Today’s review is about another Oskia product that I’ve been using lately. Introducing the Oskia Citylife Cleansing Concentrate – a lightly foaming cleanser from Oskia’s NEW anti-pollution range that leaves skin pH balanced, fresh and free from pollutants, make up and impurities. I was introduced to this product via one of Caroline Hirons’ videos on the brand overview of Oskia. However, what really spurred my decision to purchase was the fact that this cleanser is at pH 5.5!
As usual, ingredients are below for your reference:
How does the Oskia Citylife Cleansing Concentrate fare?
Oskia Citylife Cleansing Concentrate is a low-foaming pH balanced cleanser that’s enriched with some pretty interesting ingredients. Vitamin F & Aquacacteen, a refined cactus stem cell elixir, calm, hydrate & protect irritated skin. Willow Bark extract & Phytic Acid gently exfoliate. Malachite, rich in copper, protects against environmental oxidative stress and detoxifies. Vitamin A, C & E boost skin health & protect. MSM, the most bio-available form of sulphur, Eucalyptus & Lavender soothe the skin. However, the internal critic in me is highly sceptical that a product that is on your face for at most 1 to 2 minutes would be enough time for all those ingredients to have any effect.
In any case, I had a gut feeling that I would like this cleanser even before I use it based on the fact that it is a low-pH foaming cleanser and I was right! I not only like this cleanser, I love it! For my dehydrated combination-dry skin, this cleanser is perfect as either a second cleanser after removing my makeup in the evenings or as a single morning cleanse. It works well either way and always leaves my skin feeling fresh and comfortable! Now, because I’m so used to double cleansing in the evening, I didn’t try to use it to remove my makeup. The fact that I wear very water resistant sunscreen and a super waterproof Japanese mascara means that I highly doubt this product would be able to clean them off thoroughly. Also, I’m not quite sure if drier skins would take to a foaming cleanser but I don’t think that it would be as stripping as other foaming cleansers.
The only con I could think of with this product is that it is relatively pricey. £36 for a 40ml sized cleanser isn’t exactly affordable for many people but I guess that it’s tough to measure the worth of many things due to different perceptions from different people. Just buy the best that your skin likes and you can comfortably afford! If you are in the market for quality skincare and you don’t mind paying higher prices, you can consider this cleanser.
Where can you find it?
I bought this product from Cult Beauty Online. It retails at £36 (40ml sized).
If you are based in Singapore, Bud Cosmetics Online also stocks this product. It retails at S$69 (40ml sized).
Thank you for reading!