Sometimes I am fortunate enough to be sent products to try (some I like, some less so) and very occasionally these products are yet to be released and so I am amongst the first to try them out – which is particularly exciting!
I was recently sent a bottle of the yet to be released Greenhouse Tomato and Carrot Seed Renewing Oil Cleanser (£42.00/£28.00) from aromatherapy beauty brand Inner Senses.
I love a good cleansing oil; recently I seem to have been on a run of balm cleansers so its nice to bring back an oil into the cleansing part of my routine.
The first thing that hits you with the cleansing oil is the scent. It is in my opinion simply divine!
True to it’s name, there is a heady whiff of vine tomatoes and I found myself instantly whisked away to sunnier climes and the greenhouse of my dreams packed full of the ripening fruit. There is something truly wonderful about the scent of tomatoes on the vine; the scent is sweet yet earthy and so, so fresh.
I could eulogise about the scent all day however what it does is probably more important to you.
Designed for skin which is combination to dry and prone to sensitivity, Greenhouse contains a host of ingredients which have a beneficial effects on the skin. The list of oils within the product is pretty extensive with carrot, safflower, jojoba and apricot to name but a few! With the addition of the botanical extracts, you can see this is winner in terms of what it gives.
I have been using it in the evenings (near daily) to rid myself of the daily grim and grot which accumulates on my skin; it easily removes make-up too – although I admit I haven’t used it to remove a heavy, full face as yet.
Beautifully fresh and bursting with skin-loving nutrients such as Lycopene, Beta-carotene and Papaya enzyme to cleanse and revitalise, this nourishing oil cleanser will gently yet effectively remove all residue of dirt and makeup, brightening the complexion and leaving it balanced, supple and silky smooth.
I have been warming about eight pumps of the oil in my hands before massaging it into my face. In part because I like the smell so much, I have then been leaving it on my skin a few moments, gently massaging further before removing with a warm, damp flannel or muslin. As well as feeling clean, it leaves my skin feeling nourished and well and truly cared for.
I have to admit Greenhouse isn’t a cheap option, however if you can push to it, it is definitely worth a try – especially if you are a fan of cleansing oils.
If you have tried it already, let me know how you got on.
(Denotes of *organic origin † Naturally present in essential oils)
*Daucus carrota (Carrot) infused Simmondsia chinensis (Golden Jojoba) kernel oil, *Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) oil, *Camellia oleifera (Camellia) seed oil, *Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) kernel oil, *Ricinus communis (Castor) seed oil, *Solanum lycopersicum (Tomato) seed oil, Carica papaya (Papaya) seed oil, *Persea gratissima (Avocado) oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E/non-gmo), Lycopersicum Esculentum Mill (Tomato) leaf absolute, *Daucus carota (Carrot) seed CO2 extract † Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol
Images: LJS – OMUA