I must admit I was very skeptical when everyone started going gaga over using cleansing oils. I naturally oily t-zone skin, so the idea of adding more oil to my face seems far-fetched. But after trying out Origins Clean Energy cleansing oil, everything I assumed about oil cleansing was wrong.
Why use cleansing oils?
As it turns out, using cleansing oils is so much better for your skin than other cleansing agents.
For starters, cleansing oils do a better job binding with the sebum your pores produce. When you rinse or wipe this off from your face, it takes with it the excess sebum as well as the dirt and makeup products on your face. And because it’s oil-based, it doesn’t strip too much oil from your skin. Most cleansers tend to remove too much oil from your skin, which can cause your skin to go into sebum production overdrive, and do more harm than good.
Cleansing oils are made of a combination of botanical oils like olive, sunflower and safflower, they keep your skin moisturized. Some cleansing oils even contain extracts and vitamins that help deal with common skin problems like dullness, acne, fine lines and wrinkles.
When I finally decided to give oil cleansing a try, I chose to go with Origins Clean Energy cleansing oil because it was recommended to me by a friend.
My experience with Origins Clean Energy cleansing oil
What is it?
Origins Clean Energy is a lightweight non-mineral cleansing oil that’s made of a combination of olive, sunflower, sesame and safflower oils to help get rid of dirt, makeup, and excess sebum from your skin. It’s also got kukui and macadamia nuts that help moisturize the skin and vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that helps get rid of free radicals and prevent the signs of premature aging. It’s scented with the aroma of grapefruit, orange, and lime, which makes you feel renewed and energized.
Using Origins Clean Energy cleansing oil
My first impressions about Origins Clean Energy were good. The clear bottle makes it so easy to see how much of the product is remaining, so I know when it’s time to get another one. I took a whiff of the product from the bottle. The citrusy smell was light and refreshing. It wasn’t too overpowering, which I really liked.
The only thing I didn’t like about the packaging was that it only came with a screw-on cap. It didn’t come with its own pump, but you can buy it separately. Thankfully, I was able to find a pump that fits precisely to the bottle at home, so I didn’t need to buy one.
I pumped out four pumps of the oil and warmed it up between the palm of my hands before massaging it on my face. I then wet my hands and massaged my face again. Doing this helps the cleansing oil emulsify and turn into a milky liquid.
One thing I did notice while I was massaging it on my face was that the citrusy smell began to disappear. In its place was this weird oily scent. I’m not sure if that was coming from the cleansing oil or from all the dirt and makeup on my face.
You can rinse it off after with warm water. I personally prefer wiping it off with a damp muslin cloth.
I immediately noticed a big difference in the way how my skin felt after using this cleansing oil. Usually, my skin would feel a bit tight after washing, especially around the corners of my eyes and mouth. I didn’t feel any of that this time around. I was expecting that my skin would feel a bit greasy, but that wasn’t the case. Not an ounce of greasy feeling whatsoever.
The verdict on Origins Clean Energy cleansing oil
I’ve been using Origins Clean Energy cleansing oil for about a week now, and I did notice the quality of my skin is starting to improve. It feels so much softer and smoother. I even saw that it looks more healthy than when I first started using this.
The only negative thing about this cleansing product was its packaging. For a little over $28, I actually expected that the bottle came with its own pump. After all, you need it to keep from making pouring out more than what you need.
Other than that, I highly recommend you giving this product a try yourself. When you do, why not share your experience over in the comments section below? I’d love to hear how it goes for you.