Cleansing oils are one of my favourite products to remove make-up, especially anything that’s waterproof or just difficult to get off. Even if I’m not wearing make-up I sometimes like to use an oil to cleanse with. This one by Bobbi Brown is a particular favourite.I haven’t tried many oils, but out of the few I have tried, this is the only one I would repurchase and recommend. Although expensive, it’s super gentle on your skin and it should last you a really long time.
I have the 400ml, which is, to my knowledge, only released at Christmas, so while that size isn’t available, the oil is available in 200ml all year round as it is part of their permanent range.
I was a big advocate of using coconut oil to remove my make-up at one time, but because it’s highly comedogenic I decided to stop using it, thus ensued the hunt for a new cleansing oil.
I was quite overwhelmed with the choice on the market for an oil because there are so many, at Christmas I was given a Bobbi Brown set which contained the 200ml. It became an instant favourite of mine. I just love it.
It just melts away my make up and leaves my skin feeling soft and clean. I do like double cleansing though so I like to use this first and then I might use for a second cleanse along with my facial cleansing brush, it has a gorgeous scent too, but it’s not overpowering or strong and it doesn’t linger once rinsed off. The scent reminds me of eucalyptus for some reason.
Sometimes I’ll use this all over and while it’s still on my skin I will grab some of my facial scrub and use that on my cheeks and I find the combination of them both leave my skin looking and feeling great and radiant.
This is such a lightweight oil and doesn’t leave a greasy film on my skin. I hate when my skin feels heavy or greasy so I try to avoid products that can leave my skin feeling that way. I found with coconut oil that it started to feel heavy on my skin which is also partially why I stopped using it.
If I am removing make-up I like to use one pump and gently massage it around my skin and use a muslin cloth or cotton pads to remove it.
If I’m just cleansing my skin but not removing make-up then ½ a pump is enough for me, and again, I use a soft cloth or cotton pads to remove it. If I’m using it in the shower, I will generally lather up some of my facial wash and use that to rinse away the oil.
I particularly like this for using around my eye area because it doesn’t sting my eyes and doesn’t leave a film like some oils do.
I also love the packaging. I love that it’s a clear, hard plastic bottle because you can see how much you’ve used and how much is left, plus, you can reuse the bottle afterwards too, which I often do with bottles like this. I quite like the pump as well because it’s easy to control how much you dispense rather than having to pour it out and possibly waste some product, and considering it’s price, you definitely do not want to do that.
£33 is a pretty penny to pay for a 200ml oil. Let’s be honest, it’s one of the more expensive oils out there, although there are some which are far more expensive, it is worth it. There are oils out there which I’m sure are just as nice, however, having not tried them, I can’t vouch for them.
Have you tried this oil? Did you like it? What oils do you recommend?