Like many others, this cleansing oil burned the heck out of my eyes. Mind you, I was careful to keep my eyes closed, and followed the recommendation from a review on the Ulta website to lather my (tightly closed) eye area last. No dice, it still burned like the dickens. I'll be returning this.
I too was trying to save some money so I bought this instead of my usual HG DHC cleansing oil. You're supposed to apply to wet skin which seemed odd to me, but I did it. Your face and hands need to be really wet to make a smooth lather, otherwise it's really sticky and hard to move around. I usually only have to swirl around my closed eyes a few times to feel my HG break up all the mascara, but I had to work really hard and long before I felt that with this brand. And it also burned the shit of my eyes too even tho they were tightly shut. After I rinsed and looked in the mirror I still had eyeliner left on. wtf? Oil cleansers are supposed to be the best at removing makeup so this is a major fail. It also made my face and hands feel super dry and tight. I'll be returning and going back to my $30 DHC.
I was about out of my HG oil cleanser, Origins Clean Energy, and I wanted to try and save some $. I had an Ulta coupon so I bought this and tried it last night. Not.good. In fact, it was pretty awful. For the record, I have also tried Josie Maran, MAC and Shiseido oil cleansers. I love massaging oil cleansers into dry skin then adding water to make a creamy foam. This one was super thick and sticky and impossible to massage into my dry face. And when I added water, it was still not easy to work with. It burned around my eyes and even though my eyes were clenched shut, it got into my eyes and burned like crazy! And it took forever to rinse off! In short, I hated it, will return it tomorrow and buy my 3rd bottle of the Origins.