Recently, I've been trying to be more financially responsible, as I'm currently in that strange time when you start a new job and are unsure when/how/if you'll be paid. Or whether they've hired you by accident and you'll be escorted out the building when the jig is up. With this in mind, I've been on the lookout for budget alternatives for my old faves. I wrote a doting love letter to DHC Deep Cleansing Oil over here, and while I truly believe it is well worth the £11 it costs, the L'Oreal Extraordinary Oil Cleanser above was on sale in Superdrug for a mere £3.95 so into my basket it went.
And I was really pleasantly surprised! It really holds its own and is markedly similar to the DHC oil. It actually smells a LOT better than the DHC, which is by-the-by for some people but does make it even more pleasant to use. For me, when I'm washing my face vivaciously and some of it slops into my mouth, it tastes better too... When I told Ruth this, she was shocked and appalled that my face-wash would ever go into my mouth, so obviously I'm doing something wrong here. Please let it be clear that I am in no way advocating eating your face-wash. I'm just obviously not in full control of my facial faculties first thing in the morning or last thing at night.
My only negative is that it doesn't massacre heavy eye makeup in the way the DHC oil does, but most cleansers can't cope with the amount of slap I put on my peepers most days, so I'm not holding it against it. It also contains mineral oil, which I know some folk are pretty against - but I've never had a bad reaction to it, and for now - am happy to use it. Especially for a skin-smoothing, super hydrating bargain bonanza like this. Big thumbs up guys.