I bought a bottle of ZA Deep Cleansing Oil, as I’d read so many good reviews about it, and lots of ladies were raving about it on a beauty forum that I’m part of, so I just had to see what all the hype was about.
I’ve tried a few different cleansing oils in the past, from The Oil Cleansing Method (where I mixed my own oil cleanser at home), to store bought pre-mixed oil cleaners like Lipidol Facial Cleansing Oil, The Body Shop’s Silky Camomile Cleansing Oil and Dermalogica’s PreCleanse.
ZA Deep Cleansing Oil is packaged in a 100ml pump bottle that is easy to use in the shower. I find that two pumps is sufficient to remove everyday make-up, but if I’m wearing a full face of make-up with lots of long-wear products, three pumps is better. It effectively removes stubborn eyeliner, long-stay lipstick and long-wear makeup, as well as helps to lift impurities and unblock pores. It does need to be massaged onto dry skin before being emulsified with a little bit of water.
It does emulsify when water is added, but I find that it doesn’t bubble or foam, maybe its because we are on tank water and are not on a municipal line. I don’t know if the water quality or added chemicals in municipal water would affect how the product emulsifies.
I found the consistency of ZA Deep Cleansing Oil to be very watery and liquid. All the other cleansing oils that I’ve used have had more of an oily consistency, whereas this one is quite thin and liquid when it comes out the pump, and it is described on the bottle as being a “watery oil”. Overall, it emulsifies well and rinses away easily, but does leave a very slight oily residue on the shower floor but it’s not nearly as bad as the residue from The Body Shop’s Camomile one.
I definitely prefer ZA Deep Cleansing Oil one to The Body Shop’s Camomile Cleansing Oil, but I still feel that Lipidol Cleansing Face Oil is my favourite oil cleanser.
ZA Deep Cleansing Oil is available from Farmers, selected pharmacies and online.