Palmer’s Skin Therapy Cleansing Oil Face ($9.99) is one of the best cleansing oils I’ve ever tried! I took time tracking down Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Cleansing Oil Face in stores but was finally able to get my hands on some at Walgreens recently and I’m even happier to review it for you today because I’m loving this stuff and I have a funny feeling you will too!
Palmer’s Skin Therapy Cleansing Oil Face comes housed in a 6.5 oz bottle and will set you back $10 bucks. It’s been readily available on a variety of online sites but I didn’t want to pay shipping on it so, I’ve patiently waited for it to pop up in stores. Finally, about two weeks ago, my local Walgreens got it in stock and I literally jogged through the aisles with it held above my hand like the Olympic Torch.
Cleansing Oils have become increasingly popular in the US drugstore world but I have found myself for wishing for even more variety. But not now, I have a feeling that I won’t need to buy another cleansing oil for a while because this formula is a keeper and will likely play a major role in my skincare routine.
This is a mineral oil-free formula that apparently contains cocoa butter and vitamin C to brighten skin. I wouldn’t say it brightened my skin but it did a damn fine job removing my makeup.
This works like any standard cleansing oil! Simply apply it to a dry face, massage it on, and add a little water to emulsify the formula. You’ll find it goes milky once water is applied, at this point you can rinse it clean away. Some people are scared of cleansing oils as they fear they’ll make skin greasy, oily, or shiny. But that’s not the case at all! They rinse clean off without leaving skin greasy. Palmer’s formula in particular washes completely away and doesn’t leave a film on skin. It emulsifies very easily and breaks down makeup beautifully for squeaky clean skin. Typically, after using a new cleansing oil I test out how well it cleaned my face by drying off and applying micellar water to a cotton pad and wiping it across my face. If traces of makeup are left behind you know your cleansing oil isn’t exactly getting it all off and in this case you’ll want to fall into a double cleanse routine. I did this test with the Palmer’s formula and it didn’t leave a trace of makeup or dirt on my face! The cotton pad came back completely free of makeup!
The formula is a lighter, thinner oil but that doesn’t make it any less effective cleaning skin. The reason I liked it so much? It didn’t leave my skin dry or tight after use. So, so, so many cleansers leave my skin very tight and dry after I use them but this formula didn’t feel like it stripped my skin at all and it left me smooth and soft!
This does have a rose fragrance which I found very pleasant, don’t worry Happy Bath Day users it is nothing like that scent. It’s almost a sweet rose fragrance which I thought was very nice although it won’t be for everyone which is why I mentioned it.
Palmer’s Skin Therapy Cleansing Oil is excellent! I need to head back to Walgreens and purchase more as soon as possible! This is definitely Muse Approved!