|Would buy this product again.||82%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I started using this many years ago... but then I started breaking out after about a year of use. I stopped for about a year and started taking birth control. I began using this only at night to take off all my makeup and cleanse and this is the best cleanser. I have VERY sensitive skin and this stuff rocks. I love it and I never wanna be without it!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I bought this in the oily-combo type. It is fantastic. It cleans without stripping, my pores look great and my skin is not dired out. I even gave some to my eleven year old who's forehead is (was) covered in tiny little zits. This had a very calming effect on her skin and it improve3d immediately. I cannot imagine a better cleanser. My skin is so soft. Even my daughter remarked how good her skin feels and it is all she uses now. The only downside is, you cannot travel with this stuff. No matter how well sealed the bottle is, it leaks. And the moisturizer, another great product, extremely leaky. I cannot express how much I love this product despite the leaks.
Update, the moiturizer will now be made with a leak proof bottle, yay.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is a pretty decent product, but I prefer DHC's Deep Cleansing Oil. First, ever since La Vitton changed its name to Laventine and hiked the prices, the cost difference between DHC and this cleansing oil is smaller. Laventine's is $24.95 for 8 oz. and DHC's is $24 for 6.7 oz. If you look around (especially on eBay) you can usually find the DHC stuff for a buck or two less. DHC also has a sale on the DCO at least once a year, which is a perfect time to stock up. The samples are a great bonus. Shipping for orders under $30 at DHC is $5 (free at $75) and shipping for orders under $29.95 at Laventine is $5.95 (free over $30).
I prefer the packaging for the Laventine bottles, which are less prone to tipping over and just look nicer. But DHC's bottle takes up less cabinet space. Laventine packages its cleansing oil rather wastefully with lots of unnecessary extra ribbons, etc. DHC also offers a smaller size version of the cleansing oil for $11, with a nice cap and lockable pump top, which is VERY convenient for travel (though I still seal it in a ziplock baggie). Both cleansers do an equally good job of removing my sunscreen and makeup (including waterproof mascara). Both rinse cleanly and leave no residue to clog my pores. They smell the same (faint olive oil scent) but DHC's cleanser is thicker and not as runny as the Laventine stuff.
Unfortunately, the Laventine stuff irritates my eyes, something the DHC oil has never done. For some reason the burning/irritation goes away once I'm about 2/3 of the way through the bottle, but it's a big minus for me since I have to use oil to remove my eye makeup. Because of this, and since the cost difference is (to me) minimal, I'll stick with the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I wear quite a bit eye makeup and I was lucky to find this precious cleansing oil. I wear contacts and my eyes are very sensitive, so finding a non-irritating eye makeup remover isn't easy for me, but this cleanser is just amazing. Laventine (its new name) literally melts all makeup away without tugs and rubs. I have oily skin and I think the cleansing oil actually balances it and makes it less oily. I've found it's also great to clean clay mask or my home-made egg facials.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This is hand down the best makeup remover. DHC deep cleansing oil, which also works well, but it has an artificial smell quite different from natural olive oil, and the color is very dark. The Laventine cleansing oil has a lavender scent which is very pleasing, and the oil color is light and sparkling. As for cleansing power, both DHC and Laventine work in the similar way: the oil dissolves the makeup and rinses clean with water. Both main ingredients being olive oil, but again Laventine has more natural and simpler ingredients. DHC is easier to carry around as its bottle is smaller and kind of flat, plus it has a travel sized version. I have Laventine on my bathroom vanity and DHC travel in my travel bag, and I love them.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This stuff really works! Laventine does live up to the good reviews here at MUA. I was expecting some harsh chemical smell of this oil-based cleanser, but it smells mild and clean, sweet lavender. The oil works something like a thinner, loosing up all the makeup/sunscreen/mascara… and dissolves into water. My face doesn’t feel greasy at all after using it. This is one of those natural products that really work for me. Can’t wait to try the olive forte version.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I have very sensitive skin but Laventine's cleansing oil never causes any problems. In fact, it helps sooth and calm the redness on my cheeks quite a bit while totally removing my concealer and sunblock. I'm using the cleansing oil for dry skin, which has a nice lavender scent. This cleanser is definitely for people with sensitive skin because it's basically a mix of vegetable oils processed in a way that it melts in water. It literally turns to 'milk' when rinsing with water. I'll for sure buy again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have a fairly large scar in my face which needs power oil-based concealer (aka covermark) on daily basis. For my regular cleansers, they just push and smear the makeup around, won't remove completely. Laventine's cleansing oil, however, dissolves the makeup beautifully, and turns it into some mixture which rinses clean just by water. I thought it works the same way as a soap, but apparently it's different. The cleansing oil itself apparently has been treated so it's soluble both in water and oil, hence the secret. Anyway, I just love how it works nicely for my skin. I'm also surprised how this oil can possibly cause breakouts, because it actually takes oil, even blackheads from my face. The only concern is probably it might take too much oil and over-dry your skin if you have super dry skin or your water is too hot. But from my experience, it definitely won't cause breakouts. I'll for sure buy again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
All of La Vitton and Laventine's products break me out. Plus, what's up w/ this company making up fake accounts to highly rate their products???
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This has been my HG cleanser for a year or two now. I'm 45 and was diagnosed with rosacea a couple of years ago. Tried everything the derm suggested - cleansers, oral and topical meds, nothing worked. Eliminated "triggers" from my diet, starting using this and Linda Sy oil as treatment, and I rarely have flareups any more. I use the one for N-O in the summer and N-D in the winter. Easily cleanses high SPF Euro sunscreens and makeup, leaves skin feeling soft and comfortable. And it's reasonably priced!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I purchased the oil for dry/normal skin.
I love this product in that it removes all my makeup effortlessly! There is also a slight, pleasant scent. Even though I only use this when I wear foundation, it seems that the oil is clogging my pores and causing me to break out. Unfortunately, this product my be too rich for my normal/dry skin. My quest for the perfect makeup remover continues!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I am on my third bottle of this stuff. I use the one for oily/combo skin and I love it. I love how it removes makeup. I usually use this at night, and a BHA cleanser in the AM and no complaints!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I love this cleansing oil! I have the one for dry/normal skin and it is the only cleanser that can remove my waterproof mascaras completely and without making my eyes hurt. It is also very nourishing to the skin. The lavender scent is very light it just makes the oil smell fresh but sometimes I won't even notice it has any scent (maybe it's my nose). All in all it's a great product and I'll definitely re-purchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I purchased the oily/normal cleanser. It smelt great, and washed off easily, leaving my skin feeling wonderful, but after some time I broke out horribly. I had little bumps all over my face. The company was very easy going when it came to returning the product, so I was pleased with the customer service. Based on all the other great reviews, it seems to work for others, but not for me. Don't think I would recommend this to someone with acne-prone skin.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Honestly, there is not special about this product. Actually, my fact did break out while was using this. I used the whole bottle, so I gave it plenty of time to work out. I was using Boscia before I tried this, and I am going back to Boscia. Plus, I clean my face in the shower every morning, and you apply this to a dry face, so I had to remember to put in on before I jumped into the shower. It was a bit of a hassle.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I bought the new Laventine cleansing oil for oily/combo since I have very oily skin, even when the weather is dry. The idea of using oil to clean my super oily face was scary but also kind of exciting. And it turned out great! The oil does clean better than any other one I used, and the funny thing is my face now is less oily than before, I mean I still get oily after a night of sleep, but during the day my face is not as shiny. I'm not acne-prone, just oily, and my pores are small. I'm very happy with the product.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This really does get all your make up off, and it feels great, but I am 100% sure it is also causing me to break out. I use nothing else on my face but this cleanser and oil free acne fighting mosturizer and no make up at all, ever since i started up with this cleaser my skin has broken out into little tiny bumps everywhere. its sick. i've been using it for almost two months now too, so its def. not one of those products that makes things worse before they get better, because two months later and its still worse. but i guess the results seem to just apply to me, as everyone else reviews on here are positive.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I wanted to try a cleansing oil to better remove my makeup at night. I tried this one (the one for oily/combo skin) b/c of the great reviews here. I have extremely oily skin with some drier areas. I usually avoid using ANY oils around my face because I still (at 41) have occasional breakouts and still take prescription med's to control cyctic acne.
This cleanser was a real surprise -- it left my face completely clean without stripping it. (I do, however, use a separate eye makeup remover to get all my eye makeup off.) I've been using it for about 3 weeks and, in addition to cleaning my skin well, it actually seems to have "calmed" my skin -- tiny zits/red irritations have disappeared and my skin just looks smoother and better! I've had NO clogged pores/breakouts since using this! It's a bit expensive, but the results are so worth it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This review is for the Water Soluble Facial Cleansing Oil for Oily/Combo skin. First, right before I started writing this review I spoke with someone at Laventine (fomerly La Vitton) and was told that about a week ago they changed the formulation of this particular cleanser. They removed the almond oil and increased the jojoba and grape seed oils. This review is for the cleanser prior to the new formulation.
On with the review...I love it. I have combo skin with hormonal breakouts. It cleans my skin without stripping or drying it and there is no residue left when I rinse it off. It rinses clean for me. My skin feels absolutely clean without feeling tight or dry. A little goes a long way. I usually only use two pumps. I use an extra one if I have more makeup on to make sure it gets up everything. I'm seeing fewer blackheads and the only time I breakout is when I'm PMSing and I've found that's not as bad as it use to be.
However, if you're looking for something to remove Shiseido's waterproof sunscreen, look somewhere else. I had originally tried Shu Uemura's cleansing oil and I had an allergic reaction to it (everytime I used it I got these little white dots on my skin that looked like tiny zits but would disappear by morning). Anyway, I decided to try La Vitton because of all the great reviews but I started to breakout in places I never broke out before (forehead and cheeks) and my skin started to look congested. I thought it was the La Vitton cleanser so I stopped using it. I continued using the Shiseido ss and continued to breakout. Basically, to make a long story short...NONE of my cleansers completed removed the sunscreen and my breakouts/congestion were being caused by the build up of the sunscreen on my skin and in my pores. I stopped using the sunscreen (unfortunately), started using the La Vitton cleanser again and everything cleared up in about a month.
Other than that, it's a great cleanser with a lovely light lavender scent. I will be purchasing the newly fomulated cleanser and update this review next month.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Black
EDIT : No, I won't buy this again. It gave me eczema and clogs. I recommended it to my friend and she got acne from it. So I'm sorry, I'm giving this only a 1 rating.
This cleansing oil is superb. It really takes off sunblock and leaves the skin really soft and non-greasy. I was using Kose's cleansing oil previously and even after rinsing, it left a slight greasy feel that would be taken care of after using cetaphil but with this, there is no need for a second rinsing. It rinses off beautifully. Amazing really, since the ingredients are all essential oils.
I will definitely purchase it again although it works out to be slightly more expensive since I am ordering it from Singapore. But as with all good things, a little hassle is worth it.