Oil-based products have taken over the beauty world in recent years, and yet some Snobs still aren’t convinced of the virtues of fighting bad oils with good ones. Well, if anyone’s going to change your mind, it’s luxury purveyor and all-around beautiful man Tom Ford.
His new Purifying Cleansing Oil brings together jasmine, evening primrose, and other botanical extracts to detoxify and clean skin without stripping it of moisture. What I found particularly impressive is that after trying the oil, the little bumps on my face were completely gone. I’m not talking pimples, but rather those tiny, annoying bumps that disrupt the smoothness of foundation; the ones that won’t go away no matter how hard you scrub! Since discovering its magical properties, I’ve been using the oil morning and night to prep my skin for makeup. Then when I’m done for the day, the velvety consistency removes my most stubborn gel liner and mascara with a just single wash. And since Tom is all about making beauty a decadent experience, the formula has a natural, heavenly scent that lacks even the slightest hint of synthetic perfume. He may no longer take his legendary four baths a day (when you have a toddler, you’re lucky if you get one!), but if this oil is any indication, his mastery of soothing and renewing grooming rituals is as remarkable as ever. Available at Tom Ford for $80.