HI-REVIEW: iUNIK Calendula Complete Cleansing Oil

by Josie Williams

Hi Beauties~

How is everyone holding up? I know it’s easier said than done, but remember to take some time out of your day to really take care of yourself. For me, self-care is definitely dedicating time to skincare - and I’m sure many of you will agree 😙

Now, if you’re a bit lazy like me 😋 I find that cleansing is one of the most basic and crucial steps you can do to keep your skin clear - and it will definitely thank you for it. Adding to my vast collection of skin-cleansing products, I finally got to try out the Calendula Complete Cleansing Oil from iUNIK. I've had my eyes on it since we started stocking iUNIK as a brand, so I’m stoked that I finally got my hands on it!!

I’ve only been using it for a month but already I think it’s fair to say that it has become one of my holy grails! If you’re curious as to why, then keep on reading! 🌝

Price: $32

Quantity: 200mL

Product Features: 🦠Clean Beauty 🐰Cruelty-Free 🌱Vegan Beauty

How to use:

  1. Pump 2-3 times onto dry hands and face.
  2. Massage gently until makeup is fully melted.
  3. Rinse 2-3 times with lukewarm water.
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Canola Oil, Calendula Officinalis (Pot Marigold) Flower Extract, Sorbeth-30 Tetraoleate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Oil, Sorbitan Sesquioleate
Let’s have a look at the main ingredients~

Calendula Flower Extract

it’s natural antioxidant properties stimulate collagen production and reduce the occurrence of dry skin. Has antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. This makes it useful for healing wounds (such as post-acne healing) and soothing skin conditions like acne or rashes. Additionally, it’s antiseptic properties help to prevent more acne. Aids in plumping of the skin, making it look more supple.

Sunflower Seed, Canola, Ylang Ylang, Macadamia Nut & Jojoba Oils

are all naturally high in essential fatty acids, which moisturize the skin and enhance the strength of skin tissue. All are rich in vitamins - E, A, C, K, and D - protecting the skin from environmental stressors such as UV rays that can cause premature aging. Reduces skin problems and aging signs like acne, fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes and spots. Also have skin-soothing properties that help with reducing skin redness, roughness and inflammation. Non-comedogenic and rather, helps to decongest by clearing pores of built-up gunk - resulting in fresh, revitalized skin. Ylang Ylang oil also acts as a healing powerhouse, boosting the regenerative process of the epidermis.
Both the oil of macadamia nuts and jojoba are similar to our skin's natural sebum. Because they are essentially a mimic, they have a unique ability to balance the oil in our skin, regardless of skin type. This allows hydration without clogging pores, allowing you to maintain your natural glow.

Personal Experience

Now, all of that sounds way too good to be true, right? It talks the talk - but can it walk the walk? 🤔 Compared to other cleansing oils, the texture is definitely on the thicker side. It spreads well though, and I usually only need about 2 pumps for my whole face. You’d think that’s quite a lot - but it’s been a month of continuous usage and I’m barely 1⁄6th of the way through! You actually get a lot of product for the price - which is an important factor I consider when choosing products to purchase. I know a lot of you beauties do too, so this is great if you are on a tight budget! This feels super luxurious on my face but not in an overly heavy kind of way. The oil emulsifies well and is a dream to rinse! My face was left soft, fresh, clean, glowy and moisturized! 🤩🥰

I really did see noticeable changes after a week. My face is more plumped up now, thanks to the moisturizing properties. My skin barrier definitely feels more resilient and my dry patches have cleared up. I love how the soothing and anti-inflammatory properties have helped reduce the redness on my cheeks and nose. It has also helped visibly unclog and minimize the appearance of my pores.

I’ve read reviews about the pump leaking but personally, I have not experienced this problem at all. Maybe I received a different batch of the product or maybe it’s because, after cleansing, I have a habit where I put the stopper back onto the pump cylinder. I’ve always been doing this because I am super clumsy, so I knock over everything in my path 😅😅 This just ensures the product doesn’t have the potential to leak if knocked over/accidentally pushed.

Overall, I would recommend this iUNIK Calendula Complete Cleansing Oil to Beauties looking for an oil cleanser with naturally derived + minimal ingredients. It is great for daily cleansing while gently balancing the skin’s oil levels. This means it is great for ALL skin types. The various calming properties make it ESPECIALLY great for sensitive skin like mine! Due to the various healing ingredients, it is also very beneficial if you have skin conditions such as eczema, acne and psoriasis. The oil is highly emollient, yet very light and penetrating. It doesn’t clog pores, moisturizes the skin without being too heavy and aids water retention. Hence, it is also excellent for dry and mature skin that may have reduced production of natural sebum.

Regardless of your skin type, give this cleansing oil a shot! It might just change your life, like it did mine!

Thanks so much for reading, Until next time! 👋😄

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