Every now and then I try skincare products that immediately click… they feel amazing on my skin, are a pleasure to use and give visible results. It doesn’t happen often. I’d been mixing and matching a number of different products, but when I settled on these three, I knew I was onto real winners: Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel, Pestle & Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Serum and Yonka Vital Defense. Here are my thoughts after around one month of use.
Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel is a much raved about product, with good reason. The pink rose camomile scented gel feels more balm-like massaged into my skin, smells incredible and is basically a joy to use. I use two pumps as my second cleanse at night (to clean my skin post makeup removal) and one pump in the morning - massage in, rinse to emulsify and remove with a warm damp flannel. I think this is the first time I’ve ever doubled up on the same cleanser and really shouldn’t with a luxury product, but I’m that hooked. Pore-purging pumpkin enzyme, resurfacing vitamin A and Oskia’s signature inflammation-reducing MSM (the most bio-available form of Sulphur) are just 3 of its amazing ingredients. My pores look cleaner and finer (even in my scary zoom mirror), the millia which seemed to be breeding on my face have reduced and redness around my nose and cheeks has lessened. All of the above were seriously starting to bug me, so this makes me very happy indeed. Oh and despite being dry, my skin feels comfortable after use. All that and it’s a pleasure to use.
I’m a big fan of essence-like deeply hydrating serums and am currently fangirling over Pestle & Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Serum. A few drops dispensed into my hand and pressed into my skin provide instant comfort and give skin that lovely pillowy softness that seems to require less moisturiser and help makeup apply more smoothly. Suitable for all skins, including sensitive, Pestle & Mortar was developed by Irish woman, Sonia Deasy out of a desire to create camera-ready skin.
This is where Yonka Vital Defense Antioxidant comes in… adding further hydration and a vitality boost, via plant extracts, vitamins and peptides. This silky cream sinks in quickly, priming my skin for makeup and is one of those mmmmm…. every time I use it products as it feels so good. Scientific or what. Also, can every moisturiser please come in a lightweight tube? I’ll take a tube over glass jars every time.
If I could only have one of these, it would be the Oskia Renaissance Gel, but all three are absolute gems!