MAC Cleanse Off Oil

4.3

545 reviews

82% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Cetyl Ethylhexanoate,Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, Squalane, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Oil, Tocopherol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Water / Aqua / Eau, Rosa Canina (Rose) Fruit Oil, Limonene


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I love this product. I have very dry skin and often cleansers will leave my skin feeling tight and dry. This oil is gentle and moisturizing for my skin. It is the only product I need to remove all of my make up. It does eyeliner, lipstick...the works. It's great only have to use one product to remove everything without leaving my skin dry or irritated. This is one of my favourite products.



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Age: Unknown

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

When you're finding yourself working 60 hours a week in an office forty five minutes away from home, with two active kids to care for, skincare becomes even more of a chore than washing dishes. I was starting to dread the nighttime cleanse - fighting with my waterproof mascara at midnight, with my Shiseido cotton pads and Neutrogena eye makeup remover, is not exactly my favorite thing on the agenda.




By chance I came across reviews of the MAC Cleanse-off Oil, and while I'd never had any interest in oil based cleansers, I was impressed by the repurchase ratings. I'm not afraid of oil, even for my oily skin, but I was pretty happy with my LUSH Dark Angels cleanser. Still, a product that claimed to be industrial strength, one that could remove my waterproof mascara and liner and foundation all at once? You've got me intrigued.




Intrigued I was, and now I'm hooked. This stuff really, really deserves holy grail status. I take two pumps into my dry palms, and rub into a dry face. I massage it in for a minute, and because I'm so used to alternate types of cleansers, it feels like it's not doing anything, like I'm just rubbing baby oil all over my face. But when I rinse it off with water, it emulsifies into a milky lotion, and before I know it, my face is so, so soft... and CLEAN. Not squeaky clean, but baby clean, velvety, smooth and totally makeup free. It doesn't irritate my eyes, and it removes every last trace of liner, mascara, foundation and blush. Absolutely amazing.




It's $25 CDN for a 150ml clear pump bottle, and it lasts forever. I was buying multiple types of cleansers - eye makeup removers at $12 a pop, daily exfoliating cleaners between $13-$45 a tube/bottle/container, and $9 cotton pad packages. This saves me money AND performs better. I can't ask for more than that!

14 out of 14 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

I really liked this product too. For some reason maybe it's just me but whenever I use this it burns my eyes like 5ish mintues after I've finished using the product. My eyes water like crazy. It stinks because I really like this stuff too! Oh well :\


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Other, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I love this make up remover. It gets rid of all my make up without leaving my skin dry and flaky. It feels absolutely delicious on my skin and easily rinses off with warm water.
Will definitely buy again!


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

add my name to the list of Cleanse Off Oil groupies! i had been interested in trying cleansing oils for the last year and a half or so and started off my experimentation with the supposed best in show, Shu cleansing oil. i did NOT like it. i felt that it was *insanely* overpriced, took a lot of the product to get the job done and never rinsed away cleanly. after hearing/reading all the raves on the Shu oil i was really disappointed to find that it was a flop for me and so when i got MAC's Cleanse Off Oil last year for Christmas, i parked it on my shelf and that's where it sat untouched for almost a whole year! what got me thinking about trying it was the fact that i started wearing liquid foundations and specifically the Sally Hansen Inspired by Carmindy foundation (which i LOVE, read my review if you're interested) which i noticed was very difficult to rinse off of my MAC 187 brush. this got me thinking that if it was hard to rinse off of my brush bristles, it was probably something that needed extra help to be removed from my skin as i'm kind of fanatical about getting every last microscopic speck of makeup removed before i put my treatment products on. so i took two pumps in dry hands and massaged the oil onto my dry face for a good two minutes before rinsing and i was so pleased! the oil melted away all my makeup, even eyeliner and several coats of mascara, and rinsed away cleanly leaving my skin soft and supple feeling. now i use it every single time i wear foundation and i'm hooked! i do follow it up with a cleanser but only because i want to, not because it's necessary. i think most people would do fine using the Cleanse Off as their main cleanser unless they had other specific skin issues. you get a good amount of product for the price, it seems to last forever and the packaging is genius. no muss, no fuss, no mess! i'll be repurchasing this for a long time.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Love. This has become my hg cleanser, I'm on my second bottle. It removes every last trace of even the heaviest waterproof eye makeup. It leaves my skin soft, not greasy, not dry. And I adore the smell. Love it so much that I actually look forward to washing my face at night. :oO I use one pump, on dry hands, and massage it in. Then I rinse off. The only down side is that it seems to sneak into my eyes sometimes and makes my vision blurry for a few minutes, but I can live with that (I have freakishly sensitive eyes and it doesn't irritate them). I have tried other cleansers after buying this, but keep using the MAC stuff. I should mention that my skin is EXTREMELY breakout prone. I've never ever had a problem with this cleanser.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

Removes heavy make up pretty well! You can use it on the eyes, also it didn't make me break out. The smell is not too strong.
I also like to use the DHC one which removes make up even better than mac but the strong perfume of olive is really horrible.
I will keep buying the mac oil, really satisfied!


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I love using oils to get off my makeup, and I had high hopes for this product. But after using it for about two weeks, I knew that this was not the product for me. I felt like the solution was runny and it did nothing to get off my mascara and eye liner. I ended up with dark streaks running down my cheeks every time I used it, it never could get off all my eye makeup. I visited my local Mac counter a few days ago and the ma tried to give me this product as a freebie, I just said no. Shu Uemura cleansing oils work way better for me, have a much better texture and consistancy, and I will be sticking with them in the future.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I love this product! It removes all my makeup with no problems. Dependant on how much makeup I'm wearing I sometimes use another cleanser afterwards to cleanse my skin but regurlarly I find that this works fine by itself. I love that it comes in a pump bottle which make it easy to use the right amount and it's hyginic too. I just use 1-2 pumps, spread it in my palms, then in my face and just rub it around, especially around my eyes to remove all my mascara. Then I just wash it off with luke hot water and tadaa, I'm done. It's a bit pricey but on the contrary it lasts really long. I've bought a bottle about four months ago and the bottle is still more than half full - and I use it everyday. It's really worth the money and I would definetly recommend this product. Though it's oil I don't feel smudgy or oily afterwards so don't worry about that. Just try it! It's amazing!


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I've used this oil for 6 months or so now. I really love the way it removes ALL my makeup - even mascara/liner - and leaves no residue. I have come to the conclusion, however, that my skin dislikes oils in general. I have more blackheads at this point than I've ever had in my life, and I've changed other products around, upped my exfoliation, and use MMU. this is the only thing that has been consistent along with the blackheads. I'm sad, as the product is a great value (one pump is really all you need) and i like how soft it makes my skin feel. Alas, back to my basic cleanser.


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