Well not really … sorry folks but my sometimes temperamental skin would become very nasty if I swapped products every day. But I thought it was a catchy and cute heading, yes? Anyway those of you who know me would know that I adore cleansing oils. I mean really adore them – I would sleep with them under my pillow if it were not for the high potential of neck strain. I have tried a few but not nearly enough and I want to embark on a deeply spiritual journey across the vast terrain that is cleansing oils.
But first I perhaps should articulate precisely why I have used the phrase ‘deeply spiritual journey’ – for I am being only slightly flippant when I say this. Some of you may remember a two-part article I wrote for Adore Beauty, called Rituals of the Body (this is also in the articles section of this blog). In it I spoke briefly about the importance of self-grooming and its links to self-healing and an acceptance of our bodies and faces. For me personally, a cleansing oil is the embodiment of this ritual. Cleansing oils feel sensuous and comforting on the skin. They do not feel harsh, they move smoothly and softly across the skin, and they often smell divine. A cleansing oil is like the silk of the cosmetics world.
So voila – below is my first cleansing oil review. More to come soon. xx
1. Aesop Parsley Seed Facial Cleansing Oil
This is the newest addition to my cleansing oil collection and I just have to say hello beautiful! This is a really gorgeous product. It looks gorgeous – all classy and refined and just a little bit practical, in a sexy entrepreneurial CEO kind of way. And it smells heavenly; like pure, fresh lavender. It has a thin consistency which spreads evenly over the skin and a little goes a long way. It rinses very easily and for the drier skinned beauties out there it could potentially be used sans a follow-up cleanser. For an oily beauty like me I do prefer to cleanse again afterwards. The combination of a quality formulation, gorgeous scent and gorgeous packaging is a winner methinks. Oh Aesop you’ve done it again.