You all probably know about my love for cleansing balms by now, and even though I've found several I love I keep trying new ones. Oskia is a british brand that was created when the founder saw the benefits of Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) which is an ingredient in this cleansing balm as well. It's a natural brand that has received a lot of acclaim and blogger raves over the years and I always wanted to try the brand for myself. What better to start off with than their cleansing balm?
Oskia's Perfect Cleanse Cleansing Balm comes in a white plastic tube with a flip cap. The texture of the balm is softer so it's pretty easy to get it out of the tube. The plastic is also quite flexible, meaning it's not near impossible to bend the tube every which way to get the last bit out at the end. It's also good quality all around - nothing ended up breaking or leaking.
As with a lot of Oskia's products this is packed full of good stuff. According to Oskia's website the cleansing balm contains wonder ingredients such as Methylsulfonylmethane, Zinc Glycine, Vitamin A, C, B3, B6, D & E, Omega 3, 6 & 9 and Prebiotics. With all these amazing things it's a shame it only stays on the skin for a few seconds, so I try to take some time to massage it across and into my skin before washing it off.
I take this off with a damp flannel - rubbing it very gently across the skin, rinsing, doing it again and then finally one quick swipe at the end to make sure it's all off. This both cleanses the skin really well and also helps exfoliate a little bit. This does turn into a milk when you add water, but I don't feel I properly get this off with just water. If you don't want to commit to anything beyond just "face-splashing" then this probably isn't for you. Most cleansing balms will need a more thorough cleansing method to properly be cleansed off the skin, but the extra effort is so worth it!
The scent isn't my favourite, but it's nice. I'm just not that into floral and rose scented skincare. If you are however, you will love how this smells. If you are worried about it being overly scented and have a sensitivity to strong scents, I don't see this being a problem as the scent is quite mellow and not at all overpowering.
I've been using cleansing balms for years now and love how they make my skin look, feel and behave. I could never go back to not using them, and certainly not anything foaming. I can't say I notice the biggest difference between the cleansing balms I love. Especially as I use one at a time, and they last for ages so it's hard to compare them. When it comes to the cleansing balms I love, I must say they do give pretty similar results. Some are thicker and more lush to use, and perfect especially for winter time, while some are much lighter and perfect for summer ( see Omorovicza's Thermal Cleansing Balm for a lighter balm cleanse - my review here ), but in the end they makes my skin look and feel about the same - which is basically good and healthy.
Oskia's Perfect Cleanse Cleansing Balm gets to stand alongside my absolute favourite cleansing balms - no doubt. It's super gentle, but efficient, leaves my skin feeling super clean and wonderful, but not stripped or off balance. It keeps my skin happy, which goes a long way to keeping me happy. If you are interested in a new cleansing balm I'd absolutely recommend the Perfect Cleanse Cleansing Balm. It doesn't matter your age or skin type, I think this would get along with everyone.
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