Friday, 28 March 2014

Una Brennan Super Facialist Cleansing Oil, Rose Facial Oil, and Neroli Facial Oil

I've been a fan of Super Facialist by Una Brennan's Vitamin C Skin Renew Cleansing Oil for a while, having picked up a bottle on a whim at Boots when I'd run out of my usual Origins cleansing oil.  I'd meant to write about it, but kind of forgot until another bottle turned up in the post, alongside two facial oils from the range.  The cleansing oil hasn't changed, still lifting makeup easily off the skin and leaving it feeling hydrated and super soft, but the packaging has - the bottle now sports a squirty flip-top cap rather than a twist off top, which makes dispensing just the right amount of oil easy.  Excellent.

The facial oils left me a little puzzled.  The bright and cheerful packaging suggested using them generously as a pre-cleanse, massaging them into the skin then removing with a flannel or muslin cloth.  For a blended facial oil, this seems a little wasteful.  You don't really get anything more out of using these before an oil cleanse, and even if you don't use an oil cleanser, using oil as a pre-cleanse doesn't seem as effective as just switching to an oil cleanse in the first place.

Anyway, as facial oils, they're lovely - rich, silky, and very hydrating.  I've been alternating between them nightly and my skin is soft, smooth, and plumped up in the morning.  They're an affordable, accessible way to work a high quality facial oil into your regime, costing a mere £14.99 each.  The cleansing oil is also well priced, at just £10.99 for 200ml.  Better yet, all three are currently on offer, with the Rose and Neroli oils reduced to £9.99 and the cleansing oil reduced to £7.33.

Disclosure: PR samples (although I have purchased and liked the cleansing oil in the past)

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  1. i'm so glad they've changed the bottle! i've been having to decant the vitamin c oil into my old rose oil bottle xx

    1. That's a good idea - I've just perfected the art of pouring out enough then screwing the top back on one handed! Much better now it has a flip cap!

  2. Hi Gemma, great review, though i often have a question about using a flannel.I am using one on my 2nd cleanse, after using a balm. but i noticed many people also used a flannel on their first cleanse, like you did on this cleansing oi. My question is, won't the flannel be stained full of your makeup? and how do you wash it to ensure its clean for the next use?

    Thanks :)

    1. A good rinse with hot, hot water should leave it clean enough for re-use - or if you can, have two separate muslin cloths, and then wash them after you're done cleansing your face :)


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