I'm almost done with my first bottle and it has lasted me for a few months now. I use it almost everyday, mainly to take off my eye makeup. I have used it to take off my face makeup on a few occasions, and I must admit that it does a better job than the typical drugstore makeup wipes I use.
When it comes to eyeliners and mascaras, I only use waterproof because I have incredibly oily skin and lids. This does take off all of my eye makeup, but it's not like it does it in one sweeping motion, like some have claimed it doing. I typically use one cotton pad per eye with two pumps of oil per pad, settle it on my eye for a few seconds, wipe, and then go back with an oil-drenched q-tip to further take off the mascara. Considering there are drugstore eye-makeup removers that are just as effective for less, I think I'll just stick with those and maybe purchase this product only when it's on sale.
Although I have oily skin, since I do always cleanse after using this product, I don't have a problem with feeling greasy or anything like that.
-Effective in taking off waterproof and smudge-proof eye makeup
-Doesn't irritate my eyes or skin
-Pump pumps out a lot of product, not controllable
This cleansing oil is very good. It is definitely one of my HGs. It's very natural and good for sensitive skin. You may not like the faint camomile scent at first but you get used to it. And if you look at the ingredients, they're all natural, as opposed to say L'Oreal cleansing oils. It takes off all your waterproof eye makeup to boot.
I love this cleanser! I use it as the first step in my double cleansing routine. It does a great job at removing makeup, much better than any milky cleansers I've ever used. The formula is very gentle and non-irritant, great for anyone with very sensitive skin or rosacea like me. After rinsing this cleanser off, my face isn't red as usual but actually feels clean, soothed, and well-prepared for the rest of my cleansing routine.
The only downside to this product would be its packaging. I have to hold the bottle horizontally with the pump dispenser facing my hand, because if I keep the bottle standing up the dispenser will squirt product onto my shirt, not my hands.
I am quite new in that oil cleanser stuff and my first try is this product. I was that it has more than 4.0 ratings and I wanted to give a go. Because it is pure oil, it is dissolving any make up you have worn in a second. You can mix it with water to make an emulsion. I personally prefer to put some water on my face first and then apply the oil on my face directly. I am no so much fan of camomile so smell is not best but not disturbing. After dissolving your make up you should wash it out very well (It is literally dissolving everything on your eyes and melting down on your under eye area... ). Price is affordable and packaging is simple. I had a small accident with its pump and it drove me crazy; I locked the pump but still some of the oil came out to my couch!!!
-Effective to remove all make up
-It doesnt need so much product to remove your whole make up
-It is an affordable product with long consumption time scale
-It doesnt have intense smell
-Packaging is simple
-Dont trust lock on the pump
-If you have a contact lens on your eye, after usage you may get a blurry vision due to oil
Found this so much better than Clinique's ttdo cleansing balm. Lighter, easier to dispense and use. Lovely mild scent. I follow up with a second gentle non-foaming cleanser. Would repurchase.
This cleanser didn't break out my acne prone skin at all! It did its job of removing make up in one go and didn't strip the top layer of my skin, which in my case only causes acne. After use my skin always felt properly cleansed, smooth, hydrated, nourished and calmed (due to the camomile), so the perfect base to apply a hydrating serum on to and go to bed (after a cleansing oil I find a serum is enough as the oil does the nourishing bit and therefore a pore-clogging cream isn't necessary any more).
My only concern with this product was that if it got into my eyes it reeeeeeally stung and gave me red eyes for hours to come, which is why I am looking for a new cleansing oil now that I have finished this bottle (I tried L'oreal Miracle Cleansing Oil and it broke me out horribly as it is basically mineral oil and perfume). Also, I wish this product wouldn't contain perfume.
The packaging is a bit annoying to travel with as the bottle still leeks, even if the tap is turned 'off'.
I was excited to find a cleansing oil you could buy in store instead of online. Alas, it performed like a cheap mineral oil based cleanser even though it's comprised of plant oils. I don't think there is an emulsifying agent as it did not turn milky when I added water and did not rinse off even with my Body Shop Flannel Cloth, the cleanser would not come off.
I ended up getting ear zits because of this cleanser. I would recommend this for those with dry skin (even though I have dry skin I found it very heavy and greasy) or those wearing heavy stage makeup that usually requires cold cream to remove. This would be a good alternative. You might also want to follow with a foam cleanser to make sure you get all the oil off. It doesn't clean makeup very well but maybe I needed to rub it longer to break it up. Just not used to it taking so long compared to other brands.
Also there seems to be something wrong with my bottle pump. Every time I pumped some out, it would go back to lock mode so I always had to unlock for every use. Because I couldn't remember which way it turns, it would be a pain every time to try to get oil out. It does have a pleasant mild flowery scent I didn't mind. I don't care for scented products in general.
Bought as a cheap alternative to dermalogica pre cleanse which I use regularly but wanted something cheaper and similarly effective. The scent is pleasant and the oil does a great job at removing make up and cleansing the skin. It has a pump which does tend to over squirt but I don't mind too much as it is not an expensive oil. I massage this into my face and then add water to emulsify and rinse off with a facecloth. Clean skin with no greasy residue or tightness. This cost ten pounds so less than half the price of the dermalogica and you get more ml for your money. The results are identical. I have sensitive skin but no adverse reaction to this, no redness, raised bumps or dryness. I really like the scent and the packaging is appealing except for the wonky pump. Been using it for three months now and am well impressed.
I have often heard people say that, since L'Oreal bought out The Body Shop, the quality of their products has dwindled. Although the ethics of the L'Oreal takeover are questionable (I'm not going into that here), I think that The Body Shop have come up with far more innovative products since the takeover and that this is a prime example of one of them. This cleansing oil is wonderful and is comparable to many high end products I have used. I am trying to find more cost effective products and, as The Body Shop's website are constantly having 40% off offers, I usually pick this up for £6.00. The silky oil removes all makeup, including eye makeup, and leaves no oily residue when rinsed. It has a delicate and pretty fragrance, which makes it a pleasure to use. I personally like to massage the cleanser into my face, exfoliate with my Clarisonic Mia and then remove any excess with a muslin cloth. The best thing about it is that it doesn't irritate my super sensitive skin, even around my eye area which is particularly prone to redness and irritation. I will definitely be repurchasing.
I tried this cleansing oil for 2 weeks (I had a sample).
It smells very nice, it is rich when you put it on your palms and it glides on your skin and you can have a nice facial massage.
It rinses clean, no oil residue.
But after 2 week of using it in the night , I have dry skin eventhough usually my skin is combi/oily.
I would try it again soon but for the moment I will use something else.
Overall I was pleased with it: no pimples, no blackheads, no oiliness but is just the dry skin that bothers me.
Still this is a good oil that worths trying.