While I like that it's natural and fragrance-free, the texture of the oil is too thick for my liking... It seemed harder to emulsify as compared to Fancl or Shu Uemura's... Overall it does a great job at removing makeup even though I find that I do have to rub it longer on my face to remove my waterproof mascara than the other cleansing oils. I took 1 lippie off because I think somehow the olive oil ingredient disagree with my skin I tend to break out a lil'. I will not repurchase cos I've tried better ones.
I just bought a small bottle of this ($12) after rave reviews from a co-worker. Wow - do I love this! I have super sensitive, rosacea, combination/oily skin that's acne-prone. (Yep, I'm a lucky girl.) I've done the oil-cleansing method before and liked it, but couldn't take the oily residue in my sink, shower & washcloths. Was I ever shocked; this has ZERO oily residue!
At night I use two pumps on dry hands/face as directed, then massage well for a minute or two to dissolve all oil, makeup, mascara, etc. It feels very oily, so imagine the surprise when it washes away squeaky clean with water only! No makeup left at all on my white washcloth. Crazy, huh? In the morning I use just one pump, since there's not much real "cleaning" to do.
I've used this only a few days, but my skin is responding really well already. I was suffering with a nasty rosacea flare-up, and the itch & burn seemed to escalate no matter what I did. Then I started this stuff. The weeping dried up overnight, and the inflammation is almost gone. Will absolutely reorder! I see a love affair beginning. :)
I requested a catalog from DHC so that I could try a number of samples of their bestsellers, including this oil cleanser. It was a tiny packet, but I was able to use it for two nights. Having used Softymo, I will compare DHC against that cleanser (you can see my review of Softymo in my profile). In a nutshell, DHC has a more natural, subdued olive oil scent and it rinses cleaner (less "film" residue on the face). I had been using Softymo for awhile, but have now switched over to DHC for taking off physical sunscreen and makeup.
I absolutely cannot live without this product! I've been using this for years and always have at least 2 backups. If I have 1 backup left, I freak out. I'm probably on my 7th bottle. I know there are other oil cleansers out there but I find that this one gives you more bang for your buck. I find a lot of cheaper oil cleansers contain mineral oils and cannot be used around the eye area. DHC does not contain mineral oil, safe around the eyes, and does not burn the eyes. I just think oil cleansers are far more superior in cleansing compare to cream cleansers and makeup remover wipes. Because the product is runny and thin, it can get into the nooks and crannies on the face. Whereas a cream product is too thick and it doesn't dissolve in water like this oil cleanser. Makeup remover wipes stresses the skin too much because you have to use friction on your face to remove the makeup. Using this I can go to bed at night worry free knowing that all traces of my makeup is gone. Although, the instructions doesn't tell you to follow up with another cleanser after using the oil, I do think it is very important to use a gentle foamy cleanser. I wear a lot long wear makeup and often times a lot of makeup too, and this cleanser does the job. 1 bottle lasts me a long time, each time I use about 1.5 pumps for my entire face. I wish DHC can come out with refillable packs like they do with the body soap.
on my 2nd bottle of this stuff! takes everything off really well and very easily. no need for separate eye makeup remover. and best of all for the sake of your skin - NO heavy duty rubbing! decent value for money too, i think! oh, and natural!
Okay, so I have never written a review here before but this oil is just too amazing to not rave about!
I too was skeptical at the all the hype and the "oil cleansing" method, but after just one use..oh my god...I AM A CONVERT FOR LIFE!!
DHC cleansing oil takes off every single bit of makeup whilst leaving my skin non-irritated and soft - I love it and will purchase when I run out!
This product is better than makeup remover wipes because it doesn't irritate or scratch your skin. Removes makeup easily and smells good. Love this product. :-)
This takes every bit of makeup off my face effortlessly! It's pretty expensive for a makeup remover, and the bottle went kinda quick. The only reason I won't be repurchasing is because it's just easier to use $3 makeup wipes from the Dollar Store which I don't have to order online, AND are easier to travel with. The bottle doesn't have a lock on it, so I gave the packaging a 4. Overall, it does everything it says but I would rather spend my $$$ on makeup! Lol.
This will now be always part of my skincare regimen and will definitely repurchase. This saves me so much time as I no longer need to use make up remover wipes and then cleansing wash etc etc. I apply this directly onto dry face and rub it all over, I then wash my face with water and it removes every trace of make up even stubborn mascara. I know that it works as I use a toner from time to time and there is no trace of make up on the cotton pad (unlike prior to using this). It is quite expensive but it is definitely worth it.
This product is a saving grace! How many times have I tried to use straight olive oil from the food pantry or something that claims to be a really great makeup remover solution, only to be disappointed or frustrated that it will not rinse off? I couldn't even count. I was also afraid that this wouldn't simply rinse off with water. It is completely water soluble, so only apply to a dry face with dry hands. You will be amazed and appreciative that this stuff exists!