I love trying some skincare and in recent years both Essence and Catrice have intensified their skincare offerings and I have been trying some here and there. In the last update, they released a face oil that seemed interesting: the Clean ID Carrot Glow Face Oil. This oil was a lightweight product that had a slight orange tinge to it, so I was a bit nervous about that and overall I wasn’t too sure how this would work on my dry, dehydrated, sensitive skin.
Review: Catrice Clean ID Carrot Glow Face Oil
Catrice is an affordable makeup brand that I haven’t tried too much skincare from. Their makeup? Oh yes, been trying that for years but only recently have I gotten into trying their skincare products as they greatly improved their line. Their ingredients became better and since launching their Clean ID line they have been focusing even more on making sure packaging is better for the environment and ingredients are sourced more sustainably too. The product retails for just €5.95 which is an absolute steal if this is any good.
What does this face oil have to offer?
So this being a face oil I expected this to be a good extra layer in my skincare routine. I love adding a face oil in after a serum and before moisturizers as it greatly helps with my skin’s overall condition. If I leave it out, it just doesn’t feel as smooth and supple. This face oil has the added benefit of it being free from microplastics, silicone, mineral oil and to top it off, it is vegan too. So if this is nice, not only is it affordable it is also a little bit better than any other offering out there.
What does this face oil have to offer?
All this bottle says in the back is that this is a nourishing product that is made with 85% natural ingredients. This is the ingredient list:
Isopropyl Myristate, Dicaprylyl Ether, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus Hybrid Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Capsicum Annuum Fruit Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Beta-Carotene, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Parfum (Fragrance).
This product is made up of many different oils. The carrot oil in the name of the product is in this product, but it is not until halfway through of the ingredient list. So that means there are lots of other oils in here that aren’t carrot so it is a bit misnamed. There are almond oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil, sunflower seed oil and camomile oil before the carrot is ever even mentioned, but there are some other oils even further down the list as well as a bit of fragrance. So ingredient wise this isn’t the worst product ever, especially at this price point.
What does this product do?
One thing that really stood out to me apart from the color is the fact that this is a very thin oil. I liked that as I was using this over the summer period. This is usually when I stop using oils as I find it too heavy on my skin. However, this was very lightweight and easily absorbed by the skin. It felt pleasant, the fragrance barely there and the only thing that really threw me off was the color. Luckily that color disappears the moment you apply this to the skin. So this has a lot going for it. Sadly it seems to have been discontinued in the last Catrice changeover and so it may be difficult to find this.
My final thoughts
The Catrice Clean ID Carrot Glow face oil is one that really took me by surprise. It is one of the most effective, yet affordable face oils I have ever tried. It was perfect for summer aa it had a thin, ligjtweight texture. Sadly they no konger do this product as it was discontinued in the most recent Catrice update. If I can still find it, I may be interested in picking up a backup but I still have some other face oils that I need to use up.
Would I recommend the Catrice Clean ID Carrot Glow face oil?
This product was good, but perhaps I should keep looking for a good alternative now this is no longer available. I quite liked this and I wish Catrice wouldn’t do to the skincare what they do with the makeup. So don’t hunt this down if you can no longer find it.