REVIEW: Bobbi Brown Cleansing Oil

What is this Product? (What it claims)
A 2-in-1 formula that gently removes all traces of makeup & cleanses skin while maintaining natural moisture levels. Olive and Jojoba Oils condition skin and leave it feeling soft and supple while Ginger Root Extract soothes and calms the skin.
6.7 fl. oz./ 200 ml
(credits: Bobbi Brown Website)



Directions of Use
Pump a liberal amount into your hands. Gently apply to your dry face, lightly rubbing lashes into the oil to remove eye makeup, then massage your face with wet hands. Rinse with warm water.
(credits: Bobbi Brown Website)

Main Ingredients
Olive and jojoba oils, ginger root

Isoproply Palmitate, Triethylhexanoin, Isodecyl Isononanoate, PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisotearate, Polybutene, Triisostearin, PEG-8 Diisostearate, PEG-12 Diisostearate, Zingiber Offinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender), Bixa Orellana Seed Extract, Pentylene Glycol, Glyderin, Bisabolol, Methyldihydrojasmonate, Glyceryl Laurate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Water\Aqua\Eau

Price
$39 USD on the Bobbi Brown Website
$45 CAD at Holt Renfew Stores

I purchased this at the MAC Warehouse Sale - Dec 2010 for $30 for 2 bottles. See haul here. I remember sales before the December 2010, they were selling for $20 for 2 bottles. Sadly, during the most recent MAC March 2011 Warehouse sale, it was retailing at $25 a bottle so I didn't purchase anymore.


I'm not sure whether I got a defected item, but my bottle had bits of cloudy particle inside. I had to use a black cardboard to shoot this photo to show it clearly in this photo. I don't think it has affected the use of this product though.

Review:
Yay another cleansing oil review! I had a few formspring and comment questions regarding to usage, myths about cleasing oils. I also read a comment about the whole double cleansing method in one of my last cleansing oil review. I will be doing a cleansing oil usage tutorial in the coming weeks. I need to find a place in the house with good lighting first!

So let's start!

On packaging, I love the plain design and white packaging. It simply goes along with all the Bobbi Brown Skincare line. I also really like the Pump and twist-lock detail. I noticed that this pump doesnt pump too much product out. In fact, for me too little. So I use about 3-4 pump for a everyday make up removal.



The texture and consistency of this cleansing oil is by far the thinnest out of all the cleansing oils I have used to date. It is a tiny bit thinner than Kose Softymo White. That being said, it is a little runny when I dot my face with it before circular motion massage. Due to the thin consistency, I don't like to use this to remove my eye make up because my fingers rubs my eyes and it is too harsh. If the cleansing oil is thicker, then that means, there's a thicker layer/distance between my fingers and eyes and it would be more gentle.

Cleaning power of this cleansing oil is great. It got all my make up off. The only thing that I hold back on is whether it can take off waterproof mascaras well. since I avoid rubbing my eyes and eyelashes too much when using this product, I cannot comment too much on its ability to wash off waterproof eye make up. After cleaning with this product, I noticed my skin is soft and not dry or oily. I had no skin irritations to it either.

Finally, the price. This product is pricy compared to all the other cleansing oils I have tried. To be really honest, if it wasn't for the MAC warehouse sale, I probably wouldn't have grabbed this product. Moreover, the price for this item in Canada is almost outragious. After tax, the product is at around $50!

Here is the Travel Size Bobbi Brown Cleansing Oil I picked up at the March 2011 MAC Warehouse Sale for $4 CAD. I think these are super cute!

Overall: ♥♥♥♥
Product: 4/5 ♥ Effective, Removes Make Up well, Too thin for my liking.
Packaging: 5/5 ♥
Price: 4/5 ♥ Overpriced.


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