Review: Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Replenishing Cleansing Oil

I get sent what feels like a zillion products and most of them are utterly meh but, as you know, I try and focus on the gems. Life’s too short to waste time telling people about pooh. I want you to know about the goodies and Arden’s new Ceramide Replenishing Cleansing Oil is one of them. In fact, that’s a real understatement – this stuff is liquid gold!

I love that it arrived with a Dear Deer pillow slip. I now own three and can never have enough. They're The Best!
I love that it arrived with a Dear Deer pillow slip. I now own three and can never have enough. They’re The Best pillow protectors in town and have been a Godsend considering my white linen/self-tan addiction.

A mix of antioxidant and omega-rich oils like apricot, safflower and olive, it whips off even the toughest make-up with all the power of blerrie paint stripper but treats your skin with the utmost of TLC.

Using it is easy peasy. Simply rub it into your face while your skin is dry (or dryish) then add a splash of water to emulsify it so it turns into a milk. It then rinses away cleanly and leaves your skin with ZERO oily residue. As a combination skinned kind of girl, emerging from my shower with skin that feels perfectly clean and supple but without the teensiest hint of oil (but not stripped to shizz either) is super important to me and Arden’s cleanser really gets it right.

At R495 it’s not the most wallet-friendly cleanser on the block but you really need very little so I see the large pump bottle (a good 195ml) lasting for ages. Also, due to it’s fabulously luxurious-feeling quality and wondrous efficacy I see it as a very worthwhile splurge.

Love, love


5 thoughts on “Review: Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Replenishing Cleansing Oil

  1. Elizabeth Arden has always been one of my favorite cosmetics. The cleanser is a little on the expensive side but there again the bottle will last for months. I must try this cleanser because of all the Omega oils. Enjoyed the review.

      1. It’s ten trillion times better than Dermaloogica’s pre cleanser. I really don’t like that product. As for The Body Shop, their oil-based make-up remover is BRILLIANT but then you still have to wash your face as it leaves oil behind. In that way, I view TBS’s product as a straight up make-up remover while Arden’s product is really more of a face wash/make-up remover. Does that make sense?

  2. i use the lipidol cleansing oil. on my fourth bottle. i cant justify the price if i run through product so quickly

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