This has been out for a few years now and has already done the round on the blogs way back when but I have ONLY just got round to trying it properly. SO 2000-and late yah. It’s actually the first product I have tried from the range and it’s sucked me in good and proper. The Renaissance cleansing gel is for all skin types including dry / oily / combination and dull skins, and promises to brighten and illuminate the skin, alongside makeup removal, cleansing and balancing.
First up, I was expecting a gel, like just a gel cleanser…that maybe lightly foamed and that you would use as your light AM shower cleanse. But no, THIS little pinky-hued gel is actually quite thick in texture, abit jelly-like, AND contains oil so it can be used as your PM makeup-removing cleanser as well as the AM. It smells absolutely glorious and rosey which kind of reflects the colour of the balm/gel and I’m already a renaissance cleansing gel junkie after just 1 week. Key ingredients include vitamins A, C & E , pumpkin enzymes, starflower oil & Oskia’s signature wonder ingredient, MSM (mineral sulphur).
How to use:
I always like something light & foamy in the AM so this for me is my PM cleanse. I massage it all over my dry face (& eyes) so it melts into the skin and then I let it work for a minute or so ; when I say ‘work’, this contains pumpkin enzymes to exfoliate so I like to get the benefit of that. I then add warm water allow the product to emulsify / go milky and then I get my trusty Emma Hardie cloth to sweep the excess product & grime off. My skin is left makeup free, feeling super clean and also nourished at the same time. I know a few people with dry skin just splash this off with water as opposed to ‘cloth’ it off as it leaves a touch more hydration on the skin.
Another huge plus point for me is the packaging ; sleek, attractive, simple and a PUMP. Love a pump on my cleansers, it just saves so much time, is more hygienic and just gives me those good pumpey-vibezzz.
Do you need it?
If you find normal oil-based cleansers and creams too rich on your skin and don’t like that really oily feel then you may like this as a lighter-weight alternative. If you have skin anything like mine then this could be your perfect cleanser ; combination / breakout / dull. The ingredients, vitamins and enzymes just seem to work and target all my problems and needs.
Not hugely, but also I guess I am used to spending a bit on my cleansers as I will always tend to use high end, which this is. It costs £28 / 150ml In comparison ; Eve Lom costs £55 /100ml, Emma Hardie £38 /100ml, Sarah Chapman £40 / 100ml, so these are all a lot more for less product. Worth the slight splurge for sure.