My Cleansing Routine

I was going to post my whole evening skincare routine, but thought it would be best to split it up. I want to tell you about the cleanser I’m in love with! First, makeup removers. I used to have a few cleansing oils, micellar water and cleansing balms to rotate, but I managed to use them all up (yay!). I decided to keep just one makeup remover and I remember really liking the Dermalogica Pre Cleanse, so I bought a jumbo bottle. It’s easy to use and effective in removing all traces of makeup, doesn’t clog my pores, doesn’t dry out my skin and it smells good. One to two pumps are all I need.






Then the Oskia cleansers. I bought them from Cult Beauty. The Renaissance Cleansing Gel is something that is highly recommended, but the Perfect Cleanser sounds good too, so I bought both. I’ve been using this cleansing gel every morning the past 6 weeks. I like that the pumpkin enzymes gently removes dead cells, Vitamins A, B, C and E to boost skin’s health and other natural properties to sooth and reduce inflammation. While this is called the cleansing gel, it is actually oil in gel form. I squeeze 2 pumps of this orange gel onto my palm, rub both palms together then massage onto dry skin. The gel will then turn into oil. I’d massage for about a minute, wet my hands and massage for another 10 seconds. This is when the oil turns into very light milky texture. I then wipe it off using a damp sponge. You can rinse it off if you want. My skin feels very comfortable after this cleanser. It feels as though my skin is moisturized after washing, it’s weird. Weird, but lovely!

In the evenings, I use the Perfect Cleanser. It is a cleansing balm that you squeeze out of the tube. I get that some would prefer it this way instead of being in a tub, but it’s quite thick and you have to squeeze quite hard to get the balm out. I really prefer having it in a tub, but it’s just me. This cleanser is for those with drier skin. I apply it the same way as I apply the Renaissance Cleansing Gel. I squeeze some out, massage onto dry skin, emulsify with some water then wipe off. This cleanser has prebiotics, Vitamins A and E, Omegas 3 and 6 and Oskia’s trademark MSM to stimulate collagen production. There are also other oils such as almond, sunflower, sesame, shea butter, kukui and rose hip thrown in to nourish the skin.

So far, my skin has been loving these cleansers. My favorite however is the Renaissance Cleansing Gel. I already purchased a back up. Once I open the back up, I’ll buy another. That’s how much I love it. Have you tried it? If you have, does it do anything for you? What cleansers are you using at the moment?



xoxo Lily




  • Good to hear your skin is responding well to the cleansers. I cleanse mainly with Clinique and L’Occitane now.

    • Lily

      I don’t think I tried any cleansers from L’Occitane before. I think I just grab my almond shower oil and go 🙂

  • I have seen Dermalogica Pre Cleanse a lot recently and have seen some ladies selling a deluxe sample size of it. I didn’t purchase though because I honestly have not read any reviews on it but since you like it, I might try it out soon. I am loving my Bella Aura cleanser and I think I still have half left but definitely will be repurchasing in the future. As makeup remover, I use Garnier micellar water and followed by Palmer’s cleansing oil so far so good but then again, I don’t usually lots of money on cleansers.

    • Lily

      I actually went through my own reviews to see which cleansing oil to buy. And I remember I’ve always wanted to repurchase precleanse, so I did. I’m already half way through this big bottle. Once I’m done, I think I’m ready to try something else 🙂 Maybe back to cleansing balms, I don’t know. LOL! As for cleansers, my skin is quite fussy. That’s why my wallet hates my skin.

  • I’m still faithful to my Origins oil cleanser (whenever I try a different one I don’t like it), and some foaming or gel cleanser afterwards, currently a Kiehls one. Have you ever tried coconut oil for cleansing? Should I bother trying?

    • Lily

      I haven’t used coconut oil for cleansing. I don’t think I will though. Just like some people saying they use baby oil to remove makeup (tried that, didn’t like it), or olive oil to remove makeup. I just have this massive fear of breaking out. LOL! You’ve made me curious about the Origins oil cleanser though. I’ll take note!