L’Occitane Shea Cleansing Oil

What is it?
‘With its silky texture, it efficiently removes impurities and make-up (including waterproof) in a single step.’
An emulsifying cleansing oil.

What’s in it?

Possibly acne/allergy/troubling for some ingredients?


Shea butter


What’s not in it?

mineral oil

parabens etc etc 

Who is it for?

Anyone removing makeup essentially….  

How do you use it?

Eyes closed, massage the oil onto face with dry or wet hands. Add water to transform the oil into a milky lotion then rinse off with fresh water.’


I don’t know what it is with me and emulsifying products but my skin just never feels clean. Ever.

I apply this to dry skin, work it up with massage to remove/loosen makeup, then remove with a hot flannel x 2/3 and repeat if necessary.

What’s good/not so good about it?
This is essentially a good, no fuss, non-mineral-oil containing, cleansing oil that removes all but the most waterproof of eye makeup. It’s a good option for those of you that prefer an oil to a balm, or are not a freak like me and will actually emulsify as it tells you to.
It’s also astonishingly good value at 200ml when you consider what the high-end ones cost for the same amount of product.

First or second cleanse? (<— new heading – if you think of any others please give me a shout in the comments) 
I would still use this as predominantly a first cleanse product.

L’Occitane’s Shea Cleansing Oil is £17.00 for 200ml and is available at www.loccitane.com/shea-cleansing-oil