SO I PICKED THIS UP RECENTLY IN TESCO’S – LOREAL’S EXTRAORDINARY FACIAL CLEANSING OIL
I still use my old skincare routine (click here to read about it), but I was looking for something to take off my make-up before cleansing. I was using Garnier’s Micellar Water which is great for removing make-up, but I am convinced that it is drying out my skin. I wanted to try something new and switch it up a bit, so I ended up with this:
What it claims to do:
- Instantly remove all traces of make-up (even waterproof!)
- clean and nourish skin
- Fresh non-greasy feel
- Suitable for eyes, lips and face
How to apply:
Apply 2-3 drops with your fingerprints to your dry skin, smooth over the face and massage over the lashes, lids and lips. Then rinse thoroughly with water
Does it work?
I have to be honest, when I actually read the back after purchasing it I was a little disappointed. I had wrongly assumed that because it was an oil based product, the directions would encourage you to apply the product with a cotton pad like you would with a toner (nice, easy and mess free!) However, applying it with my fingertips was not as bad as it seemed. It wasn’t as messy as I thought it was going to be.
I tend to enjoy using oil based products (I love my facial oil from Dr Organics), and I felt the same when applying it. It felt very luxurious on the skin and has a slight watermelon, pleasant scent to it. I applied 2-3 pumps as advised, which was sufficient for my face, but had to apply more to massage into my mascara.
The actual result was unbelievable. It literally did ‘melt’ my make-up off my face as described. It did take a little more time and effort to remove mascara, but it was achievable. Although it is suitable for removing eye make-up, it did get in my eye and it wasn’t pleasant (it didn’t hurt, but it turned grey/white and left me with a glaze over my eyes for a moment that I couldn’t shift!)
I have to be honest that after using it, I don’t think I have ever seen my skin so clean. It is like it really got into my pores and removed every last inch of make-up and dirt without leaving a greasy residue. Micellar water in my opinion doesn’t even come close…so definitely a new favourite!
Just for review purposes, I finished off with adding moisturiser and not my usual cleansing and toning routine. The oil is ‘cleansing’ in itself, and I think this would be enough to use with a moisturiser in the evening if you wanted to keep it simple.
For £7.99, I think this is a fantastic product, and something that has fallen straight into my night time skincare routine without a doubt.
So that’s it!
Thanks for reading!