Sunday, 28 February 2016

Kose Softymo White Cleansing Oil Review

Cleansing oils have become very popular recently, and for a good reason. They do a damn good job at removing makeup and sunscreen as a first step cleanser. To date, I have used a sample of The Face Shop Oil Specialist Pore Cleansing Oil and a sample vial of the Innisfree Apple Juicy Cleansing Oil. I decided to purchase this Kose one as it was most accessible for me. My other noteable experience with using Kose products was with a whitening face wash I picked up from Hong Kong. It made my face so white that my aunt asked me why I looked so sallow...

Kose White Cleansing Oil has a rice bran oil and mineral oil base. It is supposed to encourage 'whitening' by stopping melanin production. This cleansing oil is advertised to be able to take off waterproof mascara and clean makeup within pores to produce clear skin. 

Directions: Gently massage three pumps of oil on a dry face. Emulsify the oil with warm water and wash off remains with a foaming cleanser. Cleansing oils don't work if you have either 1) a wet face or 2) wet hands.

Contents: 230ml

Price: 12AUD (from Ratizilla Cosme, it seems to range from 600-800yen)

I purchased my bottle from the big MD Ranking on George Street. There was also the Speedy Cleansing Oil and the Deep Cleansing Oil. Just something I observed: both the White and Speedy Cleansing Oils were made in Japan whereas the Deep Cleansing Oil was made in Thailand.

I haven't seen any particular brightening effects on my face, even when I use the oil on my neck. I really enjoy the thin consistency of this cleansing oil. It takes away most of my sunscreen, BB cream, eyeshadow, and eyeliner. It doesn't do such a good job on mascara, but I haven't tried an oil that has been able to completely remove any mascara at all. At the moment, I am using Shiseido's Majolica Marjoca Lash Expander which is notoriously difficult to remove.

Personally, I follow up my cleansing with Garnier's Micellar Cleansing Water using a cotton pad and I still see remnants of BB cream. I need to use a separate Eye and Lip Makeup remover (Garnier again) to properly take off my mascara. 

One bottle lasts a long time. I've used mine at least 5 times a week continuously for seven months and it still looks like it has at least another month of use. This could be because I only use two pumps rather than the recommended three pumps. I liked this oil enough to repurchase the Speedy version from Sasa to try out. I would love it more if I didn't have to use so much makeup remover on a cotton pad and multiple cotton tips to take off my mascara afterwards.

/ 5

Tip: Keep the clip that stops the pump from moving so that you can take your cleansing oil travelling without it spilling all over your luggage. Also, for those who shower at night, do your oil cleansing in the shower! It helps make the makeup removal process less drippy and messy.

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