Love at first use with this oil. Non offensive scent non comodogenic & removes everything easily. No residue no grease removes even water proof makeup easily. One pump is all you need it removes all my sunscreen moisturiser primer and foundation. continued >>
I really like this product. I started using this as I've been experimenting with waterproof Japanese sunscreens which don't budge. I had been warned when I bought my Japanese sunscreens that nothing save a Japanese style cleansing oil would remove their sunscreens, but I was sceptical and thought it was a ploy to make me buy extra products. However, I soon found that no matter how many times I cleansed or exfoliated at the end of day, the sunscreen wouldn't completely come off. Consequently, my skin became really clogged and I had some of the worst breakouts since my teenage years until I bought this.
Since using this, I haven't had any more breakouts. This manages to remove almost everything effortlessly including most of my waterproof eye makeup with minimal effort and leaves no yucky residue. There is still some smudge left from my mascara and also especially when I tightline as I think it has difficulty removing my waterproof eye makeup when it's applied so closely to my lash line. The DHC also leaves a very slight film of moisture on the skin which leaves it soft and moisturised. I'd prefer it if there wasn't any residue at all even though the residue is 'moisture', but it's not a deal breaker. At least my skin isn't left dry and the residue isn't so great that I feel as if I haven't properly cleansed. This lasts quite long as well with daily use and has a non-offensive olive oil scent. The consistency looks and feels like an oil, but I don't mind as I'm used to applying oils to my face. I also like that there are minimal ingredients in this.
Update: I've started tightlining most days again and I find that I can't rely on this alone to completely remove my eye makeup. I've therefore had to start removing waterproof eye makeup separately before using the oil.
I really really adore this cleansing oil. My nightly cleansing routine is pretty long drawn out. First I start with my eyes with Cleansing Express (under Mandom Corp) eye makeup remover to take off all eye makeup, waterproof mascara and tightlined eyeliner. Then I use 1 pump of DHC Cleansing Oil to clean off all the rest of my makeup. After rinsing it off, I follow it with a face wash or a Yamano white clay wash to get everything off as I do put on quite a few layers in the morning : moisturiser, sunscreen, makeup primer, etc. etc. etc.
I do like this because the smell is mild and its very comfortable on the skin. After rinsing it off the skin isn't tight but feels smooth, moisturised and bouncy. However, the past few days, due to stress and lack of sleep my skin has been breaking out and I have also started using a foundation that is a little more longwearing. Have therefore now resorted to using 2 pumps of cleansing oil. Should work in cleaning everything off quite thoroughly as I normally don't see anything on my cotton puff when I go over my face with a toner.
Will definitely repurchase. It doesn't break me out like Shu Uemura's cleansing oil does. Price is on the decent side. My skin just generally has an eversion to any of Shu Uemura's skincare products. Breaks out like nothing ever before. However, if DHC can release another cleansing oil that is MORE deep cleansing than this, I'd go for that. I'm just paranoid like that.
I received a sample of this and it broke me out! So disappointed. But I've tried the shu uemera oil cleanser too, with the same results, so maybe my skin just doesn't like oil cleansers.
This is my favorite makeup remover and oil cleanser. I've tried the DHC Mild Touch, the Fancl and the Orbis but I really feel like this removes everything effortlessly and dissolves the impurities in seconds. I don't even have to rub much for the product to do the job. Washes away so cleanly and without residue. With other cleansing oils like the Fancl, I've had to work really hard at massaging the product and rinsing it away. It's just very gentle yet effective. After it washes off it leaves my skin super smooth without any residue. I don't even need to follow with another cleanser. Never broke me out in the course of 2 bottles despite my acne prone skin. Natural ingredients is a plus as well.
This was my first try in deep cleansing oils and i am definitely impressed.
2 or 3 pumps, depending on thickness of makeup, and everything comes off. Even waterproof mascara.
It has a faint olive scent but isn't offensive. And it leaves my skin soft and cleansed. I still use my clarisonic with a mario badescu cleanser for a deeper clean but for day to day. This is FAB!!
This works better to take off my makeup than MACs cleansing oil. I had on my urban decay eyeshadow and benefit badgal lash and full foundation with primer and powder (which is all normal for me) and this took it all off without me having to use another makeup remover. I then followed with DHC washing powder, which I also like. My face feels clean but not stripped and there is nothing left on the cotton ball when I follow with a toner.
The only gripe I have is that it does not smell nice, but it isnt atrocious or overbearing, just not pleasant.
*EDIT* I think this may be breaking me out, so I have to say I would not repurchase this. The only new things I added to my routine were this cleansing oil and the washing powder, I will update again if I find these were not the culprits.
I now use this to wash my makeup brushes because cleansing oils are the only thing that get out my foundation and lipstick.
I signed up just to tell you people that this product is a waste of money. I was impress by the 1800 good review, thinking wow, this must be good, but I am very dissapointed. Also a friend said it was good, so I thought, I would give it a go.
But no, its bad. If you want prove. Dabs some makeup onto your hand, and then apply some of the oil, rubbing it off.. You will notice, it is taking forever, it basically isnt really doing anything. Im sure it eventually can rub it off "with pressure" and "force" to scrub it. It really isnt a deep cleansing oil. I am not sure what is causing the damage, but my skin on my hand is becoming wrinkly. Its either the face wipe which wiped it clean with one swipe. or it was this product. Who knows?
I suggest reading all negative review. And my friend is a natural health holic, she has natural clear skin from eating healthy.
This is a really nice cleansing oil. It's more on the thicker consistency. It really gets everything off quite nicely. Add a bit of water, and it will emulsify and come right off without leaving any residue behind. I quite like the scent, which basically smells like olive oil - it makes me think that there's not too many chemicals in there (even though there probably is a ton). I wish it was more readily available here in Aus, but unfortunately, I can only get it online and it's so much pricier than when I was overseas. Good stuff!
So far, I've only tried a few samples of this, but that was enough to leave me totally jones-ing for the full size product.
When it comes to cleansing, I tend to prefer the quicker the better. I often rely on pre-moistened cloths, but have yet to find one that does a really good job of removing makeup, mascara, eyeliner, etc., Enter DHC ... this stuff does the trick. Now, I can't comment on the potential for breakouts, because I haven't used it for any length of time consecutively, however, when I have used it, I've just been blown away at how well this removes EVERYthing. It's quick, effective, easy to use and convenient. I'll update my review once I do get the full size, however thus far, I'm impressed and this is definitely going on my shopping list! continued >>