, sedating Roman Chamomile and comforting Moroccan Atlas Cedarwood Oil. This aromatherapeutic oil is a concentrated blend of intentionally sourced essential oils and is expertly crafted to cue the biological processes that relax the autonomic nervous system and prepare the body for rest. I adore the scent! Remember in my previous post when I said that the Province Apothecary Beard Oil contains that amazing Lavender essential oils that smells different to any old lavender scent? Well this one also has the same gorgeous scent of lavender. It’s so beautiful, I wish I could explain it to you. Many lavender essential oils smell almost a bit synthetic and un-natural, or maybe it’s just a different species of lavender. I don’t know and I don’t want to graduate in my explanation of Lavender here haha. You would need to smell it to know what I mean but believe me that it’s most wonderful. 
The proprietary blend of organic and wild-harvested essential oils and CO2 extracts are infused into a base of skin-strengthening botanical oils that includes organic Hemp, Jojoba, Rosehip, Sea Buckhorn, Kukui and Sweet Almond. Plus some more. The oil also contains steam-fractionated Coconut Oil, an ingredient that isn’t harmful or toxic and has lots of benefits and is widely used, but I would lie if I said I wasn’t just a bit surprised to see it in the oil. You know I’m super into my raw and extra virgin coconut oil (Cocovit is my fave) but after trying out the Night Body Oil I don’t think I’ll be avoiding it anymore in my body and hair oils. I didn’t even planning on mentioning it but since I’m writing about my thoughts and feelings I might as well do. This ingredient is also one of the reasons why the oil is so lightweight and non greasy. I know a lot of people hate the feeling of greasy oil on their skin but with this one you won't have to worry about that. I don't really care if an oil does leave a greasy feeling on the skin but it is very nice to have a product that keeps your skin nourished without any excessive oiliness or stickiness. The oil quickly absorbs into the skin and leaves it soft and smooth. It’s hydrating and has the most wonderful scent which really is perfect for an evening body care routine. I will say that January was a super cold month for us with temperatures going from -10 to -20 degrees Celsius and at that time my skin really needed super rich and deeply nourishing products. The body oil was a good choice but I did notice my skin started to itch through the day. Yes, I was (and still am) slacking on dry body brushing which helps immensily with dry skin. But now that we are back to mild winter, the body oil will be used religiously again. I actually already used half of the bottle! Yes, it is that lovely and oh the scent, the best!
Hero done, let’s move to the February’s Sidekick. Osmia Lip Doctor* is a beautiful lip balm made with only 6 ingredients. Contains Lavender-infuse Olive Oil, Avocado and Argan Oil, Cacao Butter, Candelilla Wax and Beeswax. The balm is rich and very nourishing, and smells like cacao. It’s yummy! The Lip Doctor really is a wonderful treat for them lips and even my boyfriend, who is very picky when it comes to lip balms (or beard oils), loves it.

What can I say, another lovely Beauty Heroes box. It is valued at $76 but you can get it for less than $40 if you subscribe to Beauty Heroes. If you wanna know more about Beauty Heroes subscription box, you can read this post. To sum up, it is one of my absolute favourite beauty subscription box. No doubt!

Much love,

Jana xx

*samples generously provided
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