A few weeks ago I bought some basic cleansing products from Sephora recently because I was kind of at a loss for what to buy once I had run out of my old stuff. Sephora Collection has added some more cleansing products since I last shopped in their section of the store, and so I walked away with a bottle of the cleansing oil and then a bottle of their cleansing cream in the rose scent to see what they were like.
Sephora Collection Supreme Cleansing Oil ($15 for 6.4 oz.)—This is a pretty generously sized bottle of cleansing oil that features cottonseed oil, which Sephora says has nourishing and smoothing properties. I have been removing all of my makeup with it and then following up with a face cleanser. I think this cleansing oil has a really nice consistency, has a gentle but pleasant scent, and it emulsifies with water and rinses off of the skin really well. It comes in a nice bottle, too.
I think it does a great job removing complexion makeup but isn’t the the best product I’ve ever tried for removing long-wearing mascara. I’m using a really nice Korean mascara right now that can be kind of stubborn to remove, so I’m not terribly disappointed in the cleansing oil, but it’s just something I’ve noticed.
In general, I really like this, though. My favorite thing aspect of it is how easy it is to buy, since it’s available through Sephora, and that I think it’s a really good deal. I use it pretty generously (2-2.5 pumps) to remove my makeup at night and I seem to be working through the bottle really slowly. After 4 weeks it looks like I’ve used between 1/5 and 1/4 of the bottle.
Cleansing oil ingredients: Ethylhexyl Stearate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Hexyldecyl Stearate, PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Retinyl Palmitate, BHT.
Sephora Collection Cleansing & Exfoliating Cleansing Cream in Rose ($7.50 for 1.69 oz.)—Sephora now sells a line of cleansing creams in a handful of different scents, and they’re indicated for face and eyes. I like cleansing creams and was excited to try this, and $7.50 seems quite reasonable.
In terms of quality, I do like this cleanser a lot. I have mostly used it as a second cleanse after removing my makeup, but I have tried to use it to remove makeup as well and found it worked quite well. It doesn’t bother my eyes one bit. The scent is super mild but nice, too.
The thing is, this really isn’t as good of a deal as it might seem because I ran through this bottle very quickly. It lasted me 4 weeks. So, it’d be good if I need something to bring with me on weekend trips, but I’d have to buy way too many bottles if I actually wanted to use it all the time.
Cleansing cream ingredients: Glycerin, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Water, Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Isohexadecane Glyceryl Stearate, Polysorbate 20, Sucrose Palmitate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, BHT, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Allantoin, Hydroxyacetophenone, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, 1.2-Hexanediol, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Isostearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Benzoate, CI 16035 (Red 40), Potassium Sorbate, Tocopherol, CI 42090 (Blue 1).
If I could have it my way, I’d love to have the cleansing cream at the price of the cleansing oil. With the situation as it is, though, I can see myself buying the cleansing oil again, but I’m less enthusiastic about the cream because of the size and value of the bottle. Have you tried either of these yet, or are there others from different brands that you’re a fan of?