28 September 2016 16:56
We’re so excited to announce that OSKIA went behind the scenes on the set of Bridget Jones’s Baby, prepping skin for the lead actors before makeup application.
“Bridget Jones is a British classic so we were thrilled to provide the skincare on set. Whenever we work on a film we have an office outing to see it on release in the cinema. We knew we’d been used on set, but we certainly weren’t expecting to see the range featured in so many shots throughout the film – we were absolutely ecstatic!” – Georgie Cleeve, OSKIA Founder.
The select OSKIA products used on the cast were:
A layer of Renaissance Mask was applied to even skin tone, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, boost radiance and hydrate the skin.
Next, a pea-sized amount of Eye Wonder was applied to the entire eye area to refresh, brighten and hydrate.
The Nutri-Active Day Cream was massaged into skin to deeply hydrate, plump fine lines and wrinkles and smooth the skin.
Finally, a few drops of Restoration Oil were massaged into skin to seal in hydration and prime the skin for makeup application.
A selection of OSKIA products were also featured throughout the TV studio segments. A number of products including our Renaissance Hand Cream, Bedtime Beauty Boost, Perfect Cleanser and Renaissance Cleansing Gel can all be spotted!
Last Updated: 29 September 2016 17:39
20 September 2016 17:21
We're over the moon to have been part of London Fashion Week again this year. For Spring/Summer ’17 OSKIA’s Head Therapist Holly Webster has designed a quick and powerful super cleanse to get skin glowing in a flash! Perfect for getting ready for a big night out or an important event if you happen to be running a bit short on time, our Ready.Set.Glow Facial will revive skin for a glowing, healthy and hydrated complexion ready for makeup application by the fabulous Lauren Parsons.
"We wanted to keep the models looking naturally beautiful and fresh for Huishan Zhang's first show, prepping the skin with Oskia's 'Ready. Set. Glow' routine. Key to the look was massaging a mix of the 'Renaissance Cleansing Gel and Renaissance Mask' in to the skin, it gently exfoliated and rehydrated the skin on every model, allowing the skin to glow from within and create the 'dewyness' needed for the look. A layer of 'Get up & Glow' and Nutri-Active Day Cream' was applied to the skin after to nourish and create the perfect base for make up.
A personal fave on set and on my bathroom shelf is the Renaissance Mask. The Oskia products, brand and ethos is in tune with my way of thinking; it looks beautiful and really delivers results." - Lauren Parsons.
STEP 1 – COMBINE & APPLY
Combine 2 pumps of Renaissance Cleansing Gel with one spatula scoop of Renaissance Mask in the palms of your hands. Gently rub your palms together until the product turns white and apply to the skin in gliding motions for a vitamin-rich boost.
STEP 2 – POWER CLEANSE
Use OSKIA’s signature facial massage techniques to quickly and effectively boost radiance and improve circulation. Start using circular movements to massage the product over the forehead, before moving down and repeating on the cheeks and jawline.
Next, use thumbs to glide over the forehead in lifting motions, and repeat using fingers for the cheeks and jawline. This boosts circulation and helps to bring fresh nutrients to the skin’s surface.
STEP 3 – PRODUCT REMOVAL
Use a warm, damp muslin cloth to remove the product in long gliding motions, leaving the skin perfectly prepped for product application.
STEP 4 – HYDRATE & MOISTURISE
Gently massage 2 drops of Get Up & Glow into the skin. Once absorbed, apply 2 pumps of Nutri-Active Day Cream to the face and neck in small circular motions. Apply a light layer of oil from the Rose de Mai Candle to lips.
STEP 5 – YOUTHFUL GLOW
Post makeup application, pat a small amount of Restoration Oil onto the tops of cheekbones and bridge of the nose to finish the look.
Last Updated: 22 September 2016 10:53
28 February 2016 17:02
With the Oscars 2016 ceremony hours away, we’re thrilled to reveal that OSKIA is among the favourite skincare brands to some of the best on-set makeup artists and beloved movie stars alike. A couple of our most recent collaborations include the Best Picture contender ‘The Danish Girl’, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and London Has Fallen.
“OSKIA was a very important part of our skincare preparations on The Danish Girl. Well prepped skin always helps the make-up sit beautifully” – Jan Sewell.
Jan Sewell is a BAFTA-winning makeup artist, having worked on a host of award-winning productions including the soon-to-launch Bridget Jones’s Baby, multi-award winner The Theory of Everything (including a BAFTA for Best British Film and Oscar for Best Actor), and the latest hit The Danish Girl.
The BAFTA and Oscar-nominated ‘The Danish Girl’ is a beautifully-filmed love story based on the lives of artists Lile Elbe and Gerda Wegener and follows Lile Elbe’s incredible journey becoming one of the first ever transgendered women in history.
The key OSKIA products used on set were:
The Renaissance Cleansing Gel, perfect for prepping the skin before makeup. Pumpkin enzymes work to gently exfoliate the skin removing dull skin cells, and vitamins A, C and E deeply nourish, cleanse and protect to leave skin radiant, soft and balanced.
The Renaissance Mask evens skin tone, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, boosts radiance and hydrates the skin. The luxuriously textured mask creates the ideal smooth, illuminated canvas for makeup thanks to a host of beauty-boosting nutrients such as Swiss garden cress liposomes, AHA’s, prebiotics and MSM.
The Get Up & Glow serum further boosts the complexion. A truly versatile serum, it can be applied under makeup for a glow-from-within, or used on top of makeup as a highlighter on the tops of cheekbones and brow bones for a natural, healthy- looking sheen. Ingredients such as mica, butterbur and ribose perk up and brighten the skin for a gorgeous, youthful glow.
Last Updated: 29 February 2016 10:24
24 February 2016 13:16
OSKIA went backstage at London Fashion Week, prepping skin for the glamourous models in the Amanda Wakeley Collection so we thought it only right to share some of our therapist’s top tips from the show!
The Glow Facial, exclusively designed for the show, was created to reflect the healthy, athletic Icelandic warrior vision of the designer’s collection, leaving skin feeling firmer, energised and refreshed, ready for make-up application.
Read on for a step-by-step guide outlining the products used along with some tricks to get skin catwalk ready!
Step 1: Renaissance Cleansing Gel + Renaissance Mask
- Add 1 pump of Renaissance Cleansing Gel to 1 spatula scoop of the Renaissance Mask, and apply to the skin using long stroking movements for a super-charged fruit enzyme boost.
Step 2: Facial Massage
- Starting on the jawline make small circles with your thumbs, starting close to the centre to the face, and gliding up towards the ears. Repeat this movement in 3 to 4 rows until you reach the hairline to stimulate the blood flow and lymphatic system.
- Lift & glide the thumbs across the brows, then use your ring fingers in lifting movements underneath the eye area towards the top of the ear. This helps to maintain a more youthful appearance by gently reversing sluggish circulation and brightening the eye area.
Step 4: Stimulating Compress
- Use a warm muslin or flannel to remove the product in long gliding movements to further remove any dead skin cells.
Step 5: Cooling Compress
- Hold a cool muslin to the skin for 5 – 10 seconds. Place on cheek & jawline and then forehead. Repeat on the other side. Using a cool cloth leaves the skin feeling firmer, energised and refreshed whilst also helping to soothe and calm sensitive skins.
Step 6: Nutri-Active Day Cream
- Apply 2 pumps of the Nutri-Active Day Cream. Rich in vitamins, hyaluronic acid and omegas, this lightweight moisturiser hydrates and leaves skin silky soft.
Step 7: Restoration Oil
- Finish by lightly pressing 2 drops of Restoration Oil into the skin, focussing on the cheeks for a gorgeous dewy finish ready for make-up.
Last Updated: 3 June 2016 13:04