This cleanser has been on my wishlist for what feels like an eternity. It sparked my attention years ago when many of my favourite UK bloggers raved about it but I'm a cleanser whore so it's easy to get me distracted. This winter I finally got my hands on it and I'm sitting here thinking "damn, why haven't I tried this sooner?". Here's the Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel.
It's a wonderful cleanser. It feels luxurious, does a fantastic job at cleansing the skin while also treating it with lovely ingredients. It's like a mini facial in a bottle. If you're pressed for time in the morning and need just one step to make you feel like you've got your skincare shit together, this cleanser will accomplish the feat.
It comes in a pump and it takes about 1-2 pumps of product to cleanse my face. It's a gel that turns into an oil when massaging onto dry skin. I suppose it could melt away makeup efficiently but with such lovely ingredients, this is the type of cleanser that I want touching my skin directly so I put it into the morning cleanser/second cleanse category.
The scent reminds me of Tata Harper products - it's a sweet herbal scent that is very natural. It's strong but not overpowering and it does not linger onto the skin once you start to massage the cleanser in. The addition of water makes the cleanser emulsify into a light milky lotion, and it rinses away clean. I am not a fan of cleansers that leave any sort of oily or waxy residue on the skin, so I am over the moon about the fact that this rinses clean. It leaves my skin feeling super clean, pores look more refined and inflammation is calmed down.
The downside? The price and lack of in-store availability here in North America. I got it online from Net-A-Porter and delivery was super quick, as always, however it would be so nice if I could pop into my local Sephora and just pick it up once I'm out. It's in the type of airtight pump container that makes it hard to see how much product you have left in it, so it can run out without proper advance warning.
Note: if you're US based and looking to buy some more beauty things, it might be worth your while getting it from Cult Beauty instead. The Pound - USD exchange rate is advantageous and you end up saving about $11 on this cleanser if you get it from there along with the free shipping for orders over £50.
If you've been meaning to try this, like me, and haven't pulled the trigger yet - make this the new cleanser to try in 2017. You won't regret it.
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Glycerin, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Decyl Oleate, Glyceryl Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Tribehenin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceryl Behenate, Hellianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Coco Glucoside, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Aqua (Water), Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Parfum (Natural Fragrance), Citronellol**, Geraniol**, Benzyl Alcohol, Dimethyl Sulfone (MSM), Zinc Glycine, Inulin, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Dehydroacetic Acid