28 September, 2016 Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel: The Hype Is Real
If you’re an avid reader of beauty blogs and watcher of Youtube vids, then you’ll know about the hardcore obsession a lot of skincare-loving peeps have for the Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel. Touted as the ultimate cleanser for almost all skin types, this balm-oil-milk cleanses deeply, removes makeup and gives skin the most gorgeous, spa-like glow.
The Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel (£29.50) isn’t something I’d typically go for: I have oily-combination skin, so prefer a gel or milk, and although I am pretty spendy when it comes to skincare, £29.50 for a cleanser is fairly hard to justify. After seeing it mentioned in countless monthly favourites videos, blogs and even in the occasional glossy, I knew it had to be mine.
What convinced me is that regardless of skin type, everyone said how it got rid of makeup while giving their skin a proper deep clean, without leaving it feeling oily or stripped of moisture. It’s rare to find a cleanser that removes makeup and gets rid of the grime and congestion caused by a day in London pollution, so I bit the bullet.
The formula comes out of the pump as a perky pink balm, that smells just like Turkish Delight. I normally apply it directly to dry skin, and massage for about 90 seconds. If I have a full face of makeup on, I have to spend a little more time doing this, to dislodge heavy mascara, liner and foundation. Once the balm is nice and oily, I’ll then rinse until it emulsifies.
Throughout the process, it feels incredibly gentle, and because of the gorgeous scent, it makes both my morning and evening skincare routine a little more indulgent and luxurious. In terms of ingredients, vitamins A, C and E are all right up at the top of the list to impart radiance and moisture, with the addition of pumpkin enzymes and starflower oil to help remove dulling dead skin and improve elasticity.
For the morning, it’s a fabulous step that keeps my skin comfortable, hydrated and also super clean and fresh-feeling, whereas in the evening I’ll happily use this both to remove makeup and as a second cleansing step. If you’re conscious of saving your pennies, I’d recommend just keeping this for the morning or as a second cleanse, and use a micellar water or oil to get rid of makeup.
Have you tried the gorgeous Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Balm? Get commenting below, and don’t forget that there’s still time to enter my Morphe 35O eyeshadow palette giveaway – the winner will be announced on 12th October!