19 June 2017

It's not often I blog about skincare, I like to keep my 'routine' (if you can even call it that) as minimal as possible. In the past I've tried to follow the 'blogger skincare routines' and used a whole bunch of products, cleansing, double cleansing, exfoliating, toner, serum, moisturiser, eye cream and so on and so forth. It does not work for me at all. 
I'm also pretty picky when it comes to what I use and tend to stick to the same 'holy-grail' tried and tested products, but every now and then a product comes along that peaks my interest.
The brand Supermood certainly caught my eye when Mel from GlowOrganic first introduced me to them. 

Supermood is a new holistic beauty brand from Finland. They formulate products that are not only great for the skin but also your general wellbeing also. The products are designed and aim to work around your mood alongside the traditional concepts of skin type and age. 

I was lucky enough to test out their Oil Ritual Face Wash* from the Beauty Sleep range. The idea of the beauty Sleep range is based around wanting to look youthful and well rested. 
This Oil Ritual Face Wash is designed as a powerful but gentle cleanser. It's formulated with a blend of different oils including Sunflower oil, Pomegranate Oil, Coconut Oil and Castor Oil along with other ingredients.
With the high concentration of oils, this wash works to break down even the most resistant makeup, this can remove liquid lipsticks in a flash without the need for scrubbing!
This oil cleanser is extremely easy and quick to use, a massive plus in my book. With the varying blend of oils, this formula settles into two layers, the heavier oils and the lighter ones, so it is essential that it is missed thoroughly before using. This was a mistake I learnt quickly as the second time I used it i forgot to mix it and while it still worked it was nearly as effective as it is when mixed. It's also important to get the oils blended as they have different purposes, for example the Castor oil is more of a strong cleanser oil, while the Sunflower oil is a more hydrating oil to stop the skin from being stripped of all it's moisture and nutrients. 
As I said this oil cleanser is amazingly powerful, easy and super quick to use. I simply splash my face with water, shake the mixture, pop a small amount in the palm of my hands and then massage into my face. I wipe the makeup residue away with a damp warm muslin cloth, massage any remaining oil in followed by another rinse with the muslin. Then I'm done. 

My makeup is gone in seconds, my skin feels very clean, without feeling tight or stripped. Nor does it feel even remotely oily, just supple and soft. I've used this cleanser near on every single evening since early April and never once has it broken me out, not matter what time of month it is. The scent is pretty great too.

Now you know I love packaging and I have to admit I have a love hate relationship with the packaging of this Oils Ritual Face Wash. 
One one hand the outer packaging is gorgeous! Stunningly designed on the inside and outside, it's pretty and bright and so detailed (I'm sorry I don't have a photo- the box has gone walk about, you'll have to just trust me on this - or look on the website) and I think it shows a great deal of care in the products. However, I hate to say I'm disappointed with the bottle the oil actually comes in. Great effort has been made to make it look lovely- and it certainly does with lovely pink writing and a chic silver collar. Yet it doesn't function well at all. This may just be my bottle but boy does it leak. At first I thought oil must have been trapped in the lid after I used it so I cleaned it out, but then I found that whenever I tipped the bottle it leaks from under the bottom of the lid no matter how tight I keep it. You can't lay this flat or take it travelling with you which is a big shame. Also the collar of my bottle has come off as the oil that has leaked has broken down all the glue that was holding it onto the main bottle lid. Such a shame, but I'm sure these things can be easily fixed. 

While I do think this is an excellent oil and I understand that some of the ingredients are organic (although not certified due to some ingredients used that can't be certified) I do think this is very expensive at £54 for 100ml. It has lasted me a long time as you don't need a lot to remove a full face of makeup and I though I would definitely use this permanently as my sole and only cleanser, it is still hard to imagine parting with that much money just to wash my face. I might have to though as I really do love using it and feel quite attached to it as it really suits my skin.

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