Over the years I've transitioned from a make up lover to a real skincare junkie, quite literally. I just realised that slapping on make up won't make skin look better when you don't treat your skin (the foundation) with nice products, which is where natural products come in. As you all most probably will know, REN is one of my favourite 'nasties-free' brands and I've featured them a gazillion times on the blog. Oskia on the other hand is a completely new brand to my stash (and radar!). With the tremendously positive reviews on their latest release, I bit the bullet and had to check it out myself.
Having only used the Oskia Renaissance Cleanser for a few days, it's blown my mind away already. It's marketed as a gel and when applied on the skin it melts into an oil, which makes it so nice to massage it all over the skin. Post-cleanse my skin is noticeably brighter, more radiant and awake. Truly good stuff.
Currently my break out has calmed down a lot now and having passed the stage of having lots of angry bumps, my skin has a lot of redness. Having considered to try a colour correcting primer, the REN Evercalm Anti-Redness Serum (previously Hydra-Calm Youth Defence Serum ) caught my eye. A skincare product that reduces inflammation, redness and irritation that combines Milk Proteins (to reduce redness) and Hyaluronic Acid (to keep the skin hydrated and plump). Minimising the redness permanently instead of just concealing it? Score! Besides that I also picked up the REN F10 Smooth and Renew Mask. Being a big enabler of their Glycolactic version, post-break out my skin is a bit sore and sensitive, hence I needed something more gentle, which is where F10 comes in. It smells the exact same as their orange variant. The difference is mainly in the ingredients, as this number doesn't contain any acids/fruit peels, making it more gentle for the skin. The key ingredients are Papain, Omega 3 & 6 and Vitamin C. All goodness for smoother, brighter and healthier skin.