I’m back on the skincare rampage and it’s not going unnoticed. A sly ‘I think it’s time for you to have a clear out of the bathroom shelf again, I can no longer fit my toothbrush on the end’ comment has been slipped in from the boyfriend and he’s right. There are plenty of new skincare bits in the house that I’ve been testing out for the past month or so and now I’m ready to share. First up a cleanser that has become a bit of a favourite from good ol’ Oskia.

I seem to be having a cleanser moment right now. I’ve been a bit slutty since cooling things down with Emma Hardie’s Cleansing Balm and have had my eyes opened to a whole host of complexion cleaners. Right now the newly released Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel* is my morning skincare weapon of choice. I want to say this is the perfect autumn cleanser – but is there really such a thing? With the weather cooling off, I’m back to favouring balms and when warmed in the palms this melts into an oily texture that feels pretty special when massaged into my chops every morning. Muslined off it leaves a bit of residue behind, but not anything gross-feeling, more like a glow that says ‘I went to bed at 7pm’ – lies. All the superficial stuff is there but the science stuff is right-on too: pumpkin enzymes to mildly exfoliate, Vitamin C and E to restore and Starflower Oil to soothe. It can be used AM and PM and to remove makeup, but I prefer to whip it out the morning as I have a different makeup remover/cleanser combo that is floating my boat in the evening. Oh teaser.

It’s £32.50 from Cult Beauty; pretty pricey but the bottle’s a bit of a whooper so I reckon it will take a fair few months to pump my way through this. But baby, the cleanser wardrobe is just getting started…

*PR Sample

  • Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt

    Sounds amazing – never heard of this range before so thanks for that! Xx

    http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk

  • Chrissabella

    Great post, I have heard so many great reviews about that brand

    Greetings from London,

    http://www.chrissabella.blogspot.com

  • Lauren Lequime

    I really want to try one of the Oskia cleansers, just need to bring myself to part with the money! x

    Alavish.blogspot.com

  • Maddy Cane

    This looks gorgeous, I love these types of cleansers! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

    ♥

  • Anya Cross

    This sounds so nice! Im usually really weary of gel cleansers incase they dry my skin out! But if its VDM approved…

    http://www.crazylins.blogspot.co.uk

  • Susie Grampian

    I’m always looking for new ones to replace ones running out!
    but sadly I’ve loads left to go on the current one :( xxx
    http://twittatwoo.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Pardon my french

    Oh boy, this cleanser sounds real nice but WHAT is this nail polish you’re wearing cuz I need this in my life PRONTO ??

  • http://ivysmaquillagecove.com/ Ivy Vijay

    sounds like a great product..unfortunately Sydney is once again on the heat run so I guess Oskia won’t make it to the list up until next year :)

    http://ivysmaquillagecove.com/

  • Talisa Lauren Tossell

    What is that nailpolish?! This gel looks really interesting!

    http://talisatalksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/moa-green-balm.html

  • http://subjectbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/ Rinica Warner

    That cleanser sounds lovely! I’m hearing more and more about this brand they must be doing something right I might have to give this a whirl :)

    Totally of point but Does anyone know what nail polish colour this is?

    http://subjectbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://raeey.tumblr.com/ Rachel

    I’m in desperate need of seeing the rest of that shelf. It looks like a bit of heaven! Skin care routine video or skin care shelf tour please and thank you!

  • Laura Espinosa

    When in doubt about skincare, I only trust Anna! Thank you for your wonderful tips :)
    isabellarose-blog.blogspot.co.uk

  • SharonCoffee Gal

    Hi Anna…could you please do a post on other cleansers, I am coming to the end of my second Emma Cleansing Balm and I think it might be loosing its effectiveness a little. I would like a lighter one for morning time. Other suggestions ?
    Thanks as ever… :)

  • Call It Vanity

    Never tried Oskia before! They sound lovely…although am really loving Aurelia’s miracle cleanser atm, not sure I would be able to stray away.

    Mayah x

  • Kim

    What is the nail colour !?!!

  • Gita Bončina

    Sweet baby jesus, I’d love to try that out! Sounds like a perfect cleanser for this time of the year.

    xx

    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

  • Caitlin Confidential

    Any new moisturizers or oils? I’m on the hunt for something new for these transitional months.

    Caitlin Confidential