Lipidol Cleansing Body Oil Review

31 August 2014

Lipidol has finally launched & the Farmers stores in NZ are buzzing. The counters look so pretty! Have you spotted one in your nearest store yet??

The 6 oils!
I thought I'll do quick review of their 'Cleansing Body Oil' in case anyone out there is looking for review on the range coz ladies we New Zealanders are the first one's in the world to try it & that is so damn rare. I've already reviewed the After Shower Body Oil & this one comes in a step before that. Note: Because we are moving backwards, the Cleansing Face Oil has also been purchased & is lying pretty on my vanity shelf. Review coming soon!

Lipidol's CEO at the NZ launch event said that the Cleansing Body Oil was trickiest one to create! Being a moisture retention range they had to formulate a product that wouldn't strip the skin of its natural oils but would still wash off all the dirt & grime effectively. That's razor's edge.. a very thin line... a fine balance!

Here's my take on the product:

Product: I have to stay I'm pretty impressed with it. The cleansing oil aka Body wash is supposed to be applied on wet skin. It doesn't lather much. It's almost like my creamy Weleda Wild Rose Body Wash but still not quite there yet. It's transy looking, spreads easily, dissolves body secretions, no foam, and doesn't take much water to leave contact from the skin. Did you get what I mean?? Arghh.. so hard to explain! OK Try 2: You know when a shampoo or body wash just doesn't wanna come off.... & you keep trying to get rid of that slippery surfectant feel! Yup! that one exactly. This emulsifies quickly into a creamy liquid & is gone before you know.
Skin doesn't feel dry afterwards as the lipid barrier isn't eroded.

Texture: Thin liquid-y consistency, runny but not pouring, like a shampoo you know.

Color: Light green... more so to denote that it has lime essential oil.

Fragrance: As above lemony lime & refreshing of corse.

Packaging: See-through, ergonomical, practical, eye-catching bottle.

Ingredients: I usually don't list ingredients, but due to the curved bottle, it was hard to capture that on camera. So of corse I copied them off their website!

"Glycine Soja Oil, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, MIPA-Laureth Sulfate, Laureth-4, Cocamide DEA, Aqua, Citrus Aurantifolia Oil, BHT, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Melia Azadirachta Seed Extract, Amber Powder, Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract, Solanum Melongena Fruit Extract, Lawsonia Inermis Flower/Fruit/Leaf Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Ocimum Basilicum Flower/Leaf Extract, Curcuma Longa Leaf Extract, Pearl Powder, Limonene"

Verdict: Buy it! You'll be pleasantly surprised. Nothing like we've seen before in the market. However, if you love foamy body washes, this isn't for you. It's suitable for both sensitive & acne prone skin though!

Buy from: Your nearest Farmers store as they are the exclusive stockists in NZ. $9.95 for 200ml.

P.S. Lipidol is launching  in other countries as well namely Canada (June 2015), Malaysia (Sept 25th, 2014 for RM 24.90), South Africa (September 8th, 2014 for R 79.95 from Clicks), UK (June 2015) and US (June 2015) 

How do you prefer your body wash? Foamy or creamy? I like the creamy one's more! Whats your take?

Talk soon!
Nish xo

Related Reads: 
Lipidol After Shower Oil Review
Lipidol Cleansing Face Oil Review


  1. You are on a roll girl!! I have julep cleansing oil, makes my skin super soft. I prefer creamy ones (Clarins mostly) too as foamy ones makes my skin too dry.

    1. hahah!! Told you I've been spending too much time on blog! I prefer creamy one's too! Of corse it's Clarins for you... You are Clarins girl!!! hehe
      Oh! Is the julep cleansing oil for body or just the face? Did you get it in your box?


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