Skip to product information
1 of 6

Citylife Cleansing Concentrate

Citylife Cleansing Concentrate

Velvet-Foaming Anti-Pollution Cleanser

Regular price $54.00
Regular price Sale price $54.00
 | 40ml
Sale Sold out

Detox - Anti-Oxidant - Clean & Calm

With Malachite, Willow Bark Extract & Phytic Acid, Retinol, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3),  Vitamin C, E & F (Linoleic Acid), Pro-vitamin B5 (Panthenol), Aquacacteen, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Moringa Seed Extract, MSM.

A refreshing and gentle foaming cleansing gel concentrate for environmentally stressed or oily/congested complexions. Leaves skin pollutant and makeup-free, fresh, calm, smooth and pH balanced. 

Best for

All skin ages, balanced/oily/combination skin types. Also ideal as a summer cleanser or during hormonal changes.

Key benefits

A refreshing and gentle cleansing concentrate for environmentally stressed or congested complexions. Leaves skin pollutant and makeup free, fresh, calm and pH balanced.

Vitamin F & Aquacacteen, a refined cactus stem cell elixir, calm, hydrate & protect irritated skin. Willow Bark extract (Natural BHA Salicylic Acid) & Phytic Acid gently exfoliate. Malachite, rich in copper, protects against environmental oxidative stress and detoxifies. Vitamin A, C & E boost skin health & protect. MSM, the most bio-available form of sulphur, Eucalyptus & Lavender soothe. Pro-Vitamin B5 conditions.

KEY BENEFITS

  • Leaves skin thoroughly clean, calm and refreshed. 
  • Protects against environmental oxidative stress.
  • Detoxifies.
  • Removes pollutants, sebum and makeup. 
  • Highly anti-oxidant. 
  • Hydrates, soothes and calms irritated skin.
  • Perfectly balances the complexion - pH 5.5.

Key actives

MALACHITE - Rich in copper with a strong protective and radical scavenging activity, as well as a powerful detoxifying action. Malachite is non-photo-toxic, combats daily stresses and also soothes.

WILLOW BARK EXTRACT (natural BHA Salicylic Acid) & PHYTIC ACID, gently exfoliate to rid dead cells and clear pores. Stimulates new cell formation and aids skin rejuvenation.

RETINOL (VITAMIN A PALMITATE) improves the appearance of sun damaged, dry and mature skin to reveal soft, supple texture.

VITAMIN B3 (Niacinamide) reduces pigmentation to brighten skin, improves skin barrier function and ceramide production to increase hydration, stimulates the production of collagen and fibroblasts.

VITAMINS C & E - known for their restorative properties, help fortify and protect the skin against free radical & environmental damage.

VITAMIN F (Linoleic Acid), source of Omega 6, is an anti-inflammatory which provides moisturising and healing support. It also helps fight acne, softens the skin, and keeps it supple and youthful.

PRO-VITAMIN B5 (Panthenol) - offers long lasting moisturisation and soothes irritated skin. It helps to improve the skin's barrier function and promotes healing.

AQUACACTEEN - powerful anti-inflammatory that promotes long-term soothing and calming on irritated skin. Also hydrates.

EUCALYPTUS - promotes healing, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial.

LAVENDER - energises, tones, heals and stimulates the complexion while also acting as an antibacterial and helps to rebalance oily skin.

MORINGA SEED EXTRACT - groups together pollutants on the surfaces of the skin so they are too big to penetrate deeper into the epidermis. It counteracts the free radical-induced oxidative damage incurred during cell ageing and promotes a youthful appearance.

MSM - the most bio-available form of the mineral sulphur, known for its detoxifying, collagen boosting and anti-inflammatory properties, helps soothe and calm.

Awards & press

Beauty Bible Awards 2020 - Best Wash Cleanser- Bronze Best Cleanser for Oily Skin/Breakouts - Beauty Shortlist Awards 2019 Best Cleansing Gel - Beauty Shortlist Awards 2019

Smell and feel

Refreshing and soothing Eucalyptus & Lavender. Lightweight, velvet foaming water based gel.

How to use

Mix a pea sized amount with warm water and massage into a velvety soft lather into skin. Rinse.

CAUTION: Avoid eye contact. If eye contact occurs, rinse well with warm water. Do not use on broken skin.

Ingredients

Aqua (Water), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Betaine, Dimethyl Sulfone (MSM), Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Sodium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Amaranth Protein, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Coco Glucoside, Glyceryl Laurate, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Malachite Extract, Moringa Oleifera (Pterygosperma) Seed Extract, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Stem Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Lavandula (Lavender) Angustifolia Oil, Sodium Ascorbyl (Vitamin C) Phosphate, Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) Acetate, Glyceryl Linoleate, Glyceryl Linolenate, Retinyl (Vitamin A) Palmitate, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Sulfate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenethyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Maltodextrin, Sorbitol, Lecithin, Phytic Acid, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Glyceryl Caprylate, Potassium Sorbate, Linalool*, Limonene* * Natural component of essential oils

View full details

Intentional Nutrients

  • Malachite

    Malachite

    An important mineral for environmentally stressed skin by acting as an anti-oxidant and powerful detoxifier through the stimulation of glutathione reductase (considered the body’s most important cellular antioxidant). Rich in copper with a strong protective and radical scavenging activity, as well as a powerful detoxifying action, combats daily stresses and soothes.

  • MSM

    Our founding mineral and the most bio-available form of sulphur, it is used in over 140 components in the body, including collagen, keratin, glutathione production and is a wonderful anti-inflammatory. Proven reduction of fine lines, helps conditions from acne and eczema to leaky gut syndrome, damaged joints, arthritis, osteoporosis and psoriasis.

  • Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide)

    Improves skin hydration, elasticity, barrier function and skin tone. Improves skin health by reducing inflammation, minimizing pore size and addressing issues like acne and hyperpigmentation. It works by Increasing epidermal production of ceramides and also skin barrier layer proteins and their precursors (keratin, involucrin, filaggrin), leading to improved barrier function and pore reduction. Reduces water loss by 24% in 4 weeks, boosts fatty acid and ceramides by 67% and 34% respectively; stimulates new fibroblasts by 20% and collagen secretion by 54%; inhibits pigmentation by 68%.

  • Retinol (Vitamin A)

    A powerful anti-ageing ingredient that helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. Stimulates collagen production helping improve skin elasticity and firmness. It’s also effective at unclogging pores, reducing acne breakouts and improving overall skin texture. The king/queen of all skincare actives. There are a number of retinol and retinoid derivatives that we use.

     

  • Vitamin C

    Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C)

    A Vitamin C derivative with extreme anti-oxidant capacity and well-documented skin health benefits. Firms skin due to fibroblast generation which reduces skin permeability. Boosts collagen production to reduce fine lines and brightens skin due to its anti-oxidant capacity. One of the most stable and potent forms of Vitamin C, proven to reduce melanogenisis in the melanocytes by 57% and age spots by 25% using only 0.14%.

  • Vitamin E

    With anti-oxidant and calming properties, Vitamin E is beneficial in helping prevent the signs of premature ageing through protecting the skin from environmental pollution, protecting against UV radiation and powerful anti-inflammatory action.

  • Vitamin F

    Vitamin F

    A combination of 2 essential fatty acids, linoleic acid (omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3), crucial for maintaining healthy skin, hair, and nails. Excellent moisturizing, hydrating, anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing properties.

  • Willow Bark Extract

    Willow Bark Extract

    A natural alternative to synthetic chemical exfoliants, used for its exfoliating and acne-fighting benefits due to its salicylic acid content, which can help unclog pores, reduce acne, and improve overall skin texture. Additionally, it can have mild skin-soothing properties.

  • Zinc-Glycine Complex

    A super skin mineral that supports production of collagen and elastin, helps reduce oil secretion and oxidative stress. A critical factor in the healing process and DNA synthesis. Absorption of Zinc is increased by grafting it onto Glycine, the smallest amino-acid, to aid penetration. For acne prone skin, its magic lies in anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, and its ability to regulates the production of oil, excess sebum and male hormones, as well as regulate the production of keratinocytes, again helping to keep pores clear.

  • Aquacacteen (Prickly Pear)

    AquaCacteen™ is an ultra-refined elixir from prickly pear (Opuntia ficus-indica) that blocks the release of stress markers from sensory nerve cells in the skin, calming and soothing irritated skin. It provides outstanding hydrating properties thanks to its high content of water-binding compounds. Rich in highly anti-oxidant Piscidic Acid and Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3 & C.

  • Eucalyptus

    Eucalyptus

    Used for its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties to help combat acne-causing bacteria and other skin infections. Also known for it's anti-inflammatory effects, which can reduce redness and swelling and cooling sensation on the skin.

  • Lavender Flower Oil

    Credited for its anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial, soothing, healing, stimulating, antispasmodic and balancing properties. Also said to clean wounds, regulate skin functions and stimulate cellular growth and regeneration. It can produce excellent results when used in treatments for acne, burns, dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis.

  • Moringa

    Moringa

    Often referred to as "the drumstick tree" or "miracle tree," it's a versatile plant with anti-oxidant, nutrient-rich, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, making it beneficial for soothing irritated or sensitive skin and reducing redness. It's cleansing properties help remove impurities and pollutants from the skin, promoting a clearer complexion.

  • Vitamin B5 (Panthenol)

    An excellent skin softener and conditioner providing suppleness and hydration to irritated skin or dry hair. Stimulates skin cellular proliferation and help tissue repair. It also protects the skin against sunburn and acts as a humectant, holding water within the product or attracting water from the environment.

1 of 0

About our CityLife Range

The CityLife™ range is uniquely formulated and clinically-tested to target very specific pollutants and protect the skin from day to day exposure to indoor and outdoor pollution, including Ozone, PM (particulate matter), nickel and other heavy metals, and deeply damaging Singlet Oxygen, Peroxyl, Hydroxyl & Halogenated free radicals. The formulation process took 2 years of continuous clinical testing to ensure the very best results were achieved.

To learn more about the range click here.

FAQs

Who is this product recommended for?

All skin types but particularly suitable for oily, combination and congested skins. Great for blemish-prone skin and calming inflammation.

Is this product suitable for vegans?

Yes, this product is suitable for vegans.

The packaging looks smaller than usual - do I need to use the same amount of product as I normally would with your other cleansers?

No, as this is a cleansing concentrate, you only need to use a pea-sized amount on wet skin to create a velvety lather. A little goes a long way. Top tip: use as first cleanse to remove all pollutants and impurities.

Does this product contain silicones or parabens?

This product is FREE FROM any artificial chemicals, fragrances, preservative, colorants, petrochemicals, phthalates, silicones, DEA, TEA, sulphates or parabens.

Is this product gluten-free?

This product is free from gluten and all traces of gluten.

Can this product be used during pregnancy?

The entire OSKIA range is suitable to use during pregnancy apart from our Super-R, MSM Bio-Plus, Lactoferrin+ & Vitamin E Bath Oil. OSKIA is a natural skincare range and we use a very small quantity of organic essential oils in our products to give them a very light but lovely fragrance. As the organic essential oils are in very small quantities, they are perfectly safe to use during this very special time. For your peace of mind, if thinking of trying any of our supplements, please do consult your General Practitioner first.

Once I open this product how long can I use it for?

This product can be used for up to 9 months after initial use.