Skincare Sunday: Josie Maran Cleansing Oil Review

Hello lovelies!

What a week it’s been. I returned to work after the Christmas holidays last Monday and I feel like it’s been the longest week ever. I totally wasn’t ready to get back to reality, even though I actually really love my job, but alas, if we want to buy expensive make up….

This week I want to start what I hope will be a weekly post “Skincare Sunday” to share my thoughts on various skincare products I’m trying/loving etc. I hope you all like it!


My current go to cleanser (since finishing my beloved Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel) has been the Josie Maran Cleansing Oil that I picked up in Florida. I find that oils and balms are the best cleansers for me to use at night as they dissolve my make up so efficiently.

Like most people, my skin tends to get a bit drier in Winter, so the moisturising qualities of this cleanser is what originally drew me to it. Another thing that I liked about it is the fact that it has an impressive list of all natural ingredients to include grape seed oil, almond oil, grapefruit peel oils as well as the obvious organ oil.

The cleanser is marketed as being suitable for all skin types, but I would personally recommend it more for those of you with dry skin.

When I first started using this cleansing oil, I really wasn’t too sure. It is significantly thicker than other cleansing oils I have used, and to be honest, the texture can feel a little more on the dry side. However, I perservered with it, and it has started to win me over.

I use about 3 pumps of the oil and gently rub onto my dry face to dissolve my make up. I then wet my face with some lukewarm water and massage the oil into my face as it turns into a luxurious milk. To remove, I use a wet flannel.

The cleansing oil has a beautiful citrusy scent which I love, removes make up really well, including waterproof mascara and washes off cleanly without leaving a sticky residue.

The main and only hang up I have with this oil is the texture issue that I noticed when I first started using this product. There are times when I feel like the drier texture causes me to pull and drag on my skin which I’m obviously not a fan of. However, of late, I have noticed a marked difference in the oil’s texture and found it to be much smoother , so it may be a case that the oil needs to be shaken up before use at the beginning, I’m really not sure.

In short, while I do really like this cleanser, I don’t love it in comparison to my beloved Oskia gel. It does work really well and removes my make up at the end of the day with ease, but I don’t enjoy using it as much as I do the Oskia. I will continue to use it up but I probably won’t go out of my way to repurchase.

What are your favourite oil/balm cleansers?

Thanks for reading.

Lynsey xox

2 responses to “Skincare Sunday: Josie Maran Cleansing Oil Review”

  1. Great review. I tend to prefer balm cleansers so probably wouldn’t be too tempted to buy this but would be interested in trying her balm cleanser! xx



    1. Thank you! 😊 Have you tried the Emma hardie balm yet? I’ve been toying with buying it but I’m not sure! Xx


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