Battle of the Superfacialist Oils: Vitamin C+, Rose and Neroli

Una Brennan Superfacialist Cleansing OilsPIN IT

I so enjoy a good facial oil as there’s just something so wonderfully indulgent about the feeling or working a slippery oil all over your face to remove make-up; it’s like a little bit of pampering cut down to a 60 second pre-bed cleanse.  There are three pre-cleanse oils in the Superfacialist range from Una Brennan, all of which are designed to break down make-up and dirt build-up so that your main cleanser can do a better job at cleansing your face rather than just shifting your make-up.  The one thing I think is a shame about the oils is that they’re clearly marked as pre-cleansers, meaning that psychologically you’re going to be reluctant to use these as a main cleanser, which I think they work fine as if you’ve had a day of minimal or no make-up.  That’s a small thing though and probably just me being pedantic.

Vitamin C+ Skin Renew 

Una Brennan Superfacialist Vitamin C+ OilPIN IT

This is the oil that I thought I’d love the most and would be most suitable for my skin type due to the fact that it’s exfoliating.  It does a great job at smoothing skin and breaking down make-up, but surprisingly it’s actually my least favourite, just because it doesn’t quite have the same slip as the other two and it feels more functional and less pampering.  I realise how ridiculously picky that sounds, but there has to be a loser! Interestingly you get a lot more for your buck than you do with the other two, as this is £10.99 for 200ml here – link.

Neroli Lift and Hydrate

Una Brennan Superfacialist Neroli OilPIN IT

This gorgeous oil is just loooooovely as it moves around the skin well but isn’t too greasy, plus it smells pretty and leaves skin feeling well cleansed and balanced.  It’s fairly rich so it might not be great for very oily skin types, but it’s definitely worth checking out if you want something gentle and effective.  You only get 30ml for £14.99, but it’s a lot denser than the Vitamin C+ one so you only need 2-3 drops per cleanse.  You can find it here – link.

Rose Miracle Makeover 

Una Brennan Superfacialist Rose OilPIN IT

…and we have a winner people! I have tricky skin at the moment (I realise I say that a lot, but at the moment I’m trying a new product that my skin does not like – more info soon!) that’s quite dry and tight feeling, yet still spotty. Great! The minute I applied this it was as if my skin relaxed; it lost its tightness and felt so much smoother.  The feeling also lasted beyond the cleanse too, so it’s easy for me to call this my favourite.  During my pregnancy when my skin was extremely dry, I depended on a few of the Rose products from the Superfacialist range (apply the wash in a thick layer for a minute before you shower if you’re in need of a quick hit of hydration) and another member from the range has done everything it promised, so out of all three, this is the one I go back to.  It’s also £14.99 for 30ml here – link.




  • AgentSmyth
    February 25, 2014

    I love the sound of these! Not sure why one brand needs 3 facial oils, but such a great idea to do a comparison of them all here and so helpful. Will keep my eye out for the Rose one I think! x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

    • Sascha BG
      February 25, 2014

      Thanks so much, glad it was of use 🙂 I think the idea is that they meet different skin needs, but I could be wrong! xx

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