I spoke about Rossi Cleansing Oil a little back in my March Currently Testing #1 post, but since then I feel like our relationship has evolved and moved on quite a lot (too dramatic when talking about a cleanser?) I love myself a good cleanser, and I weirdly hoard them, so I expect a lot from each new one that I get, and this cleansing oil was no exception. Cleansing balms are more my things than oils and so although I've been testing this out vigorously, I have to say that all in all, it just isn't my jam. Open minds though, as they say.
First things first - I feel like this needs a better bottle than it has. The glass is heavy and the oil sticks to it making it frankly dangerous in hands such as my own, and my pump broke after only a few uses which means that I now have to take the lid off completely and pour the oil onto my hand which is just messy beyond anything else. It also seems like although I clean the bottle off after every single use, it's always absolutely drenched in oil and I always feel as though it's leaking. This sounds like a niggly thing, but it means that I never take it travelling with me and I feel as though I just want it gone because I can't lie it down anywhere in my skincare drawers. This is actually very inconvenient when you're as dramatic as I am.
Let's move on from the amateur dramatics for a minute, though. The cleansing oil itself is pretty good; it has a fairly strong almond/marzipan sort of smell so that's worth considering if you're not as big a fan of battenberg as I am - but I have to say that it does live up to the expectations. Make up removal wise, this does a brilliant job - you need very little in order to completely break down even the toughest eye make up and it doesn't hurt my eyes in any way, which I always consider a bonus. It is worth noting though, that if you don't use a toner this leaves a film on your face (as most oils probably do, I'd imagine) which can feel a little greasy and uncomfortable - so that's worth noting if you're not a big fan about the whole full skincare routine sort of thing.
Would I recommend it? It's hard to say. I think £14.75 is a really good price for an oil cleanser, especially when you need so little - but I'm just not so sure that this is something that I would choose to repurchase when mine is gone. I think perhaps if the packaging on this was better I'd consider it more highly, but if oil is your bag then this is definitely worth giving a go in my opinion. No product is perfect, but for what you get for the price that you're paying, I'd say that this was probably pretty close.
What cleansers would you recommend?
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