I've used this cleanser on/off for a long time and always thought highly of it; it removes my makeup really well and is one of very few truly ragrance free oil cleansers. I'm very acne-prone, but I don't usually get any spots if I'm taking care of my skin. For the last couple months this has been my sole cleanser, and man have I been breaking out. I never suspected Gokujyun because I've used it for so long, but I hadn't taken into account how sporadic my use of this stuff has been. I gave it the benefit of the doubt for a while because my breakouts coincided with changing up my cycle (I didn't take a break from my contraceptive pill for 3 month, under a nurse's guidance, because I was going on a road trip), but I've had two cycles since then and if it was hormonal I would've expected it to have calmed down by now. I also would've expected the breakouts to be a lot more concentrated around my jawline, as they usually are for me when hormones are to blame.
I recently introduced a moisturiser that has shea butter into my routine, so I guess it could be that, but after reading another reviewer's warnings about ethylhexyl palmitate being comedogenic for certain types of acne sufferers, and seeing as I've tolerated shea butter well in the past, all roads are leading to Hada Labo being the culprit. CosDNA rates ethyhexyl palmitate as a 4 on the comedogenic scale. I don't heed the scale to the letter, but it really is a useful pointer if you've noticed a change in your skin for the worse with a particular product.
I've given it three lippies because it really is such a good cleanser and I wouldn't want to put anyone off using it when competition is so thin, there are so few decent oil cleansers! Such a shame it looks like this cleanser is to blame for the breakouts, I'm cutting it out effective immediately, I'll follow up with results.