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. :)
I requested a catalog from DHC so that I could try a number of samples of their bestsellers, including this oil cleanser. It was a tiny packet, but I was able to use it for two nights. Having used Softymo, I will compare DHC against that cleanser (you can see my review of Softymo in my profile). In a nutshell, DHC has a more natural, subdued olive oil scent and it rinses cleaner (less "film" residue on the face). I had been using Softymo for awhile, but have now switched over to DHC for taking off physical sunscreen and makeup.
I absolutely cannot live without this product! I've been using this for years and always have at least 2 backups. If I have 1 backup left, I freak out. I'm probably on my 7th bottle. I know there are other oil cleansers out there but I find that this one gives you more bang for your buck. I find a lot of cheaper oil cleansers contain mineral oils and cannot be used around the eye area. DHC does not contain mineral oil, safe around the eyes, and does not burn the eyes. I just think oil cleansers are far more superior in cleansing compare to cream cleansers and makeup remover wipes. Because the product is runny and thin, it can get into the nooks and crannies on the face. Whereas a cream product is too thick and it doesn't dissolve in water like this oil cleanser. Makeup remover wipes stresses the skin too much because you have to use friction on your face to remove the makeup. Using this I can go to bed at night worry free knowing that all traces of my makeup is gone. Although, the instructions doesn't tell you to follow up with another cleanser after using the oil, I do think it is very important to use a gentle foamy cleanser. I wear a lot long wear makeup and often times a lot of makeup too, and this cleanser does the job. 1 bottle lasts me a long time, each time I use about 1.5 pumps for my entire face. I wish DHC can come out with refillable packs like they do with the body soap.
on my 2nd bottle of this stuff! takes everything off really well and very easily. no need for separate eye makeup remover. and best of all for the sake of your skin - NO heavy duty rubbing! decent value for money too, i think! oh, and natural!
Okay, so I have never written a review here before but this oil is just too amazing to not rave about!
I too was skeptical at the all the hype and the "oil cleansing" method, but after just one use..oh my god...I AM A CONVERT FOR LIFE!!
DHC cleansing oil takes off every single bit of makeup whilst leaving my skin non-irritated and soft - I love it and will purchase when I run out!