What is it?
‘A nourishing cleansing oil.’
A liquified oil cleanser.
Who is it for?
Everyone. Elemis advertise this to all skin types.
What’s in it?
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Polysorbate 85, Sorbitan Oleate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Limonene, Tocopherol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed Oil, Camellia Japonica (Rose of Winter) Seed Oil, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Geraniol, Fragrance (Parfum), Citral, Linalool, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Leaf Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Extract, Ascorbic Acid
Possibly acne/allergy/troubling for some ingredients?
Natural? Organic? Man made? Vegan?
Mixture of both.
Tested on animals/sold in territories that advocate testing?
What’s not in it?
How do you use it?/Where to use in your routine?
‘Massage 1-2 pumps of the light-weight oil into dry skin and then add warm water. The oil will melt into a luxurious milky lather that cleanses the skin. Simply rinse off to reveal a clear and nourished complexion.’
I do apply to dry skin but I don’t emulsify. Apply, massage, remove with flannel.
What’s good about it?
This is a lovely oil, much-needed on the market in term of volume vs price. Admittedly, there are only so many cleansing oils that you can call ‘innovative’, and while this is not reinventing the wheel, it works, and will appeal to both Elemis customers and fans of oil cleansing.
Heavy in omega 9, this is over 90% natural oils and leaves no residue, whether rinsed off or removed with a facecloth. Suitable for first or second cleanse.
Also, it’s a whopping 195ml for £29.50.
What’s not so good about it?
I needed a couple of goes to remove eye makeup, but I do wear very ‘kohl-y’ types of mascara. If you don’t wear a lot of makeup you should be fine.
How’s the website?
Elemis.com is much better than the older timetospa.com, which looks really outdated by comparison. Lists ingredients, test results, returns etc very clearly.
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Elemis Nourishing Omega-Rich Cleansing Oil is £29.50 for 195ml and available from www.elemis.com/nourishing-omega-rich-cleansing-oil and all Elemis stockists.