Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review never thought i'd like "oil based"
I typically wouldn't buy an "oil based cleanser"... but a kind lady at Ulta recommended I use this before using the ultra calming cleanser (that will be another review- 5!)
I have combo skin- sometimes dry patches, shiny nose, acne scars, and hormonal acne along the jawline. These reasons alone make me cringe at the thought of oil cleanser.
I honestly bought this knowing that I could (and probably would) return it. The "thought" made me think it wouldn't work out for my skin. BOY WAS I WRONG!
The first time I used it, it was a little odd to rub oil into your skin (dry hands and dry skin)... but the massage felt great, and the scent is pleasant. I rubbed it all over my eyes, and it never stung. When I added water it became milky and I could literally see makeup dripping off my face (I made a huge mess of my bathroom counter!). I rinsed it off with warm water. My face immediately felt soft, and SO clean! I know that it cleaned my makeup off amazingly, because after using this, I used the ultra calming cleanser with my clarisonic and my bristles of the clarisonic were CLEAN without a trace of makeup on them)
I have not had any reactions to this, and I truly feel that my face is cleaner after using my face wash.
The bottle is pretty large, and will last a LONG time. I only use about a dime to penny size of product in my palm and it takes off: primer, foundation, powder, blush, mascara, eye liner, and eyeshadows.
Give it a try!
Most Helpful Critical Review Caused breakouts
I received a sample of this product and decided to buy the full size and give it a shot after reading all the rave reviews. I was having some minor breakouts (hormonal) before trying this product, but do not typically have acne prone skin. At first I liked this product, but after a couple weeks my skin started breaking out horribly, but I decided to stick with the product to see if things would improve. My skin became the worst it has ever been with painful deep cystic acne that I had never experienced before. After discontinuing the use of this product, my skin is back to normal but now I have tons of dark spots where the blemishes once were 6 months later. While this product is great for many people, it was horrible for me. If you start to break out after using this product, stop using it immediately or it will destroy your skin like it did mine.
Reviewed by 716 customers Yes I would buy again
Mary the Bighead from Flowood MS
Cleanse face at bedtime
Love the product, hate the smell
Whitney from Florida
This product works wonderfully which is what's most important...however it smells like bug spray/skunk odor. I hate the fragrance! I'm not super sensitive to smells and i can get over it quickly so I'll keep using it because it does work well.
Great for aging skin!
Teresa from Texas
This is the best pre cleanse on the market makes your skin feel so supple and youthful. I love the fragrance and find it very pleasant.
Best waterproof makeup remover on the market!
Mother of pug and boxer from Fort Bragg, NC
I use this product at night when I remove my makeup. I don't need to use cotton pads. Very easy to use, doesn't tug on my eyelids and non-irritating on my sensitive skin. I love the pump because one pump is more than enough for removal of my eye makeup. The price is definitely worth it, lasts me about 4 months. Only buy it 3 times a year.
I like the way it works!
Tracy from Kansas City
Altho' I'm in my 50's, I have oily skin and this does not leave my skin feeling greasy even tho' if feels "oily" when using it. My late life breakouts (mask-ne) are even starting to clear up.
Luna from California
There are some good ingredients in here, but there is so much fragrance. There is limonene and linalool, which are fragrant components and lavender oil which is essential oil. Fragrance is not that great because it could add irritation to your skin or over sensitizing it. But if you did get this I would recommend following up with a water based cleanser.
It's pretty ok
Nichole from Kansas
I LOVE the way it smells. It works ok to loosen makeup before cleansing with a facial wash. I really find it effective in releasing the glue after wearing falsies. It works good at taking away the pigment of lip stain. I find it feel nice on the skin and is easy to work with. However, I do still use eye wipes to remove the leftover mascara and eyeliner, even after washing. The price is quite high. I don't hate it. Again, LOVE the scent.
Great for face and makeup brushes
Cat from LV, nv
I love using this after wearing makeup all day. I use it on dry face first, rinse off precleanse, then follow up with their special gel cleanser.
I also use this to clean my makeup brushes and sponge, works wonders!!
where has this been all my life!?!
mamabear1436 from spokane,wa
got a deluxe sample of this and one of my orders and tried it for the first time yesterday..... Holy cow! this stuff cleaned my skin so amazingly but kept it so moisturized and not dry like it normally feels after washing my face, this is definitely a keeper! picking up a full sized one today!
Made me breakout
kadence from Mi
I was so excited to use this product and it really helped me in the first week, but soon my face was breaking out in clusters of tiny acne all around my cheek and forehead and I have small bumps all over my face. I have regular to oily skin, mostly on my t zone and I wanted this to help with my pores and blackheads. Sad this didn't work for me, but more sad my face is suffering now.
YC from Redlands, Ca
I realize this is a pre-cleanse but I thought it would be more soapy and remove more of my makeup. It felt like I was using baby oil as a face wash and still had to use my makeup wipes afterward. Felt greasy and I was t expecting this. I do have really dry, sensitive skin & I haven't broke out so that's good. I didn't return but I won't be purchasing again.
Ambi from Texas
I have very sensitive skin & I tend to get dirt & oil buildup around my nose pores that feel almost grainy and don't wear makeup & this helps so much with getting rid of all that gunk! not even my face wash gets rid of it, on days that I wear heavy makeup for work it melts it away like a dream hassle free, it didn't break me out or give me a bad skin reaction with my sensitive skin like I was scared of
Tiesh from Texas
I've had this on my wish list for a long time and recently received a sample size from Ulta. I have used probably 6 different cleansing oils/balms as my 1st step in a double cleanse and all of them have been amazing at removing my very heavy makeup. This one barely touches even just normal mascara and forget waterproof mascara. I have loved every Dermalogica product I have tried and have repurchased them many times so I am so surprised at what a fail this product is, especially for the price. There are some awesome cleansing oils out there for way less. This stuff just doesn't remove enough makeup for me. I had no other issues with it if makeup isn't a concern if yours. It didnt burn my sensitive eyes and I rather enjoyed the herbal scent that it has. Anyway, I am glad I got a sample before purchasing a full size, I would have returned it I would have been that unhappy with it.
It does work as it states
Jamie from Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
You may have to use it twice to get all makeup off, and it caused a breakout, just make sure to get it all off because of the ingredients
Not for eyes
Schy from Minneapolis
This product is an effective first cleanse to remove makeup, but don't even think about putting it near your eyes. This stuff burns SO HORRIBLY.
Backed out before I even started- READ THE INGREDIENTS!
MH from SC
I bought this to pickup today, and after doing some product research I backed out and found a cleanser with HALF the ingredient list on it. The PRO is that there is no alcohol in the list- oily skin for me and this is a MUST to not have. But, when doing some research, there is NINE....NINE!!! essential oils in the product for fragrance which if you have sensitive skin like me, will make you breakout or inflamed like no other. I am a First Aid Beauty guru because of the sensitive skin formula, they just dont have an oil cleanser unfortunately. I called to exchange this bottle with something else with no essential oils infused.
Best Makeup Remover
Archie from Stone Mountain, GA
This product is the best oil cleaner on the market! It completely removes all your makeup. Leaves your skin squeaky clean! Awesome product!
Yes, I will buy this product again
Tracy from Lancaster, OH
Helps remove make up before cleansing
KT from NYC
Worth it when it is included in 21 Days of Beauty.
Sandy from Florida
I use this every night to remove my sunscreen, makeup, and anything else on my face. Works quickly to break everything down. I have very sensitive eyes and skin but it doesn't cause any irritation at all!
I can't believe how great it is!
Mommy of 4 from California
My daughter recommended I try it because I'm always using face wipes. This removed all of my make up and my skin did not feel dried out but it didn't feel oily either. After the first time I used it I could literally see the blackheads in my face coming to the surface. I don't know how it works but it works great.
a must have!
tati from Florida
just bought this today and WOW. first try and i can't believe how amazing this product is. this definitely gets your pores squeaky clean. 10/10 and a little goes a long way!! love love love! will use every night.
Melanie from Philadelphia
I bought a travel size bundle of the precleanser and the gel together and love both. This precleanser really took off all of my makeup in the shower and my face didn't have any residue left from the makeup which I was so satisfied from. I have very dry and sensitive skin and I have eczema. This is by far one of the best makeup removers I've used on my face without breaking out or burning my face. It is a light oil that breaks down the makeup and it feels like I barely have anything on my hand because of how light the oil is. I'm definitely gonna buy the bigger size bottle.
So far so good!!
Ken from Fresno
I use this right before I do my regular cleansing and I love it! My face feels clean from all the sunscreen I put on for the day. No breakouts for me!! And btw I have really oily skin and this doesn't make my face greasy at all! Love love love
A from SD
I never have really had problems with my skin but I saw this on tik tok and decided to try it. I had the worst breakout of my entire life, it still has not really gone away and it's been 2 months since I used this product. I had to go to the dermatologist and get topical medication. Do not buy this.