Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil Review
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HIYA! MY NAME IS SHALEEN- I AM A 22 YEAR OLD FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD WITH A SKINCARE OBSESSION.
I have been meaning to write this review for months and months now- and I have finally gotten around to writing this review. I'm pretty picky when it comes to makeup removers, so I am much more specific about what makes a good makeup remover for my skin type.
- A lot of product- a little goes a long way.
- Very gentle.
- Very greasy.
- ph of 7.
- Is quite difficult to get off of your face- it stays oily.
The Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil is a 150ml bottle hypo-allergenic formulated cleansing oil. Klairs is a cruelty-free, vegan friendly, ethanol-free, paraben-free, silicon-free, steroid-free and artificial coloring-free. It is also the company that produced my favourite toner: the Supple Preparation Toner. Klairs has been really making waves in the skincare industry, particularly since they became apart of Wishtrend. This cleansing oil is designed to be gentle and a good alternative for those with sensitive skin.
According to the Wishtrend website: the Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil is a mild cleansing oil composed of various vegetable oils helpful for skincare. Its easily washable texture allows mild yet effective cleansing of dirt and makeup without causing irritation. Formulated with natural oils extracted from black beans, it controls sebum production and soothe skin.
HOW TO USE:
- Use as a first cleansing step.
- Pump an adequate amount of oil into your hands (usually 1-2 pumps).
- Rub onto a dry face.
- Rinse off with lots of warm water- you may need to repeat this step a number of times.
I am not going to beat around the bush- I didn't like this oil and have since given it to my friend to use instead. I don't enjoy wasting a product, so I would rather let my friends use it, than to throw it away. However this was the first product i have come across that I strongly disliked. My dislike of this product came down to how oily and greasy this product felt on my skin. I understand that it is an oil, but it is so oily that it took numerous attempts to wash off it off. Even when I went in with a strong second cleanser afterwards, I never felt as though it had fully come off of my face. The instructions suggest applying warm water onto your face 2-3 times, but it took many more times before my skin actually felt clean.
Secondly, the Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil was not a good fit for my normal- oily skin type and it clogged my pores. I think this was because of how rich this oil is, that it got into my pores and blocked them- resulting in closed comedomes all over my chin. This may have been furthered by how difficult it was to rinse the product off of my face. Don't get me wrong- it definitely removes my makeup but it doesn't seem to remove itself.
I was taken aback by how much I disliked this oil- especially because there are so many Klairs products that I really love! Like I said earlier, the Supple Preparation Toner is my favourite toner, and I am unable to be without their Black Charcoal Soap. So whilst this is a negative review, it is by no means my conclusion or view on Klairs as a brand. I do want to emphasise that this is simply a one off product that has not worked for me. However, I would not recommend the Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil.
Price wise, the Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil is more expensive than I typically like to spend on a makeup remover. It retails for 34NZD and 23USD, whereas I have found much better cleansing oils/ balms/ general makeup removers that are under the 30NZD region and do a much better job.
1/5: Negative, nada, no.
2/5: Didn't do anything for me.
3/5: It had its effects but there are many more products out there that do better for my skin type.
4/5: Going great! Going to keep using until I find something more effective.
5/5: HOLY GRAIL STATUS.
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