Origins Clean Energy™ & New Giveaway Winner

Hope you US beauties are having a good Thanksgiving holiday! Enjoy your time with your loved ones - and even the annoying ones, lol. This semester is about to be over in 2-3 weeks so I have a lot of cramming to do with projects and finals. Plus, work is a bit slow right now so I have until after Christmas until we start getting busy again, then a new semester will start - its going to be quite a headache!

Before I start my review, I'm going to announce the new winner of my giveaway. Since it is holidays right now, I'm going to send the winner their package after holidays are over - which is like next week, haha. So you can click on the image to see who the new winner is! Congrats! Please contact me within 48 hours with your name, email and preferred mailing address so I can send your package!
Now the review!

Image Courtesy of Origins
BRAND: Origins
PRODUCT: Clean Energy™ Gentle Cleansing Oil
SIZE: 6.7FL OZ. // 200ML.
PRICE: 18.50USD (Origins counters, Dillard's, MACY's & Origins.Com)
PROS: Price, Gentle, Removes Base Make-up & (Most) Point Make-up
CONS: Requires Work to Remove Heavy Duty Waterproof Mascara
Today is just a quick review on Origins Clean Energy™ - a gentle cleansing oil. What the site says about this product.
"A healthier looking future for skin begins here. This lightweight, high-tech, hybrid formula with non-comedogenic, Olive, Sunflower, Sesame and Safflower Oils removes dirt, makeup and pollutants with high efficiency. Kukui Nut and Macadamia help protect precious natural moisture resources. Vitamin E helps reduce effects of environmental hazards such as irritation that can threaten the comfort of skin. Skin breathes freely. And the energizing aroma of Grapefruit, Orange and Lemon renew your spirits. " - Origins.Com
INGREDIENTS: olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, carthamus tinctorus (safflower seed) oil, sesamum indicum (sesame) seed oil, helianthus annus (sunflower) seed oil, vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, peg-25 glyceryl trioleate, macadamia integrifolia seed oil, aleurites moluccana (kukui) seed oil, citrus arantium dulcis (sweet orange) peel oil*, lavandula hybrida (lavandin) oil*, citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel oil*, citrus aurantium bergamia (bergamot) fruit oil*, citrus grandis (grapefruit) peel oil*, cedrus atlantica (cedarwood) bark oil*, pogostemon cablin (patchouli) oil*, salvia sclarea (clary sage) oil*, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf oil*, pelargonium graveolens (geranium) flower oil*, fusanus spicatus (australian sandalwood) wood oil*, amyris balsamifera (sandalwood) bark oil*, linalool, limonene, sorbitan trioleate, tocopheryl acetate
*essential oil
^It took me forever to type this up because the font was so light on the bottle. They really need to change it so it can be easier on the eyes.
The website does not list the ingredients for the product, but they do have an "ingredients gallery" in the navigation, so you can see which ingredient is used for what purpose and its benefits. I like that the bottle is transparent so you know how much you have left, but I hate the font color. It hurts my eyes trying to read what it says.

I don't use this every day as I don't wear makeup when I go to school or work, so this lasted me pretty long. I believe I purchased this around August or September. You don't need to use that much, just a quarter sized amount (more or less depending) is sufficient to remove your makeup. If you use waterproof make-up, such as eyeliner or mascara, you have to work it around the area for it to fully dissolve. It takes about two tries for me to completely remove Milani's Infinite Liquid Eyeliner and Heroine Make's Volume&Curl Mascara - both super waterproof. It's a very light oil, doesn't feel heavy on the skin at all. Like other cleansing oils, you apply it on dry and add water to emulsify it into a milky consistency. This cleans off base makeup pretty well. I usually do a test by using toner after wards and I don't see any left over residue. KUDOS.

I would recommend this to sensitive, combination and acne prone skin.


  1. Would it be bad of me if I said that I laughed at this line? Enjoy your time with your loved ones - and even the annoying ones, lol.

    I do adore cleansing oils, but I wanna change to something else. Been using cleansing lotions recently (not that effective on waterproof eye makeup) and am thinking of using cleansing gels.. Any recs?

  2. Nice review dear :) Looks like something I would try.


  3. Blair ;
    Haha, it's meant to be somewhat of a joke. But its true though, you meet/visit people you normally wouldn't want to see if weren't for the holidays, lol.

  4. Kasia
    I think you'd like it too!<3

  5. Great review. I haven't tried this though. using Shu Uemura cleansing oil now.

  6. I appreciate your effort for typing out the ingredient list! It took some works to do that :)
    Thanks for the review, this CO sounds pretty good.

  7. nice review!! i've been curious about origin products, i like their packaging it's cute and sleek hehe

  8. Pity the makeup range has been pulled out of Singapore; meant to try out the concealer but was told the bad news instead.

  9. Wow you've used quite a lot of the product, there's only half left lol! I like the packaging, it looks almost like a milk bottle :3 Thank you for the review, I might switch to this after I'm done with my shu uemura one ;D

    Also, I was catching up on your older entries and OMG you look incredible in your outfit post! Love the heels and you're gorgeous :)

  10. Lavender
    I haven't used Shu's CO, but I've heard lots of good things about it. I torn between trying Shu or Kose's cleansing oil.

    LOL, you should see how I was squinting at the bottle, haha. It is a nice CO. I actually got one of their exfoliators a while back and I'm going to review that soon.

    I really like their simple packaging and their products aren't too pricey(:

    Oh yeah, I forgot they also carried cosmetics! Maybe I can send you the concealer in our next swap package!

    Thank you dear! I was shocked at the amount I used too! I do like this and pretty affordable! Really changed how I feel about CO's!

  11. Okay, I'm sold!!!

    I shall try this next after I run out of my MAC Cleanse Off Oil... which is a looong time from now. Remind me to get this instead of the MAC when I start tweeting about buying a replacement (as I'm sure I will be tweeting about it). xD