Burt’s Bees Cleansing Oil ($15.99) is a new mineral oil free facial cleansing oil with both coconut and argan oils that removes makeup, dirt, and oil.
Burt’s Bees Cleansing Oil is one of a few new cleansing oils you’ll see launching this Fall at drugstores and I, for one, couldn’t be more excited. Although we have a few drugstore cleansing oils like Garnier Clean Nourishing Cleansing Oil, there’s still a rather big gap in both the budget and high end skincare world where cleansing oils are concerned. I like that we’re starting to see more and more budget options available and I feel like Korean and Japanese skincare are part of the reason for that change as they have been heavily influencing both our makeup and skincare options here in the US lately!
Let’s take a look at Burt’s Bees Cleansing Oil!
Burt’s Bees Cleansing Oil is available in a 6 oz plastic bottle for $15.99. A quick glance at the ingredients revealed this is in fact not a mineral oil based formula which for some will be quite a relief.
This particular formula was formulated with normal and dry skin in mind however, if you have oily skin I think it should work fine for you as well. People are sometimes reluctant to use cleansing oils because they fear it’ll make their skin shiny or greasy but that’s an unfounded fear because cleansing oils break up and rinse clean away without leaving residue or greasiness behind.
Burt Bee’s does a very good job with this formula. It’s a nice hydrating oil cleansing that has a strong earthy, herbal fragrance. Apparently the fragrance is “natural” but it is worth mentioning for those sensitive to fragrance in their skincare. I find the texture thick yet runny. To use it, simply massage on your dry face full of makeup! Apply a little water to break it up and emulsify the oil now you can rinse. Typically cleansing oils go milky and break down when water is added but this doesn’t really turn milky it does however, rinse clean away without leaving a film or oily residue behind. It does cause major trippy cloudy vision so just a warning! Not to worry as some cool water will rinse it completely away.
This rinses makeup away very well! I didn’t really try it on waterproof mascara and eye makeup as I tend to remove my eye makeup with an eye makeup remover prior to washing my face but all my other makeup including blush, bb cream, etc removed easily with this oil! I used a little micellar water after to determine how well this cleanses and my cotton pad came away clean!
My face didn’t feel dry or tight after use either which is a plus as lately many cleansing oils formulas aren’t quite working for me and I end up feeling quite dry after use. This is obviously not stripping moisture from my face as I feel very soft and lightly hydrated after!
All in all in Burt Bee’s first attempt at creating an affordable cleansing oil is a win! This formula is excellent and does a great job removing makeup without drying out skin plus the lack of mineral oil will please a good deal of users!
You can grab Burt’s Bees Cleansing Oil now at Ulta.com or check your local drugstores to see if they have it in stock!