I read about this product on a blog I've long forgotten, but the dazzling review resonated with me because i remembered reading that cleansing with oil was a common method in ancient Greece long before soap was invented. I think. If it was good enough for Cleopatra, I thought it was worth a try. Although it feels counterintuitive to apply something greasy to remove facial oil and makeup, the method works, especially if you dislike the tight feeling that many other cleansers and soap leave on your skin. This product rinses clean but leaves your skin feeling supple. I use a washcloth rinsed in hot water because I figure a little gentle exfoliation doesn't hurt. I follow up with Thayers Rose non-alcohol witch hazel because I've been trained to use a toner for at least 40 years, followed by a moisturizer d'jour. DHC highly recommended. I've turned a few friends on to it and they agree.
I received a catalog from DHC not really caring about it because I was satisfied with my skin care routine. I threw it away but took the samples and I'm soo glad I did! This cleansing oil removes makeup wonderfully and also moisturizes my dry skin. It doesn't leave an oily residue but also doesn't strip the skin's natural oil. Purchased the full size and also the travel size. Will buy again and again.
I've fallen in love with this stuff. It eats through makeup easily, even waterproof mascara. I alternate between Diorshow Iconic Waterproof, Givenchy Phenomeneyes Waterproof, Cover Girl Lash Blast Waterproof, and Lancome Hypnose Waterproof. The DHC oil removes every last trace of these mascaras and works way better than most eye makeup remover products. It doesn't irritate my skin or cause clogged pores or acne. I initially bought this because I had a totalbeauty.com voucher, but I'll definitely be buying more. It's a little expensive when you consider the ingredients are pretty basic, but the results are worth the price.
My mom highly recommended this but I was hesitant to use this since I have oily skin. I gave it a chance by using a sample and was impressed. I bought a large size and I must say that it is great. It removes all my dirt and makeup (even heavy stuff) and leaves my skin soft and moisturized but not oily. You really only need one pump to cover your entire face. Just rub it all over a few times and rinse with warm water. I don't have any issues with residue, I try to rinse my face with warm water at least 2xs.
Disappointing! Dried out my skin like mad. It took off all my sunscreen and eye makeup, sure, but it also sucked out all the moisture. I much prefer MAC Cleanse-Off Oil, as it's way cheaper, smells better, and leaves my skin moisturized while working just as well to remove makeup and clear gunk out of pores.
I have recommended this to friends who have drier skin than me. It dies a grat job, and leaves a dewey finish, but it broke me out badly....think I'd have to wash my face again after using it.
I use it occasionally to rub into my scalp before hairwashing...as it resembles one of their products for that purposr.
I really wanted this to work with my skin because it makes removing makeup so easy. It does an excellent job of taking off makeup, but it made me break out really badly. I hadn't changed anything else in my routine, so this was the only thing. I also tried it a few different times and had the same result. Luckily I only bought the sample size. I now use Albolene to remove my makeup and it hasn't caused me any problems. It is also cheaper and comes with more product.
This is one of my favorite cleansing oils. I think it emulsifies really well with warm water, removes makeup well, and rinses off my face leaving my skin feeling clean but supple, not stripped the way soap does. I stopped using this so I could buy the shu uemera purifying cleansing oil and that was a big mistake. The shu oil feels greasy in comparison and clogs my pores. There are still a few others I want to try before I go back to DHC, but I really like this one.
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. :)