REVIEW: ORIGINS Clean Energy™ Gentle Cleansing Oil


What is this Product? (What it claims)
ORIGINS Clean Energy™ Gentle Cleansing Oil
A healthier looking future for skin begins here. This lightweight, high-tech, hybrid formula with non-comedogenic, Olive, Sunflower, Sesame and Safflower Oils removes dirt, makeup and pollutants with high efficiency. Kukui Nut and Macadamia help protect precious natural moisture resources. Vitamin E helps reduce effects of environmental hazards such as irritation that can threaten the comfort of skin. Skin breathes freely. And the energizing aroma of Grapefruit, Orange and Lemon renew your spirits.



Directions of Use
Gently massage onto dry skin with fingertips. Add warm water to transform oil to milky lotion. Rinse off or remove with a cleansing cloth.

Main Ingredients
Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Peg-25 Glyceryl Trioleate, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Sweet Orange) Peel Oil, Lavandula Hybrida (Lavandin) Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Cedrus Atlantica (Cedarwood) Bark Oil, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Fusanus Spicatus (Australian Sandalwood) Wood Oil, Amyris Balsamifera (Sandalwood) Bark Oil, Linalool, Limonene, Sorbitan Trioleate, Tocopheryl Acetate

Price:
This cleanser retails for $22 CAD and $18USD.
You can find it at the Origin counters at The Bay (Yorkdale, Yonge & Bloor, Queen Street).
It can also be purchased online from the Origins website.
USD $19.50 for 6.7 fl. oz./200 ml
Luckily, I got this at the MAC Warehouse sale for $12 CAD + 13% Tax = $13.56 CAD



Review:
I'm a huge lover of cleansing oils, I do swear by them. I have dry/combination skin and overuse of foaming make up removers actually stresses out my skin more because it strips away all my natural oil - over working my skin. Usually people are often skeptical about using oil on their skin but there are actually some oils which are beneficial to us. Here I present another review on cleansing oils. This one is one of the cleansing oils I purchased from the Dec 2010 MAC Warehouse Sale.

The oil is packaged in a clear plastic bottle with a wide-mouth opening. I find that it is
difficult to handle because I have almost zero portion-control. I later poured the product into an empty pump bottle. The oil itself is yellow as you see in photos. The smell is reminds me strongly of olive oil (other did describe this as citrus though), which I later searched up the ingredients, and not surprised, it was one of the ingredients. If I have read the ingredients list correctly, this product is made with natural ingredients. (Please let me know if this is inaccurate)

The consistency is thicker than Fancl Cleansing oil, and much thicker than Kose Cleansing Oil. I actually enjoy thick cleansing oils though because I can slowly massage and spread it. This will allow the makeup to be melted down by the oil. Although the consistency is thicker, it doesn't take a longer time for it to be washed off. In fact, I find that it gets washed off the same time as the Fancl. Kose required more time for me actually. I like to use lukewarm water to remove cleansing oils, and with a sponge too. The oil is washed off without any signs of residue, leaving my skin clean and soft. It didn't strip away my natural oils. (yes, I actually did come across a cleansing oil that left my skin flaking after wash)

For waterproof makeup, it requires a little bit more product but it's not impossible. I do find too much oil around eyes a bit uncomfortable but I'd rather have more product to melt down the mascara than to rub harshly. I must mention this, it didn't irritate my eyes, so that makes me happy.

Overall: ♥♥♥♥♥
Product: 5/5 ♥ Fits with description perfectly
Packaging: 4/5 ♥ Plain, don't like the big opening. On the website, you can buy the Pump for $1 extra
Price: 5/5 ♥ It's cheaper than the Fancl one which is great. It's more pricy than KOSE, but this is made with natural oils. Less chemicals is good :)