I've only used this for a short amount of time, but really it only takes a few uses to figure how it will affect your skin. I have sensitive and acne-prone skin, but considering nothing in this product is pore-clogging (mineral oil doesn't clog pores. This is because it's molecular size is too large to penetrate the skin, and it does not solidify) the concern would be irritation because of the fragrance. My skin does not burn, turn red, or itch when I use this product. You get so much product for the price (3.99 for me) and a little goes a long way. It has a dry finish yet leaves a satin look and feeling behind. It also smells wondeful, not over-powering at all. I use it as an all-makeup remover and face/body moisturizer. I will update later incase anything unexpected happens!
This review specifically addresses using this product for mineral oil cleansing.
I have had great success with using regular baby oil (pink cap) for cleansing my face, but this version gave me several cystic pimples. My facial skin is sensitive to Vitamin E and there is enough of it in this product to break me out, even after wiping off with a wet washcloth and using a foaming face wash. The texture is slippery and thin compared to regular baby oil, which I liked, and the fragrance is not as strong. If you don't have a sensitivity to aloe or Vitamin E, I would recommend trying this out, but be forewarned that these ingredients do not necessarily make this product gentler or better for your skin compared to plain mineral oil.
As much as I like this stuff l, when I run out I probably won't repurchase because I know mineral oil isn't that good for you. I'll continue using olive oil in its place. This stuff is great to use on wet skin out of the shower - it locks the moisture in and makes your skin really soft. I like the smell too. I tried using this in my hair once (I was curious) worst idea ever haha! Don't do it. Great body moisturizer but I wouldn't repurchase.
EDIT - I forgot to add (as this doesn't happen every time) that this gives me lots of tiny little red bumps / spots all over my arms & thighs when I use it as a body moisturizer. They don't hurt or anything, it just looks like an allergic reaction.
This is the best moisturizer out there. It smells and feels so heavenly. My body looks so silky and smooth. I can't live without it. Cheap and beats any high brand out there.
I bought this to replace my Vaseline Cocoa Butter lotion since they changed the formula and needed something more nourishing and with a more pleasant scent. This is perfect! I applied it right after my bath and this made my skin SILKY SMOOTH! My skin has always been soft but this makes it so much more silky and radiant; the scent is very subtle and fresh, love it!
I absolutely love this product. The smell is heavenly reminding me im still a child inside. I use this right after i come out of the shower and again in the morning right before i put on my perfume (the scent lasts longer on mosturized skin). I've heard that you can use this as a face cleanser but I'm still too scared to try but maybe. i would for sure buy this again and i DO.
Just to be clear-my "baby" is 24 years old lol. I use this product for me. This is the absolute best thing for removing makeup! A large bottle is only somewhere in the $3-$4 range. This leaves every single "makeup remover" product I have tried (and none of which were cheap I might add!)...in the dust. Period. Added vitamin E and aloe are also good for your skin. I occasionally use very lightly all over at the end of my shower then towel dry as normal-my dry skin thanks me. If it's good and gentle enough for babies-good enough for me.
I use this to take off waterproof mascara and it works better than makeup remover, even the expensive high-end ones. And this is so cheap! And it has aloe vera and vitamin E which is good for the skin. I love how the bottle has the stopper thing and only a bit comes out at a time. I'll definitely keep buying this.
This has been my preferred body moisturiser since, I don't know, 2000? I have tried other moisturisers, but I'm too lazy to really work a cream into my skin. This stuff is SO easy to use, super quick and extremely effective.
The way to use this as a body moisturiser is to rub a little oil all over your body WHEN YOU ARE STILL WET after showering. It truly does lock in moisture. Just quickly spread it all over, towel off (don't worry, your towel won't get greasy) and you are good to go.
I get complimented on my soft skin all the time (well, whenever people happen to touch me anyway), it has been called ' soft as a baby's bottom' on occasion :) and I really don't use anything else.
I tried this trick with other oils as well, mainly because I wanted to jump on the 'no parrafin' bandwagon, but hey, if it works it works right? It's cheap and keeps my skin in great condition.
(Oh yeah, I tried this in the Lavender scent once but I gave it away because I really didn't like the smell. This one is much nicer, for me anyway.)
I use this as my eye make-up remover and I'm satisfied. Works really great in removing my eye make-up but I have to wash my face right after as I don't like my lids or face looking super oily. I like the scent and a bottle goes a long way. How could I not purchase this again - it's effective, economical, really cheap and this also has a variety of other uses. I love this!