Saturday, 31 May 2014

Battle of the Cleansing Oils

I've always been a fan of a cleansing oil; I've tried a few, but after finding the Superfacialist by Una Brennan Vitamin C oil and really loving it, I stayed loyal to it. Until recently, when the Body Shop introduced their new Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil, which the beauty blogging world has gone a little crazy for. I absolutely love both, but I thought I'd do another 'battle of' post to compare the two.

As you can see by how much it's been used, the Superfacialist by Una Brennan Vitamin C Brighten Skin Renew Cleansing Oil (mouthful) is my oldest. It's been well loved, and well used since buying a good few months ago. It has a really lovely citrus-y scent, and you only need a tiny amount applied to the face for it to dissolve every little scrap of make-up. It has rosehip, olive and grapeseed oil to nourish your skin whilst it's doing it, too. Of course, it doesn't have a pump which really is a pain, and can encourage waste, but I've always overlooked it as it just does the job so well.

Until, in walks The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil, with a pump. Again, it has lots of different oils inside to nourish the skin (almond, sunflower seed, and sesame seed) so may be better for those who Rosehip causes a bit of a reaction. It has a lovely scent, and just 2-3 pumps is needed to dissolve and remove every bit of make-up off the skin with the help of a flannel. It feels really lovely when you apply, and doesn't leave anything behind, no greasy feeling, nothing.

So, which is the winner? It's the Body Shop, sorry Superfacialist. I love you, but for some reason you leave a weird feeling in my eyes which occasionally stings for up to around 20 minutes afterwards. I've learnt recently this is due to the Vitamin C, but it makes my eyes water quite a lot, which isn't the nicest. And the Body Shop one has a pump, which means I don't waste any or spill it all down the sides of the bottle. Generally, it just works a little bit better. I like them both, but the Body Shop one just trumps it!

Have you tried either of these? Which was your favourite?

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