Monday, 21 December 2015

Oskia Micro Exfoliating Balm Review

I do like a bit of Oskia. The cleansing gel is of course my favourite product, but this is definitely my second pick. Whilst it may not be an everyday step in your routine, it's definitely worth having in the background for when the skin needs oomph.





The balm comes in a heavy, thick glass pot. The packaging is lovely and simple. Not good for travel.
Price - £46 for 50ml
Texture - Soft, creamy, gritty balm
Finish - Really soft, bright, exfoliated skin

What they say
This gentle, skin-refining polish contains ultra-fine micro-particles, to buff skin & banish surface debris without ruffling your skin's feathers.

Key ingredients
Sweet Almond Oil - Rich source of vitamins, minerals and very moisturising
Silica Grains - Gently buff and polish the skin
Sesame Seed Oil - Easily absorbs into skin so it can repair skin damage with Vitamin E

What is it
This exfoliating balm gently sloughs away dead skin, and helps the give skin it's glow back. It gently unclogs pores and really smoothes the surface of the face. It has a very gentle fresh scent. Suitable for all skin types except sensitive.













( the redness on my hand is not from the balm, its eczema marks)

How I use it
After cleansing, I take a blob and massage it into the skin, like you would a cleanser, (avoid eyes). You can use this AM/PM, if you do use it in the day, remember to wear SPF if going outside. I use it once or twice a week.
After a minute or two, I remove it with a hot flannel. Once it's off, you can instantly feel and see a difference. Using this also helps other products (serums, moisturisers) penetrate better. The scent is very light and you don't really notice it. It's also great if you have a special occasion and you want a flawless base before applying makeup. 

Pros
- Results after every use
- Gorgeous gentle texture
- Very small grains
- Good amount of product
- A little goes a long way
- Easily spreadable

Cons
- Quite expensive

Summary
I really enjoy this exfoliating balm! Like I said it's not crucial, but it does help if you're skin is looking dull/clogged or uneven. It is pricey, but it will last a long time, so you will get your money's worth. This will be used Christmas morning to give me a beautiful canvas before makeup! Thank you so much for reading!

Maiya
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