Monday, 22 September 2014

Review: Drugstore Cleansing Oils

Hi everyone!
So I have already shared on here what my all time favourite cleanser is (read here),  but a few months ago I got really curious about cleansing oils and all the hype around them. My skin type is oily and so the thought of putting oil on my face seemed kinda nasty at first but I have fallen in love with the whole concept. Today I will be reviewing two drug-store cleansing oils :) for people who want to give it a go but don't want to splash out.

The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil (£10/200ml)
The Body Shop always has offers on and that's why I am including this as 'drugstore'. This is amazing, the first thing to note is that the word 'Silky' is perfect for describing this product, for me it doesn't feel nasty like what I thought oil would be like, it glides on the skin and feels so good massaging it into your skin. This is quite a thick formula, which I like because you don't have to use as much and it you can actually feel like you massaging a product onto your face instead of something which disappears quickly. I use around 2 pumps, since I like to use more rather than less and my make-up just washes off. I like to put this on a dry face with dry hands and massage it in and then add some water since the formula goes a bit milky and then I massage some more before washing it off. 

L'Oreal Skin Perfection Miracle Cleansing Oil (£7.99/150ml)
This is actually on offer for £3.98 at the moment which is one of the reasons my sister bought it. I have also *sneakily* used this product so that I could compare it to Camomile one and from the first use I had already made up my mind. 
This actually does work too, all my make-up comes off exactly like the Camomile one, however the formula is slightly different, this formula is thinner so I felt like I had to use a lot just to get the same consistency as the Camomile one. This really bugged me because when I massaged it into my skin it felt more like I was rubbing/tugging at my my skin than massaging. Apart from that I felt like it was actually okay. I still (obviously) prefer the Camomile one, because it's easier and more effective and a more spa like experience. But for the price it is at currently, I think it's worth a shot if you don't want to try the Camomile one :) 

I hope you give these two a try, I think they are both good kick-starters to the whole cleansing oil world :) Cleansing oils in general are awesome because it removes all your make-up with minimal effort. I would like to add that the majority of waterproof mascara does come off but I would recommend that people use a separate eye make-up remover (read here) since it would be more gentle than rubbing at your eyes. 

I hope you have enjoyed this review and comparison, let me know what you think and if you are planning on trying any of them. 
Thanks for reading, 
Anjna x


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