Every so often there’s a product that the beauty world goes crazy for. In the past year one of those products has been the Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel. I’m a massive fan of balm cleansers-there’s just something so satisfying in taking your makeup off by turning your eye makeup into big panda eyes and then washing it all of to reveal a perfectly clean face. On my first go round I wasn’t too sure about this, but after running out of it and having to wait until my Mammy Bear brought me over a new one now I see what all of the hype is about.
Oskia use all natural ingredients in their products, which is something that’s become really important to me as I worry about the amount of abuse my skin sometimes gets from some harsh, chemical filled products and how that will effect it as the years roll on. The cleanser contains pumpkin enzymes which deeply cleanse pores and work to remove dull and dead skin. On top of all that it’s packed full of anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory to help protect and repair skin. I really like the fact that it comes with a pump so there’s no digging your finger into the tub like Emma Hardie-a plus for germaphobes! It comes out a bit like a gel, but once you start massaging it into the skin it melts to a wonderful balm/oil-so get all those notions of those dodgy, sticky gels that made up your teen years out of your head. I have skin that’s very oil prone, but I’ve found that it can get very dehydrated now that I live in The Middle East, so I would imagine that this would be ideal for most if not all skin types. Oh, and it smells just heavenly!
My skin always feels so soft now and it looks a light brighter and clearer. When I use this in the evenings I’m often left thinking “wow my skin looks even better without makeup“! It’s that good. In terms of price it retails for £28 or €36-which is considerably less than a lot of similar balm cleansers on the market. Definitely a staple for me and one to most definitely try for you.
Available online from here or in Space NK, Grafton Street, Dublin.