What: Makeup remover and cleanser.
For: All skin types, particularly dry or sensitive skin.
Review: I’m all about oils these days - oils to cleanse, oils to moisturise, even oils to eat! This cleansing oil by Vapour Organics is a nice addition to my oily routine, as it is brilliant for removing makeup & thoroughly cleansing without stripping skin. Skin nourishing ingredients include camelia oil, jojoba oil, and evening primrose oil, which all work together to gently cleanse skin and leave skin plump & hydrated. It is safe to use on eyes and easily removes waterproof makeup. As with all oil-based cleansers, you will need to remove it with either a muslin cloth (my preference) or cotton pads.
I have previously reviewed and used Planet Eve Organics Cleansing Oil, and would recommend & repurchase both products. The main differences between the two is that the Planet Eve oil feels a little more luxurious to me (thanks to the lovely warm sandalwood scent), but Vapour Organics is probably a little better at removing lots of makeup, including eye makeup.
Clean creds: Made with 95% Certified Organic Ingredients and 5% wildcrafted essential oils, 100% natural, chemical free, cruelty free, gluten free, made with wind power, biodegradable ingredients, inner & outer packaging recyclable.
Verdict: If you haven’t made the switch to a cleansing oil, this is a good one to transition with, as it still gives a thorough deep down clean but delivers all the skin-loving benefits of an oil. An oil is also great if you find that water dries your skin, as you can wipe away excess with a dry cotton pad and skip washing with water altogether.
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*This product was sent to me as a PR sample for my honest review.
Make your own clean version of luxe face oil Rodin Olio Lusso!
I’ve been lusting over Rodin Olio Lusso for months now. And I’m not alone, everyone in the beauty industry seems to be obsessed with it. Into The Gloss* did an interview with Linda Rodin (the creator of Rodin Olio Lusso) last year and she talks about how the oil was created in her home. Inspired by Rodin Olio Lusso’s DIY roots, I had some fun yesterday making my own oil. As Ms. Rodin points out in her interview, you really do get what you pay for, there’s a reason a small bottle of the Rodin Olio Lusso costs $140. Rodin uses top of the line oils and I’m sure it smells amazing too. Below is the super easy recipe I came up with and some things I’ll do differently next time.
All these oils should be available at any well-stocked health food store and are readily available online. I purchased the Grapeseed Oil, Vitamin E Oil and Sweet Almond Oil online from Mountain Rose Herbs.
Sweet Almond Oil
Vitamin E Oil
Almond Extract/Essential Oil for scent
Leaving a small amount of room at the top (about 1/8 of the bottle), fill the bottle with equal parts of Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil and Sweet Almond Oil. Top the bottle off with a small amount of Vitamin E Oil and add Almond Extract for scent. To use wash your face and spread a small amount over a damp face.
Next time I make this, I probably won’t use the Almond Extract. I love the almond scent, but Almond Extract is alcohol based and made the oil emulsify - kind of like salad dressing. The emulsified oil mixture still works and feels great on my face, but wasn’t exactly what I wanted. I ordered some jasmine essential oil online this week and will probably try that or a lavender essential oil to give it a pleasant scent. Certainly there are many other oils you can use and it’s worth experimenting with what works best for your face and reading up on the effect each oil has on the skin.
So I already disliked Emily Weiss from the beauty blog ‘Into the Gloss’ because she is completely gorgeous & devastatingly chic, but now she also has to go and use some fantastic clean beauty products… To see her annoyingly perfect regime, click the picture above.