Garnier Clean Nourishing Cleaning Oil is one of several new Garnier + Clean Skincare products that have launched in drugstores for Spring 2014 (I picked mine up at Walgreens for $9.99).
I always complain about the lack of Cleansing Oil in US drugstores so this is a welcome product that will be easy to pick up at your local drugstore!
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Garnier Clean Nourishing Cleansing Oil (4.2 oz) is actually recommended for dry skin which surprised me as typically cleansing oils can be used by most all skin types as they rinse clean away. The first thought that enters anyone’s mind who hasn’t tried cleansing oil before is, “Oh that’s going to leave my skin so shiny!” But that’s not the case at all as cleansing oil emulsifies and rinses clean away!
Unfortunately the main ingrident here is mineral oil. Most cleansing oils are mineral oil based however, some folks have sensitive skin or feel like mineral oil breaks them out or clogs there pores, etc…etc…I personally don’t have an issue with the ingredient myself.
I admit when I purchased this I expected it to make my skin tight or dry after use but I was pleasantly surprised it did not. It’s almost as nice as Fancl’s Cleansing Oil in the fact that it has absolutely no effect on my skin at all. It doesn’t hydrate nor does it dry out my skin, it merely whisks away makeup and that’s it. That’s just right for me! It has a soft, floral scent which surprised me as Garnier is legendary for creating very powerfully scented skincare products. Apparently it contains Jojoba and Macadamia Oils to replenish moisture but I didn’t really feel it added any moisture or too any away from my skin.
This is used like any Cleansing Oil formula! I personally remove my eye makeup prior to using cleansing oil. After that step I take about two to three pumps of the oil and massage it on my dry face now I use a little water to emulsify the cleansing oil and I keep massaging around my face. As the cleansing oil emulsifies you’ll notice it’ll go milky. After this step simply rinse! The formula does leave my eyes slightly cloudy after use but most do so this isn’t anything to worry about.
The oil is a thicker yet runny consistency that feels very moisturizing going on but rinses clean away after use. It doesn’t leave a film, stickiness, or oiliness after use. It removes all my makeup beautifully and easily.
Garnier recommends following up with a cream cleanser after. Typically I do a pre-wash with cleansing oil and follow up with a foaming cleanser of some sort but if you’re feeling lazy this does a fairly perfect job of makeup in a flash so no need for a secondary cleanser!
I wouldn’t say this will break down harder to remove waterproof mascara but as I mentioned above I remove my eye makeup prior anyway with an oil based eye makeup remover so don’t rely on it to completely get off eye makeup!
Garnier Clean Nourishing Cleaning Oil is really good. I don’t love the smaller size (4.2 oz) and the bigger price tag ($9.99)….I’d love an 8 oz bottle at this price but overall, the formula is excellent and worked beautifully for me. I’m quite happy about this as I’m sure I’ll still want to buy any and all new Asian Cleansing Oils that release but I love that if I need to restock on cleansing oil I won’t be waiting on airmail anymore! I can simply hop to the drugstore and grab this up! I’ll def be repurchasing in the future.
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