Champagne or Beer? : Cleansing Oils

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Round 1

Calling to the ring : 

Boscia Makeup-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil and L'Oréal Sublime Radiance Sensational Cleansing Oil

On the right side we have the Boscia Makeup-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil, my first love. The one that stopped my fear of fighting oil with oil, the one that took off ALL my makeup so easily, why must you be so expensive?? Do you stand a chance against the  L'Oréal Sublime Radiance Sensational Cleansing Oil?

Our champagne contender, the Boscia oil retails for 34.00$ (Sephora) and is described as : "A deep-cleansing blend of botanical oils that dissolves makeup and impurities while refreshing congested skin."

Our beer contender, the L'Oréal oil retails for around 10$ (depending when and where you get it) and is described as : " incredibly gentle oil removes traces of makeup and impurities to reveal skin that looks amazingly hydrated, sublime and glowing." The formula is supposedly "radiance infused", whatever that means..(More details here)

I use both the same way (solely as a makeup remover) : Pump out 2-3 pumps onto dry hands and apply directly to dry face. Gently massage the face, and go over the eyes gently to break down everything. Went your hands and massage your face gently again, they both turn into a milky/foamy type cleanser. Take a wet washcloth to remove all residue (you'll go nuts trying to splash your face squeaky clean). I then follow with my cleanser and the rest of my night time routine.

Let's score them individually : 


Packaging : 4/5 That pump is kind of annoying
Quantity/Usage : 3/5 (150 ML) The oil is pretty runny and I feel like I use more (3 pumps), therefore run out faster
Sensation/Scent : 4/5 It feels nice and has a pleasant smell to it
Finish : 3/5 Leaves my skin feeling a bit greasy, though I cleanse after anyways...
Efficiency : 4/5 Easily removes most of my makeup, usually have to go over the eyes
Price : 5/5
Final score : 3.8/5


Packaging : 5/5 The pump is very user friendly
Quantity/Usage : 4/5 (150 ML) I still feel like it runs out too fast, but I use only about 2 pumps of this one
Sensation/Scent : 5/5 Definitely feel that cooling effect, very refreshing, has a clean calming scent
Finish : 4/5 Leaves my skin feeling clean, but not deeply cleansed, again I follow with a cleanser anyways..
Efficiency : 5/5 Easily removes all of my makeup
Price : 3/5 It is somewhat pricey for a makeup remover
Final score : 4.3/5

Final verdict : Garçon! Pour me some champagne please!

Bottom line, they are both great products. I do believe the Boscia is worth the splurge if you can, but the L'Oréal is a fine substitute.

N.B 1 : If you don't really wear a full face of makeup on the reg, you can probably skip this kind of remover. 
N.B 2 : Oil cleanser are better suited for combination to oily skin but  not exclusively recommended to. 

Hope you guys enjoyed this!

I'll catch you guys on the flip side ;)



  1. I do enjoy.....Garçon✌make that two!!!! ��

  2. I love boscia products! I'll try this one too.

    1. It's really the best way to remove your makeup after a long day! Let me know how you like it :)

  3. Oh man I LOVE me some cleansing oil... will never look back. I go for Shu Uemura but that Boscia sounds great too, maybe I'll try it out when I run out of mine.

    1. Test it out dude!! But if you do, let us know how it compares to the Shu Uemura ;)