My all time favourite cleansing oil to remove all my makeup is from SK-II. But that thing is SO EXPENSIVE that I can never repurchase again and again whenever I ran out. While trying to save every last bit of the cleansing oil, which I hold on for dear life, I have been alternating with every other sort of makeup removers. Creams, lotions, micellar water, makeup wipes…you name it. Then came Dr LeWinn’s Essentials 4 Fusion Cleansing Oil. Bye SK-II!
When it comes to removing all my face makeup, I prefer cleansing oil over any other form. My least favourite product has got to be micellar water. It is just a waste of cotton pads and time consuming for me. So far I have been lucky with cleansing oil. I have not had any bad experience with any of it and it removes my gunky face makeup at the end of the day thoroughly. I have not tried the brand Dr LeWinn’s before and their Essentials 4 Fusion Cleansing Oil sounds amazing when I was searching through Google.
This Dr LeWinn’s Essentials 4 Fusion Cleansing Oil contains a blend of unique botanical essences such as Rosehip Oil, Tamanu Oil, Argain Oil and Baobab Oil. Yeap! All the good stuff.
- Rosehip Oil: Encourages regeneration and deeply hydrates.
- Tamanu Oil: Help firm and boost elasticity.
- Argan Oil: Nourishes and protects.
- Baobab Oil: Rich in Vitamin A, C, D, E & F and Omega 3, 6 & 9.
Now, the thing with makeup cleansing oil is that it is made differently. Some said to remove all makeups including the face and eyes, some is meant for the face and so on. I prefer to remove my makeup by sections. That means the eyes first then the face, and lastly the lip. But with this Dr LeWinn’s Essentials 4 Fusion Cleansing Oil, I was itching to test if it can remove eye makeup, face and lip because all the luxurious oils in the ingredient sound luxurious and good enough for the whole face.
Right off the bat I can tell that this cleansing oil is not very liquidy nor is it too thick. The consistency I would say is just nice. Thick enough for melting off makeup.
I usually use about four pumps to remove my makeup. It is subtlety scented, pleasant for me but scent is a personal thing. I may like it and you may not. Vice versa. But I like it a lot. Smells a bit citrusy. I have no idea how to describe the scent but it certainly does not smell bad.
With using cleansing oil for the whole face, I change my preferred routine just a little bit to – face > eyes > lip. The reason why I do not start with the eyes first is that I do not want black residue to spread all over my face. Ewww! That freaks me out. Same reason for the lip. I use waterproof makeup for everything. The real test for Dr LeWinn’s Essentials 4 Fusion Cleansing Oil is its ability to remove waterproof eye makeup. My mascara is the hardest to remove of all. You know what? This cleansing oil melts everything off in a split second. Whoa! I am beginning to like this oil!
Now come the other test. Does it sting the eyes? I almost never open my eyes whenever I am using cleansing oil but this one does not sting a bit. I can even open my eyes throughout the entire process! Look!
Same with every other cleansing oil, I added a bit of water to emulsify and then rinse with water. What’s amazing is that all traces of oil slip off my face effortlessly and I almost feel that I can even skip double cleansing because it is so squeaky clean. But being the paranoid me, I still follow up with a cleansing foam. You know, just to make sure I get all makeup residue off my face.
Dr LeWinn’s Essentials 4 Fusion Cleansing Oil does what it claims to do – melts away all traces of make-up, removes impurities, leaves the skin supple and soft. It clean so well, leaving no oily residue behind that I think anyone could have skip the second step of cleansing but I would never suggest you to do that because you never know if there is any makeup residue left behind. So to be sure, always double cleanse.
Price wise, not too bad. For RM126.14, you get a huge 200ml bottle of cleansing oil and that bottle alone will last you for a while as you only use it once a day, assuming that you have makeup on every day. The only downside that I notice is that the bottle leaks from the bottom of the cap. That makes travelling with it a big no-no as you would not want to waste any oil. I notice that other bloggers had the same leaking issue too. Paris B told me to open the cap every once a while to release the pressure build up inside. I shall try that trick as I really love this cleansing oil and it is a bit bummer that it leaks 🙁 . Other than that, I suggest you to RUN AND GET IT! Don’t walk. RUN!
Disclaimer: Product was sent to me for review consideration. This doesn’t affect my judgement in the review in any way.