Trader Joe Cleansing Oil ($7.99) was one of those, “I just need one thing from Trader Joe’s! I’m in and I’m out!” purchases. Don’t sit there acting like you never told yourself that you’d stop at Target, Trader Joe’s, or Whole Foods with the intention of buying something like milk and coming out with bags and bags and bags of $h1t! Because that’s their evil intention! They want to suck you in the vortex and create a buying frenzy as you pass the many, many cheese wheels and bags of bacon and white cheddar popcorn. By the way, I’m safe from their cheese section because I don’t eat cheese unless it’s melted! Hi, welcome to my weird world! I also can’t eat foods that touch each other! My salad has to be separated from my steak and veggies thanks very much! My dad makes fun of me and says I have compartments in my stomach so foods won’t touch.
Anyway, if you want good food and you want really brilliant indie beauty brands I’d say go to Whole Foods. If you want cheap but yummy food and maybe a cool hand wash or shampoo you go to Trader’s Joe. But lately, Trader Joe’s is trying to break on through to the other side with a slew of interesting beauty and skincare picks like, get this, micellar makeup cleansing wipes. Trader Joe, you devil you! Whole Foods wins hands down in the beauty department. They have like three aisles of skincare, makeup, and fragrance to choose from. Many of those offerings are from brands you probably never heard of. It’s a whole new world of beauty up in Whole Foods so, along with your $20 baguette you can also pick up a really brilliant new perfume or cleansing balm like Trilogy Make-Up Be Gone Cleansing Balm. But Trader Joe is getting there….! I see there little section of beauty expanding lately!
Honestly, I have no idea if the Trader Joe’s Facial Cleansing Oil is new or really old but my store never had it until recently so, let’s just say it’s new for me.
As I said, Trader Joe Facial Cleansing Oil was one of many “I only need one thing!” purchases. I stopped in for some Fage and I came out with cleansing oil and a ton of other stuff I didn’t need! Be warned though, these are a mess. There were tons of bottles and all of them were greasy as hell. I guess people pumped them? Who knows! But it was kind of a gross shopping experience and I had to go home and rinse my bottle off.
This little guy is $7.99 for a 4 oz bottle and was created with Argan and Coconut Oils. It doesn’t contain mineral oil and a quick glance at the back shows a lot of good oils are in the mix here. As with any cleansing oil you’ll use this on a dry face! Just pump a few squirts out and massage it on your face. The texture is very thin, light, and runny with a very subtle fresh scent. This isn’t a traditional cleansing oil that emulsifies (goes milky) when water is added. It breaks down but doesn’t quite emulsify which results in it leaving a little bit of a film on your face after rinsing. I didn’t mind the film but it’s one reason I think people won’t love it. A quick swipe with micellar water removes any excess so, I had no problems at all.
The formula did well removing my makeup plus it did not, I repeat, it did not leave me feeling tight or too dry. The formula left my skin soft and smooth. I think dry skin users will be pleased with it but I think maybe oil skin users won’t love it!
All in all, a good buy! I’d definitely repurchase it. Well done Trader Joe! Looking forward to seeing more beauty goods from you!
Have you tried Trader Joe Facial Cleansing Oil?