Now I’m new to this whole oil-beats-oil thing, so this is the first cleansing oil I’ve tried – but I am officially a HUUUGE fan! This stuff has completely won me over; it’s nourishing and deeply hydrating, leaving my skin soft and supple with no dryness or oiliness. Win win!
It’s namesake four oils are: the ever popular rosehip oil to regenerate and hydrate, tamanu oil to help skin firmness and elasticity, argan oil to nourish and protect, and baobab oil provides vitamins and omega fatty acids. A closer look at the ingredients list also reveals a helping hand from five secondary oils: soybean, Vitamin E, sweet almond, olive and lemon myrtle. It’s gentle on your skin, so suitable for all skin types, and it is free from soaps and minerals. Cleaning my face has never felt so indulgent – or smelt so relaxing, with a uniquely botanical scent.
This luxurious cleansing oil is designed to melt away all traces of makeup and impurities while leaving skin radiant. Using an oil-based cleanser is different to your traditional gel/cream cleansers. You massage the oil into a dry face, and then add a few drops of water to allow it to emulsify – this draws dirt and make-up from your pores. The rinse with water – and try not to repeatedly touch your soft, smooth face!
Being an oil, this is no good for removing eye makeup, so you’ll have to do that separately. (yep, that’s the only bad I could think of!)
And the packaging:
The bottle is fantastically slimline, and it has a no-drip pump that makes use super easy and mess-free (and also sorta looks like a duck from the side, although that might just be me…). This retails for $29.95 for a massive 200mL, and you only need a small pump each time so it lasts for ages. It also came with a clear plastic lid, but I promptly threw that out before I fully realised that it was probably a practical addition for travel… so if you want to take this away with you, keep the lid!
Have you jumped on the cleansing oil bandwagon yet?