Mineral Oil

 Mineral Oil

3.6

51 reviews

66% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.1

Price: $

Package Quality: 3.1

Price: $

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100 Mineral Oil

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

This is one of those products that makes me wonder why I keep trying new skincare and not patch testing properly! I hoped it would help heal my damaged moisture barrier but not only did it break me out pretty badly, it also dried and irritated my skin! I used it for about 5 days and the aftermath isn't pretty- clogged pores, whiteheads, some cysts and redness. Its strange, I can use mineral oil in aquaphor and other products but seemingly my skin isn't happy with it on its own.

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on 3/28/2018 2:48:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Other, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

My review is for mineral oil as a cleanser!

My skin is so dry that I have found that I am unable to use any sort of cleanser on my face. Even the ones for gentle/sensitive skin that do not foam still leave my skin feeling incredibly tight. I do not regularly wear foundation/heavy makeup, and I have found using a cleanser has only ever done more damage than good.

I discovered the oil cleansing method, and it is now the only cleansing method I use. Like (oil) dissolves like (oil) right? I've even got my boyfriend hooked on using this as a cleanser.

I use only non-scented mineral oil to wash my face. Presidents choice in Canada has a non-scented baby oil you can find in shoppers drug mart, and this is perfect for me, easy to find, and very cheap. I have heard negative things about using mineral oil with fragrance (i.e traditional baby oil), and mineral oil marketed as a laxative.

I will apply the mineral oil after i get out of the shower to my face, rub it in, and then use a microfibre cloth to remove all the oil, after I dry my face I do not feel a residue, and my skin feels "bouncy" to the touch. I do not IMMEDIATELY need to apply a moisturizer like I used to, however my skin still does need one.

I really like using the mineral oil, it is non-comedogenic (rating of 0), and it has never broken me out. My own personal research has indicated that mineral oil is safe to use in skincare. YMMV.

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on 1/7/2018 9:01:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Researching the medicinal implications of using straight mineral oil on your skin and in your hair (especially if you quit bathing???), one can only find it to be a very bad idea.


on 1/7/2018 8:36:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I have dehydrated, acne prone skin and I've been breaking out like crazy recently so I stopped using all hair and skin products. I bought some mineral oil and found that I can use it in my hair and it doesn't weigh it down or grease it up unlike my other hair oils I used to use. I also had a best protecting spray but I don't have to use that now either. My hair is so low maintenance now!!! my skin is also doing a little better cleansing with the mineral oil.

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on 9/26/2016 10:32:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I am not commenting on whether or not mineral oil is bad for you or not, that's something you have to decide for yourself.

I think mineral oil, and mineral oil based products, are some of the most effective makeup removers on this earth, and probably the cheapest too. It doesn't break me out at all. However, any time I use anything that is pure mineral oil, or has a heavy base of it (such as cold creams), my pores get very clogged. Slowly, almost unnoticeably, but they do clog and oxidise into a pretty bad blackhead situation. Discovering this has been kind of a process, so I'm throwing this out there in the ether as helpful info.

I switched to a castor/grapeseed oil mix as my first cleanse and while it's not as cheap as mineral oil, it's still very affordable and 99.9% as effective. And my pores are getting squeaky clean. If you're afraid to use oil or oil based cleansers but still want to try them out (I couldn't live without oil cleansing) I highly recommend doing a second cleanse with a traditional cleanser after. But honestly, oils are one of the most YMMV-est product categories out there!

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm

Hair: Black, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Grey

Once you understand that any oil traps moisture (water) in the skin and doesnt actually moisturize the skin in most cases, then you'll be friends with any oil!

That said, mineral oil is an excellent makeup remover and this is what i use primarily to oil cleanse my face. It's cheaper and more effective than the expensive stuff. Lipstick, foundation, mascara.... They dont stand a chance! Follow up with a mild cleaning soap and a moisturizing cream or lotion suitable for your skin type and skin magic will happen.

Ive found my skin is softer with less dry patches around my nose and on my cheeks, more balanced and I think because all traces of makeup are removed, it has actually helped with my occasional small breakouts.

It only costs about $2 in most pharmacies and lasts forever as you need so little. If you can get over the ludicrous fear we've been taught to have of mineral oil based products, then give it shot. Youve nothing to lose. Just remember to wash it off if you use it as a cleanser and only use it on damp skin if you want to use it to aid in improving the moisture levels in your skin.

6 of 6 people found this helpful.


on 1/30/2016 11:59:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Comforting, but broke me out in tiny little pimples & it did sting my eyes if not washed off.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

Removes all my makeup like a dream, which is all that I ask for. Works even on the toughest of waterproof mascaras. The process is a bit messy though, and I found that in order to get rid of the oily feeling I need to use a regular facial cleanser and a washcloth. The price is excellent compared to other makeup removers. I highly recommend.

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on 6/13/2014 10:44:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

A while back I bought a large bottle of mineral oil, because I had this brilliant idea I was going to make my own cold cream. Needless to say the cold cream was a disaster! However, I had the good sense to hold on to the mineral oil, which I started using as an eye makeup remover. This is the 100% pure mineral oil you get in the laxative aisle at the drugstore. It's fragrance free, and a large 16 oz bottle only costs about $3.00 dollars.

Normally I use cold cream to remove my makeup, but if I'm just wearing eye makeup, I use this because it's a bit easier. What surprised me about the mineral oil is how thick it is. It's definately different from baby oil, which is thinner and is perfumed. This has no scent, and I like how the thicker product stays put and doesn't seep into your eyes.

It's easy to use. I just put a little bit on a cotton ball and gently dab it on my eyes. I also like to include my eyebrows even if I'm not wearing eyebrow pencil, because I feel like it really condtions your brows and eyelashes. Then I wash my face.

Another trick I do with the mineral oil is to use it under my eyes before washing my face. I got the idea from reading this terrific beauty book from the 1970's called "The Natural Way to Super Beauy" written by Mary Ann Crenshaw. Crenshaw is a big believer in the Erno Laszlo method and apparently knew the man himself. She outlines his method in the book and mentions how she puts a special oil under her eyes before washing with his special soap. So, I went online and found the oil she's talking about, which they still sell. Guess what the first ingredient is? That right, mineral oil. Except his version costs $45.00 dollars. I tried using the mineral oil under my eyes before washing, and it works great. It sort of protects the delicate eye area while you clean. The whole eye area feels fresh and soft when you're done washing. Mineral oil is such a great, inexpensive product to have on hand. For only a few dollars, you have very little to lose.

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This review is for mineral oil as a makeup remover.

First off, I think it is worth mentioning that there are variations of mineral oil that can range from the thin liquid of baby oil to a thicker more viscous consistency similar to condensed milk. I don't know if they function differently or not, but I'm reviewing a more viscous cosmetic grade variant that I purchased from TKB Trading.

I've tried several oils for makeup removal (apricot kernel, grapeseed, almond, avocado, castor, argan, etc. and various mixes of them) and on my dehydrated-normal acne-prone skin it is easily the most effective. I use a small quarter sized amount to remove a full face by massaging the oil into my skin. I end up with a lot of makeup smeared unattractively across my face, which I follow up with a foaming cleanser to remove both the oil and the makeup.

Mineral oil's thickness makes it easiest to work with since it doesn't drip down onto my neck or clothing, and it has a somewhat more luxurious feel. I was admittedly hesitant about trying mineral oil since I'm acne-prone and it gets a bad reputation, but there has been no noticeable increase in acne. I do find double cleansing is sometimes a bit fussier than I would want so I am still looking at other makeup removal options in the future but I think this is a solid standby option.

Overall, mineral oil is an inexpensive and easy-to-use makeup remover for double cleansing.

6 of 6 people found this helpful.


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