This little break has been rather unscheduled, but necessary due to unavoidable circumstances, but things are looking up, so I now have a little more time to return to blogging!
And I’m going to return by telling you about one of my favourite products. One I’ve been meaning to tell you about for months, but never got around to.
It is the Oskia Restoration Oil, and it is a product that cements the reason why product samples are so important to introduce, and aid a purchase.
Oskia Restoration Oil – How I discovered it
I discovered the Oskia Restoration Oil the old school way – through a product sample. I had received a sample of the oil in one of my Cult Beauty purchases, and had stashed it away in my samples drawer.
As it happens, I left it there for longer than I intended. Late last year, I was packing for a trip to a cool climate, and I was packing light. So, I brought with me a whole bunch of sachets. One of it was this oil.
Long story short, my skin loved it. The sachet lasted me a few nights, and each night, I’d slather on a thick layer of oil before heading to bed.
In the cool, dry air I was in, my skin felt wonderfully nourished.
Bouyed by this, I purchased a full sized bottle at the next opportunity.
What does it do?
The Oskia Restoration Oil is a blend of nutrients, floral oils and extracts to restore skin’s vitality. As it says on the bottle, it is designed to replenish, restore and rejuvenate skin.
The key actives and oils are extracted from African Acmella, Lupin, Sea Fennel, Heart Seed Vine, Turmeric, Starflower, Rose Hip Seed & Evening Primrose, all tailored to help soothe, hydrate and replenish skin. The effect is more elastic, smoother, healthier skin with a more radiant complexion.
With all those ingredients blended in, and the results promised, you’d be expecting a thick textured, heavy oil. But you’d be very pleasantly surprised!
Light textured oil but heavy duty performance
What I particularly love about the Oskia Restoration Oil is the texture. It is very light, and absorbs quickly and easily into the skin. I do recommend applying it to damp skin for best results and faster absorption.
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But the lightweight oil belies the heavy duty performance of this lovely oil that feels just like a serum.
A facial oil that feels like a serum
For me, I find that the Oskia Restoration Oil feels like a serum, both in texture and in performance.
Whenever I use it regularly, my skin improves noticeably. It feels softer and looks better. Whenever my skin gets a little irritated by my forays into other skincare products, I return to the Restoration Oil for some much needed restoration and rejuvenation.
It doesn’t hydrate my skin, but it seems to give my skin a much needed boost of moisture. It feels just like a restorative serum for my skin. In fact, the way it works reminds me a lot of the Estee Lauder ANR Mask-in-Oil that is now discontinued! While I mourned its demise, I am quite happy to switch my attentions to the Oskia Restoration Oil in its place 🙂
When my skin feels dry or just off kilter, I treat it to an “oil mask” with the Oskia Restoration Oil, and it bounces back to life within a few days.
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I am quite generous with its use, which may not sit well with everyone due to its rather hefty price tag. But it does last a long while, and I do not skimp on product anyway 😛
In cooler, drier climates, I’m happy to use it in the day time as well. I use 2-3 drops when I do, massaging it in, and allowing it to absorp nicely into my skin. It keeps my skin protected from the dry air.
If you’d like to use it as a serum, you can do the same. 2-3 drops, warmed up in the palm of your hand, and applied onto damp skin. It sinks right in!
I am quite generous however, and I am not averse to going to sleep with my face oily. So I use anywhere from 5-6 drops to a full pump of product, warmed up and massaged onto my dampened skin. It feels luxurious, and gives my skin a treat! 😀
Did I mention that it smells amazing?
It does! It smells lightly of geranium and lavender, so it is lovely and soothing to the senses, and helps calm your mind in the evening. While I prefer my skincare products to be unfragranced, I am not averse to a delicately scented product that works well.
The Oskia Restoration Oil is a product that I am very happy to have discovered. In fact, the Oskia brand is one that sits well with me. The products I’ve tried from them thus far, have been very promising. They perform as they say they should, and they don’t come with a lot of faff. They are quite pricey, but I guess that’s the price one pays! 😛
IN A NUTSHELL
The Oskia Restoration Oil is a light textured facial oil that is derived from actives and extracts of flowers and plants, blended to an effective blend. It absorbs easily and quickly into skin without leaving any heavy, greasy residue. I find that it is especially good for restoring and rejuvenating dry or irritated (damaged) skin. I find it soothing and moisturizing, and helps my skin feel smooth and supple. It is a pleasure to the senses, and one that is absolutely worth having in my skincare cupboard!
Light textured facial oil
Absorbs easily and quickly into skin without leaving a residue
Lovely soothing scent
Skin feels smooth and supple with use
Soothes and repairs dry or irritated (damaged) skin
WHO WILL LIKE THIS: Anyone who enjoys using facial oils, Anyone who wants an effective facial oil that is lightweight and non-greasy
PRICE: £70 for 30ml
For those interested, this is the full ingredients list for the Oskia Restoration Oil.
Ingredients: Oryza Sativa Bran Oil, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Coconut Alkanes, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Oenothera Biennis Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Octyldodecanol, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Curcuma Longa Root Extract, Parfum (Natural Essential Oils), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil Expressed, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil, Lavandula Hybrid (Lavandin) Oil, Cinnamomum Camphora Linalooliferum Wood Oil, Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil, Mentha Arvensis Herb Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Santalum Album Oil, Limonene**, Tocopherol, Geraniol**, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Lupinus Albus Seed Extract, Linalool**, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Citronellol**, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract, Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract, Alaria Esculenta Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract, Citral ** Component of natural essential oils.
Have you tried this Oskia Restoration Oil? Any other Oskia faves to recommend?
I just know that I’ll eventually try most of the Oskia products. The few I’ve tried have impressed me greatly thus far! Share with me your faves 😀