REVIEW: Lipidol Cleansing Face Oil and Overnight Oil
The other day I was strolling through the beauty aisle in Walmart and came across this new line of skin care products featuring the skin's best friend and most natural form of cleansing, moisturizing and overall skin maintenance... Oils! I have kept this line on my beauty wish list for a while now, so you can imagine my surprise when I was sent these two oils to review!
Ladies and gentlemen... introducing the new Lipidol skin care line! The products I received from my best shopping buddy, ChickAdvisor are the Lipidol Cleansing Face Oil and the Lipidol Overnight Oil.
This new line includes a selection of 6 beautiful oils for both men and women: The Cleansing Face Oil, Cleansing Body Oil, After Shower Oil, Sunscreen Oil, After Shave Oil as well as the Overnight Face Oil.
Lately, I have really been exploring more natural beauty alternatives to add to my skin regime. I really want to give my skin a break from a lot of the harmful chemicals that the skin is exposed to. Be it the pollution in the air or as simple as the products I use on my face. It's always nice to take care of your skin with natural products.
I was reading up on some of the ingredients found in the skin care line and was pleasantly surprised at the items used to make their products. Firstly, they are all suitable for sensitive skin and non-comedogenic. This is a fancy, scientific way of saying that they are specifically formulated not to clog pores!
Some of the ingredients include:
Paraffinum Liquidum, a mineral oil that helps to create a barrier between the skin and air, naturally keeping moisture in the skin
Ethylhexyl Stearate, typically referred to as an "oily liquid" or a "waxy solid" that acts primarily as an emollient
Linoleic Acid, an essential fatty acid primarily used as a skin conditioning agent in skin care products
As well as other fruit, seed, and leaf extracts. The highest grade of acid found in the collection is Salicylic Acid, which is a natural anti-acne agent and skin exfoliator made from the bark of willow trees, an ingredient commonly used in acne fighting beauty products. So good so far!
Info from the Cosmetics Info website. You can read up about these as well as other ingredients at CosmeticsInfo.org
This is the Lipidol Cleansing Face Oil. It retails for $8.97 CAD at Walmart.
I have been using this oil to cleanse my face exclusively for a little over a week now and can definitely say that I enjoy this product. Firstly, its has this beautiful natural and calming scent to it but its not overpowering at all.
The directions say to use it on dry skin and massage the oil into your face. Once you add water, it turns into this creamy consistency that soaps up ever so slightly. If you've ever tried the LUSH Angels on Bare Skin, its a similar concept in the texture change.
I was amazed at how clean it left my face. I really enjoy how it gets rid of all the dirt without leaving your face dry. Rather, it leaves it feeling conditioned even after drying off your skin. It does say not to get it in your eyes, but I do use it around my eyes and haven't had a problem with irritation. You can use it alone to remove your makeup but I typically remove the bulk of my makeup with my makeup remover wipes before washing my face (which I do anyway with any other facial cleanser that I have).
Once I wash it off, my skin doesn't feel stripped (well duh its an oil) but also it doesn't leave my skin feeling oily. It also did not give me any break outs so I am very pleased about that.
This is the Lipidol Overnight Face Oil. It retails at Walmart for $8.97 CAD.
Once again, the scent does not disappoint. The added Ylang-Ylang essential oil, which is a known antiseptic having various healing properties, leaves this tropical floral scent to your skin. With this oil, I'd have to say a little goes a long way. You do not need a lot of this product to cover your skin. I typically put it on after putting on my facial serum.
Like I said, do not use too much of this, it is designed to absorb into the skin but if you overload your skin with this, the excess will sit on top of your skin (it is an Oil!). I wouldn't put this oil too close to your eyes though because the ylangylang can be a bit irritating to sensitive skin. I did not see any particular increase in breakouts while using this product, but my skin did feel a bit oily. This is usually the last step in my routine to seal in the rest of my skincare. It does make my skin softer which is a bonus.
I do have combination skin that is typically very sensitive in the drier, colder seasons so this is the perfect for me. Its the perfect excuse to pamper yourself by giving yourself a little facial massage. I especially love using this after steaming my face to open my pores. I would save this product more for winter because that's when that moisture is needed.
Overall I do enjoy these products. I am a big fan of oils and incorporating them in just about every aspect of my skincare, body care, haircare, so this is just another brand to add to my roster. I personally enjoy the cleanser more than the night oil (one is finished and the other is at half). That is mostly because of my combo-oily skin type. I think drier skin types will really love the night oil.