I love a cleansing oil, I used to be a die-hard foam cleanser fan. Nothing else felt like it made my skin clean enough, but then I tried my first oil cleanser (the one from DHC) and it changed it all. Since then I’ve tried a few different ones, including Shu Uemura, MAC and Dermalogica and now this one from NIP and FAB.
The first thing I noticed about the oil is that the scent is really lovely – it’s light and a little bit citrussy. Feels really refreshing but I haven’t found that it irritates my skin at all. When I say it feels light, it’s a bit hard to describe – but I feel like it has a lighter texture than the other brands I have tried.
I also find that it rinses of really easily – it emulsifies in both cool and warm water and does a decent job of easing off eye make-up, although I usually add some eye make-up remover too get the rest of it off.
Packaging wise, I love the look of it and the style but my major bug bear that really, really annoys me is that this bottle leaks – and when I say leaks, I mean really bad. If you look at the close up of the pump shot above all that glossiness? That’s not just shiny plastic, that’s oil that comes out whenever I use the pump.
There’s a chance that this is just a one of fault of course, and I really hope it is as the leaking issue really spoils an otherwise lovely product. I’d love to take this away when I travel, but I can’t because of the leaking situation! But fingers crossed it’s just a one off fault…
Final thing I wanted to say is if you haven’t tried an oil cleanser, I really suggest you do – whatever your skin type is, I really haven’t found a faster way to thoroughly remove a face of make-up (and London grime).
Nip+Fab is available from Boots and the cleansing oil (£10.16)