I wouldn’t go so far as to call myself a cleansing oil connoisseur, but I’ve been a fan of them for a little while now and have tried far more than my fair share in the quest for perfection. The beauty of a cleansing oil, for lazy girls like me, is that they offer a perfectly quick solution to makeup removal AND cleansing. In theory. In reality, I often feel as though I need to cleanse with another product once I’ve removed my makeup with the cleansing oil. It’s not how they’re supposed to work – but I find that many others feel the same way, advocating the double cleanse method.
Douvall’s All-in-one Argan Oil Cleanser is a 100% natural and 71.9% organic cleanser, enriched with almond, safflower seed and grapeseed oil as well as the all important Argan Oil from which the cleanser derives its name. In-fact, a glance at the ingredient’s list reveals that Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil is indeed at the top of the bill, reassuring.
I’ve been enjoying trying out this 20ml travel-size sample of the Oil Cleanser over the last couple of weeks, you only need a tiny amount to melt away your makeup so even just a small amount lasts a significant while. The oil is thinly-textured but sufficiently viscous enough to provide some great oily massage on the skin. My favourite thing about the Douvall’s All-in-one Argan Oil Cleanser is the scent – some oil cleansers stink, even the really posh eones. In general, I’ve found that the more “organic” the brand, the better the scent that’s derived from some of the natural oils. The Douvall’s cleanser is an absolute citrus dream, tsharing top position for the best I’ve ever used in terms of scent (Nude Skincare’s is the other one). It’s uplifting and really encourages me to linger with the oil on my face whilst I massage it into my skin, not a bad thing.
It doesn’t emulsify very well, so be prepared with your basin of warm water and make sure that you rinse completely – it will take a few passes until your skin feels oil-free. It doesn’t leave my face feeling tight though I still need to moisturise afterward. A lovely, pampering treat for a mundane daily task.
Douvall’s All-in-one Argan Oil Cleanser is priced at £28.00 for 150ml and is available to buy online at The Urban Retreat Beautique.