Pamplemousse Tropical Enzyme Cleansing Oil Review

Leahlani Pamplemousse feature image

Say it with me, ‘pamplemousse’.  Are you smiling?  I am.  Such a fun word!  It’s not just a nonsense word that easily rolls off the tongue though, it actually mean grapefruit in French.  It is perfectly named as pink grapefruit oil is the third ingredient in this gorgeous oil cleanser, added for its ability to purify and brighten the skin.  This highly anticipated cleanser is a wonderful addition to the Leahlani line, and when it was released, I was quick to place my pre-order, knowing that this product would be magic, like every other one of her skincare treats.  I was right, and it did not disappoint.

If there has ever been a skincare line that has completely stolen my heart, it is this one.  I have been a long time user of the Leahlani products, (back when they were only being sold on Etsy) and after trying her Mermaid Mask, I was hooked. She has since repackaged, launched her own website and added new products to the line.  I have explored several items and have been impressed with each and every one.

There is something about her line that speaks to me like no others ever have.  I used to think it was silly when someone would say a product ‘spoke to them’, or how they just felt ‘connected’ to a product or brand, but this is absolutely true for me in an indescribable way when it comes to this line.  The scents, the way Leah, the creator of these beauties, speaks about her products and her story, the packaging, the branding…need I go on?  It all makes me giddy with delight and has me feeling like I want to hop on a plane and head straight to Hawaii.  Each time I open one of her jars or bottles, I can’t help but take a moment to breathe in the intoxicating scents and let them take me away to a place of calm and relaxation.

Lets talk about this cleanser.  When I first opened the bottle, the scent immediately reminded me of her Kalima Cleansing Powder.  The beautiful notes of citrus and vanilla were the most prominent, but as with all of her products, it is never overpowering or too strong (in my opinion).  This golden colored formula is filled to the brim with nourishing oils such as macadamia and sunflower, while also including pineapple and papaya enzymes to gently exfoliate and soften.  Best part?  It rinses clean with water.  No steaming off.  No residue left behind.  Simply add a little water and it turns into a more creamy consistency and rinses off easily taking makeup and dirt with it.

Pamplemousse Purchase Link

I’ve been experimenting with different ways of using this cleanser that I want to share along with some more details about Pamplemousse.  Keep on reading below for ingredient info, how I like to incorporate Leah’s Aloha Alchemy and my final thoughts!

The Details

Product Name: Pamplemousse Tropical Enzyme Cleansing Oil

Ingredients: *Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil, *Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, *Citrus Paradisi (Pink Grapefruit) Peel Oil, di-ppg-2 myreth-10 adipate, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Oil, Lactobacillus/- Papaya Fruit Ferment Extract, *Plumeria Acutifolia Flower Extract, *Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Oil, Tocopherol, Psidium Guajava (Guava) Fruit Extract, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit, Carica (Papaya) Seed Oil, Musa Paradisisiaca (Banana) Fruit, Hibiscus Rosa-sinensis (Hibiscus) Flower Extract


Product Description: Fun, fresh and effective, meet your new favorite first-step in your cleansing ritual! Bursting with vibrant notes of juicy pink and white grapefruit, sweet vanilla bean, and exotic plumeria flowers -our Pamplemousse oil cleanser will flirt with your senses while dissolving oils, impurities, and makeup like a boss.

Her ambitious and silken formula of organic tropical oils infused with pineapple and papaya enzymes will glide effortlessly across your face, deeply cleansing while gently exfoliating your sweet skin. She rinses clean with water, and will leave your skin feeling fresh, soft, clean, and supple. This girl does it all! [description from the Leahlani Skincare website]

Cost: $54


Method #1 – The Standard

The most simple and easiest way for makeup removal and cleansing is to use this on its own as directed.  I usually use 2-3 pumps of the oil, and apply to my dry face.  I then like to take time to massage it into my skin and breathe in the lovely scents.  If I have worn makeup that day, I make sure to pay extra attention to my eye area for mascara removal.  Then I wet my hands slightly and massage over my face again, gently emulsifying the oils and creating a nice creamy consistency.  Splash warm water on the face, and done!  I think this is a great first cleanse, if you are in to double cleansing, and like to follow up with perhaps a cream cleanser after your makeup has been removed.  For me, this is all I need.  Pamplemousse removes makeup wonderfully and rinses clean leaving no film or makeup residue behind.  Because of the enzymes that are included, your skin is not only getting clean, but lightly exfoliated as well, leaving the skin so so soft, smooth, supple and hydrated.  If used in the AM, I like to follow up with a light cream moisturizer (like this one), but when I use it in the evening, I love to apply a nice layer of Bless, which leaves me with baby soft skin the next day.

Method #2 – Cleansing Alchemy: Kalima Cleansing Powder + Pamplemousse

I felt inspired one evening to mix Pamplemousse with Kalima cleansing powder and I am SO glad I did!  After mixing up the usual amount of Kalima in my hand with a little water, I added in a couple of pumps of Pamplemousse and used it as a bit of a mask while I brushed my teeth.  After rinsing, my skin was seriously soft and hydrated. All it took was about 5 minutes for this mixture to work its magic, but what a beautiful cleansing experience!  I have also used it as a morning cleanser where I just rinsed it off right away, and the results were still wonderful.

Method #3 – Exfoliation/Mask Alchemy: Honey Love 3-in-1 + Pamplemousse

I can’t take credit for this alchemy, because I first saw it on the Leahlani Skincare Instagram stories.  All you need for this one is a small dollop of the beautiful Honey Love and 2 pumps of Pamplemousse.  To get the full benefits, I would definitely recommend using this as a mask and letting it sit on the face for around 5 minutes.  When you apply Honey Love you get the beautiful exfoliation along with the hydration of Pamplemousse.  Such a decadent treat for the skin.  Honestly, a must try if you have these two in your stash!

Final Thoughts

This oil cleanser is absolutely beautiful and a welcome addition to my collection.  As with all of the Leahlani products, I am immediately smitten and have found myself never wanting to be without it.  The ingredients are perfection, the packaging is gorgeous.  You won’t regret trying this tropical creation!  Your skin will definitely thank you!

Have you tried it yet?  Make sure to let me know in the comments!

Make sure to follow along with Leahlani on social media!  Her Instagram is filled with stunning photos, uses for her products, and my favorite #alohaalchemy (search this hashtag to find lots of inspiring mixtures!) Also, you can find them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest

This post was originally posted on

*Disclosure: Affiliate links are included in the above post.  By using these links, you will not pay more, but I may receive a small percentage of a sale from you purchasing a product through my links or by using my discount codes.  If you do choose to use these links, I truly appreciate your support!  Please view my full disclosure page HERE for more information. 

Leave a Comment