My Favourite Cleansing Duo

Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel and Foreo Luna Mini 2I genuinely don’t get people whose cleansing routine consists of a cursory sweep with wipes (terrible) or some cotton pads soaked with micellar water (slightly better).  Ok, this is definitely an improvement on not washing your face or taking off your makeup at all (grim!) but it doesn’t cut it for me.

Cleansing is the foundation of my skincare regime, in the morning it’s the first stage of prepping my skin for makeup and when it comes to the evening, it gets off the daily grime leaving my face perfectly primed for the rest of my lotions and potions.

When I went vegan and I started switching all of my products to cruelty-free alternatives, I worried that I’d spend ages finding a new cleanser, but I got lucky fairly quickly and found a cleansing tag team, with products that work really well for me (no matter how my skin is behaving).

Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel

Oskia Renaissance Cleansing GelThis cleanser makes me so very happy.  I was looking for something that was hard-working, luxurious and vegan and in my opinion I hit the bloody jackpot with Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel!  The vitamin-enriched cleanser starts out as a light pink gel but melts into an oil that easily massages into the skin.  It feels like it lifts up makeup and gets my skin clean with hardly any effort at all; no mean feat for someone who goes for a high coverage foundation.

My favourite thing about the Oskia cleanser is that even before I put on any serum or moisturiser my skin feels nourished, soft and smooth.  The downside?  It’s fairly pricey at £29.50 for 100ml, but it does last a long time; I have to repurchase roughly every 3-4 months.

Foreo Luna Mini 2

Foreo Luna Mini 2The perfect partner to the Oskia cleanser is my Foreo Luna; honestly I don’t know what I was doing before I got this last year.

Around twice a week, usually when I’m in the shower, I’ll put a second pump of the cleanser on my face and neck and glide over the Foreo Luna.  The Luna’s sonic pulsations and silicone nodules (possibly aided by some witchcraft and wizardry) supercharge the Oskia cleanser and since using them together my skin has looked noticeably healthier.  Don’t get me wrong, I still get the odd skin blip (like the one I’m having as I write this post) but i’ve still noticed a real difference.  Downside?  Again it’s the price for me, it’s hella expensive, but you know what, it works and assuming it lives up to the anti-ageing claims I’ve heard, I won’t be looking for a replacement any time in the next few years.

Obviously being a bit of a skincare addict I’m not going to stick with just one or two cleansing products forever, but right now, this duo works really well for me.

What skincare products have you found that work well for you?

Sharon | That Stargazy Vegan

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  • Yep sorry, i’m that person who uses micellar water. A couple of times a week i’ll use a cleansing balm too, but for the most part I forget. I do like the sound of this though, it’s pink! 🙂 x
    Amy at Amy & More

    • Oh no not the micellar water haha! A cleansing balm is a good thing though, I’ve had a few in my time but never one that I really really loved, until now anyway 😉

      Sharon x

    • That Stargazy Vegan

      My spam checker decided to trash my original reply to you. How rude of it!

  • Katie Middleton

    I’m that person who uses micellar water BUT I am getting better! I’m starting to use other skincare products and moisturise, check me out!

    This is a fab post, I loved it. You’re making me want to buy both of these!

    katie x

    • That Stargazy Vegan

      Oh no, another dreaded micellar user haha. Moisturising though, check you out!

      Thanks for the love xx

  • Hayley Walker

    I have the gel on my wish list, this makes me want it even more. I love my Luna too, plus it’s amazing for taking away on holiday so I don’t have to pack exfoliators and what not

    • That Stargazy Vegan

      The Oskia cleanser is so nice, bet you won’t regret it! I haven’t actually been away since I’ve had my Luna (sob), but I’ll definitely pack it next time!

  • Face wipes make my skin crawl!! I just can’t do them! This cleanser sounds amazing! Once I finally work through the ridiculous amount of stuff I have stockpiled I really want to try going CF with my skincare and beauty! I’m so tempted to buy one of those tiny Barbie sized Foreos purely for the cuteness factor alone! I do have a Clarisonic but it’s nowhere near as cute! I would love to try the sonic toothbrushes too!

    Sarah 🙂
    Saloca in Wonderland

    • That Stargazy Vegan

      Haha same about the wipes! And I completely feel your pain with the stockpile, I’ve only just started getting to the end of mine. I’ve heard very good things about the teeny Foreos, I almost bought one of those before going for this one, don’t regret my decision at all 😉

  • I have a foreo Luna go (or something like that) and I love it x

    http://www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

    • That Stargazy Vegan

      Ah they’re so good aren’t they? Is the Go the tiny one that’s rechargeable? 🙂

  • claudia wright

    I’m currently torn between the Foreo and Clarasonic! Would you say it’s worth the investment?

    Claudia xx
    http://www.claudiawright.com

    • That Stargazy Vegan

      Ooh I feel you, was torn between the Clarisonic and the Foreo Luna 2 for ages too. The reason I went for the Luna in the end was because it felt like it was more hygienic. I also didn’t want to have to shell out for replacement brush heads either so the Foreo seemed like a better way to spend my money. Hope that helps 🙂 x