|Would buy this product again.||83%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Amazing. I've tried loads of products from Mac's skincare line (Green Gel cleanser, Micro refiner, moisture lush cream and studio cream) and while i wasn't that impressed with them (too irritating), I fell in love with this cleanse-off oil.
The first time I tried an oil based cleanser was with eve lom, it's a thick mineral oil based cleanser that doesn't rinse off easily. Therefore, it just clogged my pores really really bad. So I was a bit scared trying this one from MAC. However i was happy to find that this completely rinses off with water- no residue means no clogging my pores! And this stuff removes makeup like a dream, there is no need for cotton pads and horrible eye makeup removers that sting! It can be drying if you don't moisturize though with a good moisturizer.
Update 12/12/09: OMG this messed my skin up soo bad. It over dried it resulting in my skin texture becoming really rough (i have combo- to-oily), and then i started to break out in red bumps all on my cheeks.i stopped using this about 2 weeks ago and still they have not cleared up 100%. i guess it was a bad idea using it 2x a day, too much for my sensitive skin. I could try using it again but only 1x a day however i'm too scared now I think generally its a harsh cleanser which is too much for acne sensitive skins... going back to simple skincare.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I use (love) this product religiously. Once at the end of everyday when I am removing all make up. I think the most effective way to use it is one pump into the hands and massage directly onto face (no wetting beforehand!) It's actually very relaxing to spend about a minute massaging it well into you skin as it really breaks down the make up. Afterwards rinse with warm water and I think it's best to wash your face with your cleanser/face soap too because it removes the oil completely (as it's a bit clingy). When I wipe my face on my towel afterwards it always stays totally clean!
I really like the pump as I think it's pretty much the ideal amount and one pump per day lasts a really long time! Since I travel a lot, to keep the price down I try to buy a bottle everytime I pass through duty free.
The only thing is though, although it's not irritating it's quite an odd sensation and my eyesight feels distorted for a while so be sure to massage gently with just your fingertips around the eye area I think :)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This is one of my standards, it does a great job of taking off your make up, including eye make up and it is very gentle but still leaves your skin clean. Also, it's not greasy even though it is an oil, I've repurchased it over and over again. I only use it at night to remove make up.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
A staple for removing sunscreen or heavy coverage makeup. In the past I've been getting acne because I did not fully wash off my foundation. This DID NOT cause me to break out (for those who are afraid to try oil cleanser). I repeat this OIL cleanser does not cause acne. If you get breakouts while using it, then either its another product you are using, or you are allergic to one of the ingredients (unlikely). It is simple to use, very effective, leaves the skin smooth and moisturized. I can't say enough good things about it.
PS: Excellent for cleaning makeup brush. Removes all the foundation from my white brush. Pretty cool!
PS: on the side note the packaging could be improved, the pump is inconsistent. However this does not take anything away from the actual product itself.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
LOOOOVE this for my end of day makeup remover/pre-cleanser. I use a great day and night cleanser for deepcleaning my normal but super clog prone skin but always have used a seperate cleaning oil just to effortlessly remove all my heavy eye makeup (liners etc) at the end of the day before I wash with my cleanser. My favorite has always been MAC Cleanse Off Oil because it honestly is one of the best oils out there that has all natural fruit ingreidnets, smells like an organce creamsickle, takes off every last bit of makeup while leaving my eyes soft as possible, and doesn't clog your skin completely like all the other oils out there and many contain cheap and really clogging ingredients like mineral oil (aka Shu Uemura! etc) and just don't have the results in removing even the heaviest, thickest, and most waterproof makeup like Mac! Take it from someone who used to used liquid makeup removers/soap through all my teens years just being ignorant and lazy in tugging and roughly removing all my eye makeup until one day I just woke up with alligator texture and dryness on my eyes, not fun! lol. Anyhow took me a months to get my eyes back to normal and made me realize how important a moisturizing makeup remover is and why I was so glad to stumble upon Cleansing Oils. This will ALWAYS be a staple in my routine (whether I am wearing makeup or not) and maybe for only the few people who have very dry skin I just don't see using this as a stand alone night cleanser as it will take off all your makeup but will not truly deep clean as well as some of us need (as the very slight film it can leave behind easily leads to clogged pores) so I simply follow with my regular gentle cleanser after using this all over my face at night, which alone has just had so many benefits on helping in keeping my skin clear, balanced, so soft, and fading marks This is the only cleansing oil out there that is light, smells amazing, feels so great to massage into your skin at night, isn't overpriced, goes a long way, and most importantly doesn't clog your skin and litreally takes the heaviest of any makeup completelyy off in one rub and wash, which still amazes me and not one of the million other oils or cleansers that are safe for eyes has ever come close for me! MAC is the best option out there for many things but this cleanser #1 imo! :)
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Oily Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I'm new to the whole cleansing oil idea and after reading the reviews for fancl, DHC, MAC and DIY recipes; I decided to purchase the MAC version because it was just a trip to the mall (rather then ordering products/emulsifying agents online).
The only thing I wear on a daily basis is sunscreen, blush and lipstick. I bought the oil primarily to remove the sunscreen. The oil has a runny texture and I find that I require 2-3 pumps to have adequate oil to massage into my face.
At this rate I see myself going through the bottle very quickly. I always follow-up with my regular facial cleanser afterwords. I use this only as a make-up remover. I think that I will probably shop around before I consider re-purchasing this one.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Well after 6 months of continued use I've decided this is NOT the cleanser for me. I loved the way this got off every spec and molecule of make-up. I loved how gentle it was. I loved the bottle and the pump. What I did not love was the never ending cystic acne. My skin just does not tolerate oil of any kind and this unfortunately was no different. I have now moved on to a new cleanser that I am head over heels in LOVE with: Bliss Steep Clean Deep Pore Cleanser. It's everything I ever wanted and it WORKS!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
BEFORE: As someone who wears a great deal of face makeup (full coverage foundation, bronzer, cream blush, powder blush, powder, etc), I felt as though my cleanser was not able to clean my SKIN because it was too busy trying to take off my thick makeup.
ENTER MAC CLEANSE OFF OIL: I use the oil as an all over makeup remover, so it replaced my eye-makeup removal process. I use circular motions all over my face and eye area (it's effective on my waterproof, heavy handed mascara!), taking little concern about what parts I do when and smearing the black all around. The rinse off is very effective, surprisingly. One might think the oil and water wouldn't work well together, but they do!
I follow the oil with my cleanser, finding that it's much more effective at doing it's job (fighting my oily, slightly acne-prone skin), meaning I get more bang for my buck with it! This definitely makes the oil worth the money.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I've used Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm for a couple of years. I love that product and I love MACs Cleanse Off Oil just as much. They both do a brilliant job of melting all my makeup away and rinsing off cleanly. I have the MAC in rotation at the moment but they both do a great job.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I got this in s sample kit after a MAC makeup class. I usually use EVOO or baby oil to remove my waterproof makeup, and to be honest this is just as good as EVOO, and probably way less oily than that. I might actually consider getting this when I run out of baby oil!