It's officially summer and I'm officially over feeling extra oily and sweaty already--call me crazy, but summer is my least favorite season. I hate feeling hot, I don't lay in the sun--ever, not a fan of shorts and I feel pressure to constantly be doing something because the weather is "nice." Whatever..I'm getting off track here. I am a fan of Nuance Salma Hayek and have reviewed several products from the line already. In my humblest, I think the skincare products are the best offering in the Nuance line. I happened to be at CVS recently and saw that Nuance was part of the ol' buy one, get one free deal and I greedily snatched up the Marigold Oil Cleansing Facial Oil (4oz/$9.99). Just look at this lusciousness!
How could anyone resist a gorgeous, yellow, MARIGOLD facial oil? Not me, friends. Here is a brief overview:
"Gentle and naturally moisturizing, oils work to maintain moisture as they target and wash away impurities. Suitable for use on most skin types, even those with oily skin. Marigold Oil acts as a cleansing agent. High amounts of flavonoids in Marigold and Arnica Oils have antioxidant properties."
Oil dissolves oil and I've got PLENTY to work with on my face so I happily slathered this all over without hesitation. Other ingredients include: grape seed oil, orange peel oil, lemon oil and calendula extract. It's paraben-free, dermatologist tested and fragrance free. It has a very light floral scent to it and comes out easily with the pump dispenser. You do need to shake it well and rub it on a dry face first. You can even use it to remove your eye makeup--yasss! Once you wet your face, it turns milky and easily rinses off.
So, did using this oil make me want to frolic and play in a field of marigolds even though I hate the summer?
Verdict: This is an effective and gentle cleanser--I loved it. I used it for my first cleanse and it took away all my makeup, oil, dirt and eye makeup in one fell swoop. When I did my second cleanse with my Clarisonic, the brush was clean afterwards--not a trace of leftover makeup was found.That was entirely due to how effective this cleansing oil is! It also left my face soft without any hint of tightness or shine. Marigold Oil Cleansing Facial Oil is simply marvelous and is going to become a staple in my beauty life. For info/purchase, head to cvs.com