I bought a bottle of Palmers Ultra Gentle Facial Cleansing Oil after my favorite cleansing oil, Lipidol Cleansing Face Oil, had been discontinued.
Palmers Ultra Gentle Facial Cleansing Oil is packaged in a generous 192ml pump bottle, which makes it really easy to use (and store) in the shower. When applied to and massaged onto dry skin, it loosens and dissolves make-up and impurities, while maintaining the skin’s natural moisture balance.
A tiny bit of water is then added (I literally just wet my hands and carry on massaging, I don’t actively wet my face), and the oil begins to emulsify while I continue to massage the oil and water combination into my skin. It then rinses away cleanly, leaving my skin soft and cleansed.
I do use a foaming cleanser after using the Palmers Ultra Gentle Facial Cleansing Oil, but that’s just personal preference, as I know on days where I’ve had a full face of make-up on, I need a double cleanse to get rid of any eyeliner and mascara residue that has remained behind. On days where I’ve just had a light make-up application on, the oil cleanser on its own is sufficient, and leaves my skin clean enough.
Palmers Facial Cleansing Oil contains a blend of eight pure oils and botanicals. It has been opthalmologically and dermatologically tested, it is suitable for use on all skin types, including sensitive skin, and is safe to use for removing eye make-up.
The blend of eight pure oils an botanicals includes Soybean Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Apricot Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Cocoa Seed Butter, Argan Oil, Sesame Seed Oil, Jojoba Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Vitamin E, Sunflower Seed Oil, and Vitamin C.
This oil cleanser does not emulsify completely, like Lipidol Facial Oil did. I’m still yet to find the perfect replacement for Lipidol, but this one comes very close. It may leave the shower floor feeling a little oily, but that residue does wash away with a little of the soap lather during the rest of my shower.
Palmers Facial Cleansing Oil is available from Farmers and Kmart.