I received this gem as a parting gift from my previous place of work - Beauty Bulletin. I have become increasingly fascinated with cleansing face oils and as I am always on the hunt for the simplest ways to remove makeup, I have to say that this arrived at a great time. 

Just a bit of background...

Ceramide's are lipids found in the outer most layer of the skin and are responsible for holding skin cells together. As we age, our production of these lipids decrease causing our skin cells to collapse therefore allowing skin to lose its structure and texture. The result? Dull, tired looking skin as well as fine lines and wrinkles. Having a Ceramide regimen will help to replenish natural lipids lost due to ageing and leave skin to restore its structure and texture. 

With all of this said, it's great that the new Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Replenishing Cleansing Oil will lend a hand in the process of combatting visible signs of ageing. Its one-pump mechanism is an excellent solution for removing makeup and dissolving impurities. 

To get the most out of its use, all you have to do is pump a liberal amount onto the palms of your hands and gently massage onto a dry face. Add a small amount of warm water and continue to massage until the cleansing oil transforms into a milky emulsion. It is through this process that makeup - even waterproof mascara - and oil-based dirt and impurities will dissolve, revealing smooth and clean skin after quickly rinsing and patting dry. 

Don't let the term "oil" deter you. Enriched with a cocktail of hardworking ingredients such as the antioxidant and conditioning properties of Apricot, Safflower, and Olive Oils, the Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Replenishing Cleansing Oil will help to repair the skins barrier without leaving a greasy residue or clogged pores. 

I love using this at night, after a long day. In my exhausted state, a quick pump means I'm halfway on my way to a clean face. After rinsing and patting dry I don't have to worry about my white pillowcases getting stained with makeup. It smells divinely like apricot which is a treat but it's also not too strong a scent. I would recommend this if you are on the hunt for a new facial cleanser. For R495 you'll get 195ml of yummy skincare goodness. 

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