As someone with oily skin, I am quite terrified of cleansing oils or balms. But as a beauty enthusiast who spends hundreds of hours a week on the internet reading beauty blogs and watching product review videos, I can’t help myself from feeling curious. When gurus are talking about muslin cloths, skin as soft as a baby’s bottom, and all that jazz, I go, “Da fuq did she say?! I want what she’s having.”
Of course, I didn’t even let myself go near cleansing oils and balms then. My n00b self thought I can’t add more oil to an already oily surface. And after over a year of erase-and-rewind with cleansing oils/balms, Lady Luck presented an opportunity for me to experience it in the form of Philosophy Purity Made Simple Mineral Oil-Free Cleansing Oil*.
Purity Made Simple Mineral Oil-Free Cleansing Oil claims to comfortably cleanse, nurture skin, and provide superior makeup removal. It also promises to deep cleanse using natural oils that can dissolve dirt, oil, and impurities.
Philosophy packaging is always on point, at least for me. It’s simple and easy on the eyes. I’m not fond of reading ingredients and PR verbiage on the packaging of products with the exception of Philosophy because look at that beauty. It makes me feel good on the inside.
So, I’ve been using this oil cleanser day and night for over two weeks and I made sure I apply my regular skin care and makeup every morning so I have something to cleanse later in the day.
It is a bit runny, definitely thinner than most cleansing oils in the market which I like because it’s easier for me to control how much product I am using and distributing on my face. It has a slight floral and olive oil(ish) scent but it doesn’t stay on long after you’re done washing your face.
What you do is apply a tiny bit of Purity Made Simple Mineral Oil-Free Cleansing Oil on your dry face and gently massage it on to break down the makeup. I’ve tried this on my eyes with waterproof liners and mascaras that are known to be colossal pains in the butt to remove (ahem, Benefit They’re Real) and it did not disappoint. It didn’t sting my eyes or gave me underwater vision. The best part? You don’t need muslin cloths. You just rinse your face with water.
To non-believers, here is a cotton pad with a small amount of Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution that I swiped on my entire face after I washed with Purity Made Simple Mineral Oil-Free Oil Cleanser and rinsed with water. You can barely see anything there.
As for the skin care claims, it did not break me out or gave me weird rashes. Usually scented products make me itch but this did not. My skin feels clean, soft, and moisturized after washing.
The bottomline is: I love Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple Mineral Oil-Free Oil Cleanser. I think it is a great introduction to cleansing oils, if you are really keen on getting your oil/balm on. Will I repurchase? I think we already know I will.
If you are looking into getting this, I have a discount code for 15% off on all first time orders made before April 30th at Luxola. Just use BLX-ZAPANTA at checkout. :)
Please be reminded that the offer is not valid on non-discountable brands such as the following:
Dercos by Vichy
Dr. Wu Clinical Skincare
*PR Sample. I was not compensated for this review. This post contains affiliate links.