The battle of the cleansing oils


This time last year, Bioderma was all the rage, but now the new trend is cleansing oils! Cleansing oils are normally used as a pre-clease step to remove your makeup, but unless you've been living under a rock you probably already know that! I bought the MAC Cleanse Off Oil last summer after Emma (Cheekysmiles101) recommended it to me and have been using it religiously ever since. I use one pump of it and massage it all over my face, concentrating on my eyes to get off all that mascara, and then remove it with a flannel. It quickly became my favourite method of makeup removal because it's so easy but I feel like it's a lot more effective than micellar waters.
However my bottle has started coming to an end so I thought I'd branch out and try out a different cleansing oil by The Body Shop- the Chamomile Silky Cleansing Oil. It's only £10, which is half the price of the MAC one, and I actually prefer it and have used it exclusively since I got it! The Body Shop cleansing oil has a similar texture to the MAC one but feels slightly more silky on the skin and I feel like it's better at removing stubborn eye makeup, especially mascara. With the MAC Cleanse Off Oil, I always felt like I had to scrub at my eyes quite a lot to get off my mascara, which is obviously something you want to avoid, but the Camomile Cleansing Oil just lifts it off effortlessly, even my They're Real mascara from Benefit which we all know is a pain in the butt to remove!
While I do love the MAC cleansing oil and will definitely use it up, I will be sticking with the Body Shop one in the future, saving myself money and getting a better product!

What is your favourite cleansing oil?

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