[UPDATE MARCH 2020: THIS PRODUCT HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED]
Cleansing Oil is beginning to pop up in the market and I started off with. the similar thought with many out there. “Oil? Why would I want to put more oil on my face?”
Shu uemura really did started the whole trend of the Cleansing Oil which got other brands to start producing them and the same as everything else – there is the good and there is also the bad.
I managed to grab my hands on the Bobbi Brown Soothing Cleansing Oil after being recommended by a friend and having heard/seen so much good things about it.
Before really purchasing this, i have really googled, searched and asked around for reviews and i can say to be honest there isn’t really much about this. Even on makeupalley.com, the average rating for this is oly a 3.1 and only 44% would buy it again. with only 43 people reviewing on it. For some people it is amazing, for some it is crap and made skin worst, for some it didn’t remove well. So this is base on MY HONEST OPINOIN (not paid)
So, i received a 5ml sample of this quite some time ago and i didn’t really use it because
1. I have quite alot of cleansers from oil, to water to wipes to gel to name it, i’ve got it type.
2. It’s a sample size, so i normally only bring it and use it while i’m travelling and on tour.
3. Have mostly forgotten to bring while i’m on tour until now. LOL
4. None of my friends, or people i know or talk to has used this and told me about this before. So it never really occured to me or give me the urge to have it.
So, (As i will put this in every product review) my skin is sensitive combination skin. I’ve got sensitive skin that leads to mild rosecea. As well as oily t zone and dry cheeks. Oily eyelids as well.
To my surprise, I was really amazed with how this product worked!
The texture wasn’t thick oily kind, it was a a runny kind of oil. But yet it wasn’t getting into the lines of your fingers making your hand hand dripping oily. The scent… I gotta say i’m very picky with scents. One time this salesperson at SASA got pissed of at me because ei smelt everything i picked up and tested from lipstick to foundation to moisturizer to everything. And how i know she was pissed?? 1.) she gave me the face. 2.) she ended up telling me “This one no smell” this one the smell is okay. =.= even if she tells me is okay. i will STILL smell it. So the BB cleansing oil has a scent of jasmine with a combination of Lavender. I personally hate lavender. They remind me of toilets. But, with a use of this over my face, it didn’t make me feel like i was drowning in it! it was just a light scent!.
So, scent = PASS
Removing wise, it was perfect. From light make up to heavy make up. to even waterproof mascara. I admit, i look like a bruised panda or like i have black eye or so as the mascara, eyelinear and shadow where everywhere. But the good thing about it? When i rinse and wash my face. It doesn’t stay there!! There was one product that i use (it was cleansing oil) and it gave me the black eye look but when i rinsed and washed my face. the colors or my make up stayed!! like i ended up with make up on my brows and cheeks and black bruised eye. like WTF. i had to use wipes to wipe it off!
So, removing wise, perfect. 10/10
I’ve seen some reviews on having breakouts. and also saw that they use TWO to THREE PUMPS!! and to be honest, i think that’s too much. cz this is a product where a little goes a long way. ONE pump was enough for me. So, don’t use too much. Maybe try lessening it down. When i rinse and wash it, or when the oil touches water, it turns into a white milky liquid. Like the BIORE wet and dry cleansing oil. On top of everything, while removing my eye make up, it doesn’t sting my eye. I know the oil gets into my eye, and i don’t feel a thing.
In terms of long term use? I’ve used my sample size for a week now. and to be honest, my skin feels better. That is why i purchase the full size bottle. Maybe it’s call SOOTHING cleansing oil for a reason. I feel like i’ve got baby skin on my face again. the elasicity and the radiant is BACK AGAIN!
10/10 for after effects.
There is a reason it’s call the luxurious cleanser. I feel luxury. though the downside is the price. But hey! it is worth it! After going up and down and using so many brands from Shiseido to Lancome to Dior to all the brands sasa and watson would sell as well. I think i finally would come down to one that i would settle and repurchase it and love it.
– It’s easy to be used
– It doesn’t have a strong scent.
– I don’t need cotton pads anymore.
– I get a clean nice radiant bouncy face after that.
– No make up residue leftovers.
– It doesn’t sting my eye.
– I save money to repurchase cotton pads, and a different make up for eyes and lips.
– Requires one pump only.
– Does not feel oily, greasy, sticky as if i’m drowning in oil.
– The price ($60/RM150 for 200ml)
Would i repurchase it? YES. DEFINATELY.
Would i recommend it? YES. [UPDATE: Unfortunately it’s sold out]
So let me know what do you think of this product and what is your favourite cleanser or make up remover.