Yes, I jumped on the cleansing oil bandwagon. To be honest, I never really thought I would be that person. But then, as I started to use sunscreen regularly, I started noticing how my sunscreen wasn’t always completely off my face after just using a regular cleanser, which I believe was one of the reasons I still had textured skin. After pursuing the drugstore isles one day, I found this oil cleanser on the shelves, which I believe was the cheapest out there… and I thought: “eh, let’s give cleansing oils a shot.. what could possibly go wrong?”
And that folks, is how one fine day, my skincare-routine revolutionized.
What is it and what does it claim to do:
“Beyond makeup removal, this incredibly gentle oil removes traces of makeup and impurities to reveal skin that looks amazingly hydrated, sublime and glowing. This radiance-infused formula instantly removes traces of makeup (even waterproof), for face and eyes, with no greasy finish.”
Paraffinum Liquidum, Mineral oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Searate, Isohexadecane, PEG-20 glyceryl, Trisostearate, Aqua/Water, Tocopheryl acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum/Fragrance.
You can find the in-depth analysis of all the ingredients here.
The cleansing oil comes in an orange pump bottle that thankfully, does not leak. I quite like the bottle and the pump dispenses just the right amount of product too.
Texture and scent:
It has a very synthetic fresh-floral sort of scent to it. The oil itself has a very lightweight texture with a great slip to it, so you can massage it easily on to your skin. I love how it isn’t very thick and doesn’t feel very heavy on the skin.
How I use it:
I wipe my face first with some miceller water on a cotton pad, and wait for it to dry a bit because otherwise the oil will emulsify. Then I take 2 pumps of this in my clean, dry hands and massage this onto my face for around 30 seconds. I feel this step really helps breakdown all the sunscreen off my face and is also very relaxing. After that I just add some water to my hands and using a massaging motion, just emulsify the oil until it turns into a milky texture. Then I’ll just rinse it all off with some water and proceed with my second cleanser.
I’ve used this cleansing oil almost everyday since January, and for the price point, I think this is actually a good basic oil cleanser.
My usual everyday cleansing routine involves wiping my face first with miceller water, oil cleansing and then using a clay/water based cleanser. I don’t wear makeup, not even concealer but I do wear lipstick/lip tints and sunscreen fairly regularly. The only reason I thought I should incorporate an oil cleanser in my routine is because I felt that my usual clay cleanser wasn’t doing a really good job in getting rid of all the sunscreen on my face and I couldn’t afford to wash my face twice with it.
This, in my opinion, is a decent oil cleanser. It’s quite moisturizing and hydrating, and not harsh or heavy but has a lovely lightweight texture which means you can massage it onto your face easily without that heavy oily feeling. It breaks up all the sunscreen and everything else quite gently. Does it leave an oily filmy layer on the skin even after emulsifying with water? No, I don’t think so. It does however leave the skin quite soft and hydrated afterwards. Either way I do follow it with a clay/water based cleanser, so it doesn’t matter much to me. Does it leave the skin ‘sublime and glowing’ in the long run? I think if you have a good cleanser that is as moisturizing and hydrating as this, and one that does its job of cleansing thoroughly, be it the long run or short, it will eventually leave your skin glowing. And lastly, does it actually work to cleanse even waterproof mascara etc?
In my usual cleansing sequence (miceller water-cleansing oil-clay cleanser) this works perfectly to cleanse my skin of all the grime and dirt and the lip tint/lipstick gently. Since I don’t wear makeup, I thought I’d do a test run for all the other claims including waterproof eyeliner.
- Decent oil Cleanser for the price point
- Breaks up all the sunscreen and makeup quite gently
- Lightweight texture with a good slip helps to massage the face and does not feel heavy on the skin
- Does not clog pores
- Rinses off thoroughly, no greasy finish
- Leaves the skin quite hydrated and moisturized without stripping it off
- Decently priced
- Contains fragrance, so may irritate sensitive skin
- Does not get rid of waterproof makeup entirely on it own. You will have to use either a cleansing balm or miceller water in conjunction with it.
Would I repurchase this? Definitely yes! I love the price-point, the texture and it does a decent job of being an everyday oil cleanser for me. I’ve used it almost everyday since January and there is still a tiny bit left that might last me 2 weeks or so. I’d recommend it to those who actually want to try to incorporate an oil cleanser in their everyday skincare routine but are really scared of committing to a higher price-point than this (because God knows they are expensive out there!), and especially if like me, you don’t apply a lot of waterproof makeup everyday or if you just want to try out an oil cleanser and see what the fuss is all about.