It was way back (about a year ago), when I first started writing my beauty blog that I discovered the wonders of cleansing oil as part of my skin routine. In fact, despite using it on a regular basis – the DHC cleansing oil that introduced me to the benefits of oil cleansing lasted almost to the end of the year.
So when it ran out recently I felt a bit lost! I knew I wanted to get another to add to my routine. I decided against getting another DHC and decided to try the MAC Cleanse Off Oil, purely because this is easier for me to get my hands on. It cost around £15, which is similar to the cost of the DHC version – but the texture, smell, colour and everything is different.
The texture somehow feels finer (that might sound odd for an oil) but I find that it manages to leak through the small gaps between my fingers when I use it, more so than the DHC oil did. The smell is lovely, a bit fruity, a bit citrus-y.
In other ways, the oil works in just the same as the DHC. You massage in to skin, all over and then add a bit of water – the oil emulsifies – and you rinse off, taking your make-up with it.
My skin instantly feels clean – and if I was being lazy, then this is the only step I would do. But generally, I then move on to the rest of my routine. It does tend to feel a little bit dryer than when I used the DHC oil, but not significantly so – plus my skin is dryer than usual at this time of year.
My overall opinion of the MAC Cleanse Off Oil is very positive. It works – my favorite thing is that it manages to remove my eye make-up, mascara and all. I have found that for the past couple of weeks since I added this one in to the routine, I have barely needed any eye make-up remover. Just to remove the last bit of smudge.
I would definitely buy this again.
** The Small Print**
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