REVIEW: The Body Shop Cleansing Oil-In-Gel

Spoiler alert: it's the funnest cleanser ever!

The Body Shop once again spoilt me with goodies. This time it’s time to review their Cleansing Oil-In-Gel from the Oils of Life line. Let’s see what my first impressions are and what I think after using the cleanser. This product is vegan, cruelty free, and also suitable for sensitive skin.


I personally think the packaging of the products from The Body Shop is always pretty and the Cleansing Oil-In-Gel is no exception. I love the ombre, and the yellow in combination with the gold makes the packaging look luxurious. It’s quite minimalistic so it will look good on any beauty vanity or bathroom. The fact that the product is put in a tube makes it easy to use. Overall, I’d say the packaging is pretty great.


what’s inside?

Inside the tube is 100 millilitres of product. I think 100 ml is a good amount of product so I will be able to use it for quite some time (since you don’t need a lot of product).

List of ingredients: Glycerin, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil/Olive Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil/Sunflower Seed Oil, Aqua/Water/Eau, Sucrose Palmitate, Glycereth-26, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum/Fragrance, Tocopherol, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Nigella Sativa Seed Oil, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Linalool, Limonene, Glycine Soja Oil/Soybean Oil, Geraniol, Citronellol, Citric Acid, CI 15985/Yellow 6, CI 19140/Yellow 5.


how to use it?

And now it’s time for the fun part! The Oil-In-Gel is easy and fun to use. You put a little bit in the palm of your hand. You don’t need a lot. A little goes a long way. Massage it into the face. You don’t need any water, and you don’t have to wet your face first. It feels like a very thick oil which gives a bit of a weird feeling (”Wasn’t this supposed to clean my face…?”). It is like a gel and an oil in one.

After that, I wet my fingers and continue to massage my face in circular motions. You can also choose to just wash your face but this is how I like to do it. You’ll notice that the gel transforms into a milky cleanser. It will make your face feel so fresh and soft! After that, I wash the product off with lukewarm water.



This product instantly gives results. It makes my skin feel so refreshed, very soft and clean. It also makes my skin feel hydrated, which I love. My cleansers usually leave my skin feeling dry but this product makes my skin really hydrated without it being greasy.


final thoughts

After using this cleanser for a few times and experiencing the
way my skin feels and reacts after using it, I can definitely say
that this is a great product! My skin feels amazing after using
this, like a newborn baby. I also think you get a good amount
of product and the packaging looks great. The price on the
website of The Body Shop for this Oil-In-Gel is 15 euros,
which is a reasonable price to me. If I run out of this cleanser,
I would certainly consider to buy it again and I would definitely
recommend it to you guys.

I hope you enjoyed this blogpost and learned some useful
information in case you were looking for a new cleanser! Do
you use products from The Body Shop? Have you ever
tried this cleanser (or any other product from the Oils of
Life series)? Let me know in the comments below!



FTC: the products that were reviewed in this article were gifted to me by The Body Shop (The Netherlands). All opinions expressed in this blogpost are all of my own and 100% honest. I did not get paid to write this article.


  • Comments ( 2 )

  • avatar

    Great reView! thank you! it soUnds like a product i will have to try!

    • avatar

      Thank you very much, Marta!

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