OK, this is holy grail material. I've tried Shu Uemura's cleansing oil and liked it (especially how it gets all my mascara off), but felt it left a film on my face. If you have to wash your face twice, what's the point, right? I only tried this because of the great reviews here. I can't believe how well this works. Not only does it clean all the mascara off (though with waterproof, I sometimes have to put some cleansing oil on a cotton puff and press it into my lashes to remove every last trace) but it doesn't leave a film on my skin. When I use a toner after this the cotton ball comes away *completely* clear! Amazing! Moreover, after using this at night and the mild soap (in the morning) with the facial brush my pores are smaller and my blackheads are disappearing and overall my skin looks more radiant. Fabulous! Two of my girlfriends rushed out to buy this when they saw how amazing my skin looked - definitely worth it!
This is the gentlest, most effective makeup remover I have EVER used. It's incredible! I massage it all over my face every night, then rinse and wash my face. It washes cleanly away and has NEVER clogged my pores.
I have been using this product for about a month. I use it every night to remove my makeup. It removes my Lacome waterproof mascara very well without irritating my eyes. I will definite repurchace it after I run out. However, it is only available through DHC catalog or DHC website.
I love everything about this product! This is my favorite product out of the Olive Starter set and i plan on replenishing the cleansing oil after i run out. The key is to first use it without water and just massage it all over your face. If found that this removes all my stubborn 12 hour makeup and even my MAC liquidlast liner- something that i couldnt even properly remove with my lancome bifacial eye makeup remover. The packaging looks simple and pure, just the way i like it as with most of DHC's products. After i use this product, i find that my face is not red or irritated but rather clear and softer looking. I love this product and its worth every penny! =)
UPDATE 4/6/08: I have replaced DHC's cleansing oil with Desert Essence Jojoba Oil instead. I find that it workst the same, if not, even better and at a much lower price + I dont have to order more stuff from the DHC catalog in order to get that free shipping. This saved me a lot of money!
Really great product to remove Shiseido SPF 55+ Lotion from face. I wished they sold these in stores. It's a pain to purchase through online catalog every month. Doesn't break me out and keeps skin smooth. I use facial cleanser after this just to make sure every bit of makeup and oil is off my face.
Deep cleansing oil but washes off easily with warm water. It doesn't feel greasy at all. Great product.
Received as a sample. Cleans well but has too strong of an olive oil smell. Prefer mac cleanse off oil. Won't purchase.
This was my first cleansing oil that I've ever used. I've been using it for about 2 years now. I was skeptical at first, putting oil on oily skin. I was expecting breakouts, it has actually helped the texture and overall appearance of my skin, so lovely and soft. This is the only thing that will remove the sunscreen I use daily, or if I happen to wear a lot of makeup. It leaves my skin feeling so wonderfully clean after I wash with my cleanser. A bottle will last quite a long time.
I love this product! Normally, I hate wearing make up primarily because taking it off is such a pain, but this cleanser works so well at removing everything! I don't even have to use a separate eye make up remover to take off water proof mascara. I think that's really exceptional, because I have always felt using eye make up remover is very harsh on the skin around the eyes. But the only complaint I have is that you do need to use a separate cleanser besides this one. I noticed that while the cleansing oil did leave my skin soft it didn't do anythin to prevent my pimple outbreaks or to remove my blackheads. I have normal to dry skin but I am prone to monthly outbreaks so using a separate cleanser for acne prevention is a must.
I adore this oil... I've been using it for more than 2 years now and it is a staple I cannot live without... It does everything it is supposed to do, takes off my strong European sunscreen and makeup and leaves my skin soft and has never broken me out. I have already converted many people to this.