A full sized 100ml tinted glass bottle of Natural Instinct Skin Refining Cleansing Oil was in a once-off Best Beauty Box Ever that I bought.
Made with six nourishing oils for oily, dry and combination skin, this anti-oxidant natural facial cleansing oil promises to gently cleanse and remove excess sebum and make-up without stripping the skin of all its natural oils.
Natural Instinct Skin Refining Cleansing Oil contains Sweet Almond Oil, Argan Oil, Watermelon Seed Oil, Lemon Peel Oil, Bitter Orange Flower Extract, and Rosemary Leaf Extract. Directions on the bottle say to apply at least two pumps of oil onto dry skin, warming it in your hands before applying. Massage it into the skin to loosen make-up and impurities, before adding a little warm water and turning the oil into a light milky texture, then rinse.
Now, the bottle says that this emulsifies with water, but it does not emulsify completely and leaves the shower floor feeling very slippery when it is used in-shower. I prefer my cleansing oils to emulsify properly and rinse away cleanly, as I don’t always have time to pre-cleanse before stepping into the shower.
Yes, it worked well to remove make-up. Yes, it left my skin feeling soft and not stripped, but I did feel I had to use a foaming cleanser after using this otherwise my natural oily skin just felt too greasy. Would I buy more? No, purely because it didn’t emulsify enough for my liking (I’ve used other brands that emulsify more). Would I recommend it? Yes, its a lovely product, it’s just not right for me.
Natural Instinct products are available from Countdown stores, pharmacies and selected health stores.