After a night out where I've had a few glasses of vino (or a bottle if we're being honest LOL)... I'd rather order a pizza and snuggle up with my fur babies than spend 20 minutes trying to take off my makeup. So, this is why oil cleansers are a major key!
I never use makeup wipes anymore, using an oil cleanser is so much more efficient because makeup literally slides right off. Clove + Hallow sent me their Makeup Melt Cleanser and I’m so very into it!
This cleanser is a balm-to-oil formula, which is more travel-friendly and I love that. The first couple times I used it, I found the scent kind of underwhelming/disappointing TBH! It isn’t bad by any means, it’s just really neutral. But now I actually like that there is no fragrance or essential oils in the formula, it’s really gentle around the eyes and won’t sting or burn. It’s only 5 ingredients and has no nasty chemicals which obvi we love! OH, and the packaging aesthetic is on point and the jar feels ultra luxe.
Fractionated coconut oil – Sounds a bit scary, I know! But essentially it just means that the long chain fatty acids have been removed via water or steam distillation. That makes it less comedogenic (doesn’t clog pores) and takes away the coconut smell.
Sweet almond oil + sunflower oil – The vitamin A in these oils helps reduce inflammation and vitamin e makes the skin soft AF.
Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate – This is a naturally derived cleansing agent and emulsifier, it helps maintain the consistency of the product by holding the ingredients together. I’ve done my research, and both the EWG Skin Deep Cosmetic Database and Paula’s Choice Ingredient Dictionary give it the thumbs up. It’s non-toxic and totally safe.
Sorbitan Sesquioleate – Very similar to polyglyceryl-10 laurate, the EWG says it’s safe as well.
Sunflower Seed Wax – Super nourishing and helps keep the product in its balm form.
Clove + Hallow also mentions you can also use the Makeup Melt not just as an oil cleanser, but also as a spot treatment on dry patches. I haven’t tried that yet, but I’m sure I will in the fall/winter when my skin gets dry. So overall, I love this oil cleanser and would totally recommend it for all skin types, especially for my girls whose skin type is dry or sensitive.