Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Origins Clean Energy Gentle Cleansing Oil | Review

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Cleansing Oils have gained considerable traction in the last few years, and their efficacy and ease of use makes them an excellent choice for removing every trace of makeup while cleaning the skin. Origins Clean Energy Gentle Cleansing Oil is not only highly effective, but as the name suggests it is also very gentle, and is even perfectly suited for sensitive skin types. Furthermore, it is exceedingly pleasant to use, and the mild herbal and citrus scent is lovely, but is neither overpowering, nor is it pungent. In fact, the scent fades so quickly that it becomes barely detectable.
According to Origins,

A healthier looking future for skin begins here. This lightweight, high-tech, hybrid formula with non-comedogenic, Olive, Sunflower, Sesame and Safflower Oils removes dirt, makeup and pollutants with high efficiency. Kukui Nut and Macadamia help protect precious natural moisture resources. Vitamin E helps reduce effects of environmental hazards such as irritation that can threaten the comfort of skin. Skin breathes freely. And the energizing aroma of Grapefruit, Orange and Lemon renew your spirits. For all skin types.
How to use: "Gently massage onto dry skin with fingertips. Add warm water to transform oil to milky lotion. Rinse off or remove with a cleansing cloth."

If you prefer to double cleanse, then simply use your favorite cleanser after you rinse off Origins Clean Energy Gentle Cleansing Oil, but it isn't necessary if you prefer single step cleaning. It should be noted that this is a concentrated oil cleanser– therefore a little goes a long way, and this bottle will last a very long time.

The oil, itself, is lightweight and easy to use. After massaging it into dry skin, simply add a touch of warm water to your hands and the oil quickly transforms into a milky emulsion that removes every trace of makeup and dirt, and it washes away completely leaving behind no oily residue. Skin is left scrumptiously soft, supple and moisturized.

I will also say that this is an utter treat to use for the removal of makeup swatches, and it effortlessly removes even the most tenacious lipsticks. Therefore, if you are a beauty blogger forever on the lookout for something gentle to remove swatches– then this oil is definitely worth considering!
Ingredients:
Overall Assessment: Origins Clean Energy Gentle Cleansing Oil is well worth having!

$26.00 for 6.7 oz. from Origins, Origins UK (£22.50), Macy's, Beauty.comAmazon, John Lewis (£21.00), Dillard's and Selfridges (Affiliate Links).

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44 comments:

  1. My husband used to use this. He enjoyed it.

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  2. Hello my sweet cosmic twin,
    How is life in the West Coast? Here is cold, gray, and rainy. Not too bad compared to NYC! No news on my end, of any kind really. A lot of work, a lot of writing, more applications. My life is boring. My skin is acting out again but I have been able to kind of keep it at bay. It is not great by any means. I am heading to Miami for 2 weeks and I hope that will clear my mind, my skin, and my academic soul! It sounds like I am in a bad place right now, but actually I have achieved a state of acceptance. I was mad before and now I don't care anymore. I'm fine. Academia is what it is and I chose it.
    How is that TT line? The furry family? Yourself?
    Many hugs my dear one. I haven't written any comments lately because I was busy with an article's revision but it got accepted yesterday and now I can breath. I still read your blog every day :)
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    1. Hello my darling friend!

      The weather is sunny today, but there have also been plenty of gray skies! I can only imagine how cold, gray and rainy it is! Definitely much more mild than what you would be experiencing if you were still in NYC!

      I'm sorry that you still have not received any word– honestly, I do not know why things need to be done this way! I can just imagine how busy you are with work– it is never-ending! I would hardly call that boring, but I can imagine that your skin is acting up from all of the stress, but at least you are able to keep the rebellion at bay!

      I'm glad that you will be heading to Miami– a change of scenery will do your spirit some good! It doesn't sound as though you are really in a bad place per se, but instead becoming accepting of the ups and downs of the life that we chose in academia! You are so right, we did choose it, but that doesn't change the fact that there are many imperfect aspects when it comes to the administrative details, and the snail-like pace of the things associated. The waiting always feels a bit punitive! No word on my end, other than the letter. It even stated to be patient because the process could take months! The furry ones are good, and so am I– other than being pretty exhausted these days!

      No need to apologize, I completely understand how busy you are! CONGRATULATIONS on having your article accepted! You will have to send me a draft to read once it's finished! Take time to breath and relax! xoxoxoxoxox

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  3. I absolutely love cleansing oils. I've used DHC's cleansing oil for so long. The ingredients on that product are the main catch, but Origins has always been good about using high quality ingredients. The price is about the same. When I run out of my usual, I'll have to give this one a try.

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    1. Hi Vonnie! Me too! Believe it or to, I haven't used DHC's cleansing oil, but have heard wonderful things about it! I agree about the good quality ingredients that Origins uses, and I suspect that you would really really like this cleansing oil. Plus, it makes easy work out of removing lots ad lots of swatches! I love this stuff!

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  4. I loooove cleansing oils. I am going to have to keep an eye out for this one!

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    1. Hi Brianna! Me too! Then you definitely need to try this one out! It really is quite lovely!

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  5. How cool! I'd love that you can use it to remove lipstick - that's always the most difficult part for me!

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    1. Hi Krystal, Then you will LOVE this stuff! It does a phenomenal job removing all of the lipstick swatches on my arm, and it is so gentle that my arm is never left red or irritated after long swatch-fests! It is definitely worth considering!

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  6. I haven't used anything from Origins in ages, and I should rectify that soon. The cleansing oil sounds lovely, and thank you for that tip about removing lipstick swatches! I never thought of it, and I could have used it the other day. So next time, I'll be all set :)

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    1. Hi Allison,

      This is definitely a very lovely cleansing oil, and definitely worth trying! It really works like a charm removing lipstick and swatches as well! Let me know what you think once you have used yours to remove your lipstick! :-)

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  7. It sounds really interesting! I definitely will try it to remove lipstick. Especially, those bugger liquid ones that don't budge. :)

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    1. It is a really lovely cleansing oil, and it does wonders removing stubborn lipsticks, and makeup swatches!

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  8. This sounds wonderful. I used to love Origins but I stopped purchasing from them when I went cruelty free.

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    1. It really is wonderful. I really wish that the EL company would return to the CF status that it once had!

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  9. I haven't tried a cleansing oil yet, but this sounds amazing. I use face oils everyday to moisturize, and I think it's time to branch out. Thanks for the review!

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    1. As you already know, I am a face oil fanatic, and I also really love using cleansing oils! It's definitely worth trying, and it dissolves makeup effortlessly and gently!

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  10. Ooh this sounds like one I need to try!

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    1. It's really great, and definitely worth trying!

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  11. You got me curious! It's been a while since I purchased anything from Origins. I will consider this for the main purpose of removing makeup and swatches :-)

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    1. Hi Kath! It does an amazing job removing makeup and swatches! It makes it super easy to clean swatches without irritating the skin– so you can go right on swatching for really long periods of time!

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  12. How did I not know this existed?! Totally adding it to the ever growing 'list' :D

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    1. Oh, Bailey– this is such a great cleansing oil, and it makes such easy work out removing makeup and lots of swatches!

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  13. I recently switched to cleansing oils because my skin got so severely hydrated and I think it's really helping. Once I finish my L'Occitane oil I might give this one a try, thanks for the recommendation.

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    1. Hi Melissa! This one is definitely worth trying after you finish your L'Occitane oil!

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  14. Sold. I need something amazing for removing swatches. Some products stain like no other!

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    1. It does such an outstanding job removing swatches, Brooke! I often have to take a swatch break because my arm starts to get red from removing so many swatches, but this stuff is amazing, and it keeps the skin soft and supple! I don't know why it took me so long to figure out that a cleansing oil was the way to go for swatches! Let me know how it works for you! I think that you will love it!

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  15. This sounds wonderful! I use a cleansing oil from Insta Natural which I love if not my regular coconut oil is my friend. They are that added hydration I need during the winter.

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    1. Hey Honey! It really is! I absolutely agree with you about getting that extra needed hydration during the winter, and it is also such a gentle and forgiving way to remove tons of swatches!

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  16. How nice to read your review of this! I've been using it for close to a year now and I love it. I've used cleansing oil balms for years, but found that my favorite--Ren's--just irritated my eyes too much. Since I like to use cleansing oils/balms to remove my makeup, I needed to find something else. And I found Origin's version. I have extremely dry and sensitive skin, and this oil doesn't bother me at all--doesn't leave my skin feeling stripped, doesn't cause irritation. And it smells delicious. Plus, it removes makeup, sunscreen, even waterproof mascara. As you said, the bottle lasts and lasts. I do double cleanse, but I don't think I really need to; I just like to. Anyway...good to see this relatively inexpensive product get a shout out from one of my favorite bloggers. By the way, I know people say to get the pump because otherwise it's miserable to get out of the bottle. I don't have a pump (wish I did, it's always sold out online) so I transferred it to a different pump bottle and it works perfectly.

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    1. Hi SoSuSam! Thank you for such a lovely comment! You made my whole day! I cannot tell you hoe happy I am that you know just how wonderful this cleansing oil actually is! I have sensitive eyes, and find that it is so gentle! I absolutely agree with your assessment of it! I love REN, but I can definitely see how some of their actives might be a little irritating on the eyes. I steer clear of anything that stings or irritates my eyes in any way– it's just not worth it to me.

      I completely agree that this down't strip the skin in the least (which I do not like at all– even with my normal/combination skin). It does smell delicious, but it also isn't too intrusive– so it shouldn't pose a problem for people with a sensitivity to scents (whether natural or artificial).

      I often double cleanse as well– more as a force of habit than as a necessity, but I definitely agree that it probably is an inessential step with this Origins oil!

      I don't have the pump either, but agree with you that it would be nice to have! Definitely one less step to deal with, and frankly more sanitary than repeatedly removing the cap and touching the contents. Getting the pump or transferring it into another container is a good solution! :-)

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  17. Thank you so much for this helpful review

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    1. You are so welcome, Betzy! I am so glad that you found it helpful!

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  18. Cleansing oils are a new and foreign object to me, haha! With that being said, I'm definitely interested in trying this because Origins is a great brand!

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    1. Hi Dani,

      Cleansing oils are really worth trying! This one is so gentle, and it removes everything including swatches and long-wearing lipsticks! I agree with you completely that Origins is a great brand! Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend! :-)

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  19. Could you compare this to the new L'Occitane shea butter cleansing oil? Have you tried that also?

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    1. I haven't tried the L'Occitane Shea Butter Cleansing Oil yet, but I have been curious about it!

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  20. We are two parts of the comparison, then, as I have the L'Occitane one! I do like it for cleansing the face. Have not tried removing make up with it (as I do not wear eye make up daily). (Lazy, just lazy!)

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    1. Do you like it, or do you love it? Will you repurchase it, or will you move on afterward? I just went to publish all of the comments, and one of yours disappeared for the Colbert MD post. Did you remove it, or did the blog eat it?

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  21. Re: Colbert posts: I removed the duplicate post and the blog ate my follow up comment. :-)
    Re the L'Occitane product: I like it very much. It comes with a pump and is priced less for more product than the Origins. I do feel it is a 'light' oil compared to the Tatcha one. I would buy it again; hubby used it yesterday also and did like it. I would especially add it to my purchase if I needed a little something 'more' to qualify for a nice L'Occitane gift. I did not use the Origins product at the time he had it. And, twice he threw away the empty WITH the pump for which I paid extra so I got ticked and didn't buy it for him again!

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    1. I have the comment that evaporated, and I can see if I can figure out how to repost it. :-)

      I definitely like that the L'Occitane cleansing oil comes with a pump. I sort of wish that Origins just sold theirs with the pump because it is so much easier to use that way. Bummer that your husband tossed the pump dispenser as well! Interesting that it is light compared to the TATCHA cleansing oil– I still really love that oil so much! The Cleansing oil from African Botanics is also a delectable oil!

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  22. I have the African Botanics one as well. That one seems the heavier than both the Tatcha and the L'Occitane. Yes, Miss, you have hooked me on oils as you can see!

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    1. That's right! I had temporarily forgotten that you had the African Botanics Cleansing Oil as well! I love that one so much!!!! It is a bit heavier than the others, but I also find it so nourishing! I'm so glad to have gotten you hooked on– they are so amazing for the skin, and the benefits are so clearly visible! I responded to you on the other post, but thought that I would let you know here as well that Ana texted me back and said that you will receive the LSBB gift bag with any Colbert purchase (no minimum price), and all you have to do is mention my blog.

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