Today I will introduce you to the brand Oilixia and her amazing Gummy Facial Cleanser. A while ago I attended the event of ASPA The Hague where they invited the founder of Oilixia: Alexandra Janson. One of the products she was talking about during the event was de Gummy Facial Cleanser and luckily it was also in my goodiebag! Seriously, this cleanser is so fun to use and I think new for the Western world. Alexandra told us that she googled for a “gummy/sticky cleanser” and that she couldn’t find anything related that was available here, only in Asia. That’s how she came with the idea to produce such a great product. The terms cleanser and gummy, I bet you start getting curious or not? Let’s get started!
Oilixia Australian Kakadu Plum Gummy Facial Cleanser
Inspired by the laid-back natural beauty of Australia. Blended with Australia’s famously nourishing Macadamia oil and antibacterial Eucalyptus oil. Your skin will love the unique gummy texture that glides over skin, turning tacky to help lift off make-up and remove deep grime. A splash of water turns it milky for easy removal while leaving a light veil of nourishing oils to help protect skin.
To use, massage a small dollop onto dry skin for about 10 seconds, pressing and lifting to create suction on the skin. Add a little water and continue to massage until the cleanser turns milky, then rinse off with fresh water. That’s it! No flannel or muslin cloth needed.
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
The Gummy Facial Cleanser is stored in a cute purple tube. The tube contains 75ml for €29,- which is a reasonable price. The main reason why I love tubes is because it is easy to get the right amount of product and no worries when you let it drop. Last time I dropped a mask in a glass jar and my bathroom was covered with glass pieces everywhere! Not very convenient when you are clumsy like me. Also it is great to take it with you on a vacation in your hand luggage because it is less than 100ml and easy to throw it in the suitcase. I think Alexandra already thought that this gummy cleanser would be a pain in the ass if she would store it in a jar. You should get a scoop with it are have long finger nails, otherwise you can’t get the product out of the container because of the gummy texture.
When you hear Kakadu Plum and gummy cleanser: how do you imagine the smell of this product? When I tried it out during the event I was shocked, it was something I didn’t expect at all. Again, like with all my reviews I find it very hard to describe a specific fragrance. Excusez moi.
Minty, flowers, oils, nature, sea. Yes, you would never see me working at a perfume shop. To me it has a really fresh feeling and usually I hate products that have a minty/cool fragrance. But with the Gummy Cleanser it is in balance with all the other sensations I smell while using this cleanser.
The texture of this product is the most exciting part! Gummy – Facial – Cleanser, these three words makes this product formidable. The whole reason why this product is in a tube is because you really have to squeeze hard to get a small amount out of it. When on my fingers I can instantly see how thick this gummy consistency is. It looks white/see through sticky gum with a very strong hold. The gum between my fingers is really sticking on it when I shake my hand or whatever, it doesn’t comes off.
I start to think: how is this gummy product going to do something for my skin? Oh well, I think you probably also thought about this. Let’s move on.
I used this Gummy Facial Cleanser over a month now and I can tell you exactly how my experience was and how my skin reacted on this product.
I squeeze some gum out of the tub. Like I told you before the product is quiet strong, so you really have to press the tube hard enough to get a small amount out of it. I like to put it on my finger first and then I start to spread it in both of my hands. I start to make circular motions with my hands on my face. Do this without lifting your hand to make a vacuum effect on your skin! This will make the product exfoliate the skin (and it feels amazing, like a home spa/facial). When you have target every spot on your skin with circular motions (pay a lot of attention around the nose, your nose will thank you later), make you hands a little bit wet with water.
Now you start rubbing your face with wet hands. The gum on your face will instantly change into a white creamy emulsion. This is my favorite part because now I can feel a nice sensation on my skin like ‘yes it works!’ feeling. Again, with circular motions moving the product on your face with your hands. I like to focus on my T-zone. Rinse your face with water.
My skin loves it everytime when I use it! I used it over a month and every experience is the same big results afterwards. The moment I wash my face I can instantly notice a big difference in the texture of my face. It got BABY soft, no bumps or dry spots on my face. It feels like I used a scrub, than a mask, went to sleep and woke up with super soft skin. This time it doesn’t takes a night to get the result but just after one time! Not only does my skin feel amazing, it looks glowy and more even. Red spots are less visible and I can clearly see a difference in my skin. The dullness faded away like snow in front of the sun (Dutch phrase).
I think everyone should try this product only for its funny experience. I will promise you that you will love using this cleanser. It makes your skin super soft, less dull and more even after the first time! After using it for a longer period of time I can still see big changes when I use it. Don’t see this as a cleanser, but more like a cleanser-exfoliater-mask product. It does so much for my skin, I hope you will agree with me after trying it out!
Thanks a lot for reading x