February 25, 2015

The Cleanser I Can't Pronounce


Out of all my posts, I believe this review is the most over-due, ever. And I really mean, ever. Seeing how much I've actually been loving Oskia's Renaissance Cleansing Gel ever since I got it, it'd be unfair not to share the love. After all, we all know that sharing is caring. And you'd do the same in return, right? PS. Despite having studied French for 7 years and having lived in Paris for 6 months, I still can't wrap my mind on how to pronounce this cleanser. Why oh why do Brits pronounce it just so... different (or just simply wrong)!? Oh well...

If you haven't seen/read/heard about Oskia's Renaissance Cleansing Gel yet – where have you been – it's a cleanser that contains fruit enzymes, vitamin C and E, which all help to illuminate and nourish the skin, whilst restoring the skin and protecting it from free radicals. Although it's marketed as a 'gel' cleanser, the only thing gel about it is the consistency when you pump it out. Once you massage it into the skin, it melts into a very nice oil —it's the perfect slip for a quick facial massage.

I love using this in the mornings, as it's got such a zesty and uplifting scent to it, but it's a great second cleanse as well. Generally I just rinse it off with lukewarm water, or if I'm really feeling like putting in much effort, I'll use a cloth to take it off. Don't worry, I know that many of you are concerned that it'll leave a residue on the skin when you don't wash it off with a cloth, but as long as you make sure you're washing it off with lukewarm/warm water, you'll be in good hands.

There's no doubt that you'll instantly notice a glow or sheen on your skin, which are properly the Papaya Enzymes doing their job. And a damn good one, if I have to be honest. Aside from looking more luminous, my skin's softer and just looks more 'awake' and less dull. Does that make sense? Suitable for all skin types, even oily ones, as it isn't as heavy as some cream or thick balm cleansers. Also, it's the perfect cleanser to use if you're just dabbing into this oil/balm cleanse routine.

If you're wondering why my bottle looks taller, that's because it is. They've recently (2014) changed it from 150ml to 100ml, hence all the bottles look very tiny and miniature. I'm not quite sure why they've done so, but I'm suspecting it's their way of a price increase. To be really honest, I wish they'd kept the size and increased the price, 'cause I love it that much.

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30 comments

  1. Looking really nice! I want to try it ...Read great things abt it.
    I'm french and haven't realised it was not used in english.....x

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  2. Ugh I love this cleanser so much! Its just everytime I use it I fall even more in love with it he he :-) I recently started using it in the morning as well (very tiny amount) and I feel my skin is so much more supple and glossy in the day and everything on top looks so much better! Besides it keeps my face hydrated all day.


    Weng I want to read about your entire skincare routine! I think we have a lot in common and I'd love to know what you use and how!

    TheConscienceFund

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  3. It's should be pronounced the same in English as in French except with an English soft "R" so "re-nai-ssance"

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  4. The results of this cleanser sounds really nice! I haven't tried anything from this brand (and haven't heard of this product till now haha)

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

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  5. Thanks for clearing the air, I was actually wondering why your bottle looked taller ;D Hoping to try it at some point, but somehow there's always a cleanser getting in the way, and postponing this purchase. xx
    ps. Donc tu parles français hehe? Génial!

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  6. I'm absolutely in love with this cleanser too and it's everything to me right now. I've actually reviewed it too on my blog recently and it really does deserve all the hype it gets :) x

    https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/a-makeup-habit-7423121

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  7. I adore this stuff, it's kind of a problem. My skin always looks that much better after I use it, no words can properly describe my love for the stuff.
    Next time there's a good offer on CultBeauty or an Oskia GWP I'm going to break the bank and buy a bunch...

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  8. this seems AMAZING! Pricey although so not sure I'll purchase it, maybe someday when I'll be rich lol

    http://atouchofpink1.blogspot.ca/

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  9. I've been a cleansing oil girl but I've recently started using Milk/cream cleansers and I'm loving them, especially in the mornings! This is definitely on my list! :)

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  10. I looooove this! I use it mostly at nigh time and it's the best cleanser ever. Actually, I'm not using it at the moment because I'm trying to use up a few cleansers before I start using it again, but I'm missing it so much!
    Gyudy's Notes Of Beauty

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  11. It is used in English, they just pronounce it differently.

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  12. Oh maybe it's an UK/European thing, but it's definitely worth a try if you're looking for glow in a bottle.

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  13. It is so lovely. Must repurchase soon as I've ran out... And your request is noted! Will try to do a post on that soon.

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  14. #BBloggerProblems and #FirstWorldProblems ;-) I think you'd like it though. Oui, je parle un peu de français. Mais j'ai oublié beaucoup [de mots, etc.], parce que je n'ai parle français depuis que j'ai déménagé à Londres. Gosh, I hope the grammar is alright haha!

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  15. You should definitely try LookFantastic as well. They've got great discount codes from time to time and that could soften the blow a bit ;-)

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  16. I actually buy it either from CultBeauty (when there's an offer, so I can get to the £50 limit) or from LoveLula.com because of the free shipping and VAT reduction (not EU here). I highly recommend them!

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  17. I've been wanting to try something from Oskia for a long while (since I started watching Anna from Vivianna does Makeup raving about the products, lol), but the price tag keeps me at bay for now. But you know how it is.... at some point I'll give in and buy something.

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  18. LookFantastic do free worldwide shipping and have a standard 10% discount code, which may be interesting?

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  19. Yes, it definitely isn't the cheapest product out there, but that's because you get what you pay for. It's hand made in Wales and they only use potent and high quality ingredients. LookFantastic have an ongoing discount code, so it may be worth checking it out ;-).

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  20. I love my cleansing oils and use that as a first cleanse so I can get all the dirt and oil from my face. Then I go in with my cream/balm cleanser as a second cleanse. The Oskia kinda fits between an oil and a balm. It's got the oily slip but the nourishment of a balm.

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  21. It really is! And yes, same. That's the only thing that's holding me back to repurchase, as I've got to get through my stash.

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  22. LookFantstic are awesome, but they charge £28 for the cleanser, when I just paid about £18 with a special code. Can't beat that :) Thanks for the recommendation though!

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  23. Definitely look at Lookfantastic. They have a discount code running, which is definitely helpful to ease the blow.

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  24. Hey how long did it took you to finish the bottle up?

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  25. It took me quite a while as I don't tend to stick with one cleanser at the same time, but as you don't need too much each time, it'll last you for quite a long time!

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  26. Thanks for replying! Please do a post on your morning/night routine soon! Would love to see them up here! :)

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  27. Noted! Am in the process of slowly re-purchasing my skincare products, as I literally ran out of EVERYTHING. All at the same time of course...

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  28. Great, looking forward to ém all!

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