Review: Oskia Micro Exfoliating Balm
I said yesterday that I don’t double-cleanse as a rule, but when I do, I prefer my second cleanse to be a scrubby one. This Micro Exfoliating Balm from Oskia is just perfect for those “need a deeper cleanse right now” moments.
Oskia products are rich in a sulphurous compound known as MSM, which has lots of skincare benefits for all kinds of skin, particularly sensitive skins, and the Micro Exfoliating Balm also contains sweet almond oil, rosehip oil, and kukui nut oils, alongside zinc and vitamin E. As you can imagine from this list, it’s very healing, and feels wonderful on the skin,
Opening the jar, you’re greeted with a cheerful effervescent scent, reminscent of sherbert fountains, it’s lovely! The balm itself is white and is full of tiny, tiny grains which are barely visible to the naked eye (that’ll be the “micro” component then …).
To use, you scoop out a tiny amount from the jar, emulsify it slightly between your palms, then massage – gently – the resulting grainy oil to your face. Then, you add a little water to the balm, which will turn it into a milky lotion, and continue massaging into your skin. Personally, I use the pure balm on the t-zone area, then, once I’ve added a little water, I move ono massaging the rest of my face, as that usually need far less exfoliation than the t-zone. Please don’t get it in your eyes though. Remove it either by rinsing or with the facial cloth of your choice.
For a gentle, yet thorough exfoliation, it’s hard to beat this little jar of loveliness. I do think it’s a little over-packaged in all honesty – I was disappointed at the size of the jar when I opened the box, I can’t deny it – but I like the fact that the products are as natural as possible, and the entire range is safe to use throughout pregnancy, unlike quite a few more essential-oil based ranges. I’m not expecting, by the way, but this sort of information is always handy for some of my readers who might be.
Again, following on from yesterday’s balm, this is another pricey one at (again) £46 for a 50ml jar, (which should last a good few months, even with regular use) but this is definitely a product – and a company – that gets the Get Lippie seal of approval.
Fine Print: PR Sample.
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