I bought this earlier this week and used it for the first time last night and it was great! Clease Off Oil is a light oil that comes in a clear pump bottle. I know some may use this as a cleanser or a pre-cleanser but I think it is very good for taking off waterproof eye makeup like mascara and MAC's Liquid Last liners.
I was using Cover Girl's oily-based remover but since I found out they test on animals, I cannot use it anymore. Bad, Cover Girl!
Anyway, this oil is light and the scent is barely detectable. I pump once into my hands and then gently apply to my eyes in soft circular motions. I do this with a non-damped face. I directly apply to my eyes. Then I rinse off with lukewarm water and then use my cleansing gel. Perfection!
I also used this this morning to clean off my MAC brushes after applying MAC's Liquid Last in Point Black. I am telling you, using regular brush cleanser will not get off that liner. It is iron-clad. After pumping the oil into the palm of my hand, I swirled my used brush into the oil and then rinsed. Then I used brush cleanser and viola!, clean brush ready to be air-dried and used again tomorrow.
Overall, this oil is great and seems to have many uses! Awesome product!
I use this as my pre-cleanse (make up remover) at night. Perfect for removing eye makeup and foundation. I have very oily skin so sometimes the mattifying, long-wearing foundation is harder to remove with a standard cleanser. Follow the advice of other reviewers - apply to dry face with dry hands, work into skin and then apply water to emulsify and work again into skin, rinse. Again, if you are really oily and/or prone ot breakouts, you might want to follow this with a regular cleanser.
This is the best cleanser for your eye makeup ever! Its gentle on your eyes and takes even waterproof mascara and eyliner off with out all the scrubbing! Its also contains healthy oils like Tocopheol which is vitamin E. This is helps to protect the skin. It also contains Olea Eurpaea aka Olive(fruit) oil, this helps soothe and condition the skin. The price is right too!! This is a must have.
This is the ONLY MAC product that I think I will like for the rest of my lifetime.
I didn't really know how awesome this was because I'd only been using it to remove my concealer so it doesn't really show much of a difference. But today, I wore full-face makeup and decided to test its power.
With dry hands, I pumped the oil onto my face and worked on my cheeks, forehead, nose and chin, leaving my eyes to be done later. Then I peered into the mirror and, oh my gosh! The foundation, everything, just disappeared! I was completely blown away. My face was bare!
I worked on my eyes next. Now these needed a bit more oil because I was wearing mascara and eyeliner and those smudge like crazy especially at your undereye area. But it was all completely washed out! No panda eyes. I was overjoyed.
I don't know how much this cost because my aunt got it for me but since everything US is always overpriced here, I'm guessing this one was too.
ETA: I did a test today. I swatched a generous amount of liquid foundation on the underside of my arm. Rubbed it in till it was an even layer. Then I removed it with my L'Oreal Gentle Cleansing Milk. Results were quite bad. The smell of the foundation was still there plus it felt thicker. Odd. So I used the MAC Cleanse Off Oil and voila! The foundation disappeared and my arm feels smooth.
I disagree with the person below me. I felt it easily took off all of my makeup with just my fingers, even waterproof mascara! Just a bit of light rubbing along the lashes and it rinsed clean. Just make sure to work it into the lashes, but don't rub too hard. It feels like you need to scrub more to get all the makeup off, but as I continued to fine-tune my use of the oil, I've found that I don't need to work hard to get everything off. I put it on straight without wetting my face, work the oil into the makeup to break it up, then add a little bit of water at a time to emulsify the oil into a milk. Finally, I rinse. It takes no time at all. I love that I don't have to go in a second time to get the black off beneath my eyes like I've had to in the past. It's gentle and not drying so I can safely use a second cleanser if I feel the need (heavy makeup occasions), but I usually don't. I have oily skin, but I've learned that the "squeaky clean" feeling really just means you've stripped your skin of essential moisture (which makes me even more oily to compensate).
I've used FANCL House and Shu Uemura oil cleansers, which are great, but I like this the best because it works on difficult eye makeup. The pump is just okay, however. It kind of squirts all over if you pump too hard. I prefer the Shu pump which has a bit more resistance to keep you from making a mess or squirting out too much at once. The price is okay, even tho you could go through the product kind of quickly depending on how much you use. (I usually use 2 pumps for everyday light makeup, maybe a tiny pump more just for eyes.) I bought my current bottle for $19 about a month ago, but noticed on the MAC site that it has gone up to $21! Not too pleased about that, but at least it's much cheaper than Shu, except a bottle of Shu lasts longer. But, I love it enough to continue purchasing.
Good product, but not great enough for me to give it the 5th lippie - it doesn't rinse cleanly from my skin unless I follow with another product. Cleans eye makeup well, but not just with fingertips - need to use a sponge or something rougher than fingertips to remove concealer, eye pencil, etc. It doesn't break me out, so I rate it higher than 3 lippies.
This cleansing oil is fantastic! I originally bought my 1st bottle years ago when MAC came out with their Pro Longwear Lipcolour. The MUA told me that in order to remove the lipcolor, I needed to buy the cleansing oil. Well, it turned out I wasn't too big on the Pro Longwear, so I never really used the Cleanse Off Oil--- until lately.
I had been having problems with my skin, and noticed that my usual cleansing wipes & facial cleanser weren't removing all of my makeup at night. I would go over it with toner, and see a lot of foundation left on the pad. My eyes would be black all around- like zombie-eyes- every morning. So I switched to the Cleanse Off Oil.
What a complete difference this product has made in my life! It dissolves EVERYTHING off of my face with no irritation whatsoever! It doesn't sting my eyes or make my vision cloudy like other cleansing oils I've tried ("ahem" DHC), and my skin looks and feels fantastic in the morning now. I also noticed I have been getting less breakouts, and far fewer clogged pores around my nose and inner cheek area. I can't say enough good things about this Cleanse Off Oil- it really is that good!
How do I use this? Well, I squirt a few pumps in my hand, and apply it to my dry face. I rub it into my skin and all over & around my eyelids. Then I rinse off with warm water, and wash my face with my Prescriptives All Clean Foaming cleanser (another gr8 product). That basically does the trick, but sometimes I do go over with toner just to make sure everything is gone. Then I apply my Paula's Choice 2% BHA Liquid... and I wake up with glowing skin. :o) continued >>
I use this cleansing oil to remove Shiseido sunscreen which is very much water resistant.I gently message it into dry face and neck for a minute i only need three pumps for each application.After that i throughly rinse with water and then follow with my regular cleanser.I was skeptical of using oil on my acne prone skin but it has not caused any breakouts until now nor it has irritated my skin.It completely removes all sunscreen residues.Will repurchase this product again and again.
***Updated Review** Initially I posted a review after using this for only a week. I was excited to report that it didn't break me out as other oils in the past had. I am pleased to say that now, months later, I STILL love MAC Cleanse-Off Oil and still feel I will repurchase it! And b2m the bottle!
The oil itself has a light but pleasant scent-- kind of botanical. It's clear, and comes in a pump bottle. I usually give myself 2 pumps, rub my hands together, and then rub it on to my dry face (with my hair pinned back). It really does dissolve all of my makeup (including sunscreen). Mascara takes a little bit of work, but it does come off.
Afterwards, as directed on the package, I rinse with warm water. I hate washing my face with cold. I was told to follow up with a regular cleanser as needed, but I haven't really found that I need to. The Cleanse Off Oil really all rinses away and leaves no residue. My skin does not feel oily or greasy after I rinse, so I don't bother using an additional cleanser. The whole cleansing process is very fast; I love the convenience.
Since starting to use cleanse-off oil I have noticed a decrease in irritation on the skin that is currently breaking out. It's not flakey anymore, not painful, and much less red. Part of it is less swollen, too. I also use BHA, but I didn't notice such a dramatic change in my breakouts until I started using the cleansing oil.
This is my HG cleanser! It removes ALL of my makeup, doesn't feel greasy afterwards and dissolves well with water. It smells so fresh too, like citrus! It comes in a handy plastic pump bottle that locks so you can use it easily in the shower and take it travelling. Think i'm on to my 4th or 5th bottle now. Love it!