Dry skin girls and guys rejoice! L’Occitane Shea Butter Cleansing Oil ($22) has arrived and contains a whooping 5% shea oil that keeps your skin moist and pleasantly hydrated while removing all your makeup (even waterproof mascara) easily.
I have dry skin and lately I haven’t been able to use certain oil cleansers as they seem to be drying my skin out terribly so I’ve resorted to removing my makeup with cream based cleansers. Recently, L’Occitane Shea Butter Cleansing Oil passed across my desk and I was ever so delighted I could start using oil cleanser again without the fear of too tight skin!
L’Occitane recently introduced an entire range of new Shea Butter skincare products including a facial moisturizer and this new cleansing oil!
Those adverse to mineral oil will be happy this Shea Butter Cleansing Oil contains none and lucky enough the lack of the ingredient does not effect the texture or consistency of the oil (I sometimes feel the lack of mineral oil sometimes thins out the formula on cleansing oils).
This is scented with a delightfully powder-y shea butter fragrance! It isn’t a loud fragrance but it is there so those a bit sensitive might wish to head into their nearest L’Occitane Boutique for a sniff test prior to a purchase.
This is a nicely textured oil that isn’t too thick nor too thin. It’s a single step cleanser for removing all your makeup easily and effortlessly but of course, can be used in the first step in a double cleanse should you desire. I personally double cleanse and this does a great job removing 99% of my makeup including waterproof mascara although I personally like removing my eye makeup prior to washing my face. But it does deserve mentioning that if you gently massage it around your eyes it’ll easily break down makeup.
People always surprise me when they shy away from cleansing oil as they fear it’ll make them shiny or oily. Yes, the texture does feel oily as you apply it but it rinses clean away and it does NOT leave skin oily or shiny so any skin type can use it. To use it you’ll apply it on your dry face and massage gently to break down makeup. Later apply a little water and the oil will emulsify, turn milky, and break down to rinse clean away taking with it ALL of the makeup, dirt, and grime on your face.
I really enjoy DHC Cleansing Oil as well as a variety of other Japanese and Korean Cleansing Oils. Sadly, my skin has been really dry this winter (as it always is) and for some reason cleansing oil has been very stripping for me and I end up feeling quite tight after use and even flaky so I’ve switched things up and embrace Cerave Hydrating Cleanser to remove my makeup.
I was delighted by the L’Occitane Shea Butter Cleansing Oil. It’s quite hydrating and leaves my skin nicely softened after using it. I never felt tight or dry after rinsing!
So far the L’Occitane Shea Butter Cleansing Oil and a lot of the newer skincare items in the Shea Butter Collection have been quite lovely and I’ve been enjoying exploring them. If you have drier skin I’d highly suggest checking them out!
L’Occitane Shea Butter Cleansing Oil is available now in boutiques or online at usa.loccitane.com.