I love a good facial cleansing oil. It’s my go-to type of cleanser and I find it makes such a difference to my oily skin, I know that sounds weird but it really does help lessen the amount of oil my skin produces. The Muji Oil Cleanser is my current everyday go to but I recently found myself hankering for something bit more luxurious for my second evening cleanse. I googled best oil cleansers and the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil came up, having tried and liked a range of their products in the past I thought I’d give it a try.
Kiel’s say “our first lightweight essential oil facial cleanser.
How does it work? This all-in-one, non-comedogenic cleansing formula emulsifies with water to become a cleansing milk. This gently, yet effectively helps dissolve difficult-to-remove makeup and impurities – without over-drying. Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Cleansing Oil not only leaves skin fresh and clean, but also balanced, soothed and prepared for optimal night-time replenishment.
What’s more, the facial cleanser is made from an aromatic blend of pure botanical oils: Squalane, a planted-derived lipid with a natural affinity for skin; evening primrose oil, rich in Omega-6 Fatty Acids; and lavender essential oil.
It’s soap-free, sulphate-free and mineral oil-free, so for your one-stop cleanser look no further than Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil.”
If you’re not a fan of essential oils or you have skin sensitive to them, this cleanser isn’t for you. I personally adore the fragrance of lavender and evening primrose oil contained in this, it makes me feel like I’m having a facial every evening! It’s a light oil, less oily than others I’ve tried (like the Una Brannan Vitamin C Cleansing Oil for example) and I particularly like to use it for my second cleanse as it’s about cleaning my skin rather than removing makeup (although it does remove a full face of makeup with very little effort). After using my Muji Oil Cleanser, I apply two pumps of Midnight Recovery to dry skin and massage for about 30 seconds, or more if I need some serious relaxation! I then apply a warm, moist flannel and let the warmth really get the product working, after about 10 seconds I use the flannel to gently remove the oil. If I feel any residue is left I rinse the flannel and repeat. You don’t have to use a flannel, adding water to the face emulsifies the cleanser to a milk but I like to use a flannel for a bit of exfoliation!
I love this cleanser; it’s rich, smells great and most importantly leaves my skin feeling amazingly soft and completely clean without being tight or dry. It’s slotted into my evening routine and I will definitely be repurchasing when this bottle runs out!
Read more about my obsession with Cleansing Oils here
The Cut ~ Cleansing Oils