Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel Offer: One for You, One for a Friend!

oskia skincare offer

Oskia’s brand new Renaissance Cleansing Gel has finally launched and readers of A Model Recommends can, for this week only, get two for the price of one! That’s one for you and one for your friend, sister, mother, aunt – whoever’s in your good books. (Or, if you’re anything like I am with your precious beauty buys, “one for me and one for…er…me.” Sshh.)  I wrote about the new Renaissance Cleanser a couple of weeks ago as I had a little pre-release sample and I promised to give you an update. So here it is:

This cleanser is a little more than a cleanser. It’s a juicy, bouncy gel that looks pink and smells rosy and has a combination of choice ingredients that all help to resurface, rejuvenate and generally brighten the skin. (It reminds me of liquidised Turkish Delight. Not that I’ve ever put Turkish Delight in the liquidiser, but…you know what I mean. Sumptuous, gelatinous, gorgeously rosy and soft.) As a cleanser, the Renaissance Cleansing Gel – or, to give it its full name, the Illuminating Vitamin Facial Cleanser  – is very efficient. It removed heavy makeup without a problem, but I like to leave it on for a little longer, almost like a semi-mask, because it seems a shame to immediately wash it off. When you do want to remove it, you simply add water and it turns milky. Perfect for a quick wash, if you prefer it, but – as I said – I like to give it some time.

The Renaissance Cleansing Gel is suitable for any skin type – I especially like the fact that if your skin is feeling a little dry or tight, you can simply splash it off with water and it leaves the skin feeling moisturised, whereas if you want a deeper cleanse you can do the whole shebang with a flannel or muslin cloth. It doesn’t leave any kind of oily residue – it’s slightly lighter and fresher than a cleansing balm – but it still has that unctuous kind of texture that you can massage in and have a proper old clean with.

Ingredients in this include pumpkin enzymes to deep cleanse pores and gently exfoliate dead skin cells away (one of the reasons I like to give this a few minutes to get going on my skin), vitamins C, E and A (do loads of good stuff, including protecting against free radicals and restoring good skin texture) and also Oskia’s nifty little trick, MSM, which has anti-imflammatory properties to calm and soothe the skin.

Works for me! A gel texture isn’t one that I’d normally associate with a deep cleanse product, but this has definitely changed my mind. It’s a brilliant companion for the Renaissance Mask, but also a good everyday cleanser if you’re in for a spot of regular luxury! The buy-one-get-one-free offer is exclusive to A Model Recommends readers, you just need to enter this code* at the checkout: Amodelrecommends09. (Cleansers are £32.50 each for 150ml, but with the offer, £16.25. Nice!)   *PLEASE  PUT TWO CLEANSERS IN YOUR BASKET AND THEN APPLY CODE, OTHERWISE IT WON’T WORK


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  1. paulina
    September 11, 2013 / 8:17 am

    hi i was trying to get it and when i put your code it didnt work still showing 1 cleanser in the basket

    • Jean
      September 11, 2013 / 8:46 am

      Hi Paulina,

      Put 2 cleansers in the basket and then apply the code. Hope that helps, it worked for me.

      • RuthCrilly
        September 11, 2013 / 9:55 am

        Thanks Jean x

    • RuthCrilly
      September 11, 2013 / 9:55 am

      See Jean’s comment below! x

  2. Sofie
    September 11, 2013 / 8:51 am

    Hi Ruth,

    I’ve tried your code by putting two items in my basket however the code didn’t work, it came up with ‘The voucher code you entered has already been redeemed’, suggesting that only one person can use it?

    I hope your dissertation is going well. I’m currently going into 2nd year of my PhD and slightly s$*&ing myself about having to start writing something soon. Also the fact that I can’t use the excuse of ‘but I’m just a first year’ at any taxing questions anymore :/

    • RuthCrilly
      September 11, 2013 / 9:55 am

      HAHA!! I do not envy you. I toyed with the idea of PhD after this but I think Mr AMR would leave home!
      The code should be OK – try again, if you still have probs I’ll let them know x

  3. Miss Amy
    September 11, 2013 / 10:06 am

    Definitely taking advantage of this, I’ve been wanting to try Oskia for ages, and I’m in the market for a new morning cleanser :) I also snapped up the £5 sample pack so I can try out a few other goodies :)

    Thanks Ruth!!

  4. debbieyd
    September 11, 2013 / 10:09 am

    I’ve bought this to try! Ever since your post sharing your cleansing routine, I’ve upped the ante and my skin has never looked better. Looking forward to trying this. Thanks for the 2-4-1. If I love it, I’ll keep the other, if not, then it’s going in the Christmas present drawer! x

  5. h castle
    September 11, 2013 / 11:47 am

    thank you so much for this promo code, been desperate to try it!!! of course I am keeping them both though. sorry (im not sorry) xx

  6. Jac
    September 11, 2013 / 12:05 pm

    How does it compare to Elemis Melting Cleansing Gel (my current fave!)

  7. Xanthi
    September 11, 2013 / 12:05 pm

    Hi Ruth! Congratulations on your submission!! It will feel strangely free and ridiculously tired for a week! I remember I used to sleep everywhere after I submitted my MSc! Beach, bars, boats everywhere! But it’s worth it! At least hope so :-p

    Just a question between this, merumaya and Emma Hardie which one would you pick as better for combination acne probe skin?
    I am trying Tammy Fender’s milky one at the moment and I like the result but it’s not as good at removing eye makeup as Emma Hardie.

    Have a good rest and thank you for the promo code! Enjoy freedom!! Xx

  8. stella
    September 11, 2013 / 1:53 pm

    hi ruth – would this cleanser work okay with the clarisonic?


    • RuthCrilly
      September 11, 2013 / 10:46 pm

      Oooh – haven’t tried actually! I imagine it would be OK – patch test it first! x

  9. Belle
    September 11, 2013 / 2:55 pm

    Blended Turkish Delight?! I need this, it will make a change going on my fae rather than straight on my hips!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

    • Cath
      November 25, 2013 / 6:10 am

      Over here where it’s 80% humidity, it smells like plastic. Simply horrible.

  10. Maha
    September 11, 2013 / 3:32 pm

    I was so close to purchasing this as I’ve wanted to venture into the Oskia brand for a while. However, the £20 shipping cost to Canada is making me reconsider :(

  11. Shruti
    September 11, 2013 / 6:11 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful product!! Wish the shipping was cheaper to US. Great value if you live in the UK though.


  12. AideenF
    September 11, 2013 / 7:06 pm

    i would totally be taking advantage of this if it weren’t for the £10 delivery charge. I only live in Ireland. I’d nearly swim over and get it for that.

    • RuthCrilly
      September 11, 2013 / 10:45 pm


      • AideenF
        September 12, 2013 / 1:29 pm

        sorry it is a good offer though!!!

  13. Sam
    September 12, 2013 / 11:51 am

    Ahhh i am so tempted by this but i bought the buy two Ren Products, get the whole travel bag free thingy you posted about (which i love, actually a really good deal). Arg i can’t…..i must restrain …..my……..self…..

  14. fragrancelover
    September 14, 2013 / 7:06 pm

    Hi, Thanks a ton, Ruth. Jumped on to Oskia and got the offer. I was a little late to act earlier when you had tipped us off about Alpha H and lost out on that offer. My only complaint is that Oskia was very bad on customer care. Did not even send me an acknowledgement email. But now I have my cleansers and I’m keeping both.

  15. Maggie K
    September 16, 2013 / 8:26 pm

    I use retin-a on my face, will this product combined with my retin-a be to much for my skin ?

  16. Maggie
    September 24, 2013 / 6:54 am

    I took advantage of this offer and love this cleanser. It removes everything but feels soothing and the smell is just gorgeous. I also love the pump action top. Hoping it will last ages. I think it does leave a little residue if you just wash it off and don’t use a cloth but those with dry skin will probably like that. I tend to use a foaming cleanser afterwards if I haven’t used a cloth. Thanks as always Ruth; I never would have tired this if you hadn’t written about it. Mxox

  17. Ella
    September 26, 2013 / 6:03 pm

    I take it this has expired now?

  18. Laura
    October 14, 2013 / 3:27 pm

    would you recommend this cleanser above other ones you’ve tried? do you think it would be ok for slightly sensitive/prone to redness skin?

  19. Cath
    November 25, 2013 / 6:09 am

    I took up the offer and HATED the product. I have a full bottle of it (unopened) still sitting on my shelf. I’m going to give it away to anyone who would pay for postage. I think it should cost about £7. I’m in Singapore. ([email protected])

    • Rosaria
      January 11, 2014 / 1:11 am

      Id be interested in trying it if you haven’t sold it yet! How much would shipping to New Zealand be? x

  20. Danika Schrader
    April 7, 2014 / 10:49 pm

    Hi Ruth,
    I was just wondering if the promotional code is still up and running as it said it wasn’t recognised on the site?
    Definitely purchasing anyway as it sounds pretty perfect but it would be a shame not to take advantage of such a fab offer!
    Danika xoxo

    • April 7, 2014 / 11:27 pm

      This is a really old post! x

  21. August 24, 2014 / 7:38 pm

    I couldn’t refrain from commenting. Perfectly written!

  22. Jess
    August 25, 2014 / 5:35 pm

    I really want to try this stuff! I know it’s an old post but Anna from VDM talks about this stuff all the damn time and has sold it to me… It’s just expensive, and I know good skin care is pricey and I know this isn’t as expensive as some of the other cleansers out there but maybe I will wait just a little while longer before purchasing, especially as I’ve just ordered myself a bottle of the Pixi glow tonic. Dunno if my part time job can afford to fund the luxuries I want in life.

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