SuperFacialist by Una Brennan Vitamin C Brightening Skin Renew Cleansing Oil

superfacialist vitamin c cleanser sitting in front of plant, very minimalist setting


SuperFacialist by Una Brennan Vitamin C Brightening Skin Renew Cleansing Oil (takes a breath) is a product I’ve come round to. I initially tried this a couple of months ago and wasn’t really bowled over by it but I ran out of my beloved Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm and wanted to use up some other products so I returned to this. And this time I’m pleasantly surprised by it.


This lightweight cleansing oil contains Sunflower seed oil, Olive oil, Grape seed oil, Raspberry seed oil, Sweet orange oil, Passionflower oil, Rosehip oil. Basically ALL the oils. Unfortunately it contains fragrance. Now this doesn’t seem to bother my skin and I don’t find the smell particularly unpleasant (it’s an orangey smell) I’m just not sure there’s any need for it. That aside it feels very nourishing when using it. When water is added it turns milky and is easily removed from the face (I always use flannels). It doesn’t leave any residue and removes all my makeup. I sometimes double-cleanse though with this because I don’t think it does as good a job as Clinique’s balm. In fact, it’s recommended you double cleanse with this product but it’s only necessary if you’re wearing heavy makeup, I think.


The Vit C cleansing oil doesn’t strip the skin or leave it feeling tight, it just feels thoroughly cleansed and soft. If you have oily skin don’t be put off of using cleansing oils or balms. They do a great job at deeply cleansing without harming the skins barrier and this can help in regulating oil production. Skin being harshly stripped of its natural oil will overcompensate and actually cause more oil production. So gentle is the way to go.

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When it comes to retexturising the skin with this product I can’t say I have noticed any significant changes and I have quite an uneven skin tone. Despite this I think this is a good cleanser, especially for your morning cleanse as it does seem to perk skin up best then for me. All skin types I think would benefit from this although really sensitive might be wary due to the fragrance. (This from Aster & Bay is currently one of my favourite cleansing oils and it doesn’t contain any fragrance or manmade ingredients).


Have you tried any products from SuperFacialist by Una Brennan range?


SuperFacialist by Una Brennan Vitamin C Brightening Skin Renew Cleansing Oil is available from Boots for £10.99 




  1. August 29, 2015 / 9:15 am

    I'm just not convinced by this either.

    It gets so much hype, but as cleansing oils go, I find this relatively sub-par.

    You're right, you definitely need to follow this up with a second cleanse as it doesn't feel powerful enough to do a decent job on its own.

    • August 29, 2015 / 9:26 am

      it really is hyped! I was expecting it to be brilliant initially, but you really shouldnt have to double cleanse with oils. Oils should break down everything :/

  2. August 30, 2015 / 7:31 pm

    I was considering this but for some reason could never quite bring myself to purchase. It does sound nice, but maybe not amazing enough to make me try it out!

    • August 30, 2015 / 7:52 pm

      i think if you're happy with your cleansers I wouldn't bother. It's a decent cleansing oil but there's others that, I think, do the job better and thoroughly

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