My first venture into Tom Ford Skincare had to start with the Purifying Cleansing Oil. I am impressed with the fact that Tom Ford which does not have the largest skincare range, has three cleansing products. The Cleansing Cream and Cleansing Gel looked good and the sizes were generous but it was the latest cleanser release the Purifying Cleansing Oil that sparked my attention.
There are lots of skin loving oils in the product. Trend oils like kukui and tamanu as well as oils we are more accustomed to seeing like jojoba, olive, macademia and sunflower oil. There is also ginger, jasmine, patchouli and vanilla. If you are a #greenbeauty, the Tom Ford Purifying Cleansing Oil is not for you. This oil has an isodecane (silicone) base. One of the reasons that formulators use silicone is for the texture which is oil like but very light. It is easy to rub into the skin so emulsifies make up quickly. I would still use a separate eye make up remover if you love your mascara and liquid liner although it does remove them with a bit of gentle massage
This is a cleansing oil that turns into a milk when water is applied. You can rinse it off with warm water at the sink or in the shower. I am a flannel devotee so I use a damp flannel wipe it off. It does not leave a residue on the skin but equally did not leave the skin taut or irritated in any way. It has a clean jasmine fragrance which is not at all overpowering and a nice way to start and end the day.
I like this product but I would not repurchase it. It removes make up effectively and it is a pleasure to use but that’s it. If my skin is having a topsy turvy moment it does not do anything to alleviate it. Everyone knows I am a huge Tom Ford fan but the Purifying Cleansing Oil didn’t purify my skin. It removes makeup very well, but there are better and cheaper options on the market.