Last year, I discovered the wonderful world of cleansing oil when I tried Bobbi Brown’s Soothing Cleansing Oil and became a fanatic. Oh my goodness. You have never truly cleansed until you’ve tried a good cleansing oil with a foaming cleanser together. Double cleansing is life! After going through both of my mini bottles of Soothing Cleansing Oil I was determined to buy the full sized until more and more new makeup releases and collections started hitting my wallet back to back. I quickly went from, “OMG I gotta have my Soothing Cleansing Oil asap!!” to, “Do I really want to spend $44 on a cleansing oil right now?” Oh how our priorities change when new makeup rolls around!
As you probably guessed, I was not ready to drop almost $50 on Bobbi’s cleansing oil. I still think it’s the bomb but I was curious to see what other cleansing oils were out there that wouldn’t cost me an arm and a leg as I’m buying up makeup left and right. While shopping for toothbrush covers, I came across the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Cleansing Oil for just 8 bucks and decided it was worth a try. Not only is it formulated with cocoa butter (which my skin loves) but it also has rosehip oil, sesame oil, and Vitamin E to moisturize, soothe and provide antioxidants to help improve the texture and appearance of skin.
I’ve been using the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Cleansing Oil for over a month now and I’m quite pleased with the results. It has a rich consistency and a light refreshing cocoa butter scent with hints of rose that smells so good. The formula is also very hydrating and breaks down even the toughest of waterproof eye makeup without irritating my sensitive skin or stripping my dry skin of much needed natural oils. A little goes a very long way as you only need one pump to completely remove a full face of makeup. I simply massage it into my face with dry hands and then add water to transform the Skin Therapy Cleansing Oil into a rich, milky cleanser with a light foam that thoroughly cleans leaving my skin feeling soft and makeup free.
The Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Cleansing Oil is certainly good enough to use on its own but I wear a lot of makeup on a regular basis so I still prefer to follow up with a foaming cleanser afterwards to make sure I’m removing every little trace of makeup, dirt and oil. I find that the Skin Therapy Cleansing Oil pairs well with a few of my lightweight cleansers without causing any breakouts or drying out my skin. To be honest, I like it just as much as my beloved Bobbi Brown Soothing Cleansing Oil. The formula works just as well and it smells a little better too. Can’t beat that for under $10!