The Terre Verdi GoodOils cleansing oil made my 2016 Best Skincare list so you already know I love it. I promised a proper review though so here’s why it was a hit with me.
First a little bit about the company. I had the pleasure of meeting the founder at last year’s Organic Beauty Week media launch. Terre Verdi is a Soil Association certified organic skincare range founded by Sicilian-born Alessandra de Gregorio. After a hectic financial career in New York and London, she decided to change pace to raise her family. I’m sure life is equally hectic with four children!
Whilst pregnant she rediscovered her childhood love of nature and started whipping up natural skincare for the whole family which eventually lead to the birth of Terre Verdi. The range use only natural ingredients, many inspired by the botanical bounty in her native land. The crest that forms part of the logo is actually the de Gregorio family crest, which gives you an idea of the importance of family and her pride in the products.
Terre Verdi GoodOils* Cleansing Oil Review
My dry skin loves oil cleansers but like with balm cleansers, I am picky. Too many feel too thick or too light sinking in to the skin before you’ve had the chance to clean properly, so it’s alway good to get my Goldilocks on and find one that is just right.
Terre Verdi’s GoodOils is bottled in miron glass, which aside from looking chic, acts as a natural form of preservation by protecting the contents from sun damage. Used since ancient times, modern scientific research shows that the glass works by filtering out harmful, ultraviolet rays.
The cleanser is a pale gold colour with a very delicate, soothing smell. Made with 99% organic ingredients, it’s a well balanced blend of just six oils mixing the thicker texture of castor oil with the lighter feel of camellia, jojoba and argan. This all gives it an elegant, silky texture that glides across the skin, making it ideal for facial massage. It does not emulsify so requires a warm, wet cloth to remove. I like to use for evening cleansing to break down and remove all traces of sunscreen and makeup. After use my skin feels clean without any residue or tightness. No abusing my acid mantle thank you very much.
GoodOils contains naturally occurring essential oil components including geraniol and citronellol. Something I look out for as I have rather sensitive skin that sometimes reacts to certain essential oils no matter how natural. Having finished the bottle, I can say that I never once had any kind of reaction and used it around the eyes without any stinging at all. My winter dry skin always felt pampered, thanks to all the nourishment from the rich oils and calming benefits of roman chamomile. If you’ve got skin that’s on the dryer, sensitive side it’s a treat. GoodOils really is a pleasure to use and has become one of my favourite non-rinse off cleansing oils.
Terre Verdi GoodOils Cleansing Oil, 100ml, £21 www.terreverdi.com
Terre Verdi GoodOils Cleansing Oil Ingredients: camellia oleifera (white tea) seed oil*, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil*, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, argania spinosa (argan) kernel oil*, tocopherol (vitamin E), anthemis nobilis (roman chamomile) oil*, geraniol**, citronellol**, limonene**, linalool**, * denotes organic ingredient, **occurring naturally in essential oils