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 Hair: Brown 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).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Black
I REALLY like this. A lot.
I would give it 5 lippies, but I wear REAL makeup most days and one round of this does not completely remove it. If it did, I would probably rarely use anything else, if ever.
I like using this to dig the makeup out of my pores and then follow it with a more thorough cleanser (or I do this is reverse depending on my mood and how my skin is behaving that day - more dry and patchy or more oily and sensitive).
But, I do find this to be a necessary step either way and am surprised by the negative reviews. I have noticed that my skin is clearer since I've been using this in conjunction with my carrier and essential oil concoctions (which change daily as I experiment after much research). It's a keeper for me!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I had to try this after reading glowing reviews. While I liked how the cleanser performed, good but nothing spectacular, sadly it broke me out. I had to give it up. Oh well.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is a wonderful cleanser. I started using it a couple of weeks ago becuase my skin has been so dry lately and my usual cleanser wasnt cutting it. So far its worked beautifully. It removes ALL of my makeup, never leaves me dry and I havent broken out or seen any irritation on my sensitive face.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
Although I love SN as a company, I don't like this cleanser. It left my skin really dry and also kind of irritated. Unfortunately, I got the full sized bottle (after trying the sample and thinking it was alright) and don't know how to finish it. On the plus side, it does rinse clear due to the emulsifier.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
This does it's job - It removes makeup and rinses away. Sometimes when rinsing, it feels "slimy", but no film is left on after drying the face. I can feel "plugs" coming out of my skin when using this.
The packaging is a simple bottom - I'd prefer a pump for less messy dispensing.
However, this breaks me out terribly around the mouth - Every time I use it, I get at least 2 huge pustules in that area. I'll retry this when I get on stronger acne meds perhaps, but right now, this is a no-go.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
So I came home when my makeup was on and my face was slick with oiliness...and I decided to give this cleansing oil a try when my face was at it's worst. I didn't wet my face beforehand,either. This cleanser took off all my makeup and excess oil without leaving me greasy. I was quite amazed! Made skin my so soft afterward,too!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I tried a sample of this and I totally love this!! I want to buy more but first I have to get through my origins clean energy that I just bought! I love that this is so gentle and leaves my face so clean!!! I have sensitive combo skin that is mostly dry all the time, and gets greasy in the t zone throughout the day. This turns slightly milky when rinsed away, just enough to rinse clean and leave the skin feeling awesome!! This is also a light oil and gentle and will not clog pores (shouldn't anyway, everyone is different) This may be my HG cleansing oil since it's so cheap!!!!! That's where I really love it too!! But of course I had to try out origins since it was pretty affordable and is supposed to be really good! I'll write a review once I get to it!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This stuff is a Godsend for me. My facial skin is somewhat sensitive to the harsh ingredients in most "commcercial" cleansers, but what's worse is that I battle scalp psoriasis, especially along the hairline. I've found that most cleansers irritate that condition even if the rest of my face is fine. I had been using Everyday Minerals bar soaps but they stopped making those about a year ago. Ever since I've been desperately trying to find a new cleanser that would actually *clean* my face and remove all my makeup, yet was gentle and wouldn't dry out my skin. A few weeks ago I discovered the Silk Naturals website and have ordered many products already! This was one of the items I sampled and I fell in love immediately. In fact, the very day I received it in the mail and tried it, I loved it so much and was so impressed that I immediately got online and ordered a full size bottle in hopes that it would arrive before my sample ran out. This stuff completely removes ALL my makeup (including eye m/u), leaves my skin feel soft and hydrated, and doesn't cause any irritation of any kind. A little bit of cleanser goes a long way, and I've estimated that one bottle will easily last me about 3 months, and that's with using it twice a day (am and pm). A 5ml sample bottle only costs .75 and the full size 4oz bottle is $8.99. I will continue using it as long as Karen keeps making it!