So I was introduced to this product by my mother, a woman, who for YEARS, complained of skincare products and makeup being too oily and terrible for your skin. So color me shocked when she handed me this cleansing OIL to remove my makeup one evening. I thought I'd entered into an alternate timeline. But she swore up and down this product was her favorite skincare product ever (and she's been talking Clinique up to me since I was in the womb). I wear a lot of makeup so I usually need a several-step process to remove it all and oftentimes I feel dried out afterwards. I put this on my dry face (a concept still astounding to me) and it was life-changing. My makeup melted off my face completely. I splashed water to remove everything and my hands immediately began touching my face. The luxurious moisture, the glow, the cleanliness. I was blown away. And since that day, I have used nothing else to cleanse my face at the end of the day. My skin is tighter, plumper, healthier. 5 stars seems woefully inadequate.
his product is a favorite for a reason! My only complaint is that it's kind of pricey, so I try to buy it on sale. If you're not used to oil cleansers you might not like this, but personally I love it. The olive oil scent is light and pleasant, and it really feels like I'm treating my skin to something special when I massage it in, instead of just stripping everything off. I've never had a problem with it not removing all of my makeup, even mascara, and it doesn't sting my eyes or make my skin feel tight at all! My skin actually feels better after I wash than before! This can be messy, as this really is an oil and not a gel or soap, so be careful not to drip all over. I also recommend after massaging this in, wet your hands and massage it in again - it gets slightly foamy and really gets off everything if you do that. I don't think that's in the instructions, but it's a pretty standard rule of thumb for oil cleansing. If you're worried about residue, don't be. I've never been greasy at all after using this, and I've never noticed any type of film.