This iUnik Calendula Complete Cleansing Oil easily became my go-to oil cleanser ever since I started using it. As I mentioned before, I had been looking for a really hydrating oil cleanser that won’t leave my skin feeling dry. I know some people do not like that moist feeling (some call it a “film”, I guess) left behind by some oil cleansers, but personally that’s what I want! Haha! Am I weird? But really, I prefer that my skin is moist right after oil cleansing because it’s my second cleanser’s job to remove any residue that was left anyway. What’s important for me is that the oil cleanser effectively removes makeup and dirt from my skin, and this iUnik oil cleanser does that well.
Aside from being gentle and effective, what I also like about this oil cleanser is its short but good (actually, it’s more than good—it’s great!) ingredient list. It contains 94% pure plant oils, namely sunflower seed oil (1st), canola oil (2nd), calendula flower extract (3rd), jojoba seed oil (5th), macadamia seed oil (6th), and ylang-ylang flower oil (7th). The number one ingredient, Sunflower Seed Oil, is known for its numerous skincare benefits. As it is rich in antioxidants and nutrients, it is effective in combating a lot of skin issues like dryness, inflammation, redness, roughness, etc. It is also a great emollient, so it moisturizes and conditions the skin well. And just like Sunflower Seed Oil, Canola Oil is also an amazing moisturizer, as it contains a high level of essential fatty acids. Meanwhile, Calendula is an ingredient that seems to have gained a renewed popularity lately, as people rediscovered its standout anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. See full ingredient list below:
Notice that this cleansing oil contains several emollients, which probably explains its notable moisturizing effect.
If you see sunflower seed oil high up the ingredient list of a fragrance-free product, expect that the product will most likely smell like that haha!😂 I know some people get thrown off by the scent of sunflower oil, and I used to be one of them. But eventually, I got used to it and I found the results were worth giving it a chance😁
The texture of this cleansing oil also took some getting used to, because it was definitely thicker than the other cleansing oils I’ve tried. It doesn’t glide on as smoothly on the skin, but that’s okay. I feel like the rich texture is what makes it more moisturizing (and even nourishing!) than other cleansing oils, and that’s actually what I like!
This iUnik cleansing oil is indeed unique, so I have a feeling that whether you will like it or not vastly depends on personal preference. If we have the same preference as I have described above, then you’ll probably love this as much as I do!😊
*Gifted for review.