Lipidol Cleansing Face Oil

Let me start off by saying I’m a huge fan of cleansing oils. I am. Ever since my skin became dry, I’ve learnt the how-tos of extreme moisturization as well as the oil cleansing method. 

So today, I’m going to share with you this this new cleansing oil that costs less than a frankie magazine!

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The Lipidol Cleansing Oil is a lightweight cleansing oil that’s great to use for all types of skin. If you’re curious about oil cleansers or want to dip your hand into it, this is a great way to start. If you have normal, oily, or combination skin, you cannot go wrong with this one as the formula is lightweight. Meaning, you won’t have to dread the extra oil on your face. I first heard it over at Lips n Berries and I couldn’t wait to try it out for myself.

Total cost: $9.95 (only!)

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The Lipidol Cleansing Oil claims to remove dirt and make-up without stripping the skin’s natural oily layer. True enough. When the oil washes off from my skin, I end up with a clean, hydrated face with no trace of oiliness, unlike what you would see with the usual oil cleansers. I find this easier to use compared to other cleansing oils since it’s formulated to emulsify with water. After massaging the oil to remove dirt and makeup, all I need is a few good splashes of water and I’m done.

The packaging is pretty minimal. It’s a blue plastic bottle with the Lipidol logo embossed on the front. The oil itself is tinged with blue and smells pretty clean. The label says it has Rosemary and Niaouli essential oil added for fragrance. I’m pretty new to Niaouli and I’ve come to appreciate it. It’s a mild green scent that adds to the cleansing experience.

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I’ve been using it for a couple of weeks now and my skin have had no reaction–apart from my skin being dry, it is also sensitive. It removes makeup well and doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry. It’s not as oily as the usual oil cleansers, like I’ve said. It’s pretty lightweight.

The only qualm I have with this is that after rinsing, my palms become really dry. And I don’t have dry hands to begin with. Ironic? I find that, too. It’s odd how it can dry out my palms yet not my face. Sadly, I don’t have answers for that yet.

As it turns out, the whole line of Lipidol is created by the owners of Bio-Oil. They’ve created Lipidol in response to the demand of increasing the Bio-oil range to soap, etc.,  and with the premise that water dries out your skin and oil does not. I’m sure it’s more technical than that, but you get the gist. They have a whole range of different oils you can find out more about in the Lipidol website.