I’m getting a lot of cleansing oils through at the moment, but Caudalie make Up Removing Cleansing Oil and Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Replenishing Cleansing Oils are easily two of the best. Cleansing oils dissolve make up and grime on your face and in order to make that happen effectively, you need to put in a bit of work in massaging it over your skin. Some are wipe away and some need warm water to remove completely. I juggle about a lot with cleansers – I love a good Micellar, but also oils and balms too, and the latter always leave my skin feeling more supple and comforable.
This is thicker in consistency than the Elizabeth Arden version – it feels like a sumptuous oil and you need water to emulsify it for removal, which isn’t my ideal, I must admit (wet fringe), but it did remove all make-up very easily and left my skin feeling clean with out feeling dry. It’s mainly castor seed, grape seed and sunflower oils. The Caudalie Cleansing Oil is indicated for dry, sensitive and combination skin types, so if you’re oily, this probably isn’t the one for you. It’s £18 HERE.
Again, this formula needs water to emulsify for removal (sometimes, if my skin feels really dry, I remove oils with a micellar) but it uses different oils in the mix. Apricot Oil, Safflower Oil and Olive Oil are the key players and I found this to be extremely skin softening. It’s indicated as fine for all skin types. Although it’s part of the Ceramide family, this doesn’t actually have any ceramide action. You really don’t need very much at all to get the job done so I imagine that this 195ml bottle will last a good while. It’s £25 and launches on 12th October.
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