Using oils to cleanse is nothing new. It’s been around for centuries. It is great for every skin type and can make the difference between clear skin and skin congested with sebum, makeup and pollutants clogging the pores forming blackheads, whiteheads and forming the perfect environment for breakouts.

Benefits for Oily and Acneic Skin

A lot of people, especially those with oilier and acneic skin, thinks oils is the bane of their existence. But believe it or not, incorporating a cleansing oil into your skin care routine can help to stop breakouts, blackheads and whiteheads making for smoother more refined skin. The science or chemistry behind this is simply like attracts like and in this case, oil attracts oil. Cleansing with an oil on oilier skin removes excess oils, providing deeper cleansing, hence less buildup. Using cleansing oils also keeps the skin normalized. What I mean is keeping the skin as close to its natural state as possible and what others refer to as the ph balance of the skin. When harsh chemicals and acids are used to cleanse the skin, the skin goes from oily to dry, making the skin thinks it needs to produce even more oils. Overtime, your skin becomes even more oily causing more breakouts and congestion. Look for one that contains jojoba oil or borage seed oil.

Benefits for Dry Skin

Cleansing with an oil cleanser is even good for those with drier skin types as well. A perfect way to remove makeup, cleansing oils nourishes and moisturizes as it cleans. For this skin type, I recommend using this oil as the first step in cleansing at nights followed by a cream cleanser and as a solo cleansing in the morning, removing with a damp or even dry clean face cloth for extra nourishment. Incorporating a cleansing oil with argan oil is a sure bet for more moisturized skin.

Benefits for Mature/Aging Skin 

As we age, our skin’s natural ability to get rid of dead skin cells gets slows down. This overtime causes the skin to compact layers upon layers of dead skin cells. Using a cleansing oil, especially one containing evening primrose oil, provides a deeper cleanse that removes excess dead skin cells and plumps and moisturize the skin, helping to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. A win-win to anyone looking to reverse signs of aging.

If these are budget busters, head to your local health food store and pick a few of the oils I've mentioned and bring out the inner mixologist in you and create a blend that is suited to your skincare needs.

Hope this helps :))


You know that saying 'better late than never'? Well, a week after IMATS, I've now gotten around to sharing these pictures with you guys. It was such a fun event and to be around such creative minds is just such a pleasure. 

I took my daughter along this year for a mother and daughter time and she was over the moon with the amount of makeup to buy, touch and play with. She declared at the end of the day 'this is the best day ever?' And so far, this is the best IMATS I attended. It gets bigger every year and I can't wait to see what next year has in store with the change of location.

It was nice seeing old friends and making new ones all in the name of makeup and such a creative form of expressing beauty. Hope you guys like the pictures.


  • Hydration
  • Boosting cellular respiration to plump the skin
  • Protects against environmental stresses 
  • Prevents signs of aging 


The part that spoke to me the most was the hydrating properties which is needed this time of year for any skin type. Also, vitamins C & E which builds collagen and fights free radical damage on the skin caused by the sun and air pollution. I love a product that provides instant and long term beauty. 

My Experience

Should be a win-win but this foundation did not work on my combination oily/dry. It just felt greasy even though it’s oil free. I usually set my foundation with the MAC Prep & Prime powder and Mineralize Skin Finish and do light blotting with a kleenex for the rest of the day but with this foundation I felt greasy and when I do blot, the foundation transfers right onto the kleenex.

Under Flash

Decided to take it for a spin on date night and tested it out using the flash on my phone and I looked like I was wearing a mask. So it is fair to say this does not work with flash photography. Bad, bad, bad! 


The coverage was fairly good. It covered without much streaking, evens out my skin tone and covers my blemishes well. So no complaints here. 

Overall, this foundation did not work for me but I think it would definitely work for someone with drier skin. If you love your foundation to provide a ‘glow’ then this is the right foundation for you. If you are someone that is on the go and would like your foundation to provide double duty, coverage and hydration, then this is the perfect foundation. It did deliver on most of its promises, I guess I didn’t need to be as hydrated as I thought I did.

Score : 3.75/5