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Micro Exfoliating Balm

Micro Exfoliating Balm

Nutri-Active Nourishing & Refining Exfoliant

Regular price $84.00
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 | 50ml
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With Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, C & E, MSM & Zinc Glycine, Prebiotics, Omegas 3, 6 & 9, Rosehip, Kukui Nut, and Sweet Almond Oil

Multi-award winning exfoliating balm cleverly formulated to not only buff away tired skin cells and impurities using the tiniest silica and MSM particles, but also nourish the lipid barrier to leave your skin soft, radiant and glowing. Enriched with a blend of youth-boosting essential cell nutrients, prebiotics and peptides for long lasting skin health.  The rich balm becomes a soft, light milk in contact with water. It can also be adapted to become as strong or gentle as you desire, just by adding water.

Best for

All skin types and ages. Leaves skin seriously soft.

Key benefits

Natural skin exfoliator and nourishing balm.

  • Removes dead skin cells and unclogs pores to reveal a brighter complexion.
  • Stimulates cellular regeneration and collagen production.
  • Skin feels super soft and comfortable.
  • Provides nutrients to promote healthier skin.
  • Unlike other exfoliants, this balm also restores the lipid barrier.
  • Protects skin's ecosystem through the use of prebiotics.
  • Men love it - it cleanses, exfoliates and nourishes in one go.

Key actives

  • Micro silica and Pure MSM granules gently buff away tired cells and unclog pores, then dissolve on contact with water to smooth and soften.
  • A special bio-available Zinc-Glycine Complex purifies, supports healing, soothes irritation and reduces redness.
  • Prebiotic Oligosaccharide, protects the skin’s ecosystem by preventing the growth of harmful bacteria.
  • Rosehip Seed Oil rejuvenates by encouraging cellular processes and collagen formation in particular.
  • Triglycerides and Phytosterols (from Shea Butter, Sweet Almond and Sesame Oil) reconstitute the lipid matrix of the epidermis and boost skin lipid content to restore moisture level
  • Omegas-3 & 6 (from Rosehip Seed Oil and Kukui Nut Oil) boost skin lipid content, increasing moisture levels to restore softness and elasticity for optimum comfort.

Awards & press

Best Facial Exfoliator - Silver - Beauty Bible Awards 2020 (tested for four months)

Best Facial Exfoliator - Gold - Beauty Bible Awards 2019 (tested for four months)

Best Exfoliating Balm - Beauty Shortlist Awards 2019

Best Facial Exfoliator Perfect Wedding Best Beauty Buys 2016

Best Facial Exfoliator (Highly Commended) Natural Health Beauty Awards 2015

Best Exfoliator Glass Magazine Awards 2014

Best Face Exfoliator Beauty Shortlist Awards 2013

Best Exfoliator Tatler Beauty Awards 2012

Best Facial Exfoliator Anti-Ageing Beauty Bible Awards 2011

Best Exfoliator Organic Talk Awards (US) 2011

Best Exfoliator Natural Health Beauty Awards 2011

"The product you need to buy. The perfect radiant skin hero. It’s extremely gentle yet still does its job perfectly and leaves skin feeling perfectly smooth and looking glowing” - GRAZIA 

"Hello Spanking Skin” - TATLER 

"Ideal for sensitive skin. As well as removing dead cells, it leaves a light layer of moisture to protect your skin."- Jemma Kid, Make-up Artist, You Magazine

"It makes my skin feel like I’ve just had a lengthy facial – supple and smooth but hydrated and plump at the same time. It’s the first time I haven’t experience a tight and dry sensation after a deep exfoliation."- Alexsandra Byrne, Beauty Editor and celebrity make-up artist.

Smell and feel

Smells wonderfully refreshing with organic Rose, Lychee and Peppermint and unlike other exfoliants leaves your skin feeling replenished, nourished and comfortable. It's super clever in that you can make it as hard or soft an exfoliant as you wish....just add water for your desired effect.

How to use

Gently massage a small amount in circular movements using finger tips onto damp clean face and neck avoiding the eye area. Add a little water to form a light, soft milk and continue to massage gently. Add more water to dissolve the Pure MSM granules and the balm to form a softening milk and rinse off. Can be adapted to become as strong or as weak exfoliant as you desire, just by adding water.

Gentle enough to use two or three times a week.

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

Ingredients

Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Glycerin, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Decyl Oleate, Glyceryl Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethyl Sulfone (MSM), Glyceryl Dibehenate, Silica, Glyceryl Caprylate, Tribehenin, Glyceryl Behenate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Coco Glucoside, Aqua (Water), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Calendula Officinalis Flower Oil, Zinc Glycinate, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Seed Oil, Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Seed Oil, Inulin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (White Cognac) Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Citronellol**, Geraniol**, Linalool**, Citral**, Limonene*** Organically Certified Ingredient.**

Component of natural essential oils. Natural Ingredients, store in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight.

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Intentional Nutrients

  • 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%.

  • Omegas 3, 6 & 9

    Essential Fatty Acids that boost lipid content and aid repair of the skin’s barrier function, protecting delicate skin and increasing hydration to increase softness and elasticity.

  • Phytosterol

    Phytosterols

    Plant-derived compounds with moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, barrier-enhancing, antioxidant, collagen-stimulating and wound-healing properties. Used to effectively repair the lipid barrier and protect the NMF whilst stimulating collagen production contributing to skin firmness and elasticity.

  • Prebiotic Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide

    OSKIA use a powerful, patented, prebiotic complex, a combination of Inulin (from Chicory Root) and Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide (from natural sugars), proven to help maintain and support the skin's natural microflora by stimulating our beneficial microflora to the disadvantage to the hostile organism (targeted feeding) and maintaining the skin conditions necessary for the growth of useful organisms.

  • 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

    Vitamin C

    A potent antioxidant & brightener with proven ability to stimulate collagen production. There are many forms of Vitamin C each with different properties. It is a potent antioxidant & brightener with proven ability to stimulate collagen production and in some cases reduce melanin production. The primary structure of collagen consists of three protein strands that wind together in a triple helix. The three amino acids in collagen are glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline. Vitamin C is important in the structure of collagen because the amino acid hyroxyproline cannot be created without the oxygen from Vitamin C. Major Vitamin C deficiency results in scurvy where there is a lack of collagen in the body.

  • 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.

  • Vitamin K

    Vitamin K

    Known for its wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties, used topically to help reduce bruising and improve the appearance of post-surgery or post-injury skin. Evens skin tone and reduces discolouration and dark circles by strengthening damaged and broken capillaries.

  • 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.

  • Calcium

    Known to support skin membrane strength and aid cellular functions as well as regulate the passage of nutrients in and out of skin cell walls. This nutrient regulates sebum production to maintain skin hydration.

  • Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

    An ester derived from coconut oil and glycerin, used as an emollient in creams, oils and lotions that promotes penetration. Known for it's moisturizing properties as well as ability to improve texture and spreadability of products. Typically well-tolerated by most skin types, including sensitive and oily skin. It is non-comedogenic, meaning it is unlikely to clog pores or cause breakouts.

  • Copper

    A trace element recognised for its excellent wound healing capability, enhancing action of antioxidants and stimulating collagen production, contributing to skin firmness and elasticity. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help soothe irritated or inflamed skin.

  • Manganese

    Manganese

    A trace mineral with collagen synthesising and hydrating properties. Supports collagen production, contributes to wound healing, and aids in the skin's natural antioxidant defence. Plays a role in maintaining skinelasticity and firmness by assisting in the formation of collagen fibres.

  • 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.

  • Potassium

    Used to help regulate hydration levels, support cellular function, soothe the skin and promote a balanced pH. Helps calm irritation and contributes to overall skin health.

  • Selenium

    An essential trace mineral required by the human body with antioxidant properties to protect cells against free radical damage. Supports antioxidant enzymes that help neutralize free radicals which can cause premature ageing and damage to the skin.

  • Silica

    A mineral found abundantly in sand, clay and granite, as well as in parts of plants and animals. In cosmetics it is used as an absorbent powder, thickening agent or a wonderfully gentle micro-exfoliant.

  • Trytophan

    Tryptophan

    An essential amino acid not commonly used topically in skincare products, but has wonderful hydration and anti-oxidant properties. Its influence on mood, sleep, and overall health can indirectly impact the skin positively. A healthy, stress-free lifestyle that supports tryptophan intake through diet can contribute to better skin health.

  • Vitamin B6

    Wide-ranging physiological functions but particularly known for anti-inflammatory properties.

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Micro Exfoliating Balm

"Hello Spanking Skin” TATLER 

"The product you need to buy. The perfect radiant skin hero. It’s extremely gentle yet still does its job perfectly and leaves skin feeling perfectly smooth and looking glowing” GRAZIA 

FAQs

Who is this product recommended for?

Anyone who wants to enliven and refine their complexion. For all skin types - ideal for dry, dull & combination skins. Also great for hands, feet, elbows or any other dry and bumpy bits.

Are there any tips to bear in mind when using this product?

The granules can be diluted and softened with water first for a more gentle exfoliation. This product is a great option for men. To help prevent stretch marks, pregnant women can also use this daily on their bump/bust area.

Is this product suitable for vegans?

Yes, this product is suitable for vegans.

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 opening.