Review: Super Facialist by Una Brennan Vitamin C Cleansing Oil

Super Facialist by Una Brennan Vitamin C+ Brighten Skin Renew Cleansing Oil, €13.19. No press samples included.

Una Brennan Cleansing Oil

I don’t wear make up every day, but I do wear a sunscreen of some form (more on that next week) which means that I like to double cleanse in the evenings.

My go-to oil for the first cleanse step is Kinvara Skincare’s Absolute Cleansing Oil, but it was out of stock the last time I needed to repurchase. A quick trip to Boots and I decided to give the Super Facialist by Una Brennan Vitamin C+ Brighten Skin Renew Cleansing Oil a try in its place.

I massage a couple of drops into dry skin, before adding warm water and turning the oil into a milky cleanser. I use a face cloth to wash it off my face. I follow it up with a cleanser that is more targeted to any skin issues I may be having.

Ingredients wise, it includes a blend of Sunflower Seed Oil, Olive Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Raspberry Seed Oil, Sweet Orange Peel Oil, Passionflower Seed Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil, and Cucumber Seed Oil. I’m guessing the raspberry, sweet orange and passionflower oils are the reason why it smells strongly of Calpol. Calpol 6+ at that, not even the good smelling kind.

There is no pump with this product, which means you have to pour it into your hands. It has a tendency to get everywhere and getting the couple of drops you actually need is difficult. So much of this product ends up either on the bathroom shelf or in the sink. I think the entire Super Facialist range could do with a packaging revamp. The nozzle on the Vitamin C+ Brighten Glow Boost Skin Serum has broken off every tube I’ve bought.

I don’t think this leaves my skin looking and feeling any different than the Absolute Cleansing Oil. Even with massaging it in, I’m not sure it is ever on my skin long enough for the Vitamin C to have any noticeable brightening effects.

It’s grand. I mean it does the job nicely, but due to the scent and the packaging issue I can’t see myself repurchasing it.

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