Origins Zero Oil Deep Pore Cleanser Review

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Origins Zero Oil Deep Pore Cleanser

I bought the Origins Zero Oil Deep Pore Cleanser in the Lookfantastic Black Friday sale last year. Even though it was winter, my skin was feeling a bit more congested than usual, and I wanted something to really cleanse it with. Here is my little review…

What Origins Say & First Impressions

This is what the Origins website says about the Zero Oil Cleanser:

This maximum-strength, gently foaming cleanser formulated with skin-clearing Saw Palmetto, cooling Mint and pore-minimizing Salicylic Acid helps clear pores, eliminate excess oil and reduce shine. Leaves skin tingly clean and refreshed.


The Origins Zero Oil Cleanser comes in a squeezy tube which I think is quite handy as you can control how much you dispense. You can also see how much product you have remaining.

The product itself is clear and has a liquid gel-like consistency. It smells really minty and I found it doesn’t sting if I accidentally get it close to my eyes.

How I use the Origins Zero Oil Deep Pore Cleanser and Foaming Agent Concerns

I usually apply the Origins Zero Oil Cleanser whilst I’m showering in the mornings (time saving skills eh). It foams up nicely and feels silky to use. I know some people avoid foaming cleansers as the surfactants used to cause the product to foam have the reputation of stripping the skin and upsetting the skin’s PH balance. This has been known to lead to irritation, dry skin and acne. I did some research around this as I didn’t want to promote a cleanser which contained generally damaging ingredients.

After doing a bit of research, it seems the ingredient to avoid in foaming cleansers is Sodium Lauryl Sulphate. The Origins Zero Oil Deep Pore Cleanser contains more mild surfactants. I believe the surfactant in the Origins Zero Oil Deep Pore Cleanser is the Sodium Cocoyl Sarcosinate and you can read about its properties here. Of course, if your skin has been affected by the use of foaming cleansers in the past then I’d recommend caution when using this one.

Origins Zero Oil Cleanser – My Thoughts

For record, I have combination skin and usually get a bit of an oily t-zone. After using the Origins Zero Oil Cleanser my skin feels clean but not stripped. I find that it helps balance my skin and leaves my t-zone less oily. I sometimes break out due to hormones once a month or so and it helps combat spots and clears them up more quickly than usual.

At £17.50 it isn’t the cheapest of cleansers on the market, but for a good all-rounder I’d recommend it, especially if you need something to help balance skin or suffer from the odd hormonal breakout and need something to clear it up quickly.

Have you ever tried the Origins Zero Oil Cleanser?

Origins Zero Oil Deep Pore Cleanser Ingredients

Water\Aqua\Eau; Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Water, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Coco-Betaine, Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Cocoyl Sarcosinate, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Chloride, Butylene Glycol, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil*, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Oil*, Linalool, Limonene, Serenoa Serrulata (Saw Palmetto) Fruit Extract, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Salicylic Acid, Poria Cocos Sclerotium Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Centaurium Erythraea (Centaury) Extract, Impatiens Balsamina (Garden Balsam) Leaf Extract, Yeast Extract\Faex\Extrait De Levure, Tocotrienols, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Glycerin, Peg-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Peg-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, Monosodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Disodium Edta, Potassium Sorbate, Methylisothiazolinone, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Phenoxyethanol * Essential Oil


Sarah. Almost 30. Craft beer drinker. South London resider. I like photography, boxing and visiting all of London's markets.

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