Lipidol Cleansing Face Oil 125ml, R79.95 (exclusive to Clicks)
What they say: Union Swiss, the makers of Bio-Oil, have launched six new skincare oils under the brand name Lipidol.
The Cleansing Face Oil removes dirt and make-up without stripping the skin’s natural oily layer.
Apply to dry face. Dirt and make-up will bind with the oil. Add a little water and continue massaging. The oil will emulsify to form a watery cream. Rinse off.
What I say: I have been using oil on my hair since I was introduced to Argan oil on a trip to Morocco 8 years ago. Last year I started introducing them to my face care routine, so I was quite excited to try this cleansing oil. As Union Swiss are oil experts, I was excepting great things.
I like the fact that they have done away with cartons – they only last until you get them home, and them you chuck them anyway.
The face oil is light blue in colour and has a feint scent that is described as Rosemary and Niaouli.
I applied and emulsified the oil as indicated and then rinsed my face with warm water. It felt soft, silky, and strangely, not at all ‘oily’. It almost felt like it dissolved and rinsed off well.
My skin felt incredibly clean and moisturised. I tried the old ‘face wipe’ test afterwards to see if there was any residue left, but the wipe came away absolutely clean! The oil lifted all traces of oil, make-up and dirt in one application!
I didn’t try and remove my eye make-up, as I don’t fancy the idea of putting oil on my eyes, and feel that task should be left to products specifically developed for the job.
I love this product, and it’s a new staple in my daily skincare routine.
If you’re keen to try more of the range, there is also Cleansing Body Oil 200ml, After Shower Oil 175ml, Sunscreen Oil SPF20 125ml, After Shave Oil 100ml and Overnight Face Oil 50ml. Each product retails for R79.95 and can be found exclusively at Clicks stores.
ROUGE RATING: 5/5