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UNDER HYPED: Boscia Makeup-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil

Organic and natural skincare is often overlooked and believed to be not as effective as normal, commercial skincare. Boscia is one of my favourite skincare brands and their Makeup Breakup Cleansing oil doesn’t get enough hype. This is an amazing cleansing oil; it isn’t too oily or greasy, it doesn’t cause breakouts, it removes all traces of makeup and it lathers into a lovely milky texture after having water massaged over it. The disappointing side? This cleansing oil isn’t great for removing eye makeup/being used with an eye makeup remover, it often makes my vision quite blurry, other than that it is a fantastic cleansing oil as quite possibly the best I’ve tried.

EVERYTHING OIL

Our non-comedogenic cleansing and moisturizing oil.

Developed as a cleanser/moisturizer double threat, our EVERYTHING OIL is aptly named. Great for all skin types, this versatile blend of organic oils deeply cleanses the skin, dissolving makeup and debris with out stripping your natural moisture barrier. Use with our PULL Cloth to enjoy the clear, radiant skin you deserve.

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AHA a Day Keeps The Flakes Away!

AHA a Day Keeps The Flakes Away!

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Hey guys! It’s been super cold lately and my skin gets so dry and flakey ever time I go outside. Winter is my worst enemy because I already have dry skin and then on top of that heating and cold dry wind messes up my whole skin balance. So these days I’ve been using a AHA cleaning oil to wash my face at night. This cleaning oil is a from a Japanese cosmetics brand called BCL. Now I’ll say from…

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[Review] The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Light Oil

Currently in love with this cleansing oil from The Face Shop. I’ve always had a tough time removing makeup at night, especially waterproof eyeliner and mascara. This works better than all the western brands of eye makeup removers that I’ve ever tried! Never going back to those again, and definitely sticking with the Korean “double cleanse technique”. If you don’t know what the double cleanse technique is, I’ve explained it briefly in my skincare routine post. On Amazon, this sells for $10.19, and eligible for prime shipping!

Each morning and night, I use about 2 pumps of the cleansing oil and message it over my face for around 30 seconds. I’ve read in several places that leaving the oil on for any longer may cause breakouts or damage capillaries, so be cautious of that when using. I’ve been using this product for almost 2 weeks now and it hasn’t caused any breakouts so far! Once I add warm water, the oil emulsifies, turning it into a milky liquid and allowing me to wash it off without a oil film residue. 

One interesting thing about oil cleansers is it can unclog sebaceous filaments in your nose, especially if used after showering when your pores are larger. Yeah, those little dots all over the nose area that look like blackheads? They’re actually sebaceous filaments, which when squeezed comes out as stringy white gunk. When an oil cleanser washes these sebaceous filaments out, these little grits will appear all over my hands. It’s one of those gross but oddly gratifying moments. 

Pros: 

  • Removes tough makeup
  • Unclogs gunk in pores
  • Small amount is needed for each use
  • Skin feels and looks awesome afterwards
  • Good packaging - has stopper on pump to prevent from leaking

Cons: 

  • May cause breakouts
  • Shouldn’t be used alone - highly recommended to follow with foaming cleanser

My rating: 5/5 stars

I will definitely consider repurchasing this again. However, since I am new to oil cleansers, I am also open to trying other brands out as well. The Face Shop cleansing oil is definitely an effective one though, and that’s adequate enough for me!

Fel’s Pointless Cosmetics Chat

Today’s Topic: Oil Cleansers

A two step cleaning process for makeup is pretty norm now from what I understand. Based of research, what I’ve generally found is that it’s much easier to have one cleanser that’s super gentle and oil based to remove makeup and another to do the rest of the cleaning after. Cleansers that claim to do both can miss makeup or be too harsh for the skin.

In general, I super love oil/cream (the more solid form) cleansers. They’re very gentle, you apply them on dry skin and can either tissue them off or rinse–so you can use them different ways depending on how tired you are at night. 

Oil cleansers are the very first step of my nightly routine; I have two different ones I’m going to review/discuss today.

Skinfood’s Black Sugar Deep Cleansing Cream [left] and Skinfood’s Egg White Pore Cleansing Oil [right]

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New Product Launches From Organic Bath Co

New Product Launches From @OrganicBath #organic #beauty http://twitpic.com/e5qp3h

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Organic Bath Co has recently released some new products and I just wanted to briefly introduce you guys to them. These are not actual product reviews, because the two oils will take some time because they are skin care products.

SubLime Organic Body Scrub, $27

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This 100% organicscrub combines coconuts, sugar and lime. You cant drink it, but you sure can exfoliate your body with it! The review…

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SCRUFF BEARD & FACE OIL

Our conditioning oil for beards of all shapes and sizes.

SCRUFF is all your beard needs to stay healthy and hirsute- plus, it’s great for the rest of your face, too. SCRUFF softens and conditions your beard and the skin beneath, soothes razor burn, and combats ingrown hairs, while our exclusive blend of essential oils will keep you smelling woodsy and wild, yet sophisticated. Like a wolverine in a smoking jacket.

Made from 100% Certified Organic Oils: Sweet almond oil, argan oil, sandalwood essential oil, vetiver essential oil, & sage essential oil.

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Banila Co. Clean It Zero (Pink) & Clean It Zero Purity (Green)

This is a sherbert style cleanser, it goes on as a solid balm and melts into an oily consistency that easily removes makeup. It’s very gentle, I have very sensitive skin and have not had a reaction of any kind to either one. Very much recommended, I will be buying this again.

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banila co. Clean it Zero

There’s nothing written in English on the box. This product is an oil cleanser, but not in a liquid form, it has more of a buttery texture. It is meant to remove make up and clean the skin gently.

The tub is made of glass-looking plastic. There’s another lid inside, with a scoop, which is quite convenient. The oil seems at first more like butter, but it melts when it touches the skin. After rinsing it with water, it leaves the skin looking clean, fresh and silky, but not dry at all. I absolutely love it, and I will repurchase it !

The tub contains 100mL of product. I bought it for 17.32$ on RoseRoseShop during the end of the year sale. There are other versions of this product, like the Purifying one or the Radiance one, which I look forward to try out !

Dermalogica PreCleanse and Its Much Cheaper Dupe Options
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As a complete double cleanse fanatic, Dermalogica’s PreCleanse with emulsifying oils to remove makeup and SPF sounds like heaven. I slather myself in sunscreen, layer on mascara, and line my eyes with budge-proof black eyeliner (still lovin’ Morphe Gel Liner) nearly everyday so a makeup melting first cleanse is a must for me.

The PreCleanse oil is a silky (due to triglycerides in the formula) blend of vitamin E, apricot kernel oil, rice bran, Borage seed oil, Kukui nut oil, and sunflower seed oil among a few others like lavender and grapefruit. Like all Dermalogica products, it is free of synthetic fragrances or dyes.
Once you apply water to your face the oil morphs into a creamy emulsion that gently washes away leaving soft, non-irritated skin that is ready to be cleaned by your regular cleanser.
My only gripe with Dermalogica’s PreCleanse is the price. $38 for 5.1 fluid ounces of what is essentially a blend of oils available at Whole Foods or iHerb seems a bit steep. My beloved Sweet Almond Oil does the exact same thing for a fraction of the price. 
To create a DIY dupe of the PreCleanse throw together a tiny bottle of food grade apricot kernel oil, coconut oil (if your skin tolerates it, mine does not), jojoba oil, sunflower oil, and a few drops of lavender or tea tree oil for a nice scent and voila! a much cheaper version of Dermalogica’s PreCleanse. Just be aware that the PreCleanse has specifically been formulated to be shelf-stable. Your oil concoction may not be. 
I may not buy the PreCleanse for myself but I wouldn’t be too disappointed if I found it under my Christmas tree. If your budget allows for it, the PreCleanse works like a dream but if you’re looking for a place to penny-pinch feel free to throw this product off your “must-need” list. 


5 reasons why you should you use an oil cleanser every day
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5 reasons why you should you use an oil cleanser every day

There are so many reasons why multitasking, multi-talented oil cleansers should be a daily staple in your skincare routine, but we’d be here forever if we named every single one of the incredible benefits! Instead, we’ve mapped out 5 key reasons why you need to start incorporating these silky-smooth elixirs into your grooming regime:

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Oil Cleanser: Muji Cleansing Oil for Sensitive Skin

I learnt about this makeup oil cleanser from an online beauty forum. I’m so glad I stalk forums!

Muji is a famous Japanese brand for it’s minimalist and practical household products. So I wasn’t too sure about their beauty line but I decided to try out their cleanser anyway and have never looked back since!

They have the Sensitive skin version (grey label) and the normal skin version (green/red label). The sensitive version has olive oil as its first ingredient, so the texture is slightly thicker than the normal version. Personally, I prefer the sensitive version, just because I like olive oil. But I’ve tried both versions and both work perfectly fine for me. The normal version stings my eye a bit but they both cleanse brilliantly. Waterproof makeup, mascara, whatever. Just be generous with the amount you use especially if you’re wearing thick or waterproof makeup. As with other oil cleansers, ensure you have dry hands and a dry makeup face.

This is what I usually do:

1. Wash my hands and dry them thoroughly with a clean towel.

2. Pour a generous amount of oil cleanser into the palm of my hand.

3. Gently cleanse my makeup off my face with my hands and fingers

4. Rinse off oil cleanser. VOILA!

If I’m in the shower, I usually follow with a double cleanse. So I proceed to use my normal cleanser after that. 

But if I’m not in the shower, I just leave it at that. My skin does not feel tight after washing with the oil cleanser. 

Price-wise, reasonable for a cleanser which does a fantastic job. Both sensitive and normal versions have the same price. They come in various sizes, big, medium, travel-sized bottles to suit your needs.

Cruelty-free? I’m not sure whether the product has been tested on animals but Muji has a history of selling shark-fin soup. So although the company claims to be an eco-friendly company, I don’t understand how you can be eco-friendly while destroying the marine ecosystem.

Price: SGD 16.90 for 200ml / USD16.50 for 6.76 fl oz

Pros: Excellent cleanser, reasonably priced. 

Cons: Company has history of cruelty towards animals

Hit me up if you know about cruelty-free alternatives!

BLOOM REGENERATIVE FACIAL OIL

Our exclusive blend of healing, antioxidant-rich oils.

To age is to live—don’t fight it, love it. The smoothest, healthiest, most radiant version of your skin begins with BLOOM, our luxurious blend of high-end regenerative oils. BLOOM helps combat acne and inflammation, tone and nourish dry and damaged skin, soften stretch marks and scars, and brighten dullness and dark circles.

Shu Uemura Ultime8 Oil Cleanser Review I feel like I have spelled more than one thing wrong in that title. Aside from that, I get the hype behind this product now. I must admit, I’m not always the first to jump on the beauty bandwagon. I’m wary of things that seem too trendy or overpriced, and, at first glance, that exactly what this product appears to be.  However, this product is by no means new. It first appeared on the market in 1967 and has gained a cult-like following since. In recent years, the oil cleansing method gained considerable steam, and, after much wary speculation by people fighting problem skin, the fact that oil removes oil became well known, oil cleansers became the skincare product to have. Cleansing oil works to emulsify the excess oil off the skin, leaving enough natural oil so that skin does not have to produce more oil to compensate. 

For two weeks I used the Ultime8 cleansing oil every day, once a day. I have to say, I am a fan. For one, its an excellent makeup remover. My skin feels so clean after using it. There is no residue left behind which was probably my main concern. Not to worry though, there is no trace of oil left once its rinsed off. It doesn’t foam up but it does turn slightly milky  when you rub it on your skin. I found that after my face felt and looked smooth. My skin tone looked good and I wasn’t as red and flakey as I normally am after cleansing my face. I also found that it cleared up a small breakout I was having remarkably quick. I’m not going to claim that this is my holy grail acne clearing product because I don’t have severe or regular breakouts but on the few tiny, non-inflamed pimples I had. 

I have had an increasingly hard time, however, finding out what, “8 exquisite oils from botanical origin,” are actually used in the Ultime8 cleanser which I find kind of odd. I checked numerous websites, blogs, and reviews and found almost nothing. I’m going to do more inquiring and see what I can find, but whatever’s in there works! The only fly in the oil is the price. This, for a full sized bottle, retails at $98 CAD. I only received a small sample of this in my November Topbox. A little does go a long way so it should last me for a bit. I would love to purchase a full sized bottle and maybe try out the other oil cleansers that Shu Uemura offers but it will take some serious consideration. As well as probably lots of budgeting. Check out the Shu Uemura website below and check out the full range of cleansing oils.

I’d just like to acknowledge the fact that compared to a year ago my skin is completely clear. This time last year, up until maybe December?, I had really bad cystic acne all along my jaw line. I know it was because of my diet, but not exactly sure what foods caused the acne. 

I also started using an oil cleanser, and Y’ALL. I always had really bad acne as a teenager and I tried all the things short of prescription drugs- proactiv, witch hazel, toothpaste, all of the face washes, but nothing really helped. I realized I have really sensitive skin and am most likely allergic to all of those really strong acne face washes. BUT THIS OIL CLEANSER. So, I was always under the impression that i don’t want to put oil on my face, but turns out there are lots of different kinds of oil and some are really good for your skin. Or at least they’ve been really good for mine!