Apologies for the week delayed blogpost – uni, work and life got really hectic so I had an intense cycle of accumulative things to do and I’d exhausted my pre-edited blogposts but luckily, life has calmed down for a bit. I’m doubling tonight’s blogpost with another blogpost to make up for it! [ Aēsop Rind concentrate body balm review ]
Today’s item is a facial cleansing oil from one of my favourite cleansing skincare brands: Bathe to Basics. If you haven’t checked out my previous and first Bathe to Basics skincare review, check it out here.
I received a complimentary sample size of it because I purchased a few other products including their lipbalm (I emailed them wondering if they’d be able to sell their lipbalms and their customer service team is topnotch and they managed to include it in my order(the final amount I had to pay was generated through a custom receipt because of the lipbalm not existing on the online site.). I was really touched because it was literally $9 AUD and they went to the extra effort of trying their best so that I would receive a satisfied outcome. Side note: I feel like good customer service is so underappreciated and dismissed these days.
200ml for $178 HKD (roughly equivalent to $35 AUD)
Shelf life: 3 months
Helianthus Annuus (Organic Sunflower) Seed Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Olea Europaea (Organic Extra Virgin Olive) Oil, Olive Oil PEF-7 Esters, Bisabolol (Chamomile derived), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Pure Essential Oils
‘Oils dissolve oil. The basic concept of Oil Cleansing Method is that the oils used to massage your skin will dissolve the oil that has hardened with impurities and stuck in your pores. Our Basic Cleansing Oil formulated with botanical plant oils which helps you to clean you skin in the most natural way. Castor oil is essential in Oil Cleaning Method, it has strong anti-inflammatory properties that heals while cleansing your skin. Sunflower Seed oil and Olive oil helps the oils sink to the skin better, draw the dirt and grime to the surface for cleaning off. The fatty acids from the plant oils also helps restore the skin natural moisture balance and prevents unnecessary dryness.’
I don’t really use oils to clean my face as the only other cleansing oil I’ve used being the Etude House which was difficult to clean off. However, I was beyond shocked to find that whilst this initially feel like every other oil ever – or like the 3 oils I’ve ever known: Etude House, Bio Oil and Cooking oil, when massaged over the face, it didn’t feel like oil but more along the lines of a compressed cleansing gel (in the sense that it wasn’t as buoyant and liquidy as a normal cleansing gel which is to be expected as this is a cleansing oil and not a cleansing gel).
I’ve tried this on my face whilst it did leave my skin feeling soft and smooth, I prefer to I use the Basic cleansing oil to remove stubborn eye makeup – This is probably not recommended but I did use it to remove eye makeup – though I quickly washed off any excess oil immediately after to prevent oil from seeping into my waterline if it did.
In terms of pricing, most of Bathetobasic items are close to the price of many skincare brands the mass consumer worships avidly without knowing the exact composition of these beauty and skincare products.
Would I repurchase?
I would repurchase it to remove eye makeup but I really need to double check that it’s alright for the eyes before I accidentally wipe some onto my eyeball by accident (which is not ideal).
Thanks for reading – any advice/feedback is greatly appreciated!