Budget Buy: Garnier Cleansing Oil


When it comes to budget skin care I’m not really a fan. It’s not that I’m a skin care snob (only slightly!) it’s more that I never really find anything that I think is good, so I usually opt for the pricier option. It’s not ideal. In the hopes of finding a more wallet friendly alternative, I dabble in the budget skin care world from time to time, hoping to find a keeper.

My latest foray into affordable skin care was the Garnier Clean Nourishing Cleansing Oil for dry skin.  This product glides on your skin and whilst it is an oil, it doesn’t feel greasy once you’ve washed this off. It’s light and nourishing thanks to the Jojoba & Macadamia oils, but it still manages to leaves skin perfectly clean and soft. Two pumps of this nourishing oil is good for the entire face, and once it’s massaged in to dry skin ( with 100% dry hands) you wet your face to emulsify the oil and wash off like a normal cleanser.

I don’t really use the Garnier oil on my eyes so much, as I still tend to reach for the eye make-up remover, but it does remove make-up really well. Did I mention that the scent of this product is totally dreamy!? It is.  Now this is intended for dry skin, and whilst I consider myself to have combination skin I really liked the soft clean feel that this product leaves. If you do have oily skin this probably isn’t the cleanser for you.

A problem I’ve had in the past with higher end oils is that they are so rich they tend to clog my pores and make me break out. This Garnier oil doesn’t do that, but I would still mix this up with another cleanser rather than solely using this every morning or evening. The only other thing worth mentioning is, that like a lot of cosmetics this contains mineral oil. If you avoid this ingredient this product is going to be a no go for you! I don’t really avoid it as it’s in so many cosmetics I’m sure I use it all the time in make-up anyway! Plus many studies have shown that mineral oil is non comedogenic. Still, I encourage you to do your own research on that!

Personally, I like theGarnier Clean Nourishing Cleansing Oil  a lot. You can bag this for less than $10 and it’s a great alternative if you want to switch up your higher end skin care products and give the purse stings a little break!

Have you tried this? If so what did you think?!


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  • Hannah

    I love oil cleansers!! Definitely gonna try out the budget one though. The one ive got atm is like 30 but they do last forever!! Xxx

    • annarach

      So true oils do last ages, so splashing out isn’t so painful!! 😉