Caudalie Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil

Caudalie Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil

Hi guys! Today’s post is going to be about a cleansing oil! I love trying out new cleansing oils, as there are so many and they’re so fun. Each oil is different, but there’s something great about coming home and removing makeup, oils, and dirt with an oil. The process is usually just super relaxing and magical.

I was recommended the Caudalie Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil by a salesperson at Sephora back in March or so. It took me a bit to buy it and finish off the other cleansing oils I was using.

The price:

$28.00 for 100 mL/ 3.38 fl oz at Sephora. I’ve reviewed plenty of oils at a similar price range before, but this is the smallest package of them all. The Juice Beauty cleansing oil that I reviewed over two years ago came with 4 fl oz for $32. The price per fluid ounce for the Juice Beauty one is still less expensive than for the Caudalie Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil. For some reason this felt a lot smaller than my other cleansing oils in the past, mainly because my last few oils came with at least 5 fl oz.

The packaging:

This is a fairly standard tube with a pump on it. The tube is an opaque white, and this is the first time I’ve used a cleansing oil that I couldn’t see into. The pump doesn’t really overhang. It’s a lot easier to hold the bottle at an angle and pump out product. Otherwise product can dribble down the side of the packaging and make a mess. When I get down to the very bottom of the bottle, it may be hard to finish off the last of the product. This also has a little clear cap for the pump, rather than a clip or a locking mechanism.

Also, while it may be minor, the grape vine image on the front doesn’t look much like grapes. They look more like fingerprints to me due to the concentric circles.

The ingredients:

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Polyglyceryl-4 Oleate*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride*, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil*, Tocopherol*, Fragrance*. *Plant Origin.

Apparently everything here is of plant origin. It is cruelty free and possibly vegan.

The claims:

From Sephora:

This Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil quickly removes all types of makeup, including waterproof, revealing incredibly clean, hydrated, and clear skin. When splashed with water, the 100 percent natural formula transforms from an oil into a milky emulsion. The natural sunflower and castor oil instantly dissolves makeup without stripping the skin of its natural moisture. Its non-greasy texture leaves skin feeling comfortable, never tight or with an oily residue.

This formula is dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested, does not contain animal ingredients, and is not tested on animals. Make-up Remover Cleansing Oil is hypoallergenic and non-irritating to even the most sensitive skin types. There are no coloring agents and the fragrance is completely natural.

-Sweet Almond Oil: Nourishes the skin and protects against drying; softens, strengthens, and makes the skin suppler, activating its repair mechanisms; soothes itching and irritation.
-Grape Seed Oil: Possesses unique nourishing and repairing properties
-Lineolic [sic] Acid (Omega 6): An essential fatty acid that improves the control of skin hydration.
-Emulsifier of Natural Origin: Rinses off impurities.
-Sunflower and Castor Oil: Dissolves makeup easily.

I would like to point out that both Linoleic Acid and the “Emulsifier of Natural Origin” were listed under the ingredients tab, but aren’t listed in the ingredients list. A quick Google search tells me that both sunflower and grape seed oils contain linoleic acid. But who knows about the emulsifier?

The scent:

This smells like a warm, fresh, sweet fruity almond scent. I find it enjoyable, as it is firstly a fresh scent appropriate for a cleanser. I’m unsure if the sweetness is from the fruit scent (I can’t place exactly which fruit) or from the sweet almond.

The use:

I normally apply about two or so pumps of product. The directions say to use three, but I find that excessive. I’m usually pretty picky about the consistency. This one is a little thick when I apply it, as if it’s bonding to my skin or something from the start and is just a little hard to spread. That said, I love really thin, watery consistencies so I might be a bit extreme. It starts removing makeup immediately.

I need a little bit more water than I’m used to for a good emulsion. I’ll attribute that to the thicker formula. Even with a little less water, it still emulsifies into a milky white, The effect just isn’t as strong.

This oil cleanser leaves no trace of product and no film or greasy residue. It doesn’t clean all of my mascara off, but I think that’s more from how I apply the cleanser. If I can’t move product around to my lashes, and can’t really work with whatever product I do have, it becomes hard to really get everything off.

The verdict:

The Caudalie Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil is a pretty good cleansing oil. It’s not my favorite, mainly because of the pump and the thicker formula. I also have to take price into account. I probably won’t repurchase it for several reasons. I normally like trying new cleansing oils, rather than repurchasing, and I do have other favorites, like the Skinfood Black Sugar Perfect Cleansing Oil. These favorites are less expensive but come with more product, as well.

-xo, Andi

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