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Osmosis Catalyst-reader reviewed and rejected

Is a Solution for:
Sagging Skin
September 29, 2012 Reviewed by Impatt 3 Comments
I recently spent four weeks testing Osmosis Catalyst and I wish I could say I came away with a definitive feeling about the product one way or another. Catalyst uses what Osmosis calls “Zinc Finger” (ZFT) to repair DNA damage and assist in the production of proteins and antioxidants within the cell. I read this and got excited because don’t we all want to repair and rejuvenate our aging skin?

I faithfully used Catalyst morning and night for four weeks per the instructions. My skin, which is fair and sensitive and relatively wrinkle-free for its 40+ years, didn’t show any signs of change during that time. It did not break out or change in texture, and the product did not lighten pigmentation (I would love to lighten some freckles), add or decrease moisture, etc. There was no improvement nor was there a decline in my skin’s condition while I used it. To be fair (and as Marta pointed out in 2010 when she reviewed this product), everyone’s skin is different and I am sure some will notice changes to their skin as a result of using this product. Maybe the product requires more time to achieve its claims. Regardless, the four weeks I invested in using Catalyst didn’t impress or disappoint, but at $90 per bottle this isn’t a product I will be keeping in my skincare routine.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Propanediol, Ascorbic Acid (L), Glycine, Proline (L), Lysine HCI (L), Copper Gluconate, Zinc Gluconate, Hydrated Silica

  • April 11, 2013

    by Cindy

    You DO know that you don't use the Catalyst by itself don't you?
    It is supposed to be used with one of the A products(like Renew). In addition you should have been educated on the application and frequency for best results.
    Results might be seen with a short use but the company guarantees results in their 90-day challenge, most people see results from products in 30-60 days. I am less than 30 days in - I took before and after pics and can see and feel a difference (but I am using the product correctly).
    In the future perhaps you should consult with a licensed esthetician or company representative to make sure that you are using not only the appropriate product but applying and using it correctly - couldn't hurt!

  • September 29, 2012

    by Danny

    Hi Marta I didn't like the product either it really stained my skin and after using it faithfully for 8 weeks I didn't see any changes . The other product I'm not sure you sell any more made by Collametics seems to not be available any more . I emailed the company and they said they only sell professional salon products now and not products for general use . The product they made which was very similar to catalyst seemed to work really well .

  • September 29, 2012

    by Marta

    Thanks for your review Lisa. While I very much like Osmosis Correct and Replenish, I didn't get on with Catalyst either. I found it very drying and not effective:

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