Friday, 26 July 2013

Superfacialist By Una Brennan Vitamin C+ Skin Renew Cleansing Oil

Superfacialist Vitamin C+ Skin Renew Cleansing Oil - £10.99

I've waxed lyrical about how much I love the Superfacialist Rose Miracle Makeover Facial Oil quite a few times now. My one problem with the product is that it runs out incredibly quickly. I've been using it twice a day since April and have gone through one bottle per month. What was supposed to be a cheap but actually good alternative to some of the more expensive cleansers I've tried was costing me £15 a month and I was considering going back the Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm just because it lasts a lot longer. Then I went into Boots a few weeks ago and spotted a new Vitamin C collection in the Superfacialist range called Brighten. The first thing that caught my eye was this Vitamin C+ Skin Renew Cleansing Oil. It was £4 cheaper than the rose oil for 170ml more product. That's such a crazy bargain, I immediately dismissed it as surely it had to be made from crappy ingredients to cost so little. I opened it up, cringed at the huge hole in the top and had a whiff of the orangey scent. Based on the strength of the other Superfacialist products, I decided I still wanted to try it out so I went back a few days later and bought a bottle.

The first time I tried it I figured maybe if I pour it out carefully then it'll be okay. Alas a huge gush of oil appeared in my hand and I ended up smothering my face in the stuff. The packaging design of this product is just incredibly disappointing. Whoever decided to not include either a pump or bit of plastic with a smaller hole is an idiot. Thank god I'd only just finished my bottle of the rose oil and could decant it into that. Seriously do not buy this product unless you have some kind of pump bottle to use with it instead. Packaging aside, this oil is a surprisingly good cleanser and my combination blemish-prone skin has had no adverse reactions to it!

This product is intended to be used as the first step in a double cleansing routine. It takes off makeup with the greatest of ease, doesn't make my eyes go foggy and really clears out my skin. Oil cleansers are ace if you get blocked pores, especially if you're prone to blackheads. The Vitamin C+ Skin Renew Cleansing Oil contains olive, grapeseed, rosemary, cucumber and - everyone's current favourite - rosehip oil as well as Vitamin E & C. The texture of this is very light and fluid, probably more so than the rose oil. The colour is lighter too. I wouldn't say this is particularly brightening as the name suggests but my face is left with greater clarity & less redness. The orange scent is quite pleasant and as I know many people dislike rose scented products (why?!) this is a good alternative. The main difference between this oil and the rose oil other than the price is how it leaves my skin feeling. The rose oil is part of the 'Hydrate' collection and it definitely does hydrate my skin more than this one. The Vitamin C oil makes my skin feel really clean - almost squeaky. It doesn't strip my skin or make it feel tight at all, just less hydrated than the rose one. After completing the rest of my skincare routine I can't really tell any difference so I guess it doesn't matter in the end. Both do a brilliant job of cleansing my skin so I'm happy to use either one. I think I do slightly prefer the Rose Miracle Makeover Facial Oil but for the price you really can't complain about this product. Just don't forget to buy a pump!

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  1. Superfacialist is excellent!

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  2. I haven't tried this but I love Superfacialist from what I've tried!

    Annie |

  3. Love the idea of cleansing with an oil, really need to try this!x

  4. Might try this one out when my Rose Hydrate oil runs out then - I use it once a day but it does go down seriously quickly!


  5. I was waiting to see if you reviewed this! Love your thoughts on skincare and might have to give this a try =) xx

  6. Such a shame the packaging is such a failure! I do have a double cleasing routine, only that I use baby oil at first and maybe I could use something like this instead..

    Isabela x

  7. Ooo this might be one to try out soon! I'm a sucker for beauty products!

  8. Sounds interesting! :) I just use oil to take of my makeup but maybe this is worth a try

  9. This looks lovely, I think I am going to try the Superfacialist one! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  10. Ah wow this looks like such an amazing product, I would love to start using an oil product on my face as I love using oils on my hair and skin xx

    Gemma | ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie ♥

  11. I love cleansing oils and anything with vitamin C!

  12. Definitely want to try this, it sounds really nice and I do like orange/citrus scents.

    Amy x
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  13. Shame about the packaging! But everyone raves about this product, I can't wait to try it :)

  14. I'm never sure where to even start with facial cleansing products, I'm guilty of using face wipes! This looks nice though - might give it a go!


  15. I've heard so much about this range I feel like I really need to try something from it :) i've heard good things about the masks.
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  16. Bad packaging really annoys me, but I must say I think you've sold me on the product because it sounds lovely! This range has been getting a lot of incredible reviews recently so I think I'm going to pop down and have a little look!

    Jennie xo |

  17. Ah i love the sound of this, and the price isn't too bad! Just a shame about the packaging.

  18. This was so helpful. I'm looking for a replacement for my Avene Cleansing Water which although lovely just takes forever to get my war paint off, and as I have normal/oily skin which is prone to breakouts I have to be very careful what I use. All the reviews I have read so far have been very positive of this product and as it is currently on offer in Boots UK I will be purchasing tomorrow. Thanks for this post, so informative. Sophie.