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I have been using oil cleansers for about 3 months now and I am obsessed! I had previously used the Dermalogica Precleanse and loved how it really removed the ‘grime’ off of my face and made my skin feel smooth and moisturised (which often does not happen with soap-based cleansers). I read on the All Dolled Up blog how Camilla (name twin) loved this cleanser and decided to try it for myself. I. LOVE. IT.
The pump ensures that I don’t overdo it when I pour the product into my hand. I am a serial offender when it comes to using way too much product, and wasting really makes me sad. Apply one pump of this beautifully scented (and calming-effect) oil into your hands, rub over a dry face until it feels like you have dislodged your makeup off your eyelashes/skin/lips, then add a drop or two of water to emulsify it and wash off. One application is just enough. As I’ve said, it really makes my skin feeling clean and silky, but hasn’t stripped off the layer of natural oil off my face. Oil removes oil, so it’s absolutely perfect to wash off day-old makeup. The Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil retails for R150.
The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil (retails for R75) is a holy grail, everyday-use kind of product for me. Tea tree oil has anti-bacterial properties and acts as an immuno-stimulant to increase the body’s ability to fight off any infections. I have been battling with acne-prone skin for about a year now and whenever I have a blemish I reach for the tea tree oil right away. I either dab it directly onto the blemish, or I add a few drops to my face wash and my moisturiser. I even add a few drops to my toothpaste as it fights off/treats gum infections, mouth ulcers, throat infections and tonsillitis. VERY IMPORTANT: Be very careful if you add it to your toothpaste. Unfortunately, sometimes “natural” is confused with “non-toxic” or “non-poisonous”. Tea tree oil, like many other “natural” substances, can indeed be poisonous if used in the wrong way, especially if swallowed.