3 to try: cleansing oils

A decent cleanser is one of the most important parts of a good skincare routine – there’s no point piling on the lotions and potions if you’ve still got a layer of crap on your face, after all. Cleansing oils seem to be a big trend for autumn/winter, with lots of the big brands launching new ones over the past month or two. I love a cleansing oil as they’re generally more gentle to skin and that little bit richer, so work really well throughout the colder months when your skin needs that bit more moisture. I’ve picked out three of my favourites from the recent launches, catering for budget, medium and higher end budgets.

3 to try: new cleansing oils from Caudalie, b and Elizabeth Arden
B. Micellar Cleansing Oil* – B. are such a great brand when it comes to affordable, quality skincare. Their new Micellar Cleansing Oil is really great at removing all traces of makeup without stripping the skin and is a total bargain at just £6.99. It’s packed full of chia seed oil, vitamin e and pomegranate seed oil and like all B. products is vegan and Leaping Bunny certified. This is one of the few cleansers I’ve been happy to use on my eyes (I normally use a separate remover for mascara and liner), although if you use a lot of eye makeup like me I’d recommend a double cleanse. 

Caudalie Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil* – I’ve yet to find a Caudalie product that I don’t like and their new cleansing oil is no exception! This has a very gentle scent to it (it’s almost unperfumed) and uses a mix of sunflower seed oil, sweet almond oil and castor seed oil to get rid of grime and makeup. Use 2-3 pumps, massage into the skin and then emulsify with warm water and rinse off. It doesn’t have an overly oily texture to it, so I think it’d work well with virtually all skin types and it leaves skin feeling super soft, even before you moisturise. £18 100ml

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Replenishing Cleansing Oil* – The Ceramide range has just celebrated its 25th birthday and what better way to mark the occasion than a new cleanser! I love the fact that this comes in a mega bottle, so it will keep you going for months and the formula whips away the dirt of the day in just a few minutes. It feels quite oily (duh) when it goes on, but after being rinsed away I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how soft your skin feels, without any hidden traces of greasiness. £25 200ml

Are you a fan of cleansing oils? Which ones are your favourites?

*PR samples 


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