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.
This works pretty well....just make sure your face is DRY to begin with. I wear a lot of make up daily, so i need a cleaner to take it off quickly. It does the job, but i still follow up with another cleanser. I personally think just plain coconut oil does a better job at getting all makeup off and making my skin feel good. And it's cheaper. But i do like the bottle it comes in for traveling, so I may repurchase. Edit....Im upgrading this to a 5 I think I was just using it wrong this stuff is great. You can even find it at CCO for a cheaper price.
I lurve this stuff! It gets off all my makeup: eye shadow, foundation & lipstick. I take two pumps of this stuff and massage it into my dry face. Then I take one more pump and apply it to my eyes. I rinse with lukewarm water and my face is free of all makeup [except the liner on my waterline, due to my eyes being closed]. There is no need for a separate cleanser. When I wipe my face with toner afterwards there is virtually no residue left on the cotton pad. I will absolutely repurchase this as I can remove all my makeup in one simple step.
This stuff is truly amazing in that it takes off everything. Waterproof eyeliner, mascara, long wear lipcolor. THE WORKS. It smells fantastic (something nostalgic about it). I pump 2 squirts into my palms, rub them together and then rub it into my face. It seems not pleasant to rub oil onto your face, but it rinses away so clean. I dont even follow with a face wash because I haven't experienced any excess residue. It has now become my daily face "wash". It is pretty darn expensive, so that sucks, but at least I can b2mac the bottle when I am done. I will definitely repurchase again and again. LOVE IT.
I'm trying to be fair about this product because I'm sure plenty of people can use it. My skin hated this stuff instantly. Instant inflammation. I have never been more sure of the cause of a reaction. It is evil in a bottle. To be fair, I have incredibly sensitive skin, so be warned sensitive gals STAY AWAY. (I use Philosophy Purity Made Simple which is wonderful and gorgeous and I want to buy presents for the person that invented it.)
I love the bottle, very portable and sleek looking on a counter. I love the application and the scent of this oil...not overpowering at all and does not sting my eyes like some other cleansing oils. However, this does not clean off waterproof mascara. At first I thought it was the mascara's fault for being too waterproof, but when I tried some L'occitane cleansing oil my mascara came right off. This stuff would be good for non-waterproof, but for me, it's useless. I will keep the bottle though and refill it with another cleansing oil just because it's a nice bottle to travel with and I like the way it looks!
I bought this recently at CCO and had pretty high hopes. I had used DHC in the past but I prefer skincare that is easily accessible in stores instead having to always order online or go to boutiques. So I bought it immediately. I really hoped this would banish eye makeup and longwear lipstick and sunscreen. This was an okay oil - it took off my face makeup with some gentle rubbiing but does not remove eye makeup very well, even the non-waterproof kind. It's texture isn't quite a silky as other oils but that doesn't bother me. It has a mild pleasant scent and comes in a great pump bottle. I will use it up but I will not re-purchase. I will try Shiseido or Lumene next.
Update: I took off a flower because this has proven pretty useless. It doesn't remove mascara or liner well at all! Neutrogena oil free works better on me. I may just throw the rest out.
I bought 2 travel size versions of this off ebay and loved it. It's so easy and IMO 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 this is very gentle.