Welcome back to another Beauty Finds! This edition features perhaps one of my favourite Korean skincare brands, Sioris and their Fresh Moment Cleansing Oil.
I have a few requirements when it comes to beauty products: cruelty free, natural, clean, vegan better. I do my best to avoid nasty ingredients such as SLSs, parabens, PEGs, silicones, etc. Petrochemicals are the sneakiest with so many derivatives and aliases. I also avoid palm oil and it’s derivatives as I prefer orangutans. Coconut oil marketed as the good oil I’m also cutting down on as it can be just a damaging crop as palm oil. If I do get products containing palm or coconut oil I try to get organic or sustainably sourced. With make up it’s a little harder so I go for cruelty free brands. I prefer products with less plastic and thankfully more brands are aware consumers don’t want unnecessary plastic (or governments are telling them less plastic). My skin type’s oily sensitive, acne prone and now wrinkles. I know nothing stops those lines, but if I can delay them then….
Sioris Fresh Moment Cleansing Oil
A lightweight cleansing oil with Safflower seed oil that gently melts away makeup and diary dirt, while Sweet almond oil and Jeju Camellia oil leaving the skin supple, hydrated and nourished.
Directions. Gently massage a small amount of cleansing oil over dry skin. Add elate to emulsify and continue to massage into the skin. Lastly, rinse with warm water.
I accidentally purchased this by mistake. I was previously using Urang Natural Cleansing Oil, and while I’m a true Taurus loyal, every now and then the rebel Taurean in me wants to try something new with huge inner turmoil that I’m switching products and brands. For a while I had switched to Sioris Day By Day Cleansing Gel and to be honest I didn’t notice that I’d switched products until working out what to buy one month, I was oh, there’s 2 and I’ve used both which explains why the lid are different! I honest thought they’d just changed packaging and put the price up. They’ve since switched the gel cleanser to a pump version.
After realising this and going back to repurchase I remember the Miin Sales Assistant saying there’s not much difference between Sioris and Urang’s oil cleansers with Sioris having 50ml more. To be honest I can’t remember what the gel version was like. I do remember that if you used hands instead of a make up remover pad it did get a little messy and if it got in the eyes stung a little.
Sioris is a brand I really like. A few products I haven’t liked however the majority I’ve tried I do. All the ingredients are clean, they favour natural ingredients and use in some products seasonal ingredients. I cleanse with firstly an oil based cleaner to remove make up and sunscreen then a foam based cleanser to removed the ‘water’ based dirt which is still Urang Creamy Foam Bubble Cleanser! That foam cleanser is the icing on the cake to the Sioris’s oil cleanser!
Since I switched out Urang Natural Cleansing Oil for Sioris Fresh Moment Cleaning Oil, I think my skin has actually been better (even if I crash and sleep in makeup some night. I know, I know.) with less blackheads and acne in general unless my nutrition isn’t so good. While both are the same price, €29.95 you get 50ml more with Sioris. Fresh Moment Cleansing Oil feels like it’s wiping away make up and sunscreen. It’s oily without being too oily. It also removes oil well too. When I do facial exercises I use an almond and rosehip oil so my face can get urgh sometimes. I remove it massaging this cleansing oil and it cuts right through the almond and rosehip oil before the foam cleanser. Fight oil with oil right?!
It’s not that great on eyeliner, as it requires a little bit more application or gently massaging, however it removes eyeliner better than Urang Natural Cleansing Oil. General application does require gentle massage for about 20 seconds or more as I’ve learnt. It’s not a quick 2 second throw it on before the shower. My skin never feels clean if I do that. I rinse/wipe away with a warm, damp muslin cotton face cloth.
The bottle design is great on a vanity, with the pump using every last drop. The pump is lockable when travelling . The smell is a neutral with a slight oil smell, nothing overpowering. I apply with my fingers rather than a cotton ball and thanks to the pump it doesn’t go everywhere! Sometimes the pump can block with build up around the lip, but this only happens occasionally when it’s really cold.
Happy ingredients! If purchased via Miin Cosmetics, the white import ingredient label is different to what is printed on the packaging and online. Another reason why I like Sioris is a lot of the products are officially vegan! Vegan Society approved with the logo and are also a 1% for the Planet Company!
I’m not sure how it’s works on dry skin, however for oily skin it’s amazing. As mentioned previously I’m sure my skin is better since I’m started using it. I’m on I think my 4th bottle. It is expensive at €29.95 for 200ml and I get through about a bottle every 5-6 weeks as I use it twice a day (one being to remove oil from say facial exercises or Gua Sha), so I always try to wait for when Miin has discounts to stock up!
Would I repurchase? Yes! Would I recommend it? Yes! If you want a great natural oil based cleanser to remove sunscreen or makeup while not stripping the skin and actually help skin I can’t recommend it enough!
Do you prefer oil cleanser or balm cleanser? I prefer oil cleanser as they’re easier to use. Please share in the comments below!