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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  1. Oh TBS! They have really hit the jackpot with this cleansing oil! Another positive review! :-)

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  2. Ohh I love the Una Brennan Cleansing Oil, going to have to try The Body Shop's version I think - the pump sounds like an absolute Godsend as pouring oil out can be so messy!

    Jess xo

  3. Both of these have been on my WL for awhile now as they're not available in my country. Reading this, I'll probably get only the Body shop one when I get the chance, as my eyes are very sensitive :)

  4. Awh, that's a shame! Yes, I'd definitely recommend the TBS one, my eyes are quite sensitive too and it is a little bit too much sometimes.

  5. It is lovely, but mine ends up very sticky and messy! I want to try the rose one from Una Brennan too.

  6. They have, I love their entire camomile range!

  7. Daphne Dacquay15:25

    I recently bought the body shop version and it was love at first use I cannot believe how well it rinses off. Great post as always.

  8. I noticed that things that contain Vitamin C can sting my face very slightly where it's sensitive over my cheeks or on my nose when my skin is particularly dry there. It's not really a bad stinging though so I continue to use them x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

  9. It's on and off for me. I should probably just remove my eye-make up before using, but it just means a little bit extra fuss compared to the Body Shop one. xo

  10. It is really lovely, I'm really impressed with the Body Shop skincare at the moment :) xo

  11. clairabelle030614:25

    The Body Shop have really been impressing me lately, the cleansing oil is so lovely :)
    xxx Claire


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