Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Review: MAC Cleanse Off Oil

Meet one of my skincare staples, it goes by the name of MAC Cleanse Off Oil.
This oil and I might not have the longest relationship, a year and some change, but  it's been a very happy and steady one.
Description from the MAC website

An industry-strength oil-based makeup remover that's gentle on the skin. Botanically formulated with oils of olive fruit, evening primrose and jojoba seed and absolutely 100 percent mineral-oil free. Massages onto the skin to loosen all makeup, including waterproof mascara. Emulsifies into a lotion-type liquid with water: rinses off easily, no tissues required - and no residue! Protects with vitamin E. Skin softening and conditioning. Good for all skin types.

..and that's exactly what I use it as, an makeup remover. It's brilliant! Removes even the most stubborn long wearing formulas and comes in a sturdy bottle with a pump dispenser that also locks if you turn the pump nozzle to the left. The only thing I can nitpick about the packaging is that the pump isn't very easily controlled, you either get a full pump or nothing at all. None of that half, quarter, or 16/25 pumps. Which kind of stinks but hey can't have everything, right?
I use the oil strictly as a makeup remover and not a cleanser, I always follow up with my Clarisonic and whatever cleanser I have on hand  mostly because I'm terrified the oil with break me out though that's never happened. I apply to dry dry skin, rub it around to loose the makeup, add water, smush it around some more and then rinse. It rinses cleans and doesn't dry out my already quite dry combination skin but I always cleanse&moisturize afterwards.
[Before water]
It pumps out as a clear oil with a slight yellowy tinge to the color, it doesn't have a very strong scent to my nose and turns into an milky liquid as soon as it comes in contact with water.
 Cleanse Off Oil is available from both online as well as instore from MAC and in two sizes. A travel size which is 3o ml/1 oz for $10 or full sized at 150 ml/5 oz for $28. 

Overall, I really really like this oil but not love quite yet so I'm going to try a different oil in the future, (Shu, i'm looking at you!) but for the price and effectiveness of this product I couldn't recommend this one enough. Would I repurchase? YES!..if the future oil doesn't work out :P
 How do you remove your warpaint? Do you have a cleansing oil of choice?

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned and all products mentioned in this post were purchased by me with my own money.All opinions expressed are genuine, %100 honest and my own.


  1. I have tried cleansing oils but not the MAC one! Glad to hear it does the job! Nowadays I use the Bioderma micellar water first and then a cleaning cream/balm. I like the combo a lot in winter when my skin could act up! So glad you're back <3

    1. hey hun!ooh i love bioderma its so no-fuss&oh so gentle but ohso effective haha aww thanks sunny it feels nice being back<3

  2. Not bad! I personally use all La Roche Posay skin care.