Rated 4.71 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Love Deep Cleansing Oil but lately....
I have used this cleansing oil for many, many years and absolutely love it! That hasn't changed, but I've noticed on the last 2 bottles that a leak develops around the outside base of the white pump near where it meets the clear bottle. It builds up until it drips down the side of the bottle. I keep my bottle under the sink and just reach in and pump it when needed so I didn't immediately notice this leak, not until it made a real mess. I first thought it was just the last bottle but my current bottle is doing the same thing. It not only is wasting the oil, but it makes a mess and I've had to sit the bottle in a small dish. Still, I love this product!
Most Helpful Critical Review Too striping. My skin turned into SANDPAPER over long term
A bit of background, I've been struggling with a bit of cystic acne and damaged skin barrier during quarantine. I was upset that I was having a glow down so I got disciplined with my skincare routine. I purchased this product a while ago and reintroduced it in a double cleansing regimen. Note: I had a gentle, minimalistic routine for acne with CervaVe, sunscreen, etc. After a month I began to notice my skin was still oily, forming cystic acne yet now it felt dehydrated and started forming SANDPAPER-LIKE-BUMPS. I freaked out and thought it was congestion. I added AHAs/BHAs back in, then my skin was REALLY MAD and the bumps were EVERYWHERE. I couldn't figure out what it was. All I knew was my skin was so much worse, I had acne, the skin barrier was still compromised and no amount of moisturizer was fixing the texture. I spent a few months playing with product elimination and when I removed this my skin softened up after two washes!!! This was literally cleaning off my skin barrier. In retrospect I realized this was consistently stripping my skin, even when my skin was healthy.
Overall, Just because it works well doesn't mean it's good for you. And although it's a customer favorite notice that it's never been recommended by a dermatologist or skincare specialist.
Reviewed by 1007 customers Love it but....
Julie from KS
I have heard amazing things about this product and needed to replace my current oil cleanser (Gressa Skin). This glides across my skin so much better than my previous oil cleanser and I love the experience of using it. Leaves my face happy and bright.
But... I do think it's giving me a slight breakout, so we'll see what happens when I stop for awhile. (I am 40 with hormonal acne tendencies and combo skin).
Amy from Japan
I do not feel cleaning my face without this Cleansing Oil. This makes my skin really smooth when I use it end of the day.
broke me out like never before
paulina123 from Georgia
I have always had clear(ish) skin with occasional pimples but omg this literally made me have SO MUCH acne.. I had to go to a dermatologist because it was so bad. However, I used this for oil cleansing that takes like 20 min. so it wasn't a quick use so that may have been it but my dermatologist said I was the 3rd person who came in and mentioned the use of this product. so beware, but i'm sure for a quick cleanse it doesn't do much harm. just be careful:( ruined my skin- I wish I could upload a picture of the before and after.
Best makeup remover
Flwrgirl4 from Ohio
This is so much better than micellar water and makeup wipes! It gently removes makeup without harsh scrubbing and you don't need cotton rounds.
I still double cleanse, but this is a great first step to remove makeup and sunscreen from your face. This will definitely be a staple in my routine from now on.
Great for dry skin
Autumn from SLC
I've used neutrogena makeup remover wipes since I started wearing makeup basically. My skin was so sensitive but this stuff beats it easyyyyy. Doesn't dry out your skin, doesn't burn, doesn't exfoliate, and washes off easily. Take out your contacts though because mine get ridiculously blurry after using it but it's well worth it. Definitely recommend for people with dry sensitive skin.
Best Makeup Remover
OnyxRing from Chicago Illinois
I have used this cleansing oil for over 20 years. I have never come across one that is better. I love that there is no scent and it removes your makeup completely. I use this in a two step cleansing process and follow with a foaming face wash.
Skier_54 from East Midlands, UK
This is a lovely product which not only cleans wonderfully well but leaves the skin smooth and supple. I won't use anything else.
I would buy this again
ABC from CA
It cleans well and washes off easily too.
Dry Acne prone skin
Pure sunshine from CA
Absolutely love this. I have dry, hormonal acne prone skin and this is so gentle and does a great job of taking off my makeup. Doesn't burn my eyes and feels so good gliding over my skin. I've started using this morning and night and have noticed a difference in my moisture barrier for the Better. Love this stuff!
Jer from Kansas City MO
I'm loving this product for my pre cleanse in the evening.
Best makeup remover
Honeybaby from Denver
I have been using the Deep Cleansing Oil for 13 years! I love it and never have any makeup residue. I follow with the Olive soap for soft smooth skin.
Great Brush cleaner!
Megan from USA
Sounds weird, but I use this to clean my makeup brushes! and it works wonders! Gets all the makeup out so easily! 10/10 would recommend! Also works really well as a makeup remover, but it just wasn't for me, I now use reusable makeup rags!
Awful, Olive Oil
am210 from CT
This is worse than olive oil for removing makeup and cleansing skin. It didn't budge my eye makeup and my foundation was still smeared on my face with multiple uses. It smells and looks exactly like olive oil too. No thanks.
Teacher mom from Delaware
This product certainly doesn't need more reviews but I wanted to caution people with sensitive skin. I have been using this oil for a little over a week. My skin has been hurting, peeling and red. I finally realized that this product irritates me. I believe it's the rosemary. I don't think I have peeled so much in my entire life and my eyelids are red itchy and scaled now. Just a heads up for people who may be sensitive. I stopped using this oil yesterday and although I'm still peeling my face doesn't burn or hurt any longer. I don't regret trying the product,.. I just wish I had realized that I was sensitive to it sooner. Good luck!
Light cleanser that moistures & rinses clean
Theresa from Texas from undisclosed
I love this cleanser. It's gentle, light & rinses well but skins still feels moisturized
anonymous from Los Angeles
I love this cleansing oil. I take the time to clean my face and give my face a massage with this oil. My face is so so clean after using.
Erica from Peachtree City
Really love this product! I have pretty bad hormonal acne and this doesn't irritate it at all. I use this to take my make up after and double cleansing. I wear a lot of make up so it's impressive how much it removes. The only downfall is that sometimes my eyes gets blurry when trying to get my eye make up off but that goes away within a couple of minutes with blinking. Other than that it really is great!
BEST MAKEUP REMOVER!!
AthenaGirl from Raleigh, NC
I don't often leave reviews but I will on this one:
I wear waterproof mascara, with a final coating of Thrive Tubing mascara on my eyelashes. PLUS, I line my eye with waterproof liner. I don't like using anything where I have to use a cotton ball to get off my makeup anymore, because I don't like rubbing my eyes (it's pulling on the skin), so I starting using the Clinic Take The Day Off Balm, but that makes my eyes blurry. Then I tried Tulsa's cleansing oil.. this was too thin and it didn't remove all the black around my eyes. But THIS - DHC Deep Cleansing Oil is PERFECT! It comes with a pump, which I like, and the oil isn't runny; it's kind of thick. When you rub it on, it feels like you have substance there. So what you do around the eyes is rub on gently for about 20-30 seconds, maybe up to 40 like the directions say, or until your eyelashes feel soft. Then use warm water to wash off. I then use a cleanser afterward. The coolest thing about this product is it doesn't leave an oily residue on your face or around the eyes. Lancôme's eye makeup remover does that, and I love Lancôme's products but I don't like an oily feel around my eyes or on my face.
Bottom line: this product's packaging is convenient, the oil is thick and not runny, it actually removes all of my black waterproof eye makeup, and doesn't leave an oily residue. I definitely recommend this and will only buy this product from here on out.
Edr from Pasadena
What a great product to remove the sunscreen at the end of the day.
Don't be scared by oil cleansers!!
Lola Likes to Shop from Nashville
I was so hesitant, actually scared, to try an oil cleanser. Isn't oil the exact thing we don't want on our face?!?! So many people swear by this and when I saw the trial size I decided to give it a shot.
Wow! This is actually amazing! My skin feels so soft after using this! It doesn't feel greasy at all! My face hasn't broken out at all from it. It's great at removing makeup, but don't use around your eyes if you have lash extensions.
DrySkin from California
I'm usually not picky about smell (unless it is a skin irritant) but this smells slightly rancid and off putting? If it was an amazing product I wouldn't complain, but it isn't a standout.
Great product - Do not use everyday!
Jennifer from IL
So I went on a whim to get this product specifically for my dryer days as a hydrating cleanser. The first time I tried it it did not go so well. It says to use it on dry skin, then add water.. no no no. It felt heavy and I didn't feel it cleansed well. So I put it to the side. Then my skin was dry again and I said let me try it. This time I was in the shower and my hands were wet, and my skin was damp from the steam. I loved it.. it thinned the product which didn't make it feel heavy - my skin definitely felt better. So I used it daily for about 4 days, then something said.. use a foaming cleanser( I use Aveeno, clear complexion), and something in my skin changed - it was more hydrated throughout the day, and it felt soft and like just good skin. So I decided I would alternate - I use the oil 4 times a week, and the foaming cleanser 3 times.. or vice versa. My daughter is jealous of my skin now because she said it is so clear and fresh looking. I don't use toner or serums.. Only these 2 cleansers and moisturizer( Dove Beauty cream is my preference). My daughter has uber sensitive skin and is working with a dermatologist, which is why she doesn't use this combo.. but overall great great product, I just wouldn't recommend using it everyday, or on dry skin.. use a bit of water
A Product Worth Repeating
Ruth Frances from Florida
I have been using the Deep Cleansing Oil for over a year now as part of double cleansing and I love it. It leaves my skin soft and ready for the toner and moisturizer.
Great makeup remover
anonymous from Louisiana
This is the best product I have ever used. I have very sensitive skin and have no reaction to this oil. Removes all your makeup and mascara and skin looks and feels amazing after. Love love love...
Love this stuff
anonymous from MN
Love this stuff. Use it every morning and night. Great for keeping my skin from dryness and for removing makeup. Can't live without it. Worth the price - a little goes a long way.