When it comes to oil cleansers, I’m betting there are lots of you out there who still think that cleansing oils, balms, milks and creams can actually make your skin becoming oilier or worst, clogged pores due to these cleansers’ oily texture but as someone who use oil-based cleansers as first cleanser in double-cleansing method for years, I can totally assure you that it’s not true provided that you did not massage your skin for too long (4 minutes maximum!) and use water-based cleanser as second cleanser in your cleansing routine.
As I’ve mentioned before, there are several types of oil-based cleansers and this cleansing oil is actually the first Korean oil-based cleanser that I’ve tried and repurchased several times in between trying other cleansers in the market. so first thing first, let’s go to basic details on this product.
Refreshing, brightening cleansing oil for oily to combination skin.
- Brightening deep cleansing oil effectively cleanses away impurities and heavy makeup from skin with its light liquid texture.
- Plant-based ingredients such as Rice Bran Oil and Jojoba Oil leave skin looking clean and bright.
- Formulated without Mineral Oil
How to Use:
- Apply to dry skin, massaging in a circular motion to dissolve makeup.
- Rinse with lukewarm water.
- Wash-off with foam cleanser.
Isopropyl Myristate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sorbeth-30 Tetraoleate, Polyglyceryl-10 diisostearate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Water/Eau, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Saponaria Officinalis Leaf Extract, Parfum/Fragrance.
As shown above, the product comes in the similar design for the brand’s Rice Water Bright cleansing line with a nice pump and stopper (to avoid product from spilling). There’s product full description at the back of the bottle in both English and French for your convenience. The expiry date is printed at the bottom of the bottle in YYYYMMDD (year-month-day) format.
As mentioned in the product description, this cleansing oil is meant to remove daily makeup which to my understanding means tone-up sunscreens, cushion foundations and heavy waterproof makeup products therefore I’m going to show you guys how this mild cleansing oil works with some of the toughest waterproof makeup I have in my stash; mascara, matte liquid lipstick, liquid eyeshadow tint and cushion foundation.
This cleansing oil is indeed light in texture with a slight scent to it which doesn’t bother me at all and definitely non-irritating to my skin.
I’ve dispensed some of the product directly onto the makeup (without adding water to it), usually 3 to 4 pumps for my whole facial area and massage my skin in circular motion for several minutes or until all the makeup melted off with it; the oil changes colour once it’s mixed with the makeup.
Then, add some water to emulsify the oil; the oil helps to loosen the dirt off your skin and the emulsifiers (Sorbeth-30 Tetraoleate, Polyglyceryl-10 diisostearate) contained in the product allow the oils to mix with water for you to easily rinse it off.
As you can see in the above photo, the only makeup item that was not completely removed is the tint of the eyeshadow that is still left on skin but as for the rest of the makeup, not even the slightest hint can be seen so I do think this oil cleanser does its job quite well.
Overall, I give this product 4.5/5. I still do like this cleansing oil even after trying so many other oil cleansers in my K-beauty journey as it works well with my skin, removes my sunscreens and most of my makeup products as intended. Its light texture suits my dehydrated normal to oily skin indeed but I think this suits oily skin too.
Double-cleansing method does sounds a bit stretch but believe me, it’s the best cleansing method that I’ve been practicing for years to remove daily applications of sunscreen and all kinds of makeup therefore if you still have not on board with this cleansing method, I hope you do give it a try maybe with a lightly textured oil cleanser like this one.