Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Cleansing Oils For Oily Skin? Re:cipe Rose Petal Cleansing Oil Review!


Hello, my loves! Today, I am excited to be bringing you a review of the Re:cipe rose petal cleansing oil (£23, Feelunique). This was actually my first time using oil as a cleanser – it always felt quite counter-intuitive for me to do so, especially since my skin is already very oily. However, after reading lots of positive reviews from fellow bloggers, I decided to give it a shot. Of course, I am by no means a skincare expert, but I wanted to share with you my experience with this Korean oil cleanser (not sponsored, by the way!) – it was definitely an unexpected one! Hope you enjoy. x

This rose petal cleansing oil comes in a 200ml bottle, and, as much as I don’t typically care about skincare packaging – it looks absolutely gorgeous. The oil contains real, floating flower petals, and whilst I’m not sure whether that actually makes a difference, it sure makes it look extra pretty! Re:cipe claim that this oil removes dead skin cells whilst applying moisture to your skin, refreshing and revitalising it with essential oils. Here’s the full list of ingredients:

Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Glycine Soja Oil, Carrot, Beta Carotene, Water, Butylene Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii Extract, Fragrance, Rose, Rose

I am of course no expert on skincare ingredients, but I couldn’t see anything on here that could end up causing a reaction with my skin. The oil is free from alcohol (my number one enemy when it comes to skincare!), mineral or animal oils, artificial colouring and parabens. It contains mostly rose, macadamia seed, jojoba and olive oils.

I first tested this on a face full of makeup, which included waterproof mascara and the Double Wear foundation by Estee Lauder (which is notorious for heavy coverage, strong staying power and clogged pores!). I was very surprised by how easily this oil removed every last bit of my makeup – and that’s without any rubbing and scrubbing. I used a few pumps on a large cotton pad, and the whole process was completely effortless and actually pleasant (this stuff smells amazing). I would say that, to my surprise, this oil ended up being more effective at removing makeup than my usual go-to micellar water by Garnier (which is great, but always takes more work with waterproof makeup). It also didn’t leave my skin feeling greasy, which is definitely something that kept me off trying cleansing oils for the longest time. It actually left my skin feeling very clean, soothed and refreshed; with a delicate rose fragrance that’s lovely, but doesn’t linger on the skin for too long once applied. It’s a great balance of deep-cleansing and moisturising, soothing properties, which was definitely a lovely surprise. 
Overall, I am absolutely in love with this Re:cipe cleansing oil, and it’s now become an essential part of my daily skincare routine. It’s great at cleansing away any impurities, without stripping away and irritating the skin. I use it in the evening to take off my makeup, and also in the morning just to freshen up and soothe the skin. The only downside is that I find myself using quite a lot of product it one go (about five pumps per application), so I expect to run out sooner rather than later! It could be because I use a cotton pad to apply it, which probably isn’t the most efficient way (but the easiest for me, and I’m lazy!). 

And honestly, loves – even if you’re an oily skin like me, don’t let that put you off trying cleansing oils. I probably have the oiliest face in the blogosphere, and this stuff still works wonders for me. I’m glad to finally have given cleansing oils a shot, and now I can see why so many of my fellow bloggers rave about them. I think this Re:cipe one is great if you’re just getting started (especially if you have sensitive skin and are worried about irritation), and I’d wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone. An honest 9/10 from me!

Do you use cleansing oils? What are your favourites? 
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