Verdict: Gives a beautiful dew, but messy too 

Skincare is something that I've only started taking seriously in the last year or two.

It’s probably quite a momentus moment to many people when they realise when all is said and done, and the mascara and foundation are put away, you only have one skin and how you take care of it depends how you look now and for the years to come.   

I jumped at the chance to review the Bobbi Brown Cleansing Oil: cleansing oil is a good mix of getting rid of underlying gunk, but making sure your skin doesn’t miss out on that essential moisture. 

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I usually use a mix of the Garnier Micellar Water and Glossier’s Milky Jelly Cleanser, but I got a fright after using my first Acid water because it made my skin break out massively (if you aren’t prone to acne, you are meant to avoid acids – much to my own ignorance I learned the lesson the hard way after jumping on the bandwagon).

The Bobbi Brown Soothing Cleansing Oil comes in a no-nonsense clear bottle with a pump head, and some reviews I've read are of women who like to cleanse in the shower – a fantastic idea to save time before work. 

I don’t think this would be possible with this cleanser as its too thin a liquid to just use on your hands. I positioned my cotton pad to catch the oil as it came out the head but actually, with one pump it sprayed out all over my hand – what a nightmare, as I had to wash my hands with hand soap before being able to grasp the bottle to reapply. This wasn’t the most impressive start! 

The oil aspect to this cleanser is not understated – this is an oily product. Two cotton pads through, however, and my face was refreshingly clean with a dewy layer.

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I’d say only use one pad and one pump, as it is very strong, and I was left with a lot of residual oil on my face. Moisturiser is definitely not necessary! 

Applying my makeup after was like applying air.

My foundation and concealer glided on and kept the dewy look even under my make-up, making me feel both clean and fresh-faced.

It has clung slightly to the oilier areas of my face, and I wish I'd applied more to my jawline (which tends to be my dry area) but I'll know now for the future.  

I would recommend this to those who are needing a more moisturizing element to their skincare routine.

For those who err on the oilier side, they should use this product sparingly. 

On the whole, however, I would recommend this cleansing oil as part of a morning OR evening routine and particularly before make-up application or when your skin is crying for that extra moisture hit.