Rated 4.28 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Very gentle and very effective makeup remover!
This is my first ever review for Ulta of a product, but I love this cleanser so much that I wanted to share! This truly does dissolve all of my makeup and it rinses easily.
About me: I'm in my very early 30s, no acne (but the occasional little bump shows up), very fair skin. I don't wear heavy makeup; usually I wear a tinted moisturizer, blush stain, setting powder, powder eyeshadow, and waterproof eyeliner pencil and waterproof mascara.
I have sensitive/dry skin and am prone to redness on my cheeks and nose, so I don't like to have to scrub and scrub to get makeup to come off. I follow the directions, massaging the oil on my dry face, concentrating on areas where makeup often sticks—next to my nose, around my lips, and my eyes and eyebrows. Then, I wet my hands with warm water and massage my face for another 30 seconds or so. When I rinse, absolutely everything comes off. Afterward, my skin doesn't feel tight and stripped the way it always has after using other cleansers, but it doesn't feel greasy or oily at all.
The main reason I love this oil is because it gently but effectively removes my eye makeup, and I don't have to worry about tugging or scrubbing at an area where I'm trying to avoid irritation and wrinkles. I used to wash my face and have a little bit of makeup left around my eyelashes, but I'd have to choose between scrubbing really hard or just thinking "good enough" and leaving what was left. I also always had tons of black and brown goop in my eyes for an hour or so after washing my face. This cleanser is different!
The Boscia cleansing oil takes off all of my waterproof eyeliner (I use Stila gel pencil) and waterproof mascara without having to scrub at the area with a washcloth, which inevitably leads to eyelashes breaking or being pulled out. And every last bit of my eye makeup is GONE—none of the little bits of residue at the base of my lashes that usually are left, and NO goop in my eyes afterward.
Full disclosure: I picked up this MakeUp BreakUp cleansing oil as part of a sale at *the other big makeup store* but plan to buy more from Ulta when I run out.
Most Helpful Critical Review I wanted to like it, but doesn't remove makeup well
I've been looking for a new cleansing oil, and I decided to give this a try. First off, I will say that my expectations for a cleansing oil are for it to easily remove my makeup, including non-waterproof mascara, without much effort. I also expect it to leave my skin feeling soft and nourished after rinsing it off. This product did not do either of these things. I usually have to go back in with a second cleanser to get all of the mascara off my eye area after using this, which is not the case for any of the other cleansing oils I've tried because I don't wear waterproof mascara. My skin also feels dry and on the tight side when I wash this off, which I find very strange. The smell isn't unpleasant, but it smells vaguely like like jello, which isn't great, although I could definitely overlook that if I liked the other aspects of it. Overall, this did not meet my expectations and I will not be repurchasing.
Reviewed by 39 customers I would buy this product again and again
Product Junkie from Branchburg, NJ
This is the best Pre-cleanse product to get Your makeup off. It will completely remove your eye make-up and does not break your skin out..
I just love it
Love this cleanser
C from Hawaii
It's really does what it's claims to do. I doesn't burn my eye when cleaning my lashes.
Best for breaking down makeup!
Mia from Stockton,ca
I love this cleansing oil! ! It works great!
Penny pincher. from Biloxi, MS
Was recommended this by a friend. I've been using it for a week now and it's amazing! I only use makeup remover wipes for my eyes. The rest of my face I use this. One pump and BOOM. ITS LIKE MAGIC. If your questioning purchasing this. This is the sign to say YES. worth every penny.
RachelTheTerrible from New Mexico
I use this product every night because I wear spf every day. I use 1 pump if I am wearing only spf and 1.5-2.5 pumps for makeup, depending on how heavy the makeup is. I recently spent a few nights away from home and brought a bunch of travel size skincare samples I had accumulated, including some precleanse balms. Those balms worked but not as well or as effortlessly as this product. The only major cons are that I wish it was fragrance free and that the pump top unscrews really easily so if you drop it the top may come ajar and you will lose product. That has happened to me twice. Still a great product that removes both my face and eye makeup with ease.
Skdhiffb from N/A
I can't even give this product 1 star. I got this as a gift and it was good the first time I tried it but the second time it broke me out SO BAD. I got little white heads all over my face! I highly DO NOT RECOMMEND!
Holy grail cleansing oil
Meg from Michigan
I bought the trail version to see if I would like and fell more in love everyday. It takes off your makeup so well, doesn't sting my eyes at all ( most do), and smells great. The only thing I don't like is the price but the large version should last a very very long time.
Gentle to use, can't tell if actually cleaning
Adskinguru from appleton wi
I have been using this for 2 weeks, been seeing breakouts but that could be because it is bringing them to the surface and cleaning....can't tell what it is actually doing yet or the biggest benefit. But no irritation or itchiness which is what usually happens when i try a new cleanser
Allis from Arizona
Honestly this stuff works pretty well. But my pump broke like the first week I had it. I was still able to get some product out but today it broke completely and now I have to remove the lid whenever I want to use it. To spend this much on a product and have the packaging be terrible is unacceptable. Unfortunately this is my first experience with Boscia products, and if it is a reflection of their quality, I will not be purchasing their products again. :(
I would totally by this again.
M. from Phoenix,Az
Love love love, leaves the face smooth and make-up free.
I would buy again!
Dee from California
I wear contact lens and this doesn't cause film on my eyes.
I will buy this product again.
Jessy from West Valley, NY
Love this product to remove makeup.
Mir from Knoxville, TN
I use this when I have such heavy makeup on, it literally takes everything off. I've never used such an amazing makeup remover. I find it to be better than the Take Off the Day by Clinque. This product is so moisturizing and leaves my skin so refreshed and butter smooth. If you don't have this, you need this. I personally don't think skin type matters if you're just using it to take off makeup. I do have sensitive skin, my skin appreciates this product.
Wow! Impressive Product
Sabby from Atlanta
I absolutely love this product. I was using makeup wipes but they were too abrasive around my eyes. I was in the store when an employee helped me pick out a foundation and he used that to remove the makeup that didn't work. I LOVED it. On my next trip I bought a bottle. I won't travel anywhere without it and I actually don't mind wearing makeup now because I can use it regularly without irritation. It takes off my mascara and eyeliner like it's nothing. I cannot believe it just washed away with water but leaves my skin feeling soft and looking kind of luminous. I have fairly sensitive combination skin if that helps anyone else.
Kitty from Cleveland, OH
I bought this as a back up because the original oil based cleanser I use was out of stock, however I'm happy it was because it led me to this! Oil cleansers can be very hit or miss, but this one is fantastic. It breaks up my makeup and really penetrates my skin, giving me a pleasant glow rather than a greasy shine. This is my new favorite in my cleansing routine.
It works, but be careful around eyes
Paige from Austin, TX
I really like this and it removes all of my makeup. If I have some hard to remove mascara or eyeliner then I just add an extra pump and gently press and hold over my eyelids and that works for me. The mint is really refreshing on my face, but not so great if it seeps into your eyes. I just use some eye drops and that helps to remove any product or residual makeup out of my eyes. I would still recommend the product and buy it again...I like it way better than the Clinique balm.
Leaves face feeling so refreshed
Michelle from NJ
This product breaks up the make up quickly. The mintiness is divine and refreshing! After massaging this product on my face full of makeup, I wipe most of it off and continue to the Boscia Purifying Gel Cleanser for the most clean feeling EVER!
AGG from Austin, TX
Received sample with my order. Used it and was blown away with how well it works! Was not expecting it to remove all the makeup, due to using waterproof products.. BUT it did! Feels amazing on the skin!
I actually went in the trash to pull the packaging out to make sure I order the right product.
A little bit goes a long way
Heather from North Bend, OR
This stuff is incredibly effective for removing makeup- even waterproof mascara! Doesn't leave any kind of weird, greasy feeling on my skin. In fact, my skin has felt so much better overall since I started using it. I also appreciate the fact that it does not have a strong smell and I tend to have sensitivities to highly fragrant products. It's kinda expensive but I feel like it's a great value considering how long it takes to go through a bottle and how incredible my skin feels now! Highly recommend!!
Riley from New York
I'm not sure why people are rating this poorly this is AMAZING! If you have sensitive skin this is extremely gentle and won't strip your skin. It doesn't leave a oily film or stickiness when you wash is off like most cleansing oils. I got the mini because I wasn't sure if I'd like it but I'll be buying the bigger bottle from now on! I don't use this for my eye makeup because the oil gets in my eyes and makes my vision blurry/foggy. But I do love this for taking off my foundation! I used to use the Pacifica micellar water but it leaves my skin sticky then I started using this! It's expensive but I highly recommend it!
The Clinique cleansing balm is way better!
BaileeBeauty from Colorado
This stuff is okay it gets makeup off, but definitely not all of it. I'm going back to my Clinique take the day off cleansing balm. It works 10x better than this and gets off ALL your makeup. When I use this stuff I have a lot of makeup left on my face. I won't be repurchasing.
Clean my face from Denver
Much better balms out there for sure
Gentle and Effective
Product Junkie from Houston, TX
I double cleanse every night and use this cleansing oil as the first step. (For those who aren't familiar with double cleansing, I use this product to help remove my makeup and then go in with a cleansing gel/wash.) I love how gentle and non-irritating this oil is compared to using makeup wipes. And it really helps break down and remove my makeup. Definitely one of my new favs.
Works pretty well
Yas from Garner, NC
This is my first oil based cleanser. It works well to remove makeup. I use it as part of the double cleansing system and my face feels squeaky clean right after. The only downside to this oil cleanser is it made my forehead break out horribly. I take care not to use it there but will use it on the rest of my face.
Clinique Cleansing Balm Works Way Better :(
BaileeMT from Montana
I have used this and the Clinique cleansing balm for makeup removal. Unfortunately, the Clinique works way better and takes off ALL your makeup! This takes off some but not all your makeup no matter how much you use! I also don't like the greasy residue it leaves on my hands. I got this on sale so I'm not too upset about it. But after I use all of this stuff, I'm definitely going back to Clinique and not going to be repurchasing this. It's overhyped :(