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How to choose the right cleanser for you.

19 April 2018 15:52

Posted in: Skin Health, How-to

 

In a market flooded with different products, it can sometimes seem daunting finding the right one to suit your skin and treat its needs. Proper cleansing is paramount for a clear, glowing complexion. Not only does it remove oil, bad bacteria, makeup and dead skin, it also creates a blank canvas for your serums, moisturisers and oils to help them penetrate deeper into the epidermis and increasing their efficacy. Not cleansing effectively leads to dullness, breakouts and possibly dehydration. It’s no wonder cleansing is the first and usually the most important step in your routine. Ideally, we recommend cleansing twice a day. Double cleansing at night is vital to remove the upper layer of makeup, dead skin cells and grime, allowing a second cleanse to give a far deeper clean, unclogging your pores and clearing your complexion. Just as it is important to cleanse at night, so is cleansing in the morning. At night our skin regenerates and detoxifies, releasing toxins from our pores which then need to be washed away in the morning.

ACNE PRONE SKINS/ OILY SKIN
If your skin is prone to breaking out you want a cleanser that helps to fight excess oil, without completely stripping your skin of oil which will lead to your skin producing excess sebum to compensate. A formula that balances your skin’s natural PH will help slow the growth of bacteria, containing oil dissolving AHA and niacinamide. Try our CityLife cleanser it leaves skin pollutant and makeup free, fresh, calm and pH balanced. It contains Willow Bark Extract (natural Salicylic Acid) & Phytic Acid, which gently exfoliate to rid dead cells and clear pores, whilst Eucalyptus and Lavender are both tremendously healing, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial.

SENSETIVE SKINS
For those with sensitive skin, or skin conditions such a rosacea, you need a balm cleanser that will effectively remove all dirt and grime and condition your skin without stripping it of its natural lipid barrier or acid mantel. Just as with acneic skin, it is also important with sensitive skin not to upset your skin’s natural PH. Use PH appropriate products, within 1pH difference to the skin’s natural level (4.4-6ph), as disrupting your skin’s PH can lead to dry or irritated skin. Our Perfect Cleanser is a nourishing cleansing balm, rich in youth-boosting vitamins, minerals, prebiotics, essential fatty acids and natural emollients to deeply cleanse, decongest, soothe and restore moisture levels. A bio-available Zinc-Glycine Mineral Complex purifies, supports healing, soothes irritation and reduces redness.

COMBINATION SKIN
Combination skin is exactly what it says on the tin: you have both dry and oily sections or patches, or your skin can simply change during the month and seasons! This means you need a cleanser to treat both skin types and restore balance. A gel cleanser is perfect for combination skin. It is the new generation of non-foaming cleanser, and somewhat a hybrid, gentle enough to treat dry skin, but effective enough to remove excess oil and take the day off from your skin. Our best-selling Renaissance Cleanser contains Lactobacillus/Cucurbita Pepo Ferment Extract (Fermented Pumpkin Enzymes) to deeply cleanse pores and thoroughly remove dull skin cells without irritation for a brighter, balanced complexion and even skin tone.

DRY SKIN
Much like sensitive skin, dry skin needs to be treated just as gently when it come to cleansers. Stay clear of foaming cleansers and instead opt for cleansers with a richer texture: think oilier balms and gels. They will slick away the grime of day, but also nourish your skin before you start applying your serums and moistures. Our Perfect Cleanser and Renaissance Cleansing Gel are both perfect textures for you, they rid your skin of makeup and deeply cleanse as well as thoroughly removing dead skin cells without irritation for a healthy, comfortable and balanced complexion. You can switch between the two depending on seasons, morning and evening or even double cleanse if feeling your skin needs that bit of extra TLC.
 

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Last Updated: 21 April 2018 23:29

Barneys New York: Meet the Founder & Mini Facial Masterclass

22 March 2018 16:18

Posted in: Events

 

Join us in Barneys ‘Conscious Beauty Space’ for an informative evening with OSKIA Founder Georgie Cleeve. An excellent opportunity to learn more about our innovative formulations, skin nutrition and experience mini-facials along with personalised skincare advice from Georgie and our therapists.

660 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10065

No Booking Required, Walk-in Event.

We cant wait to see you there!

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Last Updated: 22 March 2018 16:18

2018 Events Diary

5 March 2018 11:37

Posted in: Events

UK

Fenwick Bond Street, London
Glow on the Go Facial - 45 minute
For those in a hurry who want great results but without the fuss. A quick fix 40 minute glow-enhancing facial, with exfoliant and mask combined with OSKIA’s signature face and brightening eye massage.

  • April 6th & 7th
  • August 11th

To make a booking, please contact info@oskiaskincare.com or call (+44) 0203 621 2870
63 New Bond St, Mayfair, London W1S 1RQ

Lygon Arms, Broadway, Cotswolds
8th March 6.30. Meet the Founder.
Learn the perfect evening routine with our founder Georgie.



SPACENK Facial Events

Parson’s Green
16th March 1pm-4pm.

Meet the Master

Georgie Cleeve, founder of OSKIA, will be offering guests an insight into how she created her much-loved brand and to answer any questions you may have. She will be carrying out skincare consultations, recommending bespoke OSKIA routines for each customer. Sessions will end with a special mini facial, performed by an OSKIA expert.

A booking fee of £15 is fully redeemable against any OSKIA purchase made on the day.

TO BOOK: Please call SpaceNK Parsons Green store on 0207 736 6728.

For more information visit SpacenNK.com


Haslemere
Bespoke Radiance Renewal Facial - 60 minute
OSKIA’s Bespoke Radiance Renewal Facial offers the perfect balance between indulgence and efficacy. Beginning with an in-depth consultation, OSKIA’s highly trained skincare therapist will personalise your facial treatment to ensure concerns and conditions are individually treated.

  • March 23rd
  • May 10th
  • June 14th
  • July 7th
  • August 9th
  • September 7th
  • October 11th
  • November 17th

To make a booking, please call the store directly on (+44) 01428 748681.
31-33 High St, Haslemere GU27 2HG


Beaconsfield
Bespoke Radiance Renewal Facial - 60 minute
OSKIA’s Bespoke Radiance Renewal Facial offers the perfect balance between indulgence and efficacy. Beginning with an in-depth consultation, OSKIA’s highly trained skincare therapist will personalise your facial treatment to ensure concerns and conditions are individually treated.

  • March 17th
  • April 21st
  • May 18th & 19th
  • June 22nd & 23rd
  • July 26th
  • August 24th & 25th
  • September 28th & 29th
  • October 30th
  • December 13th

To make a booking, please call the store directly on (+44) 01494680568.
2 The highway, Station Rd, Beaconsfield P9 1QD
 


USA

New York

Barney’s Madison Avenue
24th March 3-5pm. Meet the Founder.
Meet Georgie for a personalised analysis and a mini facial with an OSKIA head therapist.

Barney’s Beverly Hills – June Dates TBC

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Last Updated: 15 March 2018 16:38

Ingredient Focus: Avocado Oil

2 March 2018 11:37

Posted in: Ingredient Focus, Nutrition

 

Avocados, also called the Crocodile Fruit, have been smashed, pureed and frozen all in the quest to steal their amazing health and beauty boosting qualities. OSKIA founder Georgie Cleeve eats one a day, with plenty of chilli and lime, for exactly this reason.

Avocado Oil is also becoming recognized as an amazing skincare ingredient, bursting with over 20 nutrients (including Niacin, Riboflavin, Magnesium, Potassium) but most importantly Chlorophyll and over 70% Oleic Acid (Omega 9), which is highly nourishing and a great anti-inflammatory to help soothe and heal.

Find it, cold-pressed, in our new Cupid’s Bow Lip Balm - a rich, soothing and nourishing lip balm containing anti-ageing Vitamin A and shimmer-release pigments to provide a little gloss and highlight.

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Last Updated: 2 March 2018 11:37

Georgie's 2018 Nutritional Resolutions

26 January 2018 15:16

Posted in: Skin Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition

We all know that good intentions start on the 1st of January but peter out by the 21st, so to ensure you end 2018 as you started, make sure to choose resolutions that will really make a difference but without the effort.
I have never counted calories, but I do count nutrients. For me it is always about what you are not eating rather than eating that counts. It doesn’t matter if you eat a pizza if you know you are eating all the right nutrients.

These are a few of my nutritional tips which are easy as pie to include in your daily diet.

1.    Look after your gut and it will look after you. The Gut and its biome has probably been one of the most talked about topics of 2017. However, it’s something that having grown up surrounded by the most wonderful and weirdest doctors and scientists, including one of the world leaders in gut bacteria, is something that’s second nature to me. Unfortunately taking a probiotic doesn’t really cut the mustard as the majority of the bacteria are dead by the time they reach the gut. The best way to love your gut is to introduce fermented foods. Which takes me on to my second top tip - and a delicious one for the sweet toothed amongst us…

2.    Ama-Koji - a fermented sugar alternative. Naturally we all have a sweet tooth and we all love cakes, so don’t give up chocolate or cakes and make life a misery (you will fail) but cook with Ama-Koji instead. It’s a koji fermented rice extract, very popular in Japan, that has a very sweet taste but also the brilliant benefits of fermented foods. I use it to both cook with and add to my morning coffee.

3.    Add Adaptogens to your diet. We sadly live in a very fast paced and stressful life, a life where no one at any time really can switch off (thanks, Internet!). The more disconnected-time of our parent’s off-line generation is at an end. Personally, I can’t bare this, and rather wish someone would ‘break’ the Internet for good, but as no one will, and there is no sign of things changing, we need to find ways to help our bodies and minds slow down. Stress is the one of the biggest causes of illness, mental problems, and skin damage by causing cortisone spikes. Adaptogens regulate the body’s stress hormones and include Ashwaganda, Astragalus, Ginseng, Liquorice root, Holy basil, some mushrooms such as Chaga and Rhodiola.

4.    Forget Lemon - Yuzu is what you want. More Vitamin C than Lemons, but basically rather the same, swap your Lemon and hot water in the mornings for this.

5.    Add a little spice in your life…Turmeric tea isn’t that tasty - let’s be honest - but pop a teaspoon into a curry (or sweet potato soup) and it’s delicious and you will benefit from the wonderful anti-inflammatories it’s famous for (one of the reasons we use it in our gorgeous Restoration Oil).

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Last Updated: 27 January 2018 10:07

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