Oskia London Renaissance Cleansing Gel


The Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel is the YouTuber’s and Blogger’s cult product of the year. Bloggers around the world have been tooting their horns when it comes to this cleanser and actually my horn is no different so I will be tooting with the rest of them. Do you need yet another glowing review of this gem? Probably not! However I thought I would draft one up even if it’s just for me to remember how good it was and is, so when I run out of my current cleanser to remember to pick up another one of these bad boys.

I finished this bottle a little while ago and have kept the bottle on my dresser to remind me that I really need to order another one. But I am going through one of those (or rather trying to) ‘need to finish all my other skincare before I buy anything else’ phases, so I might just have to wait a little longer. Does anyone else feel such satisfaction when they finish a product? Anyway, I digress…

There are very few products that I would go out and actually repurchase as I either get bored with the same-old, or they stop being effective for my skin after using for some time. Although it probably wouldn’t hurt for me to change my skincare a little less frequently than I currently do and get a proper long term routine going.

This ultra-luxe, British brand has a range of glorious skincare products that are developed to boost skin’s nutrition using a combination of science and nature and is perfect for all skin types, including sensitive peeps too.

The packaging of this product is excellent because it comes in an easy to use pump bottle. The packaging is very travel friendly and this is a huge plus for people who enjoy using balm cleansers or oil cleansers that may travel regularly and want a good makeup remover that won’t take up half your beauty space in your case.

This product is a gel cleanser but I would say it is the middle ground between a balm cleanser and an oil cleanser. It has a balmy texture upon application but with the effect of an oil-based cleanser, as you can rinse off on its own without the need for a face cloth. The gel is pink in colour and has a heavenly spa aroma. The gel works into the skin really easily and removes makeup like a dream. It also works well for removing stubborn mascara and waterproof heavy duty eyeliners.

What I like to do is massage it onto dry skin while still donning a full face of makeup and do a slow facial massage, using about one and a half pumps for the whole face. Once you add a little bit of water, it emulsifies the product similar to an oil cleanser. Then either rinse it off with warm water or use a warm damp muslin cloth to remove all traces of makeup. Sometimes I like to go in with another cleanser afterward only because otherwise my skin is prone to getting blocked pores, though you can certainly use it just on its own. I have been using this in conjunction with the Philosophy Purity Cleanser which seems to be a good combination that work really well together.

The ingredients list is very impressive with an array of vitamins and minerals including Vitamins A, C and E, Omega 6, Pumpkin Enzymes, Chamomile and Rose. This is perfect for those who are looking to brighten their skin tone, cleanse without stripping your skin and maintain hydration. This is definitely going on my HG list in the balm cleanser category.

BeautyBay stocks this product and shipping only takes about a week for delivery to Australia. This cleanser is not a cheapie, coming in at about $50 AUD, but well worth it.


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