Review: Origins Clean Energy Cleansing Oil

Last week I browsed the beauty halls on Oxford Street, in tranquil harmony. Due to absent crowds who had stayed away fearing huge Olympic crowds, London's busiest shopping area was eerily quiet for a Wednesday evening. I've accepted that it's probably the nearest I'll get to having department stores close their doors, allowing me to shop like an A-list celebrity.

Enjoying full reign of the numerous beauty counters, resulted in some serious swatching and investigation, which inevitably led to a series of purchases, the first of which I'm sharing now.

Generally, I quite like Origins skincare. I've never reacted badly to it and it generally does a good job whenever I use it. Clean Energy Cleansing Oil, is a non mineral based cleaning oil, which contains a combination of olive, sesame, sunflower and safflower oils to remove dirt and make up but comes in annoying packaging. Its plastic bottle with screw lid top, makes application tricky as I discovered the first time I used it, pouring too much product in my hand! Given the price, I expected more thought to have gone into the packaging.

Seriously, release this in pump packaging please!

I apply this to dry skin and massage it in for at least a minute, then add a small amount of water, to emulsify it then massage it around my face some more, before removing with a flannel wringed in hot water. I then do a final rinse with water on its own - no flannel. From memory, I find this thicker than the Shu Uemura oils I've used in the past. I prefer the thicker consistency as you only need a small amount to cover your face and I find its concentration much more effective.

Irritating packaging aside, this has surprisingly transformed my opinion about cleansing oils, which up until now, I've never really been a fan of. This will be certainly be repurchased, despite my issue with the packaging, it's good stuff and smells pleasant, leaving my face feeling clean, yet not tight when removed.

How much is it? £19 (200ml)
Where do I buy it from? Origins, Origins counters, Boots (larger stores or online).

7 beauty lovers have sumthin to say:

CucumPear said...

I use this, too, and just love it. Have you asked at the counter if they have pumps? When I bought mine (in Austria) they had a stack of pumps right next to the cleansing oil.

Yinka said...

CucumPear - Really? Not a pump in sight when I bought it! I should go back and ask, but I know I'll forget!

Bright Town Girl said...

I really want to try this. I have gone to purchase it a couple of times and has always been sold out which I think is a good sign. I think you can buy a separate pump for it. Which is a bit cheeky of them. x

Reena Shah said...

On all the reviews I've read there are always comments which say its essential to ask for a pump!

Laurenlovesmakeupxoxo said...

they really do need a pump for that!

Leanne OCD said...

I got mine in JL and I bought a pump with it - think it was about £1.50. I think it should just come with a pump as standard!

Liparazzi said...

I agree on the packaging side of things...a pump would be soooo much better! But it's a great product, that aside. Glad you like it too!


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