REVIEW | Innisfree Apple Seed Cleansing Oil

Innisfree is one of the few brands that I tried when I jumped onto the K-beauty bandwagon. Innisfree products are mostly on the affordable side (in my opinion) and they are quite good in performance too. So I am going to review one of their products which is the Apple Seed Cleansing Oil. I like to use it in my double cleanse routine to remove sunscreen even on days when I am not wearing makeup. I had been using it daily for almost a month and a half now and I have only a quarter bottle left.


This cleansing oil is formulated with apple seeds oil and apple fruit extract. It helps to remove make-up completely while keeping the skin fresh and soft.

Benefits of Apples in this Cleansing Oil:

The apple extract is rich in vitamins and organic acid. It helps to cleanse the skin effectively. The peel of the apple contains richer vitamins and organic acid than the flesh. The apple extract including the peel, treats the flaking dead skin and opens the pores to help effectively eliminate embedded impurities.
The freshly cold-pressed apple seed oil that is rich in unsaturated fatty acids keeps sensitive skin after cleansing feeling moisturized, healthy and firmed.

Ingredient List:

Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Triethylhexanoin, Polyglyceryl-10 Dioleate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Hydrogenated Poly (C6-14 Olefin), Peg-8 Glyceryl Isostearate, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Hydrogenated Polysiobutene, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Fragrance/Parfum, Coco-caprylate/Caprate, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Seed Oil (99.5ppm), Tocopherol, Water/aqua/Eau, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Butylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.


A plastic pump bottle that comes with a lock, suitable to travel with. (I had misplaced the lock unfortunately)

Scent & Texture:

A strong apple flavored candy scent. Be mindful that this product contains fragrance if you are allergic towards it. The texture is quite light and runny.

How to Use It:

I like to use 2 pumps for my entire face. That is definitely more than enough. I will use it to remove my eye make up as well. Massage the cleansing oil thoroughly to melt away the sunscreen, makeup or other impurities. Then add lukewarm water gradually while massaging in circular motion to emulsify the cleansing oil. Then rinse it off and continue with a water based cleanser for double cleansing method.

My Experience:

I think it is a quite effective in removing makeup. I don’t recommend to use this cleansing oil to remove eye makeup especially if you are wearing eyeliner. It won’t sting the eyes but it will makes the eyes blurry. That being said, I am very lazy to reach for a eye-lip makeup remover so I just remove my entire makeup with this cleansing oil. I have tried to remove a face full of makeup with foundation, powder, blusher, eyebrow, eye shadow and waterproof mascaras on. After the oil cleanse, I used a cotton pad with micellar water and wipe my face and there are no residue left on the cotton pad.

My Final Verdict:

There are so many makeup removers in the market but I think cleansing oils are generally more effective in removing makeup compared to cleansing balms or cleansing creams. Cleansing oils also causing less irritation compared to makeup wipes. As I am using this product, I had not experienced any bad reaction and I really liked it. If I had to pick one thing that I dislike about it will probably be the scent. But that is just my personal preference and it doesn’t affect its performance. Another great thing when you purchase Innisfree products, you’ll get a lot of samples to try out!

I’ll rate this product a 4 out of 5.


Innisfree Apple Seed Cleansing Oil

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