An effectively gentle way to deeply cleanse, this refreshing cleansing oil melts impurities and makeup without leaving an oily residue.
This effective formula gently melts impurities and makeup, including waterproof, without leaving an oily residue. It is formulated with antioxidants and botanicals to soothe and protect skin. Hydrangea leaf helps to purify skin and minimize pores, geranium helps invigorate skin while supporting natural circulation, and botanical amino acids leave skin smooth and free of impurities.
This product is dermatologist tested and ideal for all skin types, including sensitive skin. It is free of preservatives, artificial fragrance, color, gluten, and ethanol alcohol.
Color: Clear with slight whitish haze but clear for the most part.
Texture and Consistency: Light weight, neither too thick or nor too runny oil
Scent/Fragrance: Pleasant, very light minty. Not at all over powering. The scent pretty much disappears on application.
Application: I apply one to one and half pumps of this oil directly on dry skin. (This is important as it would not work effectively on wet skin). Massage it gently all over the face in circular motion and let it sit for about 30-45 seconds. Then I use warm water to massage over it and the oil emulsifies to a milky liquid like thing, breaking down all the make up. I later rinse it with water till completely clean.
Feel on Skin: The skin feels slightly cool. On application the oil spreads pretty easily due to the consistency. It did not sting the eye nor it has any bitter taste if it gets into the mouth by chance. It is not tacky or sticky on face.
Effect on Skin: The product removes makeup almost completely. It literally dissolves all the traces of makeup. I would say 95%. I usually use kohl and tight line the waterline, so a little bit of eyeliner is often left. On rinsing, it does leave a light greasy residue and I personally like to double cleanse with a facial cleanser as it is. So it is not a big issue. I just prefer to apply my serums or creams on clean, bare face.
Packaging: I love the packaging. It is very practical and well made. Firstly, I like that there is a pump with a clip or stopper that prevents spill while travelling. Also the nozzle of the bottle it long enough to avoid any dripping of oil on the bottle. I am not sure if I am able to explain it but the packaging is very functional and practical.
Verdict: I love this product. It does not smell funky like the NUDE Skincare Perfect Cleanse Clarifying Cleansing Oil (review) nor thick like the Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil (review). The ingredients are really good and soothing. The cleanser is very close to my absolute favorite Shu Uemura Cleansing Oils.
A huge thumbs up in my book.
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