1. Inside / Outside
We believe that the secret to a beautiful complexion lies not only in what you put on your skin, but what you put in your body. OSKIA products are therefore nutritionally-designed to improve the skin's condition from both the inside and the outside. Step one in any beauty regime should be to develop the health of your skin, and key to better health is a good diet. We understand the nutritional requirements of the body, so our products feed the skin with essential cell nutrients – vitamins, minerals, proteins or amino acids, glucides and essential fatty acids - from both the inside, by way of supplements, and from the outside, topical skincare products. These combine and act in unison to help your skin to develop the perfect cell – one which is healthy, efficient and working to its optimal level.
2. MSM - Helping your skin help itself:
All our products contain our patent-pending MSM repair and regeneration complex containing MSM – one of nature's most remarkable medicines. Known as both the ‘Beauty Mineral’ and the ‘Healing Mineral’, MSM is the most bio-available form of sulphur, which is critical to all cell processes and collagen production. It is structurally and functionally important to 150 bodily compounds, including amino acids, collagen, elastin and keratin. We use MSM to provide your body with the natural materials required for the production of collagen and elastin - a longer-lasting approach to promoting cell regeneration and renewal, leading to supple, stronger, healthier skin. MSM has traditionally been used as a joint supplement to increase flexibility and mobility by promoting the regeneration of cartilage (of which collagen is the main component) and connective tissues, and in addition to improving skin condition is also known to strengthen hair and nails, highly desirable added benefits of its use in your daily skincare regime.
3. Active beauty based on cutting-edge science and pioneering bio-actives:
In addition to the essential cell nutrients, all OSKIA products contain pioneering scientifically-proven actives such as Swiss Apple Stem Cells, Ribose, MPC Milk Peptides, Biosaccharides, Glactoarabinan, Niacinamide (B3), O3 Stressed Yeast Lysate, Immortelle Bleue, to name just a few, all of which combine to provide an intense effect promoting radiant, glowing youthful-looking skin and helping to combat the signs of premature ageing and environmental damage.
4. Beauty naturally:
OSKIA’s products contain 98% natural or nature-identical ingredients. The 2% 'non-natural' are our Ecocert and Soil Association approved preservatives. Our bodies are constantly absorbing a cocktail of chemicals - from air pollution, the food we eat, and even some so-called skin ‘care’ products - you wouldn’t drink petrol, so why feed your skin with it? It’s therefore vital that we minimize the intake of these harmful chemicals, which is why OSKIA products are so full of natural or nature-identical ingredients. Certain vitamins, amino acids and MSM cannot be extracted directly from nature, either for technical or stability reasons, and so are made synthetically but so that they are identical to their counterparts in nature. All our natural ingredients are proven to work. OSKIA also uses organic ingredients wherever possible, but we won’t use them just for the sake of it or to fit into a certification – only if they’ve been proven to really benefit your skin.
One of the key motivators behind the development of OSKIA was our concern at the lack of honesty surrounding skincare brands, particularly with respect to pricing, the limited number of active ingredients in some products and the use of the term ‘natural’, all of which we felt were being exploited by some companies as nothing more than cynical marketing ploys. We’ve therefore done everything we can to ensure that OSKIA products are honestly priced, overflowing with actives of the highest quality and efficacy, and while they might 'only' contain 98% natural or nature-identical Ingredients, we’re 100% open and honest about them. We are passionate and proud of what we’re doing.
We aim to offer in-depth information on skincare, greener living and ingredients (not just our own) so customers can make their own informed decisions. Our website not only offers consumers the chance to buy products on-line, but also contains weekly recipes by chef Thomasina Miers, each based around one of our nutritional ingredients, tips on greener living, companies Oskia recommends, and a vast, constantly updated ingredient glossary of both natural and synthetic ingredients.