My favourite part of my skincare routine is cleansing. I’m a cleansing enthusiast. I’ve religiously cleansed twice a day for the past four years (always with a hot cloth, thanks to the ‘Sali Hughes: Get The Look’ Facebook group… I was obsessed with that group). Balm, cream, oil, gel… I love them all, some more than others.
I hot cloth cleanse twice a day, first thing in the morning and as soon as I get home after work. At the moment I’ve got a cleansing gel (morning) and oil cleanser (evening) on the go, I prefer the oil in the evening because it easily removes every last scrap of makeup, no matter how much eyeliner/mascara I’ve applied or how red my lipstick is.
In the mornings I’ve been using the cult favourite, Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel, £29.50. Before the Oskia, I’d been using the Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm (pricey but worth every penny) and fancied trying something else. This cleanser is packed full of fancy sounding ingredients (such as PUMPKIN ENZYME) and vitamins A, C and E – so I had to see what all the fuss was about.
The Oskia Cleanser is a light textured, peachy pink gel which dispenses via a pump. It’s lightly scented with rose and chamomile, as a lover of all things rose-scented, I love the smell. You really don’t need to use a lot of it, a little bit goes a long way with this product. The gel melts into the skin as you’re applying it (always apply cleanser to dry skin, even if the instructions tell you not to, Caroline Hirons taught me this in her wonderful cleansing cheat sheet post, read it here) and emulsifies when you add water. You don’t have to use a hot cloth (why wouldn’t you though?!), instead you could rinse off with warm water. *HCC FOREVER*
Like I said further up in the post, I use this in the mornings to banish any oils my skin has secreted overnight. Wow, what a gross sentence. I have tried it in the evening to remove my makeup but it never seems to fully get rid of my eye makeup and I end up using micellar water afterwards. It leaves my skin feeling soft and hydrated, perhaps even a bit glowy – who doesn’t need that first thing in the morning?!
I like this cleanser a lot, I probably will buy it again, although maybe not straightaway. I expected to be more wowed by it after reading such rave reviews, but I’d quite happily use a cream cleanser instead of it. I still want to try the Oskia Renaissance Mask though!
Have you tried this cleanser? Tell me what you thought of it!