Saturday, 14 May 2016

OM Pure Glow Cleanser

What is it?
'This perfectly balanced cleanser instantly refreshes skin leaving it clean
and glowing.'
It's a gel cleanser.

Who is it for?
'Suitable for all skin types, balancing oily skin whilst re-hydrating dry skin.'
I would disagree with that slightly - I'd say test it before you buy if you're very dry. It left me a little on the 'tight' spectrum.

What’s in it?
Aqua, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Coco-Glucoside, Glycerin, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Xanthan Gum, Panthenol, Sorbitan Sesquicaprylate, Aniba Rosaeodora Wood Oil, Citrus Sinensis Peel Oil Expressed Dicaprylyl Ether, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylates Crosspolymer, Sodium Gluconate, Sodium Hydroxide, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol

What's not in it?

Possibly acne/allergy/troubling for some ingredients?
benzyl alcohol
acrylates crosspolymer

Natural? Organic? Man made? Vegan?

Tested on animals/sold in territories that advocate testing?
No/I'm assuming no, but the brand make no mention of their stance anywhere on packaging or their website (that I can find).

How does it smell?
It's pretty odourless. It smells very lightly of a 'fresh' scent. I know that doesn't explain much - sorry.

How does it feel on the skin?/Absorption rate?
It feels a little 'plastic' to me. It's not a 'wet' gel.

How do you use it?/Where to use in your routine?
'Apply liberally all over the face and neck with either a sponge (EEWW) or pads of your fingers. Blend onto the skin gently stroking in sweeping upward motions.'
I personally hate sponges, but you crack on.
I removed with a flannel, as per usual.

How long before you should see results?

How long did I test it for?
I've had this for a few months - but only used it sporadically.

How much is it? /Size/Approximate cost per usage?
£35.00 for 150ml. A good size that should last a while.

What’s good about it?
I couldn't really get on with this. Sorry. See below.

What’s not so good about it?
As mentioned above, this just didn't suit my skin. I felt a residue after use, no matter how many times I tried it - and it was too drying for me. It may work perfectly for you if you are oilier than me though, so bear that in mind. It might be right up your alley.
When I did use it, it was usually AM. I would not use this to remove my makeup.

Works well with?
In my case a really hydrating spritz to combat dryness after use. 

What’s the website like?
Pretty basic - and a little washed out: - but they do list the ingredients and it's easy to navigate.

Would I purchase/repurchase?
No. Unless my skin suddenly got oilier.

Similar products?
None really - I don't want to compare it to something I use a lot - because that would be an unfair comparison.

OM Pure Glow Cleanser is £35.00 for 150ml and available exclusively from and the OM website.


  1. I ALMOST bought this in my last Space.NK haul. So glad I didn't! Thanks Caroline :) xx

  2. I am much more sensitive to drying formulas these days as well. The benefits of aging, I guess.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  3. Sponges should be a) left in the sea where they belong to b) be smothered in cream and in my belly where they belong.
    I'm oily, but the whole residue situation has me nervous.

    Beekeyper - Latest post - Laura Mercier Verbena Infusion Crème Body Cleanse

  4. Hi everyone!

    Could someone tell me if the ingredients listed underneath the 'Possibly acne/allergy/troubling for some ingredients?' section are both acne-causing or more for allergy sensitivity? I don't have any skin sensitivities that I know of, but I do have acne-prone skin, so I was curious if I should be looking out for these ingredients in any product I buy.

    Thanks. :)