Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel
April 29, 2016
I’ve been using the bloggers favourite cleanser: Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel for a couple of months now and thought it was about time I added my thoughts to the many reviews out there.
What They Say
The Renaissance Cleansing Gel is a new generation non-foaming facial cleanser that quickly and gently removes impurities and makeup while actively illuminating to reveal clean, radiant skin that feels nourished and smooth. The cleanser is formulated with vital skin nutrients to rebuild skin cell health + clinical bio-actives to target ageing, lifestyle & environmental concerns.
Renaissance Cleansing Gel Contains:
Lactobacillus/Cucurbita Pepo Ferment Extract (Pumpkin Enzymes) removes dull skin cells without irritation for a balanced complexion
Vitamin A Palmitate improves the appearance of sun damaged, dry and mature skin to reveal soft, supple texture
Vitamins C&E know for their restorative properties, help fortify and protect the skin against free radical & environmental damage
Starflower Oil a powerful source of gamma-linolenic-acid (omega 6)
Vitamins B2 & C & Magnesium helps improve elasticity & firmness while restoring and enhancing the lipid barrier to soften and nourish
MSM the most bio-available form of sulphur helps soothe
What I Think
Now if you’ve read the product info above, this cleanser sounds like the best thing since sliced bread and may even be the cure for cancer. Definitely take the product info with a pinch of salt, I’m not even sure I want a cleanser to do all that, surely removing makeup and cleaning the skin is all it really needs to do.
I picked this up as part of a huge skincare haul back in January (and the bottle is still going) when I decide to completely revamp my skincare routine (read all about my skincare routine
). Originally I just intended to use the Renaissance Cleansing Gel as a morning cleanser, however, I have also found it to be surprisingly good at removing makeup. The gel turns into an oil as you massage it into your skin which helps to dissolve makeup. I often use this as a second cleanse in the evenings, after removing most of my makeup with micellar water. On heavy makeup days I stick with a cream or balm cleanser to ensure all makeup is removed however for everyday make up this cleanser does a great job.
It’s also really good as a morning cleanse as the gel is lightweight and refreshing on the skin – perfect for early mornings. I massage it in and remove using a face cloth, however, I love the fact that you can just water to remove this. Perfect for travelling or the gym, when you don’t want to take a face cloth with you (no one wants a damp face cloth in their bag).
This cleanser claims to leave skin looking radiant, I have noticed a different in my skin since I switched up my skincare routine. However, because I changed pretty much all of my routines I can’t say if it was down to one product or not. I highly doubt it and suspect it’s down to having a better routine rather than one standout product.
So is this the most amazing cleanser ever which some reviews and the product info would have you believe? Truly no, but it is a pretty good cleanser. If you’re looking for a lightweight gel cleanser for the mornings then this is perfect, and as an added bonus it works well as an evening cleanser if you don’t wear heavy makeup.If you want to try out Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel for yourself you can buy it here