SUNDAY RILEY C.E.O. C + E Micro-Dissolve Cleansing Oil
BY SUNDAY RILEY
Which skin type is it good for? Normal Oily Combination Dry Sensitive A wet or dry cleansing oil that dissolves pore-clogging debris, excess oil, and micro-pollution particles, revealing a fresh, bright, and calm complexion. Solutions for: - Pores - Dullness and uneven texture - Dryness If you want to know more…Instantly dissolve and remove makeup (even water-resistant eye makeup), pore-clogging debris, excess oil, and micro-pollution for a perfectly, thoroughly cleansed complexion. With gentle white willow bark and lime pearl extracts rich in beta hydroxy acid (BHA) and alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) C.E.O. C + E Micro-Dissolve Cleansing Oil gently refreshes the skin, while turmeric and vitamin C provide antioxidant-rich, calming skin support, for a clean, healthy-looking, and smooth complexion. It is formulated Without: - Parabens- Sulfates- Phthalates This product is uniquely formulated to be used wet or dry and lifts away damaging micro-pollution particles, revealing smooth, soft, and supple skin. It also works great as a shaving agent or for softening facial hair with its nourishing, GLA-rich ingredients.see more...
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- "I love cleansing oils as they really wash your skin dirt away but isnt really harsh on skin. SUNDAY RILEY C.E.O. C + E Micro-Dissolve Cleansing Oil is highly recommnended forpeople with sensitive skin." in 3 reviews
If it’s so great why did I give it 3 stars? Well, I had to stop using it because it broke me the hell out. I later learned that pretty much any oil applied to my face gives my cystic zits, but this was my first time.
If oils don’t bother you, this is a great product. FYI- I didn’t like using this by itself, my skin felt very moisturized and it took my makeup off, but it really needed that second cleanser for my face to feel clean.
When I don't wear foundation, it's not very useful because I don't need a 2-step cleansing routine. I have also used it when wearing foundation, and it is effective at helping remove foundation and other face makeup as a 1st step in a double cleanse.
I found that I had to use quite a bit of product in order to cleanse the makeup off, so for the price point, it's simply not worth it. I would only purchase this oil if you wear a full face most days and are a huge Sunday Riley fan.
These days, our foundations and sunblocks have amazing performance. They're formulated to stay on, and we like to use our primers too, to help smooth everything out. And all that is great! Until you want to take them off. Most foaming cleansers just don't get it all, even with a double cleanse. You need something a bit greasy, or a solvent, to remove the silicone and waxes present in all this stuff. Otherwise you're going to break out and I already have enough trouble with that.
So now we have all these nice cleansing oils, creams, and balms which work great to take off the crud except for one thing: you really need to put them on dry skin with dry hands.
If your face and/or hands are wet it just kinda smears everything around and then it won't rinse properly either. I loathe this. They're fine for sink cleansing, but I can't tell you how many times I've hopped into the shower after a night out with a full face of makeup on and then gotten my face wet before I put on the cleansing oil. Ugh. And when I do remember to put it on first, I still have to get into the shower. I don't like to touch my nice white shower curtain with greasy makeup hands. And no, I don't want to wash my face at the sink before I get into the shower either. Call me picky or lazy, but I'm sure I'm not the only one out there who feels this way.
But guess what? I don't have to suffer anymore! You can use CEO even on WET SKIN! And it works.
So now that we have that out of the way, how does it stack up against similar cleansing oils? Pretty good actually. Does what it says. It has a nice, silky oil texture which turns into a milk when it gets wet. It takes off all but the most stubborn eye makeup really well. It smells lovely. And...it even has some gentle AHAs. It's worth mentioning you have to be a tad careful about the eyes because the AHAs can sting a little. I do still follow with my foaming treatment cleanser because I'm oily/acne prone, but I would do that no matter what.
I don't know if I would call it a "holy grail" cleansing oil...but if ever there's one that fits the bill I bet Sunday Riley will create it and I'll give it 5 stars. Until then...this one is great! 4 stars, will repurchase!