A Guide To Oskia Rest Day Comfort Cream

what is MSM

OSKIA is a nutri-cosmeceutical brand that specialises in bio-cellular skin nutrition. It began after founder, Georgie Cleeve, had a personal journey with a food supplement called MSM. The brand designed clinical bio-available or cellular nutrients along with complex actives to give a beautifully glowing complexion - one of these products being brand fan favourite: OSKIA Rest Day Comfort Cream.

Specialising in cellular nutrition through patented micro-encapsulation and liposome technology, OSKIA combine vitamins, minerals, proteins/amino acids, and omegas to improve cellular activity and efficiency.

OSKIA’S cellular nutrients are then blended with high-tech bio-actives, which includes stem cell technology, peptide complexes, antioxidants, enzymes, prebiotics, botanical extracts, and floral oils. This combats all the main concerns which are associated with ageing, and the impact of our lifestyle and our environment.

These powerhouse ingredients are found in products across OSKIA’S range, including OSKIA Rest Day Comfort Cream which we’re going to be discussing today.

What is OSKIA Rest Day Comfort Cream?

As we come into the colder autumn months, it’s natural for your skin to start to feel the effects of the season. With dry, cold air, your skin will naturally feel drier than it does in the summer months where there’s moisture in the warmer air.

During the colder seasons, it’s more important than ever to retain the moisture within your skin to keep it looking its best, and feeling comfortable, too.

OSKIA Rest Day Comfort Cream is the perfect moisturiser for skin recovery and restoration. By supporting your skin’s natural microbiome, the cream helps to prevent transepidermal water loss, and deeply draws in moisture to leave your complexion comforted and nourished.

OSKIA Rest Day Comfort Cream

What’s inside OSKIA Rest Day Comfort Cream?

With a blend of 16 amino acids, horse chestnut, bisabolol, pro vitamin B5 and MSM, this nurturing moisturiser has a powerhouse of ingredients working together to give you your healthiest skin yet.

Polyglutamic and hyaluronic acid combines to draw moisture into your skin and keep it smooth and supple, where oat ceramides replenish and support barrier function helping to prevent transepidermal water loss and dryness.

The addition of encapsulated probiotics support your skin’s microbiome.

The cream supports your skin’s vital barrier function, microbiome, natural moisturising factor and acid mantle. It encourages your skin to rest and recuperate whilst calming and soothing and can be used both daytime and evening.

What is MSM?

MSM stands for Methyl-sulfonyl-methane. Often referred to as ‘nature’s beauty mineral’ MSM is a rich, natural source of organic sulfur.

Helping to maintain and replenish the collagen in your skin, MSM can also help to treat the following:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Dry skin
  • Sensitive skin
  • Eczema
  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Psoriasis
  • Dandruff
  • Warts

Keratin, a protein that acts as the main structural component in your hair, skin, and nails, contains high levels of the sulfur-containing amino acid cysteine. MSM may be beneficial for skin health by acting as a sulfur donor to keratin, which helps to strengthen it.

As MSM also helps reduce inflammation, it can help to alleviate the signs of premature ageing, and treat conditions like rosacea by calming, hydrating, and soothing the skin.

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What does transepidermal water loss mean and how can you prevent it?

Transepidermal water loss (TEWL) is when water evaporates through your skin and into the air. It’s a completely normal process and happens to everybody throughout the daytime and evening. In fact, the average person will lose around 300-400ml of water through their skin every day.

The process is accelerated whilst you sleep due to your body’s natural circadian rhythm. The decrease in your body temperature and the rise of your skin temperature causes your skin pH to become more acidic, which in turn promotes TEWL.  This leaves your skin feeing dry and dehydrated, and with visible fine lines and roughness.

The deeply hydrating ingredients found in OSKIA Rest Day Comfort Cream helps you to attract and retain moisture into your skin, whereas the added oat ceramides help to replenish and support your barrier function.

There are other measures you can take alongside using Rest Day Comfort Cream to help prevent TEWL, including being careful to not over-cleanse your skin, and avoiding too many harsh skincare ingredients.  Also, using a humidifier can really help as it adds moisture back into the air again which helps to keep your skin hydrated.

What is your skin barrier?

Your skin’s barrier is made up of several parts – your natural moisturising factor (NMF), your microbiome, and your acid mantel.

Natural Moisturising Factors

Natural moisturising factors (NMF) is an expansive group of substances and chemicals including amino acids, lactates, sugars, salts, PCA, urea and peptides. These substances and chemicals work together to keep your skin’s surface intact, hydrated, supple, and smooth. Your NMF naturally weakens as you age, and external factors (like the environment, pollutants, and even harsh exfoliation) can damage and alter it. This leaves you with accelerated dryness, skin damage, and sensitivity.


Your microbiome is the ecosystem of millions of micro-organisms that live on the surface of your skin. It’s a vital part of your immune system and includes bacteria, viruses, and fungi.

Acid Mantle

Also called the hydro-lipid film, the acid mantle is a fine layer on the outer surface of your epidermis. It’s made of a mixture of dead skin cells, oil (sebum) amino acids, sweat and other skin secretions. It’s the protective layer that helps to keep your skin at an optimal, (and slightly acidic) pH between 4.5- 6.2. This works as a protective barrier and is your body’s first defence when it comes to bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens. It’s also your main protector against TEWL, so caring for your acid mantle is essential for healthy, happy skin.

By using Rest Day Comfort Cream, your skin gets time to rest and replenish while your skin barrier is replenished, supported, and strengthened.

Embrace your happiest, healthiest skin this autumn and winter with OSKIA. Because as OSKIA say: ‘healthy skin is beautiful skin.’

Have you seen our brand new Skin Discovery Boxes? Discover three special edition boxes curated by our skin experts to help you combat three common skin concerns; ageing, blemishes, and dull skin. Shop the collection here and add these powerhouse products to your winter skin care routine.

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