Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Rave Review: One Love Organics - Vitamin B Active Moisture Cleansing Oil and Makeup Remover

During my visit to Anise Apothecary, my (amazing) boyfriend bought me a couple of things as part of my Christmas gift. I'm super picky to shop for and always change my mind, so I'm more than happy to pick things out myself on occasion. One of the items he got for me was the One Love Organics Cleansing Oil. I had purchased a sample from Fresh Faced and fell in love with it.
As written on Fresh Faced,Vitamin B Active Moisture Cleansing Oil & Makeup Remover is part the Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics collection. Dehn, the beauty enthusiast behind Beauty Bets, paired with One Love's Suzanne LeRoux to create the ultimate in natural, plant based moisture, focused on the idea that prevention through proper hydration is key for anti-aging. Pure plant oils are rich in vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids that are vital to well being, health, and beauty and offer the skin perfect moisture when used sparingly. These products are rich and luxurious and are meant to be savored drop by drop. 

Description: The ultimate in multitasking luxury, One Love Organics Vitamin B Active Moisture Cleansing Oil & Makeup Remover effortlessly lifts away impurities and makeup while restoring skin's natural moisture and pH balance. The unique creamy formula features papain, a fruit enzyme that helps to exfoliate and soften skin, and a natural vitamin B complex to detoxify and tone. Concentrated yet gentle enough for all skin types.

Man oh man, this cleanser is bomb.com. It removes all of my makeup without any effort, rinses off beautifully with water, and leaves my skin super soft. What more could you ask for? That it smell like a tropical paradise? No problem, it does! Whenever I cleanse my face, the scent of pineapple instantly transports me to paradise. I close my eyes and pretend I'm sipping a pina colada on the beach....

I love that this dispenses as an oil and you can massage it on your skin as such, but once water joins the party it turns into a milky fiesta. It literally melts the day off your face, all makeup and dirt is gone. I like to double cleanse with an oil first and cream cleanser after, but on lazy nights I can rest peacefully knowing that the OLO Cleansing Oil did it's job well with just one cleanse.

With all the singing praise that I'm giving this cleanser, there are a couple of negatives to mention. The biggest one is the pump. It needs to be pulled up before each and every use, such a pain in my behind. Luckily, I've been told that there are new pumps and we shouldn't be experiencing this problem going forward. Unless you happen to buy a bottle with the old one, then you'll just have to deal with the agonizing pain of lifting the pump before using it. Life is so cruel isn't it? I apologize for my dramatic moment. The second thing to note is the ingredients, specifically the "di-ppg-2myreth-10 adipate". Jade, the beauty behind Nephriticus, addressed this in her review as well and I've taken the below directly from her post:
Hi Jade,  
di-ppg-2myreth-10 adipate is an ingredient that helps the oils rinse clean with water. The ingredient does not have harmful PEGs and is rated a zero by the Cosmetic Safety Data Base: See http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/701913/DI-PPG-2_MYRETH-10_ADIPATE/
It is a hybrid between a skin emollient and a surfactant so it helps to clean and condition the skin simultaneously. We wanted our cleansing oil to rinse off completely with water so we chose this ingredient to help us with that function. 
Please do let us know if you have any other questions. 
While EWG gave it a rating of 0, it also states that there is no data available. Take that as you will people. I'm still on the fence about it but, at the end of the day, it's a fantastic cleanser and I see myself repurchasing it.

Retails for approx. $38 USD/$39 CAN for 120ml. Can be purchased through One Love Organics or any of their other retrailers.

Ingredients: helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, caprylic/capric triglyceride, di-ppg-2myreth-10 adipate, polyglycerol-3 beeswax, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil* (and) lecithin* (and) cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) seed oil* (and) papain*, carica papaya (papaya) seed oil, tocopherol (natural non-gmo vitamin e), proprietary natural & organic fragrance

*indicates organic
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  1. Thanks for the shoutout! Glad you love this cleanser as much as I do.

    1. no problem, thanks for addressing my concern on your review xo

  2. I was curious about that mystery ingredient, looked it up, and it turns out its an ethoxylated compound, which is made from ethylene oxide.

    This is where I get really annoyed with the skin deep database. They rank most ethoxylated compounds as a moderate hazard because they are can be contaminated with 1,4 dioxane, which is a carcinogen. The thing is, if it's made well, there should be infinitesimal amount in the final ingredient, so it isn't necessarily a huge hazard. Ingredients like emulsifying wax and Polysorbate 20, which you see a lot, are also in this category. And from what I understand, PEGs are also made from ethylene oxide. Here's the link that says it's ethoxylated:

    Anyways, I'm not trying to say it's not safe. I use products here and there with emulsifying wax, or polysorbate 20. They're not the cleanest ingredients, but I think a little is ok to have in a couple products. It just irks me a little bit that they don't tell you all of this when you are clearly inquiring about the ingredient's origin and safety. And also, it shows that the skin deep database is so inconsistent with its ranking.

    1. wow, smarty pants! I appreciate you giving me (and hopefully everyone that reads this) a little background on the ingredient. I totally agree that skin deep is very inconsistent and I don't rely on it often, mainly when I want to know what an ingredient is. Going forward, I may just ask you! Thanks girl xo

  3. Great review! I loved the sample I tried too. The di-ppg-2myreth-10 adipate is the main reason I haven't jumped on buying the full size yet. I just wish there was a little more info out there on what it is...

    1. Thanks! It's such a shame there isn't more information, although Mary gave me a pretty great informational session above. Everything in moderation xo

  4. I can't wait to try my sample, it's about as close to a tropical island as I'm gonna get in a while! Interesting about that ingredients, doesn't seem to be much info out there about it at all

    Mayah x

    1. oooo me either, you're going to fall in love. Aside from that ingredient, there's nothing to hate. xo

  5. SOLD! I've been debating on getting this cleansing oil or some Aurelia products. It's a win-win choice but after reading this review I am definitely leaning in the One Love direction :-) xo

    1. Oh la la, you'll thoroughly enjoy it. I've been using a sample of the Aurelia cleanser, haven't made up my mind on it yet. xo


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