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NEW CITYLIFE RANGE: A NOTE FROM GEORGIE CLEEVE

14 August 2017 17:17

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This range has been a very long time coming for me so I am pleased to be finally able to share it with you. Pollution is a hot topic at the moment, but we first tried to formulate a highly anti-oxidant booster targeting smokers (cigarette smoke contains 4,000 chemicals) six years ago and failed miserably. The science just wasn’t there and what we thought to be a powerful free-radical scavenging product, in our clinical trials turned out to be pro-oxidant, meaning it would do more damage than good. I presumed that by combining anti-oxidants, a product would be anti-oxidant, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Anti-oxidants are very volatile and re-active and more often than not turn pro-oxidant when used. I went back to the drawing board.

Fast forward a few years... major advances in natural cosmetology, micro-encapsulation and two years of trial and error in our own laboratory have finally resulted in a successful formulation that offers unrivalled protection and I’m absolutely over the moon with the results! Critically, we are now able to harness highly technical ingredients that have only been developed very recently, and have found the best combinations of encapsulation and blended ingredients to enable the range to demonstrate such powerful benefits.

Our formulation process was lengthy but we also spent time analysing the key pollutants that cause the most skin damage, so this range is unique in that it is very targeted and pollutant specific. We targeted the four most damaging types of free radicals - Singlet Oxygen, Peroxyl, Hydroxyl & Halogenated - as well as Ozone, PM (particulate matter), Nickel, Iron and other heavy metals.We are all now aware that pollution is a major health issue and can also cause serious long and short term skin damage. City life, fun though it is, exposes us constantly to particularly high levels of air pollution, both indoor and out. This starts from the moment we wake, taking in our daily commute, exercising or just enjoying a coffee outside, through to less obvious sources such as air conditioning, cooking and cleaning, even our furniture and paint produce pollutants.

The range also offers many broader skin health & beauty benefits including our signature bio-available nutrients to help improve skin cell health.

I really really hope you enjoy the products! My personal favourite is the CITYLIFE Booster as I wanted a product that everyone and anyone could use, regardless of their age, skin type, or their regime. It’s a doer! It shouldn’t replace anything and you can add it to anything. It is highly concentrated so deep amber in colour, and like any true booster, should never be used on it’s own.

CITYLIFE Facial Mist - I absolutely love this. It’s not your usual Mist though, as it is not merely a mixture of water, perfume and alcohol. It is a heavy mist full of actives at proven efficacy levels. It also does not form a film on the skin, like other anti-pollution mists, which I’m not keen on, but chelates metals to prevent them absorbing into the pores.

CITYLIFE I-Zone Balm - A rich, buttery, delicious balm that also contains light-reflecting particles to help bounce light off the skin. This has been my handbag staple for the last few months, and a saviour on flights.

CITYLIFE Cleansing Concentrate - Super refreshing, this is a clever little cleansing concentrate so you only need a tiny drop, and forms a beautiful, soft velvet foam leaving skin pollutant and makeup free, fresh, calm and pH balanced..’

-Georgie Cleeve, Founder

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Last Updated: 14 August 2017 17:50

OSKIA collaborates with The Cliveden Spa

4 August 2017 11:38

Posted in: Spa, News

 

We’re thrilled to announce our very exciting product collaboration and new spa partner, Cliveden House Hotel & Spa. OSKIA is the formulator behind the very first bespoke Cliveden Spa Body range of products and treatments. Inspired by the history of Cliveden House and its colourful mistresses, we were tasked with creating the treatments and products alongside author Natalie Livingstone, giving them a unique and original story. Lady Anna-Maria, Countess of Shrewsbury and the mistress of the 2nd Duke of Buckingham, for whom Cliveden was originally built, as well as perhaps the House’s most famous resident Lady Nancy Astor, the first woman to sit in the British House of Commons, have provided the inspiration for the scents which are ever present in the spa. These scents reflect the combination of strength, subtlety and femininity of the women who inspired them.

The opening of The Cliveden Spa marks the completion of a multi-million-pound restoration of Cliveden House in Berkshire, which has seen the total transformation of this iconic luxury country house hotel.

Honouring the illustrious 350-year history of this aristocratic house, The Cliveden Spa has been revamped and has re-opened alongside a brand new state-of-the-art building. Hidden in a beautiful garden setting, screened by mellow brick walls covered with scented roses and lavender, guests will discover a tranquil oasis offering a real sense of wellbeing and relaxation. Less than 45 minutes west of London, Cliveden is unique – the history, setting, architecture and interiors all speak eloquently of extraordinary extravagance and remarkable refinement.

OSKIA’s signature facial treatments are also a key part of the treatment menu. Our holistic approach combines bespoke anti-ageing techniques, drawing both on traditional knowledge, such as acupressure, specialist massage, reflex and lymph drainage, through to gentle enzyme and AHA peeling that will leave the skin, body and mind rejuvenated and glowing. Our treatments build on further boosting skin health and improving the complexion through a combination of topically applied essential cell nutrients and pioneering beauty actives, and bespoke facial massage techniques and equipment. The highly effective treatments will ensure that even the most tired complexions come alive and skin is left radiant and luminous.

Open daily from 6.30 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. Monday to Friday and 7.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, hotel residents and day spa guests can also enjoy a varied programme of lifestyle and fitness classes and personal training sessions together with Spa Day Retreats including our very own OSKIA Spa Day Retreat.

Experience the iconic Cliveden House with OSKIA’s Spa Day Retreat. Book here.

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Last Updated: 23 November 2017 11:37

OSKIA's Summer Beauty Events

26 May 2017 17:19

Posted in: Events

 

We have two exciting beauty events coming this summer. Enjoy a pre-holiday glow-inducing facial to refresh, revive and plump the skin at Fenwick of Bond Street or our Bespoke Ultimate Radiance Facial at Space NK in Haslemere.

FENWICK OF BOND STREET

This June, let our skincare experts pamper your skin with our signature Glow on the Go facial at Fenwick of Bond Street.

OSKIA's signature Glow On The Go treatment is ideal for those seeking visible radiance-enhancing results but without the fuss.
This illuminating facial seamlessly blends deep cleansing methods with our signature facial and eye massage techniques to reveal brighter, younger looking skin.

11am – 7pm, on Friday, 2nd June & Saturday, 3th June2017.

45-minute Glow on the Go Facial, £50 booking fee redeemable against purchases.

Fenwick, 63 New Bond Street, London, W1S 1RQ.

To book, simply email info@oskiaskincare.com or call 0203 621 2870 (Monday to Friday 9am-6pm).


SPACE NK HASLEMERE

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.

OSKIA’s nutritionally-designed, award-winning products are used with both modern and traditional facial techniques including collagen-boosting light therapy, hot compresses, cool stones and acupressure points to ensure your skin rediscovers its natural radiance.

This luxurious treatment leaves your skin glowing and your body and mind relaxed and rejuvenated.

Friday, 30th June - Saturday, 1st July

1 hour Bespoke Radiance Renewal Facial, £50 booking fee redeemable against purchases.

SPACE.NK, 31-33 High Street Haslemere Surrey GU27 2HG

To book, simply call 01428748681.

 

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Last Updated: 26 May 2017 17:19

Sensitive Skin Soothers

5 May 2017 19:13

Posted in: Seasonal Skincare

 

For those suffering from hay fever, warmer weather often signals months of sneezing, runny noses and streaming eyes. One of the most common allergies, hay fever is caused by an irritation to pollen, a yellow-coloured powder produced by trees, flowers, grasses, and weeds.

Any of these symptoms sound familiar? If so, our founder Georgie Cleeve is on hand to help! Read on for a few easy tricks to help soothe the pesky symptoms so many of us are suffering from.

Check the ingredients
When it comes to your skincare routine, try and look out for ingredients with anti-inflammatory qualities.

Butterbur
Derived from the root of the Butterbur shrub which grows in Europe, Asia and parts of North America. Butterbur is a known anti-histamine that has long been used to soothe irritated skin.

Find it in our Get Up & Glow serum and Renaissance Mask.

Rose Water
Our Eye Wonder serum has a soothing rose water base, and is jam-packed with nutrients and peptides to help hydrate and strengthen the delicate eye area. Rose water has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce redness of irritated skin. It also helps tighten capillaries and reduce red blotches.

Pure MSM
Sulphur is the fourth most plentiful mineral in the human body and is known both as the ‘beauty mineral’ and the ‘healing mineral’ for its ability to support collagen production, promote circulation and decrease inflammation. Although not widely known, sulphur preparations have been used since the time of Hippocrates - the father of modern medicine - to beautify the skin and treat a variety of skin conditions..

Treat your eyes
Sometimes just applying some light pressure to the eye area can really help reduce irritation.

We recommend our tailored Magic Eye Massage Routine to not only de-puff and refresh the eye area but also help to relieve itchy eyes. Using ring fingers and just one pump of Eye Wonder, follow the steps below:
1) Imagine you are typing quickly on a keyboard. Use this tapping movement around the eyes, temples and on the forehead for 10 seconds
2) Place your ring finger on the first pressure point
3) Move to arch of the eyebrow, apply pressure to the second point
4) From here move in between the eye brows to the 3rd point
5) With very light pressure, circle the eye area 3 times from inner to outer eyebrow, underneath the eye and up the bridge of the nose, with your fingers meeting again in between the eyebrows .
6) On the last circle, apply pressure at point 4, pushing upwards towards the ceiling.
7) For point 5, apply the pressure inwards, towards to nose.
8) Applying a little more pressure, lift and slide towards the temples, lifting the eyebrow, gently circle under the eyes three times.
9) On the last circle of the eye socket, stop at the outer corner of the eye and apply pressure to pressure point 7
10) Now, using your index and middle finger, use static circular movements to the temples three times
11) Swap back to your ring finger applying pressure point movements to point 8.

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Last Updated: 5 May 2017 19:15

MAY BEAUTY EVENTS

28 April 2017 15:53

Posted in: Events

We're delighted to invite you to our upcoming beauty events at Space NK and Mortar & Milk. 

Mortar & Milk

Thursday, 4th May 6.30 pm - 8pm

 

Join us for an informative evening with our founder Georgie Cleeve. An excellent opportunity to learn more about OSKIA’s formulations, skin nutrition and experience our mini-facials along with personalised skincare advice from Georgie and our therapists. 

Tickets are £15.00 and fully redeemable against any OSKIA purchase on the night.

793 Fulham Road, SW6 5HD, London

To book simply call 020 7731 3415 or visit Mortar & Milk.


Space NK Beaconsfield 

Thursday, 4th May - Friday, 5th May

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.

OSKIA’s nutritionally-designed, award-winning products are used with both modern and traditional facial techniques including collagen-boosting light therapy, hot compresses, cool stones and acupressure points to ensure your skin rediscovers its natural radiance.

This luxurious treatment leaves your skin glowing and your body and mind relaxed and rejuvenated.

1 hour Bespoke Radiance Renewal Facial, £50 booking fee redeemable against purchases.

SPACE.NK, 2 The Highway, Station Road, Beaconsfield, HP9 1QD

To book, simply call 01494 680 568.

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Last Updated: 28 April 2017 18:02

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