Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)

Dr. Gavin Chan

Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics

Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
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Osmosis has a different focus than most skincare lines; as
it believes in creating a partnership with the skin. This partnership
includes utilising ingredients that the skin recognises, maintaining
the epidermal barrier while focusing most of its attention on the
dermis, virtually eliminating inflammation during repair and feeding
the skin through increasing blood flow. The combination of these
strategies in conjunction with it’s unique ability to penetrate the
skin without harming it make this line the best in the world at
restoring skin health and returning it to a more youthful state.

Osmosis is an all-natural, artificial preservative (paraben), colour
and fragrance free line that is specifically designed to calm (not
cause) inflammation while maintaining epidermal integrity to maximise
and focus the skins repair efforts on pre-existing conditions without
creating new ones.

Ingredient penetration is the next emphasis of Osmosis and it should
be the first question anyone asks about their skin care line. There is
significant research showing that most skin care has a penetration rate
of 2%. Many people think that acidic creams and serums penetrate better
but that is not true according to independent studies which means 98%
of all of the ingredients out there are wasted if a line does not have
an effective absorption strategy. Osmosis has the most advanced
delivery system available, phosphatidylcholine liposomes (the same
material is in our skins cell walls), which are proven in research to
increase penetration 1000%. Again, Osmosis is able to do this with an
ingredient that is recognized by the skin and restores barrier health
while providing remarkable penetration support.

Ageing and many skin conditions are worsened by the decline in blood
flow that tends to start in our mid-twenties. Blood flow is the skins
only source of food and immune support (antioxidants, enzymes,
proteins, lipids, immune cells). Osmosis uses 8 different dermal
stimulators and other ingredients that work with the skin to increase
circulation and nutrient supply. The other shortage that occurs with
loss of blood flow is in our protective antioxidant base… as we get
older, we receive fewer antioxidants to protect us. Osmosis utilizes
the skins strongest and most active antioxidants (17 of them) to keep
the focus on repair and remodeling of existing conditions by reducing
free radical damage seen daily through environmental, food and sun
related trauma.

To summarise, Osmosis is cruelty free, paraben free, artificial
fragrance, colour and additive free. It is water-soluble, plant based
and uses more active ingredients per serum than any other line in the
world. Osmosis ingredients are chirally corrected (whenever
possible) and it targets the dermis because that is the only place that
significant ageing occurs. Omosis protects the epidermis (this is
extremely rare in today’s skin care market) because that is critical to
the health and efficiency of the skin. Also, better than anyone else in
the world, it penetrates these wonderful ingredients into the deep
epidermis and dermis so that they can go to work to restore your skins
beauty, youth and luster.
Chronic exfoliation ages the skin

This concept is based on a series of simple truths. The body makes several layers of stratum corneum using keratin filled cells called corneocytes that we lovingly refer to as dead. For some reason we have
been convinced that their existence is a mistake and therefore we
follow the commonly stated belief that the skin needs exfoliation help.
The top epidermal layers are critical to out health and survival and
they do not need to be exfoliated. The epidermis slows down for the
same reason the dermis thins, the skin is starved for nutrition.
Everyday the skin is bombarded with nutritional demands and free
radical from diet, stress and the sun. When we are young, our dermal
blood supply (which also feeds the epidermis) keeps up with the
workload. As we get older, the amount of blood supply declines which
forces the skin to make some hard choices. We know the dermis thins
about 1% per year and yet it will not let the epidermis thin at all
(due to risk of infection/death) so it slows the turnover rate in
response to the lack of nutritional/immune support). In other words,
the skin is starved and it accommodates to keep from completely falling
apart. Most of the world addresses the slowdown by damageing the
epidermis (exfoliation) which compromises the health of the skin (see
benefits of barrier health restoration) and forces the dermis to divert
scarce resources to fix the barrier as soon as possible. This means
that the very thing that caused dermal thinning,
nutritional/antioxidant deficiencies, is being made worse by new
demands we are placing on the skin as a result of epidermal damage.
Therefore the long-term result of chronic exfoliation is greater
starvation that leads to more rapid dermal thinning.

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