Science backed product review of YENSA – CBD Superfood Dual Cleansing Oil. Full ingredients analysis. Effectiveness: 75/100. Irritation potential: medium. I have to say I have been really impressed with Yensa lately. I was always a fan of their primer, but then I fell head over heels in love with their lip oil. As you may recall if you read my IPSY unboxing post this past month, one of my repeat items was the Yensa… Wash away impurities to reveal your SUPERFOOD GLOW. This dual makeup remover and cleanser infused with CBD and 8 SuperOils that nourishes, softens and cleanses without stripping the skin of essential moisture.8 BENEFITS:Dual-phase makeup remover and clean
YENSA CBD Superfood Dual Cleansing Oil
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Can the product deliver on its promises?
WIMJ summary for cleansing
This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin.
Keep in mind that cleansing can disrupt the skin barrier, and most people do not need to cleanse their skin more than once per day.
WIMJ summary for anti-blemish
This product might be able to help reduce blemishes and clogged pores because it contains bakuchiol.
The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: cannabidiol – derived from extract or tincture or resin of cannabis
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Ingredients by volume
A good emollient that helps soften the skin and helps repair its barrier function. It can clog pores if used in high concentrations.
A good moisturizing plant oil. Due to the high linoleic acid content, it helps soften the upper layer of the skin, reduce water loss and support skin barrier function
Chia seed oil. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and might be helpful in repairing skin barrier
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and support the skin’s barrier due to the high content of linoleic acid
A plant seed oil that consists mainly of erucic acid and used to help soften the upper layer of the skin. This fatty acid can enhance penetration of other ingredients into the skin but it is not a good moisturizer on its own
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
CBD. Can bind to skin cell receptors and can reduce inflammation, itching, and help support skin barrier function
A plant extract that is, though different in chemical structure, acts similar to retinoids. First studies show that it can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin tone, reduce clogged pores and blemishes, and reduce inflammation. There is no conclusive evidence that bakuchiol is as effective as retinol however. The study that directly compared retinol with bakuchiol used bakuchiol applied twice daily compared to once per day for the retinol. According to this study, bakuchiol is less irritating than retinol. Bakuchiol is extracted from seeds of Babchi plant. Other parts of the plant contain coumarins that could cause allergic and irritant reactions. These compounds should be removed in the extraction process when bakuchiol is produced, but it is a good idea to be cautious and stay away from products that include the Babchi plant extracts other than purified bakuchiol to avoid irritation
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
How well does the Yensa CBD Superfood Dual Cleansing Oil work?
I have to say I have been really impressed with Yensa lately. I was always a fan of their primer, but then I fell head over heels in love with their lip oil. As you may recall if you read my IPSY unboxing post this past month, one of my repeat items was the Yensa CBD Super Food Dual Cleansing Oil. At the point when the new bottle arrived I had been using the bottle of cleansing oil I had for about a month. I am less than halfway through the bottle. So in case you read the post and think, how did you get through so much cleansing oil in such a small amount of time? I did not, this is the older bottle.
So first, let’s see what the product claims are…
A dual makeup remover and cleanser infused with CBD and 8 SuperOils that nourishes, cleanses, softens and removes impurities without stripping the skin. The eight benefits are:
- Dual-phase Makeup remover and cleansing oil
- Nourish, soothe and cleans the skin while removing impurities
- Powered by CBD 8 super oils
- CBD oil calms skin and helps reduce redness
- Black sesame oil improves skin rejuvenation
- Black cumin oil fights against acne and clogged pores
- Chia seed oil restores moisture in the skin
- Broccoli seed oil is rich in omega -6 and helps cell renewal
Ingredients: Heliantus Annuss (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed Oil, Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin) Seed Oil, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota (Carrot) Seed Oil, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cannabidiol, Bakuchiol, Tocopherol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Fragrance (Parfum)
Now, I could be wrong, but here is my take on cleansers. I am happy to see all sorts of good ingredients in them and I do prefer the ones that are designed with skin care in mind rather than throwing a bunch of elements at me. However with a product like a cleansing oil, it is the first step in my skin care routine. I apply the cleansing oil over my makeup, let it break down the makeup, rinse it off, and then go back with a regular cleaner. Then of course I proceed to the toner.
What this means is that the products that are in the cleansing oil, aren’t going to stick around long. I don’t know how much cell rejuvenation and renewal the ingredients can do in the short amount of time they have against my skin. I appreciate their efforts, but I am not looking for a whole lot of long term benefits in a cleansing oil.
What I want it is to not cause damage to the skin, remove my makeup and not leave my skin feeling stripped. The lovely ingredients list tells me that the ingredients in the cleansing oil are not going to do damage to my skin. Nothing in the list is something I have a sensitivity to and nothing is going to cause a reaction for me. So that is one box checked. The only issue I could see is from the fragrance added. However it is the last ingredient listed so I don’t think there is enough included in the product to be an issue.
As for the scent of the product, it is slightly earthy. If I was blindfolded and asked to sniff this cleansing oil I would be able to tell it was a CBD product. It has that CBD scent to it. To be honest, I have no idea how else to describe it, and not because of my usual scents coming up as colors and tastes either. It smells like a CBD oil. The only time I have smelled that scent is in products with CBD in them. It isn’t a heavy scent. It isn’t over powering, but it is present. I don’t particularly mind the scent, but if you have issues with the scent, you might want to pass.
I really like the design of the pump. It is easy to dispense, the bottle is sturdy and to be honest, I will probably end up reusing it when I am done with the product. Only two pumps of the product are needed to cover the entire face. It is a clear oil in a green bottle.
As with most cleansing oils, it does have the tendency to get into your eyes when you remove your mascara and eyeliner. I did get it in my eyes. It didn’t sting and surprisingly it did not stay to film up my contact lenses. I had that problem with the Sunday Riley Oil cleanser. Once in my eyes it would stick to my contact lenses and no matter how many times I took the lens out and cleaned it, the film remained so the world was a cloudy place. I wear disposable lenses so it wasn’t as big a deal as it could have been but It was something that bothered me.
This Yensa CBD Superfood Dual Cleansing oil did not have that problem. When it did get onto my contacts, it was easily rinsed away. Perhaps it has something to do with the dual cleansing. Speaking of which…
After I applied the oil over my makeup and rubbed it around on my face, letting it start to break down the makeup, I added water as specified and began to wash. The cleanser did foam up a little and then rinsed off. It took 90% of my make up with it when it washed off. There was a little mascara and a bit of foundation left behind (toner pads don’t lie), but most of it was gone. My skin did not feel stripped and I had no issues with clogged pores.
However, I still felt as though I needed to wash my face with a regular cleanser. Especially after I did the toner test and found makeup remaining. My skin just didn’t feel all the way clean with just the cleansing oil, dual action or not.
It is a very good cleansing oil, but I needed a regular cleanser to follow. I enjoyed using it for the past month and will continue to use it moving forward. It is one of those cleansing oils that is a good reliable product. I may set this to the side to try other products, but I will return to it until the bottle is empty. I have no problem returning to it and in the future I might pick up another bottle. While I am more of a cleansing balm sort of person than a cleansing oil, this is one of the better cleansing oils I have tried lately. While I am uncertain about the eight listed benefits in the description, it does meet my three criteria, It doesn’t irritate my skin (or do other damage), it takes off my makeup well, and it doesn’t leave my skin feeling stripped.
Yensa CBD Superfood Dual Cleansing Oil
Wash away impurities to reveal your SUPERFOOD GLOW. This dual makeup remover and cleanser infused with CBD and 8 SuperOils that nourishes, softens and cleanses without stripping the skin of essential moisture.
- Dual-phase makeup remover and cleansing oil
- Nourish, soothe and cleans skin while removing impurities
- Powered by CBD 8 SuperOils
- CBD Oil calms skin and helps reduce redness
- Black Sesame Oil improves skin rejuvenation
- Black Cumin Oil fights against acne and clogged pores
- Chia Seed Oil restores moisture in skin
- Broccoli Seed Oil is rich in omega-6 and helps cell renewal
How to Use
Apply onto dry face and gently massage to breakdown makeup and impurities. Add water to activate dual-phase emulsion. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.
Heliantus Annuss (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed Oil, Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin) Seed Oil, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota (Carrot) Seed Oil, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cannabidiol, Bakuchiol, Tocopherol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Fragrance (Parfum)