Oskia Super 16 Pro-Collagen Serum

Oskia Super 16 pro-collagen Serum

OSKIA Super 16 Pro-Collagen Serum* £80.00 for 30ml

This is my first ever OSKIA product & I was so excited to try it because my skin was in need of some serious TLC and this product has such an impressive line up of ingredients that I knew it was going to be such a treat. This is marketed as an Anti Ageing Super Serum & to put it plainly I agree 100%. Anti Ageing is a term that I don’t really like but if we can keep our skin looking healthy and radiant whilst boosting collagen production for as long as possible then I love using products like this serum that enable me to do just that.

I instantly loved this OSKIA Super 16 Pro-Collagen Serum but thats not to say I instantly thought it was worth the price tag, I’m a skincare addict but when I recommend something to you I want to be 100% sure I would purchase it myself and after about 2 months of almost daily use I can hand on heart say this is an incredible serum and although pricey it will be a wonderful addition to your skincare routine and if like me you’re edging closer to 40 it will give your skin exactly what it needs and more!

OSKIA Super 16 Serum

So this serum is a fusion of 16 super nutrients and bio actives which address multiple ageing concerns. Interestingly this serum contains a new grown breaking ingredient called Bakuchiol – which is derived from Indian Babchi Seeds (historically used to heal cuts). This new ingredient works much like Retinol and is a natural equivalent which some say is more gentle on the skin and suitable for sensitive skin. Bakuchiol is a key ingredient because it stimulates 3 key processes (also normally associated with Retinol use) – healthier, younger looking skin – reversal of the signs of ageing, prevention of future damage and reduction in the symptoms of problem skin. So its quite the super ingredient.

It is a refreshing and cooling serum which feels very gentle and lightweight on the skin despite it having a seriously long list of incredible ingredients. I love that it has a pipet because you will never use too much product or have any waste (being a pricey product thats very important to me). After massaging a few drops my skin instantly feels, plump, hydrated and smooth. The serum doesn’t feel at all greasy or like it sits on top of your skin, it feels like your skin drinks it up because within seconds it leaves your skin velvety soft.

OSKIA Super 16 Serum

Some of the key super nutrients bio actives and their benefits,

  • Bakuchiol, a clinically compared natural alternative to retinol but without the sensitivity, leaves skin firmer, lines reduced, elasticity improved (by boosting and regulating Type 1, III & IV collagen).
  • Opuntia Ficus-Indica Extract (a beautiful organic cactus) rich in highly anti-oxidant Piscidic Acid and Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3 & C, blocks the release of stress markers from nerve cells to calm irritated skin while providing soothing & firming benefits.
  • Vitamin A Palmitate improves the appearance of mature & sun damaged skin without irritation.
  • Hyaluronic Acid hydrates and plumps to reduce the appearance of fine lines
  • Vitamins C & E deliver high level anti-oxidant benefits.
  • Crithmum Seaweed Extract helps detoxify & restore tired skin.
  • Punarnava Extract delivers immediate & long term soothing effects to help reduce redness & discomfort.
  • OSKIA’s unique Moisturising Complex (OMC), together with Chondrus Crispus Seaweed Extract & Chicory Root hydrate, soften & refresh.
  • Dimethyl Sulfone (MSM) boosts collagen & soothes.

OSKIA Pro Collegen Super Serum

Over the past 8 – 10 weeks I have noticed my skin looks brighter, more plump and it feels a lot more smooth to the touch. Its the more long term benefits which get me most excited and the reason why I think this serum is worth the price tag & the main two are

  • Helping to reduce redness and pigmentation
  • Prevention of future photo damage (protecting against UV damage).

These are my main skin concerns and fingers crossed after a little more use I will see more obvious results This serum is like a bottle of heavyweight super ingredients which have nothing but positive results on your skin. Its not an overnight WOW but if you use it regularly you will see subtle changes and I’m hoping the longer I use this in my regime I will only continue to see positive results. OSKIA is a British skincare brand committed to using only the best ingredients in their products and seem to have a really positive approach to skincare

‘We believe that the secret to a beautiful complexion lies not only in what you put on your skin, but what you put in your body. OSKIA products are therefore nutritionally-designed to improve the skin’s condition from both the inside and the outside’

OSKIA is a brand I would love to try more from so if you have any recomendations please leave me a comment & if you are looking for a serum that will help your skin to truly look its best and help prevent so many skin concerns then make sure you invest in this Super 16 Pro-Collagen Serum, you will not be disappointed.

OSKIA is sold on Cult Beauty, SPACE NK, Look Fantastic and at oskiaskincare.com

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

Favourite Summer Products 2015

Four Summer Favourites

Clinique Super City Block SPF40 £18.00

As many of you will know I use a facial SPF on a daily basis and have a couple that I really like (La Roche Posay Anthlios & Balance Me) but I have wanted to try this City Block from Clinique for such a long time. This gives your skin a high level of protection against UVA & UVB rays as well as being oil free, so it is ticking all the boxes for me. Its also a great primer for your makeup because its oil free and won’t slide off your face in the heat and my makeup sits so well on top. The cream does have a tint to it but once applied to the skin its adapts to your skin tone and makes your skin look and feel hydrated. Its not just an effective broad spectrum SPF but it also has many antioxidants which protect your skin from environmental damage and help boost sun protection.

I like that its not heavy or greasy but it does give the skin a dewy finish. If this isn’t your thing you can lightly powder after you have finished your makeup & it will help it look less dewy (which is what I have been doing most days). I have been using it daily and haven’t had a reaction to it or a breakout which is good. I think one of the things that most impressed me about this product was the price, at £18.00 I think it is a bargain, you get 40ml of product which is going to last you a good few months. I have been recommending this to friends and family and really think its one of my favourite discoveries of 2015.

Olivine Atelier Love + Roses Beauty Mist £12.95

I have the smaller 2oz bottle & its just so cute! It is a glass bottle and the design is so sleek and pretty. This Beauty Mist has a really pretty floral scent which is refreshing and uplifting, its so nice to have sat on your desk to use when you feel a little tired or in need of a boost of hydration. This isn’t just a run of the mill face spray Olivine Atelier have included lots of ingredients that will help hydrate, soothe and combat the signs of aging. Its quite incredible & includes,

  • Rosa Damascena Flower Water & Rosa Damascena Flower Oil: known to refine and renew skin at the cellular level, with powerful anti-inflammatory action
  • Cassia Augustifolia Seed Polysaccharide: mimics hyaluronic acid to retain water on the surface of the skin and hair
  • Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract: a powerhouse adaptogenic herb that protects skin and hair from environmental damage, minimises fine lines and wrinkles, and assists with stress and fatigue management
  • Moringa Seed Extract: a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that promotes collagen production, supports skin firmness, and boosts the immune system
  • Andean Orchid Flower essence promotes youthful vitality and cellular regeneration
  • Rose Quartz essence + other precious gems: for soul-affirming aromatherapy, the revitalising and uplifting powers of self-love, confidence, grace, beauty and self-esteem

I’ve had my bottle for almost 4 months now and Its almost empty, although I’ve been using it most days so I think It has lasted a good amount of time but in future I will be buying the larger 8oz size because its now a staple in my beauty routine & I think I need a bigger bottle!

The Body Shop Italian Fig Fragrance Mist £8.50

This is part of a new collection from The Body Shop and I love it, the scent is so fresh and for a body mist it has very good staying power, I can smell it for hours after I’ve sprayed it. For me Fig is just such a unique scent and it smells sophisticated and complex. Its quite a strong scent and I like that, its not for everyone but for me its just such a refreshing and pretty scent.

I have tried quite a few of The Body Shop Mists & they’re amazing quality for the price. I would love to try the EDT from the same range. What are your favourite products from The Body Shop?

& Other Stories Fig Fiction Body Lotion £7.00

The scent of this body lotion is so good & much like The Body Shop Italian Fig range but a little sweeter. This is my 3rd bottle and I will continue to repurchase over and over.Its a great size and the pump makes it so easy to get the product out. It smells luxurious and the cream makes my skin feel smooth and hydrated. I often use it as a hand cream too because its so hydrating and not at all greasy. I really like the simple packaging style, its one of the reasons I like & Other Stories products so much.

Rosewater Balancing Mist Intense Limited Edition

Rosewater Balancing Mist Intense Limited Edition

Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist Intense Limited Edition* £45.00 for 200ml

This new release is a more intense version of Jurlique’s classic Rosewater Balancing Mist (which I adore), this limited edition version contains,

‘Additional Rose extracts and potent botanicals to hydrate your skin and enliven your senses. Its deluxe formula contains precious Rose extracts to help condition, soothe and balance your skin.’ 

This mist is enriched with a unique blend of five precious rose extracts grown on Jurlique’s farm in Australia, including Rosa Gallica and Rosa Damascena. So its not only bursting with wonderful ingredients it smells incredible too.

This is a product that will hydrate your skin, keep it looking radiant, whilst the antioxidants protect it from natural aggressors. So its a great product to keep sat on your vanity / desk to use throughout the day too.

Bloom With Jurlique

The packaging of this new release from Jurlique is beautiful, it comes in a pretty box embossed with roses & the empowering message ‘Bloom Where You’re Planted’. Inside you are met with a gorgeous ombre pink glass bottle. It looks and feels very luxurious, I’m absolutely in love with it & there is no way you will run out of this in a hurry because its huge at 200ml, its a whopper of a bottle. Its one for sitting on your dressing table thats for sure. I like to use it every morning & evening after I have toned, I spritz this all over my face and it feels so refreshing on my skin.

As a brand Jurlique is always helping to support the empowerment of women all over the world with their Ideas Of Beauty Fund which is not for profit, it focuses on supporting ideas that empower and educate women & supports charities that help people and nature bloom. So as part of Jurlique’ s 30th anniversary celebrations their Ideas of Beauty Fund will be donating a portion of the purchase price from each bottle to support London Wildlife Trust which is a UK based charity dedicated to protecting the capitals wildlife and wild spaces. So that is really in keeping with Jurlique’s ethos of giving back to the Earth and helping nature and people thrive.

This is such a lovely product and its nice to see a company giving back. Let me know if you treat yourself to this limited edition Rosewater Balancing Mist Intense.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

Jurlique Precious Rose Hand Cream

Jurlique 30th Anniversary

If you’re not already familiar with Jurlique, they’re an Australian brand which was started back in 1985 by a husband & wife dedicated to harnessing the power of nature to create incredibly effective products. Their ethos was Nature + Science = Beauty and to this day Jurlique develop high performance skincare, using potent, biodynamic (Biodynamics is a spiritual-ethical-ecological approach to agriculture, food production and nutrition), organic and natural ingredients sourced the world over.

Jurlique have an Organic Farm in the Adelaide Hills of Australia where the magic happens and this was the brain child of the founders Dr Jurgen Klien and his wife Ulrike, a Horticulturist and a Botanist with passion for combining nature with science to deliver natural skincare with long lasting effects. To this day the farm is thriving and its where many of the herbs, flowers and plants are grown for Jurlique’s products.

Jurlique is also a brand with an emphasis on the environment, they are committed to sourcing their ingredients from sustainable fair trade suppliers and use biodegradable & recyclable materials in their packaging. As a brand Jurlique are always helping to support the empowerment of women all over the world with their Ideas Of Beauty Fund which is not for profit, it focuses on supporting ideas that empower and educate women & children globally.

Jurlique ltd edition Precious Rose Handcream

Jurlique Celebrating 30 Years

This year sees the brand celebrating 30 successful years and to celebrate their 30th anniversary Jurlique have crafted this special more intense version of their iconic Rose Hand Cream. Using the beautiful and fragrant Alchemist Rose and Pure Rosa Gallica Flower Water Jurlique have created the Limited Edition Precious Rose Hand Cream*.

For the past 30 years roses have been at the heart of Jurlique’s skin care bestsellers and this limited edition cream is a nod to their heritage. This special new release is truly an indulgent treat for your hands.

Jurlique Precious Rose Hand Cream

Jurlique Precious Rose handcream

Australian Skincare Brand Jurlique

The hand cream comes beautifully packaged in a sleek cream tube with red metallic writing and lid, it looks and feels very luxurious. It feels and smells indulgent, the rose scent is intense and beautiful (don’t think old lady think vibrant and luxurious). I really like rose scented products and they’re something Jurlique do very very well, this Precious Rose Hand Cream leaves my hands feeling instantly nourished and visibly smooth, there is no greasy residue left behind at all. If like me you have very dry hands then this cream will leave them velvety soft and it provides lasting hydration. After you apply this cream the rose fragrance stays on your hands for quite a while which is lovely.

You get a whopping 150ml of product and for a hand cream thats a substantial amount so this is going to last me months. Its currently sat (looking pretty) on my bedside table and I like to apply it morning and night taking time to really massage it in to my hands.

So this joins a very long line up of products I like & would recommend you trying, but remember this is limited edition so be quick if you want to treat yourself.

Jurlique Precious Rose Hand Cream* 150ml – £36.00

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.