My personal skincare routine has undergone somewhat of a transition over the past year or two. From a pretty traditional regime that involved using cleansing lotions and creams to remove make-up and clean away the daily grime followed by a traditional cream based moisturiser, I am now very much about the oils…
AS.AP Cleansing Oil #5
I hate opening products (especially fresh, handmade ones) just to try and then leaving them sitting there whilst I use up something else. I am very much about keeping the number of products I have on the go to a minimum to ensure I get the best out of them (and I can keep track of what my skin thinks of them!!), so when I received a sample bottle of this in a beauty box (possibly a Souk Souk one? I can’t remember) a few months back, it sat unopened in my drawer for a while until I had need to open another cleansing product.
A beautifully light formulation, Cleansing Oil #5 is created using a blend of botanical and essential oils. Borage, Calendula and Rosehip restore moisture and repair dry, damaged skin, whilst soothing Jojoba regulates sebum production and helps to reduce pore size. Vitamin E is one of natures healing tools and is an effective antioxidant.
The Cleansing Oil is not only designed to cleanse the face but to help cleanse the soul with its warm, comforting scent. The beautiful aroma contains many elements: the herbal warmth of Labdanum oil is calming and hydrating rose oil; uplifting Bergamot is a effective antiseptic; Clary Sage regenerates and stimulates whilst Benzoin relaxes and calms.
AS.AP provide a clearly written small batch report on each product on their website, so you can find out more about the provenance of the plants used in a specific product, how it is harvested, distilled and much, much more. Below is the Small Batch Report for the Cleansing Oil #5.
Ingredients aside, it does a fabulous job of removing everyday grime and impurities and light work of make-up (including mascara). Super easy to use, simply massage a few drops gently into the face and neck then (after a minute or two) remove with the cleansing cloth and warm water. My skin was left feeling beautifully hydrated and soft, a feeling that carried over into the following day – I have also had it on good authority that a few drops in the bath make for super soft skin too!
The beautiful hand crocheted mini cotton face cloth which accompanied the oil didn’t get used to aid removal as my daughter absconded with it in order to use it as bedding for one of her smaller baby dinosaurs (what else?!), consequently I am unable to comment on it’s effectiveness. If you did manage to use the cleansing cloth then please let me know if it was as lovely as it looked… :)
Unlike facial oils, I haven’t tried that many designed to cleanse however it is definitely my choice of those I have given a go and will certainly be investing in a full sized bottle on my next visit to Content.
AS.AP Cleansing Oil #5 is £39.00 and available from AS.AP and Content
Do you use oils to remove make-up and cleanse? If so which ones?
AS.AP was founded by Apothercary Amanda Saurin. Amanda has worked with herbs and homeopathy for many years and is involved in every step of the process; from growing the plants to the distilling process to create products that capture the essence and vitality of plants.
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Oil, Borago Officinalis (Borage) Oil, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) Oil, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Oil, Citrus Begamia (Bergamot) Oil, Cistus Ladaniferus (Labdanum) Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage) Oil, Styrax Benzoin (Benzoin) Oil.