When Science Meets Skincare: Onomie Review


PR Samples from Onomie. All opinions are my own.

I am a scientist- a biologist to be exact, but I spent some time as a biochemist. I think that is one of the things that draws me to the beauty industry- the success of so many products is rooted in science. Because of that, I extra fond of brands that explain the science behind their products, or at least gives reasoning for why certain ingredients are used. When searching for a science beauty brand last year, I discovered Onomie and I fell instantly in love with their branding and story (see my first review here). They combine the latest science in skincare with easy-to-wear makeup- makeup that improves your skin while wearing it! As for the branding, the light pink packaging and simple logo is beautiful, but what really sealed the deal for me is that they name all of their products after “female geniuses from history to honor the unsung women heroes of the past and inspire female leaders of the future”. I especially love the ones named after female scientist as I think this is a great way to raise awareness about the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) field and to show that scientist are not just old men! In addition, they really emphasize that being smart is beautiful; by calling themselves and their customers Beauty Nerds (showing the word nerd doesn’t have to have a negative connotation) and selling an “intelligence will always be beautiful” cosmetic bag. I  was sent the Powerful Priming Serum, A.C.E. Illuminating Eye Treatment and Bright Concealing Elixir.


The Powerful Priming Serum is an all-in-one treatment that delivers active skincare ingredients, such as Vitamin C and plant extracts, while also functioning as a lightweight primer to increase makeup wear time. This serum is so amazing- it has a bit of a sheen to make my skin brighter but also helps my makeup apply flawlessly. Since this is a makeup-skincare hybrid, it is actually recommended to use this both day and night for optimal results, which I will definitely be testing out.


In addition to the serum, I received the A.C.E. Illuminating Eye Treatment in Piscopia*, a gorgeous champagne color.  This is a very subtle highlighter that instantly brightens up the skin and helps me to look more awake, even after a long night/early morning.  At first, I thought it was too glittery but once on the skin, it gave it a healthy sheen with no visible glitter/shimmer.


I received the Bright Concealing Elixir in the shade Trotula*, which is described as light neutral.  I have more yellow undertones so I was afraid this wouldn’t work for me, but it was perfect for me, although I am afraid it might be a little too light once I get a little tan in the warmer months.  Besides the color being a great match for me, the texture and coverage is the best I’ve used. This concealer goes on smooth, however, I find it creases a bit if too much is used. Immediately after applying, my dark circles were completely covered but the concealer is so lightweight, it didn’t feel like I had anything on.

Overall, I’m very pleased with the makeup portion of these products and can’t wait to see if the skincare portion is just as good! I am also excited by the fact that Onomie has Auto-Renewal options so you can easily (and at a discounted rate) order replacements!


*Read on to learn more about the fearless women my products are named after!

Piscopia: Elena Cornar Piscopia was an Italian philosopher who was one of the first women to receive an academic degree from a university and in 1678 she became the first woman in the  world to receive a PhD.

Tortula: Trotula di Ruggiero was a pioneer in women’s health, a physician and medical writer and is thought to be the world’s first gynecologist. A group of three texts on women’s medicine in which she co-authored, is named after her- Tortula.

  • jodi – abrash attitude

    Very cool, I’ve never heard of this brand before!

    • beautifulbeakers

      Definitley check them out- it’s a really great brand. Plus its fun to learn about some of the women who have shaped how we live today 🙂