Thursday, 4 February 2016

Speed Review: Super Facialist by Una Brennan Vitamin C+ Brighten Skin Renew Cleansing Oil


Una Brennan Vitamin C Cleansing Oil review

Regular readers will know that my go-to method of cleansing my combination, acne prone skin is a cleansing oil. I find these products to gently yet effectively remove makeup, whilst having a balancing effect on my skin. DHC's cult Deep Cleansing Oil is my all-time favourite but I enjoy trying different versions and have most recently been using Super Facialist by Una Brennan Vitamin C+ Brighten Skin Renew Cleansing Oil. The product is described as containing Vitamins C & E along with olive, rosemary, cucumber seed, grapeseed & rosehip oils to leave skin cleansed, refreshed and soft to the touch.

On first impressions, I liked the packaging which looks sleek and relatively high end. It's reminiscent of the packaging of the Origins cleansing oil but with better functionality because the flip top lid has a hole which is the perfect size to allow for controlled dispensing, avoiding wastage. The well thought out design also features a "pool" in the lid to collect any spillages. I liked that the transparent, plastic bottle enabled me to tell how much product was remaining & I feel that the bottle lasted a long time. The directions were clear & easy to follow.

Super Facialist by Una Brennan Vitamin C+ Brighten Skin Renew Cleansing Oil is a medium textured oil and as an oil, inherently lends itself well to facial massage. Thanks to the inclusion of bitter orange oil, the citrus scent is uplifting and makes this the ideal choice for morning use. To me, the scent is reminiscent of The Body Shop's satsuma range.

The cleansing oil emulsifies into a milk on contact with water and effectively removes makeup. Although I don't use waterproof mascara, I found that I sometimes needed to follow with a separate eye makeup remover to remove all traces.

It's difficult to comment on whether or not I noticed any brightening benefits but my skin was left feeling soft without any stripped or tight feeling following use. I didn't experience any breakouts as a result of using the cleansing oil.

Super Facialist by Una Brennan Vitamin C+ Brighten Skin Renew Cleansing Oil isn't my favourite cleansing oil but it's nice enough and offers a relatively wallet friendly option at £10.99 for 200ml.



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