Oilixia Gummy Facial Cleanser Review - The Snapshot Series

Oilixia made a lot of waves in the beauty sphere the last several years, and after even just one bottle of their Gummy Facial Cleanser it is easy to see why...  And I've finished SEVERAL bottles, something that is definitely a testament to how magical this eco conscious brand is!


The Brand:

Founded by uber-traveller Alexandra, Oilixia utilizes many of the raw materials and extracts she discovered during her adventures around the world.  One such ingredient is kakadu plum, a flowering plant that contains the best natural source of antioxidant vitamin C, and the star of the show in the Gummy Facial Cleanser.  Primarily found in Northern Australia, this ingredient has been used for centuries in skincare products because of its ability to provide a natural glow and its anti-aging properties.  Perhaps this is the answer to that magical quality mentioned?



The Product: Gummy Facial Cleanser (£24/75ml; £30//150ml)

All I know is that Oilixia's Gummy Facial Cleanser is unlike ANY other cleansing pro
duct I have come across.  It doesn't have much of a smell, but the feel is so unique and memorable.  I'll admit, the first time I use this product I felt like I had fallen into a risque adult film.  The consistency is viscous, sticky, and a bit thick when it first comes out of the tube.  But don't think for a second that Oilixia's Gummy Cleanser is gross in any way.  Once you accept the oddness, it's a delight to use, and it has actually become a favourite of mine!

The cleanser itself comes out as a thick gel, almost like a thick glucose paste.  It smells fabulous, with a mix of semi-sweet Australian kakadu plum and tangy notes that sneak beneath the surface.  Oilixia's Gummy Cleanser is a blend that I find perfect for a morning skincare routine, both calming and mood boosting.  The texture, as I mentioned, starts out very concentrated, and the tacky texture creates a suction sensation that acts as a mini facial massage as you apply the product.  Great for stimulating the cells!  It is so different, and definitely a one of a kind experience.

When applied to dry skin, the formula does genuinely create what can only be described as a 'gummy' texture.  When you first put it on the cleanser has a semi-thick viscosity and reminds me of something we made when I was in pre-school (in a good way!).  Over 10-15 seconds it slowly becomes sticky, almost like a paste, and that is how you know it is ready to rinse.  Once you add water it starts to go a bit milky and washes off without any issue, and your skin will feel squeaky clean!

And even more amazing is that this Oilixia Gummy Facial Cleanser is actually an effective multi-purpose product!  Not only does it cleanse effectively and leave the skin soft, smooth, and clear, it can be used as a chemical exfoliant/face mask that can help create a truly glowing complexion.  That is due to the incredible kakadu plum once again, with its natural source of phenolic acids.  This plant-powered treatment works to renew and refresh the top surface cells of the face, which in turn can help with the skin's overall health.  I mean, what more can you want from a cleanser??




Oilixia's Gummy Cleanser is one of those products where all I can think is how??  How was this made?  How is this possible??  However Alexandra achieved this, I have to say I am well impressed by the consistency of the cleanser and how kind it actually was to my skin.

The only downside in terms of this product is that it comes in a plastic bottle rather than glass or aluminium.  I do hope this changes in the future, as that would make the Gummy Facial Cleanser all the more tempting to keep buying over and over again.  That being said, it does come in a 'supersize' option to make it last even longer, and this version is made from bio-plastic derived from sugarcane.  The production of this one is also carbon neutral, making this a better purchase than the small one in my opinion.

Overall, this is a bizarre, beautiful, and truly unique experience and I really can't fault the formula.  It's so gentle and soothing, and it leaves skin feeling super soft and totally refreshed.  I love that it doesn't dry my face, but instead gives it a replenished and clean finish that is ideal morning and evening!



Ingredients: 

Glycerin**, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil*, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Almond) Oil*, Aqua*, Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Cocamidopropyl Betaine**, Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu) Plum Extract*, Sucrose Laurate**, Caryodendron Orinocense (Kahai / Cacay) Seed Oil*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Xanthan Gum**, Glyceryl Behenate**, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice Powder*, Eucalyptus Globulas (Eucalyptus) Oil*, Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Flower Oil*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil*, Phytic Acid**, Gluconolactone**, Sodium Benzoate**, Calcium Gluconate**, Limonene+, Linalool+
*Natural **Natural Origin + Occurs naturally in essential oils

2 comments

  1. Sounds like sensory heaven! I love those ingredients. I like how it changes consistency as it does its magic so you know when it's ready to wash off. ��

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    1. it's so unique - definitely one of a kind in terms of texture! I love it :)

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