I’m not a big expert on Korean beauty but I’ve been meaning to try out some products for a while now. Erborian seems to be one of the more popular Korean brands out there so I tried their Bamboo Shot Mask a few months ago and I really liked it. So, I decided to further venture into the world of Erborian and bought the Solid Cleansing Oil a couple of months ago.
Price point and quantity
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL – COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL – CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE – HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL – MIPA-LAURETH SULFATE – LAURETH-3 – CERA ALBA/BEESWAX – PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL – LAURETH-7 CITRATE – GLYCERYL DIBEHENATE – CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT – CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT – BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER – OPHIOPOGON JAPONICUS ROOT EXTRACT – POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM ROOT EXTRACT – SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS ROOT EXTRACT – GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT – CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT – ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT – HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES CITRATE – TOCOPHEROL – TRIBEHENIN – GLYCERYL BEHENATE – TOCOPHEROL – BUTYLENE GLYCOL – AQUA/WATER – PARFUM/FRAGRANCE – LIMONENE – LINALOOL – CI 42090/BLUE 1 – CI 19140/YELLOW 5
what is it supposed to do?
- first step of your double cleanse
- combines the performance of a cleansing oil and the gentleness of a cream
- leaves a protective film
- anti-stress and antioxydant
- restorative effect on dry, sensitive and irritated skin
- reduces pain and treats scrapes
- reduces melanin generation at the origine of pigmentation
- promotes skin lightening
- prevents damaged causes by UVB rays
My thoughts on the Erborian Solid Cleansing oil
I think it smells of Aloe Vera. It’s really pleasant and positively contributes to the whole experience of cleansing. It feels more like a pleasure than a chore. If you are bothered by smells in skin care, you might still want to give this one a try because it’s not overwhelming in the slightest.
The (not so) solid oil transforms twice. First into liquid oil when it comes in contact with the warmth of your skin, then into a milky lotion when in contact with water. It’s very easy to rinse off or remove with a wet cloth.
How does it compare to other cleansing oils and balms I’ve used or reviewed?
Well, first off, I’ve only reviewed one (Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse), so I should probably stop trying to sound like some kind of blogger. As far as the price per gram is concerned, the Erborian Solid Cleansing Oil is twice as expensive as the Pixi Double Cleanse, but it’s unfortunately not twice as good. I don’t blame it. Nothing could be.
I do find it slightly better than Clinique’s Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it melts much faster and more easily. I always feel like I have to rub chunks of balm onto my face with Clinique. Secondly, Clinique’s TTDO does leave a greasy film on my eyelashes and leaves me visually impaired for a couple of hours after cleansing.
All in all, despite the higher price point, I find the Erborian Solid Cleansing Oil to be a great addition to my current routine and very pleasant entry point into Korean skincare. I know I’ll be looking out for more Erborian products to try out.