I’ve been a long fan of Cleansing Oils for washing my face. They are hydrating without being too much (even when my skin was oilier). They’re gentle yet effective, and they even remove makeup without much trouble. They really can be an all-in-one product. Plus there’s just something about the process of using a good cleansing oil that I really enjoy. I have tried a number throughout the years – from higher end to more budget friendly – and I’ve recently stumbled upon two very similar oils…but with dramatically different price tags! For the pricier option we have the Tatcha One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil and on the more affordable end, we have the Derma E Nourishing Rose Cleansing Oil. So, let’s go through the similarities and differences and see – do we have a budget-friendly dupe?!?
As most of you probably know, I recently started taking Accutane in a last ditch effort to help my acne situation. If you’re familiar with Accutane, you know that it is known for drying out pretty much everyone’s skin. Knowing this, I came to the party prepared! I wanted to be using only skincare items that were best suited for dry, sensitive skin even before starting the medicine. I have found that there are 4 cleansers that I’ve been rotating between and I actually really enjoy them all! Perhaps best of all my skin, though it is drier, has yet to become flaky or uncomfortable! So, in an effort to share what little knowledge I may possess, I thought I would share my finds with you!
I feel like I’ve reviewed a fair number of makeup removers on this blog because, love it or hate it, removing makeup comes with the territory when you choose to wear it. Finding a good makeup remover can be a bit tricky, especially if you’re a fan of anything waterproof. Now days there are so many options to choose from that figuring out what to try can be a bit daunting. I’ve always seemed to lean towards makeup cleansing oils and have rarely been disappointed. However, I recently ordered a set on QVC that included a cleansing balm and I finally decided to give it a go. So glad I did because I’m absolutely loving the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup 3-in-1 Makeup Melting Balm!
Starting with my skin type – it’s often pretty normal, but tends to get oily on my forehead as the day goes on. I occasionally get a bit of dryness and if I don’t use a good moisturizer it feels tight and dry. It is definitely acne-prone and congested, but getting so much better and, like most women, I am trying to defeat the aging process. JBasically, if there’s a skin issue, I have probably dealt with it. Moving on….
To keep this post from being ridiculously long, I am going to break it up. To begin with, I will cover my favorites for skincare, because without great skin, nothing else will look quite as good!