There are some very exciting new launches from Elemis at the moment – I had a Biotec facial a couple of weeks ago and the difference was quite something – but today I wanted to share with you my thoughts on a product that’s, whilst relatively new, has been around a little while now, the Elemis Nourishing Omega-Rich Cleansing Oil. If you’re a regular reader of my blog then you’ll know how much I love cleansing; it is my absolutely favourite part of my skincare routine as there is just something about the ritual of removing all the day’s dirt and grime to make way for the fabulous lotions and potions. Consequently, I have a lot of cleansers and I double-cleanse every day; I start with an oil to remove make-up and I finish with what I call my finishing cleanser, which will be chosen depending on how my skin looks after the oil cleanse; if it’s a little dry I go in with a balm, if it’s congested or broken out, I’ll use an acid cleanser, if it needs balancing I’ll go with something clay-based, and if it’s mostly looking good then I’ll go in for whatever takes my fancy. The one constant is that I’ll always start with an oil, so the oil has to be a really great one.
The Elemis Nourishing Omega-Rich Cleansing Oil is a really great oil! It’s rich and slippery, so it moves across the skin easily without being so running that you can’t get any traction, so it really is the perfect density. It’s also gentle enough for use on the eyes which is a big plus for me, as I don’t want to have to use a separate eye make-up remover if I can help it. This moves across the eyes, taking away stubborn mascara with it, with very little effort involved. The best part is that, once you feel you’ve massaged all your make-up and grime to the surface, add a bit of water and rather than turn to an oil emulsion, it becomes completely milky and the oiliness disappears, meaning that there’s no residue or film left on the skin, so you could use this as your only cleanser if you’re not a fan of double-cleansing. The other big plus to this lack of residue is that even the very spot-prone shouldn’t have an issue with this, as once it’s performed its role of make-up removal, it’s completely gone, leaving behind skin that feels perfectly balanced, clean and calm, which I think is in part due to the fact that it’s been formulated to pH level on the skin. I use about 4-5 pumps each use (I’ve even used it a few times in the morning too as it really is so light) and I anticipate the bottle should last me around 2 months. The Elemis Nourishing Omega-Rich Cleansing Oil is £29.50.