[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] I got the New Zealand brand, Emma Lewisham Illuminating Oil Face Cleanser, with India Knight’s book in the ‘edit’ box and admittedly this brand had passed me by. I’d had emails about it but just wasn’t drawn to it for some reason, so what better use of the products that were sent to accompany the book than to give them a try?

Emma Lewisham Illuminating Oil Face Cleanser Review

I realise I’m a bit set in my ways when it comes to cleansing – it’s either a lazy micellar cleanse in front of the telly or a full on balmy massage and rinse. Oils don’t really feature in my line up of preferred cleansers. However, I don’t think I’ve had softer skin post oil cleanse than I have with Emma Lewisham Illuminating Oil Face Cleanser. It’s utterly lovely. The scent is zesty-floral and reviving – a happy sort of aroma – and I feel that careful attention has been paid to that. These little self care moments should be as pleasant as possible because while the products may be functional the ritual itself should be indulgent. I think some brands have forgotten that.

Emma Lewisham

The ingredient list is mighty –  23 nutrient-rich phyto-actives that both cleanse and nourish. It’s impossible for skin to feel taut or dry after using this. I’m hesitant to rave too much in terms of skin conditioning or ‘results’ for skin because cleansers are on the complexion for mere moments, but there is an after-effect of softness that is very rewarding. If you’re sensitive to any oils, do check the (long) list – lavender, camellia, jasmine, rose to name but a few.  In terms of cleansing – I nearly forgot! – perfect. No complaints at all and there is the extra incentive to keep it on your skin for a bit longer by massaging because it’s such a lovely experience. Pricy at £48 HERE but the refill is £41 HERE so if you have a spare bottle lying around you could save a few pounds there.


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