Product Review: L'Occitane Shea Cleansing Oil
While I've been trying to up my skincare game, a recurring piece of advice I received was to use two types of cleansers - a foaming and an oil. Oil cleansers help remove oil-based makeup keeping your face clear. I was pretty much covered on the foaming cleanser, but I did some extensive research on oil cleansers before buying the L'Occitane Shea Cleansing Oil.
As you can see from the above picture, this L'Occitane Shea Cleansing Oil has gotten a lot of use from me and as I'm almost completely out of this, I think I can say that I've used it long enough to have an informed opinion on it. I will say, this was my very first oil cleanser I've ever used so I can't really compare it to other cleansing oils but I can speak to the quality of this particular one for my skin.
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Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Isopropyl Isostearate, PEG-40 Sorbitan Peroleate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil, Fragrance, Tocopherol.
what it claims to do
From Sephora "The Shea Cleansing Oil has a silky texture that helps to effectively remove impurities and makeup—even waterproof. Infused with five percent nourishing shea oil, this cleanser transforms into a soft emulsion when it comes into contact with water, helping to preserve the skin's natural hydration. Great for all skin types, this oil leaves skin clean, comfortable, fresh and radiant."
L'Occitane's Shea Cleansing Oil comes in a bottle with a pump which is one of my favorite kinds of dispensers because of the amount of control you get when you take out the product from the tube. I only need one pump to get enough product for my face, especially when I use it with my Foreo LUNA 2. Plus, the bottle is clear so I can see exactly how much product is left before I need to repurchase.
As I mentioned earlier, this is the first oil cleanser I've tried so while I can't compare it to other oil cleansers, I can attest to how great this cleanser is on my skin! My skin is very dry and eczema prone and this oil definitely adds a lot of moisture back into my skin instead of stripping it away like most other cleansers seem to do. It clears away all of my waterproof makeup too, especially the stubborn ones that don't come off with just makeup remover. It has a bit of a scent but as someone who is rather sensitive to scents, it's not strong at all. It's seriously amazing!
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At Sephora, they sell this cleanser for $24. There are definitely less expensive alternatives out there but there are a lot more expensive ones out there as well. For a luxurious oil cleanser, L'Occitane's Shea Cleansing Oil fits in the mid-range category but I think it's worth every penny.
I really can't say enough good things about this product and I highly recommend it to everyone, especially if you have dry skin like me!