Tuesday 19 April 2016

Speed Review: Origins Clean Energy Gentle Cleansing Oil

origins cleansing oil review

Regular readers will know that I love to cleanse my skin using oils & I'm always keen to try different cleansing oils, with the latest one that I've been reaching for being Origins Clean Energy Gentle Cleansing Oil.

Origins describe Clean Energy Gentle Cleansing Oil as having a lightweight formula with non-comedogenic olive, sunflower, sesame & safflower oils to remove dirt, makeup & pollutants with high efficiency. They say that it also contains kukui nut & macadamia to help protect natural moisture, vitamin E to help reduce the effects of environmental irritants & the energising aroma of grapefruit, orange & lime to renew spirits.

On first impressions, I liked the minimalist aesthetic of the packaging which reflects the "clean" name. The directions were clear & easy to follow and I liked that the transparent plastic bottle allowed me to see how much of the product was remaining. That said, I absolutely hated the functionality of the bottle with its screw top lid and pouring system (instead of a handy pump) meaning that it's difficult to control how much is dispensed, resulting in wastage.  A pump is available to buy separately but I feel that for the price of the product, it should be incorporated into the design of the product itself. It's this, aside from any other factor, which would put me off repurchasing.

That said, the oil itself is pleasant. It has a medium density, silky texture which means that it is easy to apply to the face and as an oil, inherently lends itself well to facial massage. The delicate citrus fragrance is indeed, uplifting (but not overpowering) and makes Origins Clean Energy Gentle Cleansing Oil particularly well suited to use in the mornings.

I found Origins Clean Energy Gentle Cleansing Oil effortless to remove. It rinsed away quickly & easily,  efficiently & effectively removing makeup and leaving no residue.

Origins Clean Energy Gentle Cleansing Oil costs £23.50 for 200ml.


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