Best Cleanser for Dry Skin. Vol 3. Lipidol Cleansing Face Oil Review!

9 September 2014

It does seem like I have a new obsession after Lime Crime VelvetinesLipidol! Third product in just over a week. Considering how much I love face washes, Cleansing Face Oil was a natural path to follow. RRP of $9.95 was a major draw card. It doesn't hurt much when a cheapy turns out to be a dud! Isn't it?

Lipidol is a new skincare range to hit our shores. It constitutes of 6 oil-based skincare products. It’s from the makers of world famous scar treatment, Bio-oil! I've already reviewed their After Shower Oil and Cleansing Body Oil.

Housed in a transparent bottle, the oil is slight blue in color with thin consistency.

Here’s the Good & Not-so-Good of this product :

The Good:
-It’s an oil based cleanser. Like dissolves like. So an oil based cleanser dissolves all the makeup & gunk with ease. Just massage it for a minute. The best part is that it doesn’t leave an oily residue. When in contact with water, this emulsifies into a watery cream (like my Missha Cleansing Oil) & is gone before you know, taking all the makeup residue with it.
-Doesn’t clog pores, suitable for sensitive skin
-The Rosemary & Niaouli scent is refreshing
-The Cleansing Oil has a mix of some very potent skincare ingredients- Argan Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Vit E, Neem Oil, Turmeric extract etc.Yup! I googled some of those scientific names in the ingredient list. So much goodness though!
- I've also spotted Salicylic Acid in the ingredient list. It's known to unclog pores, thus preventing acne.
-It removes waterproof makeup pretty well
-The packaging is nifty and travel friendly 
-It’s a good affordable everyday cleanser. In my daily routine, Skinfood 'Cleans All' is my morning cleanser and this one is the evening one.

The Not-so-Good:

It works great for eye makeup removal over the lid but please give your waterline a break. It will sting & your eyes will water for a good few minutes.

Notice that watery cream?

I love it for taking off heavy makeup. My Lime CrimeUtopia was gone in no time. I’ll buy it again as my Missha one is expensive. I’ll still be using Maybelline Eye & Lip Makeup Remover on the waterline as this one stings when it gets into your eye. Apart from that, no qualms! I could use the good ol' coconut oil to take off makeup but would need to follow that up with a cleanser to get rid of the oil + makeup gunk With this, it emulsifies when comes in contact with water so there's no oily residue. This is an ideal  everyday cleanser + makeup remover that does its job well, all without drying out your skin.

Price: $9.95 NZD for 125mL from Farmers stores throughout NZ.

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) 

Are you a fan of oil based cleansers? Tell me what should I try next from Lipidol? Sunscreen Oil or Overnight Face Oil?

Nish xo

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


  1. i have oily skin but i still prefer oil based cleansers..they work better and dont rip moisture off the skin

    1. So true! I have dry skin and can't have enough of them..! Specially when they turn into watery cream..Magic! Isn't it?


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