I’ve been trying different cleansing oils to take off make-up at night. As a whole, I love the concept of cleansing oils and find them very effective. I initially thought that this was an extra step in my nighttime routine, but it has really become an integral part. On heavy makeup days, if I don’t use an oil, I can feel the difference. Plus cleansing oils are nothing to be afraid off, they are very effective in breaking up all the make-up that we put on our faces. And if you double cleanse there isn’t much to worry about with regards to the slight oily residue some of them leave behind.
Nars Makeup Cleansing Oil – The most expensive and least popular in my stash. Why, not because it’s not effective. It is, but its made up of mineral oil. $40 for mineral oil – that irks me. Lucky for me I bought it during a sale for 50% off. Had I seen the ingredient list before hand, I would not have purchased it. But as you can see I’ve used most of it, but mainly just to use it – NOT out of love. It does the job well but for me, it requires a very thorough cleansing afterwards as I find it quite greasy.
Origins Clean Energy Gentle Cleansing Oil – I love this one, and its ingredients are quite stellar – mainly the kind of oils that one would cook with it. The essential oil fragrances are a bit strong, but in a cleansing woodsy scent. This is a definite repurchase, makes my face feel clean without a greasy feeling. I wish the scent was a bit less, but it’s not enough to put on the do-not buy list. that name though – pretentious much?
Tatcha Camelia Cleansing Oil – The most recent addition to the bunch and my current favourite. The thought of using this at the end of the day is almost enough to make me wear make-up. Again, a bit too fragranced, but doesn’t irritate the eyes or anything. Also no breakouts or other adverse effects since using this. Will definitely consider repurchasing. I’m in love with their product range.
Have you had the chance to try a cleansing oil? I have two on my wishlist. One is the very simple and super-effective coconut oil. I mean honestly, what ill does coconut oil not cleanse. Just the scent alone is enough to send me into a tizzy. The second is from Shu Umera, most folks rather about this being the holy grail of cleansing oils so it’s definitely worth a look-see.
Let me know what you are using.
*All items purchased with my own funds – however, this post does include affiliate links.