I've been using this Biore Cleansing Oil for more than a year now, and I think it's time to give it a fair review.
"Gentle cleansing oil washes away long-lasting makeup, even waterproof mascara!
This oil-based makeup remover from Japan has excellent cleansing ability that makes makeup removal so quick and easy!
It effectively dissolves and removes long-lasting makeup, even waterproof mascara, while lifting away dirt and impurities.
Specially formulated to provide optimum cleansing performance at all times.
It does not emulsify upon contact with water and can be used during showers."
I decided to give it a try after reading so many raves online and how highly recommended it is by my favorite fashion and beauty magazine "With". Number 1 makeup remover in Japan it says!
I love the crystal clear jelly purple bottle with the small cap on top to prevent unnecessary wastage when one accidentally pressed on the dispenser.
It has a very nice scent which reminds me of fresh green apple.
The texture is kinda runny, but I usually pump it onto the cotton pad instead of applying directly onto my face, so it's not a problem for me.
To remove eye makeup, I'll dispense a nice 2-3 pumps onto the cotton pad and apply it over the eyelids for half a minute. While waiting, I'll gently massage the eyes so to get the makeup thoroughly dissolved into the oil. Then, I just need to wipe away all the residues with the same cotton pad, leaving behind the oily eyelids. Be careful though as it does sting when the product gets into your eyes. Repeat the same to remove your lipstick. A lazy girl like me will just massage the oil quickly all over my face after this step.
Finally, you just need to rinse your face with water and watch the cleansing oil turns into milky liquid! Follow-up with your skincare routine as soon as possible, or you might have the dry skin feeling as I do.
Here are the before and after pictures:
I used eye shadows, liner and eyebrow pencil from Elianto, and waterproof mascara from Silky Girl (which I'm thinking of throwing away after this post as it is getting clumpy already).
Look at how clean it gets after just 1 cleaning. No residual eyeliner or mascara which gives me panda eyes.
I tried removing the Etude House Aloha Dear Darling Tint 04, and the color disappeared like a magic! Even for lip tint, seriously?!!
The only downside is the drying effect it leaves behind. Honestly not recommended for daily double cleansing. I prefer cleansing cream for daily usage.
My Verdict: ★★★★☆
-low cost (RM17.90 from AEON)
-fast and effective cleansing
-nice, soothing scent
-can be used on eyes and lips
-sting your eyes
-skin feels a little dry after usage
Repurchase? Maybe, but not in short future
as I already have a list of makeup removal products awaiting to be used and reviewed.