I had read a lot of great reviews about this oil cleanser, though I am really not a fan of oil based cleanser, I have used one in the past (by Boscia). I bought this mainly because I had read on Sephora's website that this cleanser helps stop the over production of sebum, therefore helping to reduce acne. I had read a lot of great reviews on Sephora's site as well as MUA, so I stopped in and bought myself this cleanser.
I wouldn't say that this cleanser is a huge disappointment, but it kind of was a disappointment since it really didn't do what I had hoped it would. I had used it for almost a month, but my acne kept coming and my face was still just as oily. Nothing had really changed since using this cleanser. I liked the fact that my skin felt really balanced and not tight and dry, and it didn't feel overly oily and gross right after I use this to wash my face. I found that my skin "glowed" after using this product. However, it never really helped with keeping my oily skin less oily, so I eventually gave up on it and stopped using it.
I like the smell of this product and how it feels on my dry face. It feels very smooth going on and the warming sensation after wetting your face adds a very nice touch. I tried using this with my Clarisonic, but felt that the cleanser got washed away with my wet Clarisonic brush head. This in turn made me have to use more product just to make sure that there was some cleanser on my face. So after using it for 2 weeks, there was a large amount of cleanser being used up in such a short amount of time. I wouldn't repurchase this cleanser again because it really doesn't give me a whole lot of bang for my buck. Ontop of that, it really didn't help with stopping my face from producing an insane amount of oil either. I don't like the packaging either. The bottle leaks product when I take it with me traveling, so I eventually have to put it in a plastic baggy to keep it from leaking all over my clothes. The cap turns to either lock or unlock... and I find that my cap doesn't stay "unlocked". Everytime I try to pump the cleanser onto my hand, I have to keep resetting the cap to the unlock position because it wouldn't stay in the unlock position. Will not repurchase this and probably won't be using up the remainder of what I've got left.
I'd given up thinking I was going to find an oil cleanser I liked better than the Kose Softymo. I've tried so many, mostly because the Kose is so great and yet it's made from mineral oil, but hadn't found one yet that I liked as much. Not only because it's $9, but because I really enjoy the consistency, texture, smell, the way it leaves my skin, etc. I quite prefer it to Shu and Boscia and Nude and so on.
Anyway, I spotted this Josie Maran stuff and thought why not ask for a sample of this biz, since you're asking for a sample of this foundation already anyway. So, knowing nothing about argan oil or Josie Maran, I tried this cleanser. I was kind of blown away.
My skin looked so even toned after I washed with this. And also felt super soft and light- it's hard to describe it, but my skin actually felt light, as though it had lost weight. And it looked great.
So I went back to the store and got myself a bottle, along with some straight up argan oil and other JM products. I sort of expected it wasn't the cleanser that was the knockout product, but maybe just the argan.
Nope. I like the oil, but the cleanser is what's doing it for me.
I have to qualify my review, though. I don't care for the smell of this product. It's not a bad smell (like grapefruit), but it's much too strong. I also think the consistency is less than ideal - too thick. And I won't clean my lips with it - the taste is atrocious. BUT the results are so awesome these aspects are just not dealbreakers.
We'll see. I know I have a tendency to get overexcited in the beginning, and sometimes products can lose their efficacy over time. But, if you like oil cleansers, this one is definitely worth a check out.
This works as advertised and it's one of the better cleansing oils I have tried. The ingredients are good and up to snuff for a "natural" claim. However, I cannot get past this oil's scent. Yes, it's scented with natural grapefruit peel essential oil. In theory, all nice and natural. In reality though, this is more like mutant nuclear grapefruit on crack, in your face in very literal sense. Because of that citrus overload, I also feel that my sensitive skin often reacts badly to it. I like grapefruit a lot and I am actually using Ren body wash scented with it, but in this product, the fumes and the irritation are just too much to take. Not to mention, if any of it gets into your mouth, and it can easily happen, you will have an awful, bitter taste for a while.
This is a shame, because in terms of performance this is a really good cleansing oil that takes off the industrial strength sunblocks I use easily and rinses off very cleanly without over drying the skin. I hope this will come in unscented version one day, and then it could be a five star item
I love this cleansing oil. I was a little bit scared to try this because I have oily skin but it didn't break me out. Surprisingly it didn"t make more oily. It also smells good. My face was smooth and soft after using it. I will repurchase and this will now become apart of my skin care routine. ( I also use JM argan oil as a moisturizer )
Have been using for about 2 wks at night only. My skin is normal/ slightly dry. This actually makes my skin feel tight and drier. And no matter how tightly I close my mouth during the rinse off, I always seem to taste some, and it it the most bitter taste Ive ever experienced. So this is not a winner for me.
My favorite oil cleanser is by NUDE cosmetics. I decided to try this one because I love the Argan oil for my face. This has the consistency of olive oil and is a bit tacky to the touch. The smell is ok. However....DO NOT get it near your mouth. The taste is horrifying. Remember when you were a kid and your mom would spray you down with OFF BUGSPRAY before you went out to play and some inevitibly got in your mouth? EEEWWWW. It successfully removes my makeup and leaves my skin soft. I am extremely dry and it feels good. I won't repurchase though, I will go back to NUDE Oil Cleanser.
To start let me just say i have oily skin. So i thought this product was a no no. I was wrong. This stuff has actually cleared my acne prone oily skin. Nothing but great results. This will be a staple in my beauty regimine.
I bought this from Sephora as I recently began Retin-A and my skin has been completely bananas. Dry, irritated, with a break out here and there. I didn't want to make it worse so I decided to give this a shot.
The smell is DIVINE. It's a relaxing citrus scent, not too sickly, just perfect. The consistency is obviously oily. It's thick and feels greasy in my hands. I put it on my dry face and massaged for a bit. Then I added some water and it got a bit foamy. I rinsed it off and my poor skin felt amazing! Smooth, hydrated, cleansed. It got rid of ALL of my make-up (foundation, powder, blush, mascara, liner). Even the waterproof make-up dissolved. It did sting my eyes slightly and made my contacts cloudy, however I should have removed them beforehand (now I do).
I woke up the next morning afraid my face would be full of zits but instead I was surprised to relatively calm skin. It didn't erase the Retin-A "purging" but it did make my skin look way better and feel so much better. Since then my skin has cleared up (not sure if it is the RA or the cleanser), felt fantastic, it isn't at all dry or irritated. Love.
For reference I have normal-dry skin that gets drier in the winter. I am definitely going to repurchase this one. At $34 for about 6 ounces it is a bit expensive, however it saved my self esteem during the beginning of my recent skin treatment ~ priceless. I recommend this to anyone experiencing similar issues and are looking for a moisturizing cleanser that's gentle but actually works.