Neutrogena Ultra Light Cleansing Oil ($8.99) is one of a few new drugstore cleansing oils headed our way this Summer/Fall 2015. Cleansing oils are sadly lacking at the drugstores here in the US so it sure is nice more and more brands launching their own budget friendly versions.
Neutrogena Ultra Light Cleansing Oil is a one step cleanser that removes makeup easily without leaving a greasy, oily residue behind.
Let’s take a look!
Neutrogena Ultra Light Cleansing Oil is marketed as being formulated with a blend of natural oils but unfortunately I see mineral oil as the first ingredient. I personally don’t have issues with mineral oils myself but many people do so this deserves mentioning. Many cleansing oils have a mineral oil base so this isn’t uncommon but if you’re look for something more natural Burt’s Bees new Cleansing Oil does not contain mineral oil.
Neutrogena Ultra Light Cleansing Oil is quite nice stuff but personally I’ll likely have to stick to using it in the Summer because I can see it isn’t a formula that will agree with my drier skin. After using it my skin felt a little tight so I know in the Winter when I’m even drier it likely won’t be a product I want to use.
On that note, I will say, I liked the formula. It’s a nice thick cleansing oil that emulsifies quickly and breaks down makeup easily! Simply apply it on a dry face full of makeup, massage in, add a little water to break it down (it’ll go milky), and now rinse! Done! It removes makeup quickly and easily. Those who never tried a cleansing oil are likely a little wary of the formula as they fear it’ll make their skin oily or shiny but it rinses clean away without leaving behind a film or an oily residue. It’s ideal for all skin types including oily ones!
This does have a sour apple candy like fragrance or at least that’s what I felt it smelled like. It isn’t too strong but it is worth mentioning for those sensitive to fragrance in their skincare.
As I mentioned above it doesn’t quite work out well for me because it left me a bit tight after use. Right now, in the Summer, it should be fine but come Winter it might be one I avoid so just a warning for those dry skinned girls and guys out there.
Neutrogena Ultra Light Cleansing Oil is available now at Ulta.com and should be popping into drugstores soon!