I have a confession to make. After a long day at work, or a night at the pub, or [insert flimsy excuse here], the last thing I want to do is to remove my makeup properly, so I will often use a face wipe to take off my mascara and eyebrow pomade, then rub it across my skin to remove the foundation, too. It’s not luxurious, it’s not caring, and doesn’t feel nice, but it’s quick and easy to do. I can’t be the only beauty addict who reaches guiltily for a face wipe, thinking to themselves tomorrow I’ll cleanse properly, can I?
I’ve found coconut oil to be great for cleansing, and just as quick and easy as dragging a face wipe across my skin. It is widely available and does a good job of lifting makeup away from my eyes and face. However, I’d grown a little tired of digging my fingers into a pot of solid oil, and had started looking around for a cleanser which was coconut oil based but came in more convenient packaging. So when I stumbled upon Odylique’s Creamy Coconut Cleanser* on LoveLula, I was excited to try it out.
I’d never heard of Odylique before, but they ticked all my boxes in terms of brand ethics. Their products are made in the UK, with 100% of the ingredients being of natural origin, 87% of which are organic. They are also completely cruelty-free featuring several vegan-friendly options, with no harsh chemicals or unnatural fragrances.
Upon receiving the cleanser, I was impressed by the size of it – even using it once or twice daily, this will last me a while. The bottle itself features a chic design; all of the brand’s products are beautifully packaged and would make lovely gifts in my opinion. The pump is sturdy and doesn’t dispense too large an amount, so you certainly won’t end up wasting quantities of the product.
The consistency is slightly watery, so I give mine a good shake before use to combat any natural separation which might have occurred. Once on the face, it feels creamy and effectively lifts makeup and dirt as I rub in gentle circular motions, taking extra care around the eyes which have so far not been left irritated at all after a month or so of use. I use a warm, damp muslin cloth to cleanse away the product, before finishing with a cold splash of water and my favourite moisturiser. As Odylique claim, my skin doesn’t feel at all dried out after using this cleanser.
However, I’m afraid to say there is one pitfall for me with this product, which I am finding hard to ignore. Given the name of the cleanser, I was expecting a coconutty scent; perhaps this was a misunderstanding on my part, though the company does mention a “delightful, refreshing aroma.” Instead, I found the smell of the product almost overbearingly unpleasant at first, so for those of you who are sensitive to scents this would definitely be something to consider. I’ve grown more used to it now – I can only guess that it stems from the use of olive oil – and am satisfied with the cleanser as a whole, so can overlook this.
I would definitely be interested in trying more from Odylique. I relate to their company ethos and value their wide range, simple ingredients and stylish packaging. If you are looking for more natural, cruelty-free skincare brands, I would definitely recommend browsing LoveLula’s site, as they have a very broad selection. I hope you found this review useful, and if you’ve tried anything from Odylique, let me know in the comments below!
*I was sent this product to review, and have given nothing but my honest opinion!