When I bought my MAC 187 brush, the MA suggested this for cleaning it. I was kind of skeptical so she loaded two 187's with foundation, cleaned one with this and one with Brush Cleanser. Wow! This took all the foundation off in no time. It definitely took a lot longer with the Brush Cleanser. Cleansing Oil emulsifies with water so when you rinse it off the brush doesn't feel oily, just nice and conditioned and the tips of my 187 are bright white. Its great for cleaning all makeup brushes. I do use my homemade brush cleaner (thanks for the recipe I found on Makeupalley) for quick disinfection between uses and then use Cleansing Oil once/week. I have not tried this on my face yet, as I'm happy with my current skincare (Dr. H, Jurlique, Weleda and jojoba oil) and don't want to risk upsetting my somewhat sensitive skin.
I have oily skin, so naturally, I was wary of putting oil on my face, but the thought of being able to take off my makeup and wash my face, in one step instead of two, intruiged me.
MAC Cleansing Oil takes off my waterproof mascara, eyeshadow, and eyeliner with just a few seconds of rubbing, a little splash of water, and then I'm done! What makes it even more impressive is that I NEVER wake up with raccoon eyes -- a huge plus for someone who was used to doing a little extra "clean-up" every morning.
It costs about $23, but is well worth the money. I've been using a couple of pumps/day for the past month and have barely made a dent in it. Much more efficient than the eye makeup removers I've used in the past that ran out after a month or two!
P.S. I have fairly sensitive skin and after a month of using this, have not broken out at all.
I'll never use anything else!
I love this stuff! Before purchasing this, I used to use just a regular cleanser (Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser). After using a toner, I would always notice that there was still a lot of makeup left on my face. This contributed to breakouts because it was clogging my pores. I have had MAC cleanse off oil for about 4 months now & I can honestly say that it has made an improvement in my skin. My routine every night is: 1. Cleanse Off Oil on dry face. Massage all over face (even eyes). Wash off with water. 2. Use regular cleanser (you could probably do with out this, but I like having a SUPER clean face lol). 3. Tone (I love witch hazel). Now when I tone, there is no sign of any make up :D. This stuff smells great & lasts forever (still on my first bottle!). Good stuff!
I was looking for a less expensive alternative to my Estee Lauder (E/L) Take It Away makeup remover ... but the drug store versions (Neutrogena) burned my skin and left it splotchy and broken out. So I've resigned myself to the department store brands for the all-over makeup remover. This one from MAC is superb. I was wary of the oil-based solution but I read on here that users follow-up with a regular cleanser (which I did with the E/L anyway). I just use one pump of the Cleanse Off Oil and massage all over my dry face, then follow up with J&J Clean & Clear Steam In-Shower Facial cleanser ... and it gets just about everything off. I still have to follow up with a separate eye makeup remover - I wonder if MAC's Cleanse Off Oil is safe to use on the eye area? However, the packaging could be more "travel friendly" (I'm paranoid about getting this oil all everything) so I'm using the little bit left of my E/S when I travel. The scent is pleasant and not strong, and it moistens & preps my skin for my glycolic cleanser. I have dry, sensitive skin and am prone to the occasional break out.
Skin Type: Dry/sensitive skin prone to occasional breakouts around jawline.
This is great for removing all traces of makeup. I usually use a REN cleanser but when I dry my face I find that it hasnít done a great job of removing my makeup. This has eliminated that problem completely. This is especially great for ensuring that you have removed all trace of mascara which I find particularly difficult.
Although you can use this on its own, I do prefer to use a cleanser afterwards but I know it has removed my makeup so itís really just a personal preference. Highly recommended.
I love this cleansing oil!! I use this to remove my shiseido ss and makeup and then follow up with my md forte III for any residue. This combo works well for me. I like the fact that I can find this easily especially because I am in Canada and I have to order everything else online. I usually switch between this one and dhc's (which I also found locally at Pacific Mall!!) My skin type is oily, acne-prone and it has never caused any sort of reaction. It is also fairly cheap compared to other cleansing oils on the market and I love the light lemon scent.
I love this!!!! You don't need a second cleanser afterwards. I wear sunscreen and make-up and it gets it all off. I have sensitive skin and rosacea but it is very gentle. Lasts a long time too..
This product is awesome. Takes off ALL traces of makeup and it can be used as a brush cleaner. I think that this is more effective than the actual MAC Brush Cleaner only one pump and it removes and deep cleans the brushes. I love it and it has reached HG status. Would definitely repurchase.
This oil works, and it works well! I'm a guy who's using MAC's primer, concealer, and sometimes powder to cover up acne scars. And at the end of the day, this oil dissolves it all in just one pump.
So the MAC Prep & Prime SPF50 primer works very well, it sticks onto your face, won't let your makeup slide, and keep the shiny-ness at bay (i've got a rave review about that product too). However this primer works SOOO well that it makes taking it off at the end of the day that much more difficult. That's where this Cleanse Off Oil comes in handy.
You wold think that an oil product would wreck havoc on acne-prone skin (i mean, I SURe THOUGHT SO) but that's quite the opposite case with this product. It doesn't worsen my acne at all. This oil can be a bit of a mess to use so here are some tips: Using dry hands, dispense one pump into the palm of your hand, using the fingers on your other hand, dip your fingers into that pool of oil yo just dispensed and gently slather it on your face and continue to do so until you've used up all the oil. ONE PUMP is enough. gently smear it on your skin, DON'T RUB OR MASSAGE it in, just gently slide it around. Then cup some water in your hands and bring it to your face, sliding it around some more (this ensures that you're getting the oil into every pore) and then fully rinse your face.
THIS CLEANSE OFF OIL ONLY REMOVES MAKEUP!!! You have to follow up with your normal face wash because the Cleanse Off Oil will only remove the makeup, not the dirt and grime within your pores. I highly recommend a alpha/beta hydroxy acid cleanser (glycolic acid/salicylic acid) or benzoyl peroxide cleanser if you are acne-prone.
It's been a few years and I'm still using this makeup remover. The price has gone up though to $24, but good thing this product lasts a long time. If you only use one pump a day, one bottle will last you about 6-9months. that's prety good!! Plus with continuous use, it's not aggravating my acne, I'd still buy this again because i've yet to find a makeup remover that works this good (but if anyone else know, holla!!) until then, this is my HG makeup remover.
This cleanser removes all my makeup and sunscreen, and it leaves dry skin feeling moisturised and not taut, but I won't buy this again because it irritates my eyes badly. It contains Bitter Orange Oil and Lavender Oil, and I think that might be why. This is a shame because otherwise it's a great cleanser for dry skin.