Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice. That was my first thought on clapping eyes on these skincare newbies from L’Oreal. I love oil based cleansers but this is the first mass market one I’ve seen (if you’ve tried others, tell us in a comment below!). And as for micellar waters, I find 'em incredibly handy, so there is always room for another in my heart and on my bathroom shelf.
Provided it’s any cop, like. So how do these perform?
L'Oreal Skin Perfection 15 Second Miracle Cleansing Oil is a light and fruity scented oil that comes with a handy pump, which we all love for reasons of convenience and hygiene. It has quite a high mineral oil content which is a contentious ingredient, but fine by me – read up on the topic here so you're armed with the facts.
We all know the drill by now – apply a pump or three of oil to dry skin, work it in, emulsify with a drop or two of water and remove with a damp cloth. And then for the moment of truth – has the day’s makeup and grime been vamooshed?
Suspense building pause…
…and happily, yes, is the answer. It tackled a full face of slap with ease, including my waterproof mascara. Nicely done, L’Oreal peeps, very nicely done indeed.
On to the 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution and I’m happy to report similar success. I use micellars like I used to use wipes, way back in the day – when I’m lazy, when I’m too, er, tired and emotional for a proper cleanse, or when I just want to quickly refresh my skin.
For that reason, I was delighted with the price point here. Previous favourites, like this one from NUXE, have been spendy enough for something that I consider a basic, and don’t get too excited about. And this does the job nicely – it’s nice and refreshing, lovely for a light cleanse and is convenient to have around. Thumbs up.
The cleansing oil is €12.29, the micellar water €7.69. Both are out now. Fancy trying them, or maybe you’ve used them already?