Unlisted Brand • Osmosis Pur Medical Skincare - Calm • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||100%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Black
For a period of time I was obsessed with fading my acne scars on my face and my doctor recommended me to use Kligman's formula (which in general lightens the skin and fades hyperpigmentation) to fade my scars. That worked perfectly but I may have used it for too long and the side-effects came to reality- my skin is now permanently sensitive and dry in certain areas of my face- around my eyes, nose and mouth. I tried so many products to combat the dryness and stopped wearing makeup because the areas that were dry would make my makeup look flaky. So I have let my skin 'rest' for about a year. I had previously used some Osmosis line for my previous acne issue but I didn't think that particular product was working at the time so I didn't give Osmosis another chance until I found Calm. While it is recommended that you should try Mend first...and then build up to Calm, it is really expensive in Australia 100 AUD dollar at medical spas etc so I looked for it on ebay. Unfortunately there was no Mend so I opted for Calm. It's half the price on ebay! I've been using it everyday and it is simply the best! My skin now feels super soft and it has definitely reduced the sensitivity in all problem areas. While I don't expect to be sensitive free, Calm has definitely made my skin look better and I do hope there are long lasting effects so that I can start wearing some makeup again!
Edit: Minus one lippie. After using this for a month, I've now got two milia on my bottom eye lash line. One of them is so big!! I think the culprit might be Calm since it is pretty thick for the eye area and my cleansing regime hasn't changed other than using Calm.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Osmosis has two products for rosacea, Mend and Calm. It is recommended that you start with Mend and work up to Calm. As with Mend, Calm has really helped minimize redness and inflammation caused by rosacea, better than any product I've ever used. It has also improved the texture of my skin slightly - nothing dramatic. The texture of the product is thick and dispenses from a pump bottle, which lasts 2 1/2 - 3 months using once a day. Several of the Osmosis products that I've used have a yellowish-gold color to them, including this one, which makes it impossible to wear during the day. I've considered buying Mend for daytime use, since it is lighter in color, but I've had so much success just using this product once a day, it doesn't seem necessary. I've been using this product over a year now, and my complexion has calmed down enough, that I can actually go without makeup, and not feel self-conscious. It is definitely worth a try if you suffer from rosacea.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This is a review for both Calm and Renew:
I've been trying the various retinaldehyde products from this line. I started w Renew, which is about 1% retinaldehyde. It has an orange spice (EO) fragrance, and does not have the yummy candy cokes scent of Replenish and Quench. That said, this is quite strong and although I am a retinoid user, I found I could not use Renew every night. Also, I got two mystery zits (that cleared in a few days) on my "mustache" line which I suspect was due to Renew. Renew gives a bit of a sting when applied, so I have my suspicions. This is why I ordered the Calm. Calm is for rosacea folks and so I think if you are at all acne prone, you may want to start w the rosacea line before heading over to the "standard" retinaldehyde treatments by Osmosis. The Calm does not sting at all when applied. All Osmosis retinaldehyde products are hydrophilic and packed with only essential ingredients and antioxidants which is why I switched from Avene products. I am so glad skincareman mentioned this line in one of his posts.
Here is a basic list:
Calm .075% retinaldehyde
Clarify .075 - probably comparable to Avene Diacneal
Regular "anti-aging" Line
Boost - .2%
The Rosacea line is very dark and may give a yellow tone if not blended properly. It's got herbs in it and has a distinct but not horrific smell. I think it is quite similar to a Chinese medicine shop with a top note kind of like Alkaitis toner. the scent on my hands fades in about 20-40 minutes even sooner if I apply this mixed w replenish and quench. I apply this always on damp skin and I don't notice any color.
My skin has been looking quite nice and is very smooth using this line.
Check out Calm's ingredients:
Purified Water, Glycerin, Phosphatidylcholine, Ethyl, Niacinamide, Willow Herb Extract, Wild Cherry Bark Extract, 1,3 Beta Glucan, Chlorella, Trans Retinal (.075%), Acetylsalicylic Acid, L-Lactic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Yellow Sandalwood Extract, Red Sandalwood Extract, Ulmus Fulva (Slippery Elm) Extract, Magnolia Biondii Bark Extract, Camelia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Grapefruit Extract, Propolis Extract, Chamomilla Reticutita Extract, Essential Oil Blend