Always. Always, I suppose some how or rather, decision will call upon either daily, weekly or every now and then. Well, I am sure all you beauties will agree decision is part and parcel of life. Perhpas temporary decisions can be swept under the carpet, eventually, no matter what, we must decide. For me, the daily challenging decision is what to cook. Equally a tough call is replenishing skin care products every few months. Perhaps I shouldn't say which to buy is difficult because I can still fall back to the familiar or proven to be suitable products. Then again, as a beauty blogger, it is rather interesting to try new products.
Cleansing oil I feel is a must despite the choices for cleansing milk and cleansing bar. Maybe, maybe I am truly hooked, force of habit or stuck on my mind that cleansing oil is the magic for clean-clear skin. You can't blame me. My love for cleansing oil goes back to 5 years, between the pricey Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil (Shu Uemura Ultime8 Sublime Cleansing Oil) to the Body Shop Cleansing Oil and Neutrogena Cleansing Oil. So, what else is new? Cleansing oil again at the pharmacy. Within 15 minutes or so, I decided on Hada Labo cleansing oil (RM52.85) with high purity olive oil and super hyaluronic acid.
This "made in Japan/buatan Jepun" oil is packaged similar to other cleansing oils you can pick up from anywhere nowadays. Of course sales is the best time to buy. Unlike other average Japanese skin care products with product information in "mushi-mushi" language, for Hada Labo Cleansing oil, English is the global language.
The oil comes in a fuss-free, practical and hygienic tall bottle with a pump. The oil is colourless, thin and runny and does not smell like olives. I was surprise as well. The other surprise was that the oil is colourless and not yellow as perceived. Obviously, the bottle has been coloured yellow I think to indicate it is an oil cleanser. The plastic like latch on the screw-able cover I wasn't sure. I pumped the oil, it wouldn't drip out. Another push-hard-push and the pump flew on the floor. Quite a thing to fix back, later I figured out that the plastic is to be removed and not to prevent the oil from pilling.
One pump of this 1-step make-up remover substantially is not enough even for my small face. At least two pumps prior to applying on the face, the oil emulsifies and turns milky when massaged with water. Thereafter the usual, rinse and pat dry your face.
Easily spread and easy to wash without leaving behind residue, this oil is non-greasy and strips away the day's dirt without stripping skin's natural oils. Most importantly, it didn't break up my skin. However, it does not remove stubborn make-up especially waterproof mascaras and heavy duty eye liners. Sadly also, this oil clogged up the nose and under my eye area with black heads. Olive oil I think is somewhat strong for my t-zone and sensitive-combination skin. That too with once a day use in the evening.
The so claimed super hyaluronic acid?? What so super about it I have been asking. Except for keeping my skin clean, there's no other benefits. Basically a basic oil for cleansing I certainly am not hyped about, in fact I sort of regretted buying after using for the first one week. To say its cheap, no. I'm sure there's better deals from other brands.
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