DHC had always been my HG oil cleanser until the store I used to buy from at the mall closed down :( I was too lazy to order online, so recently for the past year or so I have been using Sephora's Supreme Cleansing Oil (which I believe has been discontinued). It's been running low, so with a 10% off coupon that Sephora gave me for moving up to VIB, I purchased Boscia's Makeup-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil. I have been using it for 2-3 days now, and the smell (olive oil-ey) and texture is very reminiscent of DHC's. On the contrary to Sephora's Supreme Cleansing Oil, Boscia's will rinse right off with warm water with no need to double cleanse with facial wash, which is perfect for me! I didn't expect the bottle to be small, so paying $28 for 5 oz was kind of a change; for what it's worth, I feel that it is better than DHC so it is worth buying and having in my skin care line. 1 pump is enough for my whole face, but I like to do 1.5 pumps to really have enough oil to massage my whole face and underneath the chin area.
My HG makeup remover. I use this every single night to easily wipe away my mascara, and any eyeshadow and liner that I've basically spackled on with primer. It sweeps every trace of makeup off my face, and rinses away easily.
Excellent cleansing oil. I have tried DHC, Origins, MAC, Garnier, and I was curious to try Boscia's to see how it measures up.
I like that it has a somewhat thick-ish texture, so it stays on my face and doesn't run down my arms while I'm applying it. There's a light herbal scent to it that is pleasant and not overwhelming. Completely breaks down all my makeup, products, sebum, etc. and leaves my skin thoroughly cleansed. Rinses easily and leaves my skin feeling soft and pampered, never dried out. My combo-oily skin loves this!
I also find that using this oil doesn't make my eyes as blurry as some of the other brands do. And I like the packaging too.
No complaints whatsoever, this is a five-star product.
Recommended and I will repurchase.
Holy Grail for sure. This is a great oil cleanser and I love that you can use it dry. I pump 1 or 2 pumps into my dry hands and massage all over my face. It removes every bit of eye makeup including stubborn mascara (I don't use waterproof mascara, though, so I'm not sure if it would be able to take wp off easily). It rinses so clean and does not sting my eyes. I have not experienced any breakouts or clogged pores from this product. I previously used MAC cleanse off oil which I also like very much but I prefer Boscia because I can use it dry. Also, the Boscia is a slightly better value ($28 for 5 oz whereas MAC is $30 for 5 oz, the last time I checked). I have very dry skin and this cleanser leaves no residue, is not drying, and has no synthetic fragrances. A bit pricey but you can easily get away with just 1 or 2 pumps for your entire face if you massage well.
The consistantcy of the oil is slightly thick like olive oil.I felt it left a slight oily residue and was not strong enough to get ride of waterproof makeup, longwear foundation or sunscreen. You really have to work the cleansing in to get any makeup off. If you put layers of skincare than full face of makeup Its not deep cleaning enough to clean everything out of your pores. I had to really scrub with a face towel to get the residue off which irritated my skin. I notice after a couple uses my face started to get tiny bumps under the skin, pores clogged and my slight redness become worse. Double cleansing with another cleanser after did not help it made it even more irritated.
I have been using this product for about a week now and my cystic acne is almost gone. When I switched from powder foundation to liquid foundation about 3 years ago, I became plagued with constant cystic acne mainly on my chin. I have been battling with my skin for the past three years, and this oil cleanser is the ultimate weapon. I wish I had known about it three years ago! It is very gentle on my face and actually feels really good on the skin. I do follow up with the boscia clear complexion cleanser because I don't really like the thought of oil sitting on my face. Swear by this product now and will definitely be repurchasing!
Love this product! The only reason I did not give it a perfect score is that it is somewhat expensive for the amount of product you get (considering I need a couple pumps to get all the make up off). It does a great job getting all my make up off and does not make me break out or dry out my skin like many other make up removers I've tried. Will be repurchasing!
This gets rid of everything, including stubborn gel liner and waterproof mascara. I use a pump and a little more and massage it into my skin for about 30 seconds to a minute, spending half of that time on my eyes, and then I rinse. It rinses without any oily residue left behind. When I first began to use it, I only used this without a regular cleanser afterwards and I still felt like it left my skin without any makeup residue whatsoever. It smells like mint, but also like new plastic. I like it.
Just awesome. Non comedogenic, so easy. Rub in 2-3 pumps on dry skin and then rinse off. ALL of your makeup will go down the drain and your skin will feel great. Be advised if you wear contacts keep your eyes closed the entire time, until you are sure you are finished rinsing. It doesn't sting at all but will leave a residue on lenses, but all you have to do is take lens out and use some regular solution to wipe off and put lens back in. Just an extra step to avoid, but not a big deal at all with the awesomeness of this cleanser. HG all the way. And if it seems expensive, a little goes a long way. I use it every night and have 1/2 bottle left after 3 months. And peace of mind that I am clean, makeup free, and not causing any kind of break outs.
Broke me out after one try. Also it didn't feel like it was washing off clean. Used it at night to take off my minimal make up, then followed with my usual foaming cleanser and usual skincare. Woke up with tiny whiteheads all over my face!!! Highly recommend getting a sample to try first...