Monday 5 March 2018

Oskia London | My First Impression

Hey dolls,

This morning I did a mini "Get Ready With Me" on Insta Stories as I wanted to test out some Oskia London products I've never tried before. I got a lot of messages from you wanting to know more about the brand so I thought it was best to write a post about the five products I mentioned today.

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As I said recently, I've fallen head over heels in love with Oskia, it's always been a brand I wanted to try.

I recently met with the owner, Georgie when her team came to Dublin to launch their new City Life range. I was so excited to learn more about the brand. After speaking to Georgie and Klaudia I was inspired to learn more about skincare.

Skincare is sometime that I have cared about but to be honest I'm not an expert when it comes to skincare.

I have the basic knowledge but after meeting them I wanted to know more about why certain brands use certain ingredients and really delve into the world of skincare.

Just a little disclaimer before I go on, my skin can tolerate a lot of products and I very rarely break out or have a reaction to trying out new products.

I would always recommend speaking to someone trained in a specific skincare range or a skin specialist before buying a product.

As I said this is a first impression of some products from their range, this is not sponsored and these are just my opinions and thoughts.

Osaka London is stocked in Space NK in Dublin and if you have any questions about their products I would suggest heading in to Space NK and chatting to one of the

Renaissance Cleansing Gel - Shop Here

The renaissance cleansing gel is an illuminating vitamin facial cleanser. This is the one product I'd heard most about from other bloggers through the years. When I tried out the cleanser this morning it was on clean skin but I'm looking forward to trying it to remove makeup.

You apply the cleansing gel to dry skin and massage it in, dampen the skin with a little water to emulsify and then use warm water or a damp cloth to remove makeup, dirt and oils. I used a face cloth this morning but you could use a cleanse off mitt or a muslin cloth, whatever you prefer to use when removing your makeup.

The renaissance cleansing gel is suitable for all skin types and works partially well with combination, normal, dull or dry skin.

It contains

  • Pumpkin Enzymes - removes dull skin cells without irritation for a balanced complexion. 
  • Vitamin A Palmitate - improves the appearance of sun damage, dry and mature skin to reveal soft, supple texture.
  • Vitamin C & E - known for their restorative properties and help protect the skin against free radicals and environmental damage.
  • Starflower Oil - a powerful source of gamma-linolenic -acid 
  • Omega 6, Vitamins B2 & C & Magnesium - help improve elasticity and firms while restoring and enhancing the lipid barrier to soften and nourish the skin.
  • MSM -  the most bio-available form of sulphur which helps to soothe the skin.

Micro Exfoliating Balm- Shop Here

It was my first time to try an exfoliating balm and I really liked it, the MSM granules were so small it wasn't harsh on my skin. This exfoliating balm contains micro silica and MSM granules that help remove tired skin cells and impurities 

I gently massaged a small amount of the balm onto my damp face and worked it into the areas that I would have most congestion, mainly my T-zone.
I then added a little more water to dissolve the granules. The balm turned into a milk like consistency and it felt so refreshing on my skin and so hydrating. 

The Mirco Exfoliating balm is suitable for all skin types and can be used several times a week. If you have sensitive skin use a little extra water initially to create a milder exfoliant.

It contains 
  • MSM Granules - gentle buff away tired cells and unclog pores, then dissolve on contact with water and smooth and soften the skin. my face felt so soft after using this product.
  • Zinc Glycine Complex - purifies,s supports healing soothes irritation and reduces redness in the skin.
  • Probiotics Oligosaccharide - protects the skin's ecosystem by preventing the growth of harmful bacteria.
  • Reship Seed Oil - rejuvanates by encouraging cellular processes and collagen formation. 

Renaissance Mask Nutri - Active Brightening & Resurfacing Mask - Shop Here

I love masks and I can generally tell if I like a mask from the first use. This mask was so lovely on the skin. I applied it to my face and massaged it in until it turned white, I left it on for 15 minutes while I had my breakfast. Thank god the post man didn't call today, he would have gotten an awful fright haha.

This mask is suitable for all skin types and can be use serval times a week depending on your skin type.

It is designed to increase skins brightness and clarity. It is a luxurious textured AHA and enzyme mask packed with Oskia's trademark blend of beauty - boosting nutrients ( I love that sound of that)

It contains
  • Natural Fruit AHA's - passion fruit, lemon & pineapple that gentle exfoliate and unbind cells on the top layer of the skin.
  • Papaya Enzymes -  removes access and tired skin, cleanses thoroughly and clears congested pores.
  • Lactic Acid - reduces the appearance of fine lines by increasing cell turnover while softening the skin.
  • Ribose - increases cell respiration revitise and illuminate.
  • Butterbur - soothes and aids healing
  • Swiss Garden Cress Liposomes - evens out skin tone.

Get Up & Glow Radiance & Energy Booster - Shop Here

I loved the look of this product when I first opened it and had a play around with it. Anything to make my skin glow gets a thumbs up from me. I popped this on after I used the mask and let it skin into my skin before I applied my day cream.

Get up & Glow was designed for fatigued skin. It is a revitalising and energising  serum. It helps to brighten the skin by increasing cell respiration and replenishing skin APT energy. It protects against environmental, seasonal and lifestyle damages and leaves skin looking healthier and smooth. You can also pat this on top of your makeup during the day to give your skin an added boost and glow. I cant wait to try it when I'm wearing makeup.

It contains
  • Ribose - is known as the Beauty Sugar.  It energises and revitalises the skin by boosting oxygen intake and recharging cell APT energy.
  • Galactoarabinan - is a vegetable alternative to collagen, it is know to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Milk Peptides- help lift firm and tone the skin leaving natural sheen and radiance.
  • Butterbur - reduces redness and irritation 
  • MSM - aids collagen production and keeps skin strong, supple and porous 
  • Swiss Apple Stem Cells & 03 Stressed Yeast Lysate - help prolong the life of the skin cells and help repair and protect DNA
  • Hyaluronic Acid & Biosaccharides - provide long lasting hydration, making skin appear plumper.
  • Vitamin E and Prebiotics - protect against free radicals harmful bacteria and UV damage.

Nutri- Active Day Cream - Shop Here

This day cream hydrates, repairs and protects. I love that it has a pump, I hate sticking my fingers into  a jar of moisturiser I much prefer to pump it into the palm of my hand and apply it to my skin.

This day cream is suitable for all skin types and it is an advance lightweight anti-ageing day cream.

It contains most of the ingredients I mentioned above and is formulated to smooth out and help prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It contains hyaluronic acid and omegas 3, 6 & 9 which provide long lasting hydration, they also plump the skin and restore softness and elasticity. I cant wait to continue using this day cream and see if I notice any distinct difference in my skins tone and texture. I will keep you posted on that one.

This is probably the most detailed post I've ever done on skincare and I feel like I've learned so much about different ingredients myself just but doing a little bit of research. What I love about the Oskia packaging is it gives such detailed descriptions about all of the ingriednts and hat benefits they have on the skin.

I will keep you posted on all these products on my stories and I hope you found this post helpful 7 informative. I know there is a lot of information but I got so many mails after I filled that video this morning that I thought it was best to write it all down for those of you who wanted a little bit more information about the brand. 

I really look forward to getting to know these products more and incorporating them into my skincare regime. 

Love Grace xox

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