When I tried the new Bobbi Brown Cleansing Oil, I was struck by how similar it was to the I Nuovi Cleanse Splash Away Makeup Cleansing Oil (a mouthful which I’ll call I Nuovi Cleansing Oil from now on). I also realised that although my bottle is nearly finished, I’d never mentioned it prior to this! How remiss :P
No better time than the present! :D If I’m not using the Neutrogena Deep Clean Cleansing Lotion, I’m using this I Nuovi Cleansing Oil. I like the slightly thin runny texture. If you are used to the cleansing oils of Shu Uemura you may find this a little too liquid. However, it has the same texture as that of Bobbi Brown.
Liquid or not, I find it works a treat for me. You must note that all cleansing oils must be used on a DRY face with DRY hands for it to work properly. I’ve previously given my tips on how to properly use cleansing oils for most effective results.
The texture of the I Nuovi cleansing oil is light yet it works well to remove all traces of makeup and leaves skin smooth and clean. The scent is pleasant – geranium if I’m not mistaken – and most importantly, it does not cause my skin to break out. My skin is clean after use although I do double cleanse out of habit. I find the scent rather similar to the one from Bobbi Brown too.
Another thing I like is when any oil gets into my eyes, it does not smart but it does not leave my vision cloudy for too long. With thicker oils e.g Shu Uemura, I find that my vision remains cloudy for a while which bugs me to no end. I have to rinse my eyes repeatedly to clear it. With this I Nuovi one, I have less of a problem.
I do have one request for the people at I Nuovi Cosmetics, if they read this. Please… please for the love of all that’s good, PLEASE repackage the cleansing oil! :P
Currently, its in a flip top cap that causes the oil to flow everywhere. I keep my bottle in my bathroom but if I kept it on my dresser it would be a pool of oil by now. The most effective way to dispense cleansing oil from my experience is the pump bottle. A pump dispenser makes it easy to add more oil when necessary and if it can lock, all the better!
A 150ml bottle of I Nuovi Cleansing Oil retails for RM72 which for me is reasonable. If you don’t have an I Nuovi store in your country, you can purchase it online for US$28. My first bottle is about finished and I’ve been using it nearly everyday for at least 3-4 months. I will repurchase this one once its gone but if there’s news of repackaging in the works, I’ll wait :P
Pros: Light texture, Lovely scent, Removes makeup and keeps skin feeling soft
Cons: Packaging needs to be revamped
Has anyone tried this? Have you tried comparing it to the Bobbi Brown Cleansing Oil? The Bobbi Brown one isn’t bad to me, based on the sample I had, but I find it too similar to this I Nuovi one to justify buying it. :)