Silk Naturals • Apricot Cleansing Oil • Cleansers
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I had the same problem as the reviewer below. The first bottle of this I got was great. I usually use Japanese oil cleansers, which tend to be expensive when you buy them in the States. This one had just as much product for half the price. The consistency was great, it washed off easily, yahoo! However, when I reordered, the second bottle I received was much heavier, required more rinsing, and didn't remove makeup as well. :/ If the product were to go back to the original consistency, I would consider buying it again. I hope what I got was just a bad batch!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I have used DHC olive oil cleanser for years. I never thought I would find anything as effective for taking off make up, it does dry my skin but it was a keeper. I now use Silk Naturals Apricot Cleansing Oil.
OMG! this product works just as great for taking off make up, but it also leaves my skin hydrated and sooo soft! I always wash my face with a very gental cleanser along with an oil cleanser (my thing) but I will never be without this product, it is fantastic. This product is also less than 1/2 the price... sooo HG all the way!!
UPDATE: I received the second batch of APO and the consistency was much heavier -- I put it in my face and my eyes started to burn like crazy. They burned so much I thought I was going to have to go somewhere, I couldn't see it was awful. Thinking this couldn't be I tried it again - same thing happened. I'm thinking the company either didn't mix it right or forgot an ingridient but I can't take a chance again I need to see -- sticking to my DHC cleansing oil -- never had a problem, its much more expensive but right now its worth it --
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This is generally a good cleansing oil for when I wear a BB cream and some powder, but not my favorite for removing mascara or any of my long-wear foundations. I always cleanse afterward with my Clarisonic and this left makeup residue on the brush head. The other ones I have used (Josie Maran, MAC and Boscia) never did that. I am almost done with this bottle so I won't repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This does not remove my waterproof eye makeup nearly as well as my (cheaper) homemade grapeseed oil/castor oil concoction, and worst of all, it made my eyes sting even long after it had been washed off. :(
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
This is quite nice for an oil cleanser. You do need to use it properly, like all oil cleansers. I would recommend massaging it in for *at least* a full minute, then massaging it a bit more after you add water to your face. With that technique, this removes even my stubborn Shiseido sunscreen. I usually follow oil cleansers with a second very gentle cleanser, but with this one it isn't entirely necessary. It rinses very clean.
On my dry-to-very-dry skin it is just too drying, though. Not as drying as the DHC cleansing oil, but still drying. I blame this on the grape seed oil, which can be astringent. If you can use that in other cleansers, you would probably like this one.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I really like this cleanser. I have very large pores on my nose, and it's very easy to unclog them by using this oil. It's so good for it that I would continue to buy it just to use on my nose when I need to extract blackheads. It's a great cleanser as well. I use it once daily (at night), whether I've worn makeup or not. It's pretty thick, so I end up needing to add a splash of water to the oil before I can use it, and the amount of water varies on whether or not I'm wearing makeup. However, it rinses clean and takes all of my makeup with it.
I was pretty skeptical that it would be a good eye makeup remover. I figured I would end up just smearing it all over my face. The oil breaks the makeup down quickly, and a fast rinse with water is all it takes to get everything off.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love this cleanser. I use this in the evenings. It removes most if not all of my makeup. I stuggled for a long time to find a cleanser that would get rid of the makeup and not break me out. And since I started using this my skin has stayed mostly clear. I am on my second bottle of this cleanser.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I had high hopes for this product, but it failed to remove mascara and a sweep of toner afterward showed that foundation stayed behind too.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I started using this stuff to remove my makeup and sunscreen. It does a great job of that, without leaving me feeling greasy. I don't double-cleanse unless i'm specifically trying out a new product and i want to be absolutely sure it doesn't clog me.
It's gentle, effective, has no discernible scent to me (and i tried Lumene before this, and HATED it. it was gag-worthy b/c of the scent). It's pretty cheap, like $9, and will last for a few months. I don't see myself straying unless SN stops selling this stuff.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I switched to this product after a year of using Shu Uemura cleansing oils (A/O and Fresh) becasue i like that this one had way fewer ingredients and that it did not contain mineral oil. It has a thicker consistancy that the Shu oils, but it feels good and did not irritate my skin. I use all cleansing oils as makeup removers only and i follow up wiht a normal gel cleanser that is more suited to my specific skin type, but i feel like a cleansing oil or cream is a critical component if you wear makeup. Even using a Clarisonic brush with my normal cleanser, i just don't think that oil-free cleansers can dissolve the oil like an oil-based cleanser can. It is a great starter product for people who want to see how they feel about cleansing oils in general since it is easy to get and costs only $8.99 for a 4 ounce bottle (which lasts for months).