Muji Cleansing Oil

4.3

33 reviews

78% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.4

Price: $$

Package Quality: 4.4

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Ethyl Oleate, Sorbitan Oleate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Hybrid Sunflower) Oil, DPG, Citrus Aurantium Dulsis (Orange) Flower Water, Water, BG, Tocopherol, Propylparaben, Buthylparaben, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Juice, Prunusa Persica (Peach) Leaf Extract, Glycerin


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Plain olive oil had always been my go-to for makeup removal ever since I started wearing makeup. Cost effective, yes. The time spent on removing my makeup with cotton pads, however, was enough to put me off. Being the cheapskate I am, I simply gritted my teeth and bore with it. After all the reviews left right and centre lauding the Muji Cleansing Oil (sensitive) and its price tag, I finally bit the bullet, and thus, began my inaugural foray into the world of cleansing oils.

For reference, my skin type is Normal/Dehydrated.

This removes my makeup in a matter of seconds; dispense, apply, massage, rinse, and repeat. It is not as thick as olive oil, and has a slight nutty scent to it, which I found rather pleasant. It took off my Stila eyeliner and waterproof Heroine Make mascara with great ease. It emulsified nicely and washed off without leaving a film like regular oils do. It doesn't sting that much when it gets into the eyes. Instead, there is a slight cooling sensation.

Sadly, its caveat was that it was too stripping. All was well until I was a few uses in. I realised that my face, although not 'squeaky clean', felt tight after using. Even worse, serums and creams stang a little when I applied, a clear sign of dehydrated skin for me. I spent a few good months trying to restore my moisture barrier, and all my hard work was undone in a few days by the Muji Cleansing Oil.

I would love to repurchase this, because it is almost scentless, and does its job well. If they ever came out with one meant for dry or dehydrated skin, I'll definitely give this a go. Back to the drawing board.



Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I'm glad to have another reasonably priced cleansing oil in my arsenal.


I'm not new to oil cleansing for makeup remover, and have used high-end and low-end. I thought the Garnier was my favourite cheaper cleansing oil, but the Muji has stolen my heart. I also love that Muji has mini travel size bottles of the sensitive and this version, for mad cheap too.


I will repurchase, though the Garnier is certainly easier to get (one Muji store in the city to my knowledge, and of course, I'm not working super near it anymore!). But I much prefer the texture of the Muji, the lack of smell, and the fact it's not a really greasy oil the way I find some others can be. The bottle is also great, though I think the paper label looks kind of cheesy and cheap. But no leakage with the travel minis or full size bottle.


I have dehydrated, combo-dry skin. I also have quite sensitive skin, and this has caused no breakouts or issues for me. I use a separate eye makeup remover, but I have used this with Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua, Bobbi Brown Skin, Maybelline FIT Me Hydrate & Smooth, UD Naked Skin and my skin79 Bb cream + MAC Mineralise Loose combo and this has taken all off with ease.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is my first time trying a cleansing oil. I have combination skin - with dry red patches on my cheeks but an oily t-zone, all year round. Using this cleansing oil from Muji has cut my nightly routine in half. I don't have to use makeup remover wipes, or any other cleaners. Two pumps of the oil is all it takes. I've read other reviews with users saying they still use a cleanser after using this oil, but I don't feel the need to. I highly recommend using this!


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Love this stuff.
I've tried the MAC cleanse off oil, Shu Uemura, Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing balm and various samples of cleansing oils and while all of them worked well to remove my makeup, they're all deathly expensive for what basically amounts to make up removers.
This Muji cleansing oil is an all round winner. It removes makeup just as easily as any of the other cleansing oils I listed, the packaging is simple yet aesthetically pleasing (like most Muji products), it comes with a convenient little stopper so I can actually travel with it, and it's relatively cheap at $19.95 AUD. Much love for this little guy.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Hazel

There's honestly nothing I dislike about this. So much cheaper than the Shu Uemura Oil Cleanser and works just as well - gets rid of all my stubborn waterproof eye makeup in a jiffy. Doesn't really smell like anything, really mild and gentle and doesn't sting. 10/10 would definitely buy again

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I bought this at my nearby Muji store because I ran out of my Dermalogica Precleanse.

I am relatively new to the oil cleansing method, and Dermalogica Precleanse was my first cleansing oil.

I must say that I'm impressed with this Muji cleansing oil!

- It removes make up better than Dermalogica.
- It is cheap.
- It comes in a large bottle.
- It is readily available (particularly since I live in Japan).

Dermalogica recommends using the Precleanse morning and night (i.e. Dermalogica doesn't really advertise it as a make up remover). I have also read on the net the pros of using an oil cleanser even in the morning, so I use this Muji cleansing oil twice a day, morning and night, even when I'm not wearing make up.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Black

New HG cleansing oil! I was running out of DHC Cleansing Oil (which is usually around $30/bottle), so I decided to try Muji's version on a whim. They are both olive oil-based and work exactly the same way, although DHC's version is a darker color and slightly thicker (texture-wise). Best part is, Muji's Cleansing Oil is just as effective but much cheaper, around $16/bottle!

All you need to do is squirt 1-2 pumps of oil on your dry hands and buff / massage the oil all over your dry face until your makeup is fully dissolved. (It takes off waterproof and non-waterproof makeup easily.) Then you just need to rinse everythign off thoroughly with water. Just like DHC's Cleansing Oil, the Muji oil turns a faintly milky color when it mixes with water, which helps alert you if you still have any left oil on your face.

I highly recommend getting your hands on this product if you have a Muji store nearby. It's cheaper and just as effective as the best oil cleansers out there.

EDIT: Taking off a lippie because this isn't as great as removing liquid eyeliners as MAC or DHT's oil cleansers. It takes a bit more rubbing. (It has no issues removing gel or pencil eyeliners though.)

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I ran out of my HG SKII cleansing oil while away from my country so I bought this. It has the same function and cleanses well. Also a fraction of the price.

But it it drying somehow. So I get little bumps beneath my skin.

Oh well, SKII it is for me then. I was so hoping I can transition to something cheaper.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This works great for removing my makeup. Took a lippie off coz I don't quite like the scent. I can live with it tho- its better value compared to my other makeup removing oils.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Dry, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I got the travel-sized version which has a pump and cap that goes over it so you don't have to worry about spillage. The formula is on the thicker side for an oil cleanser. It does a great job at removing mascara and rinses cleanly. I got this at the new Muji in Hollywood, CA which is a gorgeous store. Too bad the parking validation is only for an hour because I could spend hours going through all their simple and beautiful items. The only drawback to this cleanser is the price, a little bit too steep to make it a staple. But the travel-sized version is affordable and has great packaging.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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