By now, oil cleansing should be an essential part of your beauty routine. No matter what makeup you’re wearing, an oil will power through it faster than a bulldozer. And we couldn’t imagine anything better than that! Or so we thought—until, that is, St. Ives came up with this power duo:
Ladies, meet the St. Ives Cleansing Oil Scrubs. These cleansing hybrids are the first of its kind. They deliver the best of two worlds: the intense hydration of a cleansing oil and the brightening properties of a gentle scrub. Basically, they’re everything we’ve ever wanted in a makeup remover—and more!

Better yet? They give you options, too! These cleansing innovations come in two different variants: a heavenly scented coconut formula and a refreshing apricot-powered blend. The latter happens to be a spinoff of their world-famous Apricot Scrub! Just based on its origins, we’re sure this pair won’t disappoint. With 100% natural exfoliants and a pure grapeseed oil base, what could possibly go wrong?

But just for good measure, we put both bottles to the test. Below, we use them in two different ways—one as a makeup remover and one as a first-step cleanser. Scroll to see ‘em in action!

AS A MAKEUP REMOVER

WHAT WE USED: Coconut Cleansing Oil Scrub

According to the bottle, this coconut-infused formula delivers moderate exfoliation. This makes it ideal for makeup removal. You can further work in the oil, while the coconut beads buff away impurities without being too abrasive.

WHAT TO DO:
STEP 1: To remove a full face of makeup, dispense a coin-sized amount of product. Use more if needed.
STEP 2: Using your fingertips, massage the oil over your skin in gentle circular motions. (Make sure to avoid direct contact with your eyes.)
STEP 3: To remove lipstick, repeat the same massaging motion over your lips.
STEP 4: Once all traces of makeup have melted away, remove the oily residue with a moist towel.

AS A FIRST-STEP CLEANSER

WHAT WE USED: Apricot Cleansing Oil Scrub

Unlike its coconut counterpart, this apricot formula delivers intensive exfoliation. It contains finer, more concentrated scrub particles that help boost the effects of your morning cleansing routine. Not only is it extra refreshing, it’ll ensure you start the day with a brighter complexion, too!

WHAT TO DO:
STEP 1: Dispense a coin-sized amount of product. Use more if needed.
STEP 2: Massage the oil over your bare skin in upward, circular motions. This will easily dislodge any excess oil or residue that may have accumulated overnight.
STEP 3: Rinse off the oil with lukewarm water.
STEP 4: Next, follow up with your water-based cleanser. Mix it with water and massage the product over your skin until suds form.

Like in any double-cleansing routine, this will ensure a thorough cleanse and zero greasy residue.
STEP 5: Last, rinse off with lukewarm water.
And done! Two oil scrubs, two ways. Which one will you be reaching for?

The St. Ives Cleansing Oil Scrubs are available on BeautyMNL for P399. Shop the Coconut variant here and the Apricot variant here.

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