Rated 4.74 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review This cleansing oil holds a special place in my heart.
I have tried a fair amount of cleansing oils, since I was 16/17 years old, from brands such as Shiseido, Shu Uemura, DHC, Kose, The Face Shop, Boscia, Garnier, Neutrogena, etc. Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil removes all of my makeup while being gentle on the skin and safe for my sensitive eyes! It does not leave a oily residue, but leaves my skin feeling soft and hydrated. What I also love about this cleansing oil are the INGREDIENTS. The ingredients share a special place in my heart as black sesame and black beans are a staple in my mum's kitchen, while black currant seed oil are for medicinal use. In China, these black grains are vital to maintain youthful skin, improve the heart's health, kidney and liver function. Aside from the external benefits of using these ingredients, they hold benefits for our body internally! I wish people knew the great beauty secrets behind black grains, they're truly a gift from mother nature! For how high quality the cleansing oil is, the price is a huge understatement. Many cleansing oils usually run expensive, Shu Uemura is known to have an excellent line of cleansing oils but are expensive $$. Klairs not only gets the job done by removing my makeup, my skin feels and looks noticeably brighter and smoother as well. I can't recommend this product enough!
Most Helpful Critical Review Bad Pump
When I first started using it, it was decent, it removed my makeup but it definitely leaves a milky residue after rinsing with water, but I double cleanse so it wasn't something that annoyed me too much (still annoyed me though)
About 1/3 into using it, I started realizing the pump was getting hard to use. At first I thought it was because the pump was turned the wrong way however, no matter which way I turned the pump, it was still hard to pump (wasted a lot of product turning the pump and trying it). Then I thought it might just be the pump was always hard to use and I just didn't realize it, but then I saw products leaking slowly from where the pump goes down (a lot of it leaked and I could have washed my face all over again twice).
The only reason I gave it 2 stars is because it does remove my makeup. I would have given it 4 stars if it had removed my makeup better than most other makeup remover and if it left no residue, but it did neither of those things. Average removing makeup, no better than cheap stuff you would find at drugstores and it left milky residue that could only be removed with a face cleanser.
Reviewed by 155 customers Made my skin baby soft!
Erica from Albuquerque
Omggggg I'm so glad I found this and gave it a shot. It makes my skin so soft n buttery feeling!
A staple product
GVC from South Texas
I have been slowly but surely, and with A LOT of research, incorporated K-beauty products into my routine ... and what a FANTASTIC idea it has been.
I was hesitant to try this, being that it's an oil and I have combination skin, I veer of oil based products. But because this works as a cleanser rather than as a leave on mask, it's step #1 in my morning and night cleansing routine. Now, I only double cleanse at night, meaning that I use this product along another water based cleanser. Because of this, I have been able to see the effects of this product as a stand alone and they are lovely: leaves face hydrated soft and plump without clogging your pores. I also notice a different when I don't use it.
I will say this, I have only started to double cleanse due to the cold so I haven't tried this during summer or much more humid temperatures. We will get to the bridge soon enough, as of now, it has become a STAPLE in my routine.
Oils are used for double cleansing
Hi from Colorado
This product is meant to be used for double cleansing and not by itself
Oh from United States
I love this oil cleanser. It's probably the first cleanser I've used consistently that doesn't sting my skin. It makes my skin feel so soft too.
Brooke from New Jersey
Love this! I suffer with blackheads and after the initial 5 minutes of massaging they just start to rub out of my pores! It really is worth the buy- also great makeup remover! I discovered a few Klairs brands I love and this is a major one! Check out their PH balancing toner too!
So far LOVE it!!
Cait.28 from Harrisburg, PA
LOVE this stuff!! I've read more about how makeup removing wipes aren't all that great for your skin as they can do damage over time and to try a double cleanse at night using an oil cleanser first to remove makeup. Found this gem and it works so well! It even removes waterproof mascara.
Good oil cleanser
George from undisclosed
This cleanser removes all my sunscreen and doesn't leave a film on the face
Amazing for Sensitive Skin
Stacy from undisclosed
I have sensitive skin and I love this product. I wear mineral sunscreen everyday and whenever I use this to cleanse my face, I don't feel any residue left. It does go by fast if you use 3 pumps every time but I try to use only 2 because it is pricey.
It will do
LAO from undisclosed
I use about 2 pumps and massage for a pretty long time before emulsifying - I find this method works best in helping to remove all the product from my face and not leave any greasy residue when rinsing. It works in terms of cleansing but definitely need to follow with a second cleanse to ensure everything has been removed off my face. I have not experienced any irritations or breakouts from this product. Purchased in April 2020.
It's ok. Nothing spectacular.
Parakiss from Kissimmee, FL
I thought this oil cleanser would feel like other oil cleansers, and come off easy with water. However, it does not. It's not a problem for me, because I'm used to double cleansing anyway, but if you are someone who just likes to use one cleanser, then this is not for you. It leaves a coat of oil on your face, that you can literally feel. Also, with all the nice ingredients that it has in it, I thought it would have some kind of nice aroma to it. However, it does not smell like anything at all. Overall, it's an okay oil cleanser, but there are way better ones out there. Also, I received a free mini Klair's face mask jar with it. I'm actually enjoying the mask then the oil cleanser itself.😅
Has helped reduce sebaceous filaments
Paige from undisclosed
I use this oil cleanser as the first step in my double cleanse. I usually massage it into my face and nose for a while (up to 15 minutes) before I rinse it off. I find that when I massage it in for a long time, it does a really good job at reducing the sebaceous filaments on my nose, and reduces the look of the pores there significantly. I try to do a longer massage time twice a week, and do a shorter time the rest of the week. My only issue with this cleanser is a small one, but the oil doesn't emulsify as quickly or as completely as I would like. Sometimes its hard ot get all the oil residue off my face, so I have to do a lot of rinsing. It isn't really an issue though since I will go in with the second cleanser afterwards anyways. Overall this is a wonderful oil cleanser, with a wonderful ingredient list! shoutout to Robert Welsh on youtube for recommending it! I purchased this in May 2020
Natalie from undisclosed
I finally incorporated double cleansing into my PM routine and this cleansing oil is as amazing as everyone says! Will definitely continue to buy!!
France from undisclosed
really great for taking off makeup, no irritation or breakouts. smells heavenly and hydrates.
Amazing oil cleanser
Joash from undisclosed
Probably my favourite oil cleanser. It feels nice and surprisingly smells very good too. I cleanse with this sometimes for more than a minute to make sure the extra oil build up over the day is gone. My skin loves this one.
McEllo from undisclosed
I dont wear make up, just sunscreen and I can say that this product really removed all the products I used in my morning routine. After i used, i immediately felt my skin is soft and clean and ready for the evening routine. As if i dont need to use another cleanser, but as by the rule of beauty world, we need to double cleanse ( hahaha ). What im just saying that this product is very good at removing all the dirt and the remains of the products you used during the day. I will definitely purchase this again
Felicia from Irvine
I gave it 4 stars because whiles its good it just doesn't quite make me say "I love it!"
I was looking for an cheaper alternative to Tatcha's Cleansing Oil.
This one doesn't quite emulsify very well. And after rinsing twice, I feel the very soft slickness of oil on my face. I don't really like that and it's only gone after using my face wash. It does however remove my makeup very cleanly.
I have oily skin so maybe that's why I'm sensitive to feeling more oil on my face.
Really Great Oil Cleanser
Delaney from undisclosed
I really like this oil cleanser. I had never tried the double cleansing routine but am I love with it now. The oil is super lightweight but really gets the dirt, makeup, and sunscreen off of the skin! and it doesn't leave my skin really oily which is good as I tend to break out from really oily products.
perfect first step of a double cleanse
Danni from Sioux Falls, SD
This is for the first cleanse of a double cleanse. Take the time to massage in and you will feel little yuckies come out of your skin. Breaks down makeup, sunscreen. Follow up with your foam/cream cleanser. I have used and repurchased many times. My teen daughter now uses this when she wears a lot of makeup.
One pump works great, smells good!
Heather O. from New Jersey
I ordered this after seeing a great online review, and so far I'm liking it. One pump removes all my makeup, and I'm able to force my husband to use it because it has a nice unisex scent. The spout on the nozzle came broken, but it still works fine, so no big deal. Wish it was a little cheaper, but since I don't need to use much, it should go far.
I love it
I loved it! from Home
It's great!! I feel like it helps more with white heads than blackheads. It was my first time using it and I really would recommend this. It leaves your skin feeling smooth and it doesn't clog pores. I would definitely buy this again.
Veronika from undisclosed
My skin is very sensitive but these product is like magic; they don't irritate the skin and after this product my skin is already super clean.
I keep coming back to this
Aviles from undisclosed
I tried multiple cleansing balms, oils & cleansers just to return to this!! As an extremely sensitive skin sufferer, some formulations are too hash with the exfoliating & pore cleansing ingredients. They usually burn my eyes, & make my skin angry & tight. So much so that I quit wearing make up since I couldn't tolerate the double cleansing ritual. I wish I had come full circle faster & had avoided all the frustration. I pair this with the foam cleanser in the pm.
Fernandez from undisclosed
The texture is nice and take away impurities.
Excellent for sensitive skin
Sarah from undisclosed
I have always wanted to try KLAIRS as I'm allergic to perfume and parabens. I have extremely sensitive skin that can't handle a lot of different products. Using the oil cleanser as the first part of my cleansing routine has made sure that my face is completely clean by the time I put on products. It's a very soothing cleanser with a very faint smell. I absolutely love this product.
Great for sensitive skin and for effectively removing makeup
BAKER from undisclosed
I've been looking for a cleansing oil and love this one! Of course, don't forget to follow up with a water-based cleanser after removing everything. Would definitely recommend to all skin types.