Posted: Mar 04 2017
We are so excited to share with you an exclusive interview with OSKIA's founder, Georgie Cleeve. For those who aren't familiar with OSKIA, it's a luxury skincare line packed with beauty-boosting ingredients (including MSM) to improve cellular activity and efficiency. It's one of our favorite skincare lines at Sulis & Thermae!
After being introduced to MSM (known as the 'Beauty Mineral'), Cleeve saw the positive effects it had on acne, eczema, circulation, collagen production, and saw an overall complexion improvement. She not only emphasizes the importance of good skincare but also on food and nutrition to promote skin health.
Read our interview below!
What does your daily beauty routine look like?
I'm not a morning person, so my morning routine is as short and sharp as possible. I leave our Renaissance Cleanser on while I shower and brush my teeth to give my skin a quick radiance boost, and then apply a little BrightLight Serum to help with my pregnancy-related melasma. I finish with our Restoration Oil which nourishes my skin throughout the day. At the moment, I do not use any SPF as I need as much Vitamin D as I can muster from my walk to work. In the evenings, I spend a little more time on my routine and this is when I test out new products or ingredients too. Once a week I will exfoliate and apply a deep cleansing, brightening & hydrating mask and give my face a good 20-minute massage.
What is the best piece of beauty advice you have ever been given?
Eat for your skin – i.e. lots of omegas. Keeping your skin hydrated and supple is one of the most important things, so eating lots of Omegas is a must - walnuts, salmon, avocados are all excellent choices. I eat half an avocado every day.
What are your top 3 favourite beauty products?
It's not a beauty product, but Aurelia's new cream deodorant is absolutely genius. My fail-safe product is our Renaissance Mask as I turn to it every time I'm looking exhausted and Bobbi Brown's Extra Lip Tint in Bare Popsicle.
Can you share some tips on glowing from the inside (wellness) and out (skincare & cosmetics)?
I am so thrilled that the skincare market now is really beginning to emphasis how important eating well is. This is what we've been shouting about for years. Eating correctly is really the most important thing you can do for your skin - lots of anti-oxidants to protect your skin and your entire health, lots of omegas (oily fish & nuts), and if you're not vegan/vegetarian, animal fats (bone broth/chicken skin which provide the basic ingredients for collagen and HA production). There are some fantastic supplements now, though I try and always take food sourced ones. I take an Astaxanthin & Omega supplement, and MSM daily. In terms of skin care, I feel natural is best. Synthetic brands now all rely on natural actives and it is really only the base of products that are synthetic, so there is no excuse. I also strongly believe in protecting your skin's acid mantel - it's first line of defense - which means not over using acid exfoliators which change the pH of the skin leaving it vulnerable to negative bacteria. Over-exfoliating also removes the surface layer, which is good for skin brightness, but also removes this layer of protective flat dead skin cells - everything in moderation!
Any new products on the horizon that you can share with us?
We have a very exciting new range launching this summer. It's something that I tried and failed to formulate 8 years ago, but now with new technologies and a few ingredients we've invented, we've finally been able to do it. It's very exciting. Watch this space....