Cleansing oils have become something of an addiction of mine. I think it’s safe to say that the cream and gel cleansers have taken a back seat on my shelf. Oil cleansers have just worked really well for me, because 1) they remove make up so easily, 2) they moisturise rather than strip but still leave my skin feeling clean and fresh, and 3) cleansing is not a chore anymore, I actually enjoy doing it this way!
My latest purchase is the Una Brennan Vitamin C Skin Renewal cleansing oil. If you’ve never heard of the brand before, then you’re crazy, because in terms of skin care, they pretty much cater to every need, but still at a price point that’s fairly affordable.
This little wonder is something I’ve had my eye on for a while now, and when I saw it on offer in Boots a few weeks ago I decided to give it a whirl.
The oil is Vitamin C based, with active ingredients for a youthful, healthy glow and a smoother retexturised appearance. It’s a lightweight oil with added olive, grape seed and rose hip oils to aid in nourishing the skin, while the rosemary oil, Vitamin E and cucumber oil help to gently remove make up and impurities.
Now it sounds like a whole mouthful of oils have just been thrown in together, but the mixture really does work well together. I’ve had no trouble removing stubborn make up, and my skin is always left feeling fresh and awake – the vitamin c really helps here because not only does the ingredient work for the skin, the zingy orange scent of the oil really helps to uplift my mood a bit too…it just smells fresh and summery so using it in the morning is a great wake me up.
The oil cleanser is simple to use – you just apply to the fingers, and massage into the skin and around the eyes to remove traces of make up. Then you just wash off with warm water. The oil is soluble and will transform into a light milky texture, when contact with water is made. I’ve found it really good to double cleanse with too, so I’ll apply the oil first as mentioned above, then I’ll dry my face and apply again, but this time I’ll use a warm muslin cloth or just a normal face cloth to remove oil and help to gently exfoliate.
Una Brennan is an UK accomplished facialist and skincare expert. With more than 15 years experience she is known in the beauty world as on of London’s best kept secrets. The SuperFacalist range is one that’s suitable for all skin types and combines natural extracts, high performance scientific ingredients and beautiful aromas to give healthy, youthful and beautiful results.
The whole range of Una Brennan products can be found in Boots here, or in stores.
The Vitamin C Skin Renewal Cleansing Oil is currently on offer in Boots for £7.99 (RRP £10.99).