I received a sample of the Cleansing Oil and Creamy Soap when I purchased the RMK Basic Liquid concealer during my London shopping spree. I was absolutely thrilled as I have been wanting to try an oil cleanser for some time. Both samples were a generous size and I managed over a weeks worth of use every night.
It's recommended that you use the oil first and then use the soap after to remove all traces of make up. Although it is gentle enough to use to remove eye make up without irritation, I found I couldn't remove eyeliner and mascara with the cleanser alone and had to use a separate eye makeup remover.
The oil has a lovely scent to it, it has a subtle minty smell and I found it quite herbal. Apparently there is also a hint of rose to the scent. It has a pleasant slippy feel to it. I added a couple of drops to my cupped palm and then massaged in to the face with both hands. I think that the warmth of your hands helps the oil penetrate the pores more easily, helping to lift out make up and dirt. The action of massaging the cleanser in to my face felt nice and soothing. To remove, you wet your hands and rub over the oil to emulsify, then rinse with warm water.
I was happy to use the Creamy Soap as a second step as I felt the oil didn't leave my skin feeling clean enough. I think that's more about my mind set than anything else. I like my face to feel really fresh and clean. The cleanser leaves the skin feeling moisturised rather than as if there is a residue left though.
The Creamy Soap has a really interesting texture. The blurb describes it as that of whipped cream, which is pretty accurate. It foams up very well and you only need a small amount per application. The foam doesn't dissipate on the face and does indeed feel very creamy. It washes off nicely and doesn't leave your skin feeling dry or tight like some soaps do. The combination of the two products together left my skin feeling beautiful clean and hydrated at the same time.
I really enjoyed using these two products as part of my cleansing routine. I'm hoping to try a sample of the Shu Uemura oil for comparison but I intend to buy full size versions of the cleanser and soap in the near future. You can buy RMK skincare from Selfridges stores or order online from www.lookfantastic.com.
Have you ever tried oil cleansers? Do you like them or have any other brand recommendations?