HEALTHIER, HAPPIER SKIN
We’re picky. Only exceptional-quality ingredients make it into our formulas, and they each have a job.
It turns out that doctor-formulated products can still feel and smell extraordinary while doing the work of getting your skin to its healthy place.
BETTER FOR THE PLANET
From ingredient sourcing to the chemicals we avoid to the tree we plant with every order, we’ve got the earth in mind.
OSMIA PRODUCTS ARE MADE WITH SIMPLE, BEAUTIFUL INGREDIENTS
People often find us when their skin is in distress after using too much for too long. Our doctor-formulated, natural skincare products are created with a “less-is-more” approach that puts you back in partnership with your skin. Our formulations perform beautifully for healthy skin and equally well for difficult skin, including acne, eczema, dermatitis, and sensitive skin.
We never use synthetic color or synthetic fragrance, ethoxylated ingredients, petrochemicals, phthalates, parabens, or sulfates. Why? Because we did our homework, and we think those ingredients are doing real harm to humans and the earth.
SARAH VILLAFRANCO, MD
“I spent a decade practicing medicine in the emergency room where I saw a broad spectrum of health issues, as well as an unsettling pattern of ignoring the root causes of disease. After losing my mom to pancreatic cancer, and as a mother to two girls myself, I felt compelled to find a way to practice medicine that felt more impactful and unique. On a whim, I signed up for a local soap making class. As I learned more about making natural soap and skin care, I was enchanted by the artistry of form, color, and scent that could be woven into the process. And when I began to research the impact of ingredients most people were using on their skin every single day, a bigger idea took shape.
In 2012, I launched Osmia with one simple mission: to help people find healthier, happier skin with better ingredients, taking human and environmental health into consideration at every turn. While I never imagined I’d land in the beauty industry, I feel like I'm finally practicing a brand of medicine that makes sense, and love hearing how our products are changing people's lives.”
PARTNERING WITH ONE TREE PLANTED, OSMIA HAS PLANTED OVER 115,000 TREES SO FAR
As a brand selling natural skincare products, our responsibility is to use the least harmful packaging we can for every product. Most of our products are in recyclable, FSC-certified paper boxes, printed with non-toxic UV inks. Many of our products come in glass, and our plastics contain post-consumer recycled material or additives to speed breakdown. We repurpose all shipping materials from our suppliers in packing our wholesale orders. We have not achieved eco-perfection yet, but we are ALWAYS working to improve, update, and evolve our packaging, and will continue to do so as long as we're in business.
We began planting trees with each order in 2018 to make sure we are not only sourcing our ingredients sustainably and using conscious packaging but actively giving back to the natural world.
WHY CARBONDALE, CO?
The work we do at Osmia is endlessly inspired by our surroundings. With lupine-lined trails and zipping hummingbirds overhead, it's easy to see that Colorado inspired our branding! We can look out our front window and see Mount Sopris, who constantly reminds us how small we are, and that we must keep the earth in mind. As we watch the colorful, breathtaking seasons move through these mountains each year, we are grateful to live in a strong, supportive community of artists, ranchers, athletes, and entrepreneurs.
Come visit anytime.
We’ll be here.