Hello everyone here is my OSKIA Micro Exfoliating Balm Review!
I first came across the brand ‘OSKIA’ when I heard Ruth from A Model Recommends mention a few of their products. I went on the Oskia website and had a look at a few of their items and this instantly jumped out at me and despite the £46 price tag I decided to just give it a go, and I am glad that I did!
This brand sparked my interest because it is a natural skincare that is packed with active ingredients. One of the key ingredients that this brand uses in most of its products is ‘MSM’, when i first saw this ingredient I knew that I had heard of it before, so I went mooching around in my moms supplement & Pill cupboard and there I found my moms ‘MSM’ pills for joint health. Its quite weird that they have put MSM in a skincare product when MSM is specifically for joint health. I did a bit of research on this and found out the reason. The reason being that the founder of Oskia Georgie Cleeve had been taking MSM tablets for her cartilage and saw amazing results not only in her joints, but in her skin as well. You can also read a lot more information about it on the Oskia Website. They use all kinds of weird ingredients that you would rarely find in skin care such as prebiotics, which you would normally find in yoghurt’s…
The product is contained in a glass jar which i am not very keen on because all sorts of bacteria can get inside easily. Also you need to be careful not to get water inside which is hard because of the packaging. There is a protective plastic cover to stop anything getting into the product, but if you have wet hands and you go in to scoop some out, water would transfer into the product. looking past the packaging, the product inside is very soft and buttery with micro MSM and silica. the granules are so small that you cannot see them just by looking at the product (See Photo). The thing that I like the most about the texture is that the granules are very dense and consistent so you can evenly distribute it all over the face. They do not feel scratchy even though there are so many MSM granules in it. it just feels very pleasant, you could scrub as hard as you like and it still would not feel irritative.
When water is added to the balm it transforms into a milk consistency on the skin which makes the granules feel less dense but it still feels as if you are getting a good clean and you can really feel it scrubbing deep down. You do not need a cloth to remove this, it literally emulsifies every time you add water to it. I have had this tub since January and still have A LOT of product left even after using it twice a week, you only need the tiniest amount as it spreads very easily.
Now moving on to the results after using this product. After using this my skin has never felt so clean and smooth i could feel the results of my skin whilst i was washing the product off. My skin looked as if I had a professional facial or some sort of peel. This doesn’t strip my skin either it actually feels softer and quite moisturised. It makes my makeup go on so much easier afterwards and I never have dry skin anymore. This really does instantly brighten and perk the skin up and makes my skin look more even.
I hope this review didn’t drag too much but I really wanted to try and get across how much I love using this product and highly recommend it if you have a spare £46 lying around!