Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Review: Sephora Collection Supreme Cleansing Oil
After using Josie Maran's Argan Oil for a couple of months as a nighttime moisturizer, I was completely sold on the benefits of skincare oils. Each morning, I was astonished at my amazingly soft and soothed skin, and the fact that the oil (which concerned an oily skinned, break out prone girl like me) didn't break me out at all! Since then, I've been interested in cleansing oils, and since seeing Sephora's cleaninsg oil hit stores a few months back, I've been pretty excited about trying it.
But sad to say, I didn't like this this product and have actually exchanged it for another cleanser. Biggest problem: In my week of using it, this product made me break out bad. And I mean BAD. My skin hasn't been this bad for a longgg time, even worse than when my hormones/stress levels are going crazy. It might be due to my skin-type, so if any of you guys have a similar skin type, I would defintely skip out on this product!
As far as the cleanser actually works, it was pretty decent. It did a good job of getting rid of face makeup, and didn't leave an oily film on my skin. I did notice that afterwards my skin felt soft, and not dried out, unlike some other cleansers. This product didn't perform as well on the eyes, however, especially with waterproof mascara. I found that I had to go back with a separate eye-makeup remover to completely get all my makeup off.
The packaging of the product was also decent - it's not the most fancy looking bottle but for a cleanser, it doesn't really need to be. In comparison to other other cleansing oils, the size was pretty large (6.4 oz) for the relatively small price. The pump on this bottle was kind of strange; it deposited the tiniest amount of product each time. This isn't necessarily good or bad (it might even be great, as it would probably save people from wasting too much), it was just interesting and unexpected.
But overall, the fact that it broke me out (and I'm still recovering from this!) was a HUGE problem, and I can safely say I won't be repurchasing it in the future. If any of you guys are wondering, I exchanged it for Clinique's Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser - I'll let you know how that goes!
Price: $14.00 (w/o tax)
Size: 6.4 oz