Saturday, April 22, 2017

Sample Saturday: Etude House Real Art Cleansing Oil - Moisture Review

Etude House Real Art Cleansing Oil - Moisture

Hey Dreamers and Creators!

I've been pretty set with my oil cleansers ever since I discovered my holy grail 2 years ago. Recently, I also found a second best, so I haven't really branched out to try more cleansing oils. However, after I find this sample (and a few others) in my stash I figured I'd give it a try. Can't hurt right?

This is the Etude House Real Art Cleansing Oil in Moisture. I've tried many Etude House products in the past but never their cleansing oils, so it was a good chance to try it out. Let's get to know it!

Back side of the product with minimal information.

Etude House Real Art Cleansing Oil - Moisture
Deluxe sample 25ml,

Product Description: The Etude House Real Art Cleansing Oil in Moisture is a moisturizing type of cleansing oil. It's formulated with various nourishing oils such as coconut oil, sesame oil, and grape seed oil. These oils are effective at removing dead skin cells and cleansing away makeup.

To Use: Apply an appropriate amount of cleansing oil with dry hands on dry face. Massage gently to dissolve the makeup. Emulsify by adding water to the product and rinse off after. Continue on with your second cleanser.

Ingredients: Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Triethylhexanoin, Peg-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, Octyldodecyl Myristate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Peg-8 Isostearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isostearic Acid, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Prunus Mume Fruit Extract, Squalane, Nelumbo Nucifera Germ Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Pinus Koraiensis Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Fragrance.

Please Do Not use if you are sensitive to any of its ingredients.
sample size packaging

Packaging: The deluxe sample came in a sample bottle with a twist off lid. As you can see in the picture above, the opening is a decent size so the oil comes out easily. The full size product comes in a pump bottle with a box packaging.

Scent: Strong citrus-floral scent with plastic like scents in the mix. It's not the best combination to be honest. Fragrance has been added to the product and I wish it was able to cover the plastic like scent more.

Color: As you can see in the picture below, the oil cleanser is colorless.

Texture: Like most oil cleansers, it has that fluid form. Kind of like coconut oil when it's runny.

Cleansing test, over a minute and rubbing and it wasn't coming off easy.
Over a minute and rubbing and it wasn't coming off easy.
Michelle's Thoughts: I did a simple cleansing test with this cleansing oil and only tested it against one product, which was the Benefit Push-Up Liner. As you can see in the pictures above and below, this cleansing oil didn't pass the cleansing test. That's a big let down because that's essentially a cleansing oil's main job. So failing at it already put it at a disadvantages against other cleansing oils. Plus, the Benefit liner isn't the hardest makeup product to remove and it took more than 1 minute of rubbing to get it to where it is in the end. That bit of liner left over that the cleansing oil wasn't able to remove is proof that this cleansing oil lack some cleansing abilities. It's already lost some love in my books, however, that's not all that's disappointing. The scent of this cleansing oil is just not pleasing. I think Etude House got that too, so they tried to cover it with additional citrus-floral fragrance. The fragrance on its own would have been nice but the cleansing oil has this plastic like scent that's just so hard to cover. The mix of the 2 scents isn't very pleasant and I'm not fond of it.

I will say that this cleansing oil isn't completely bad. Sure it failed its main job and has a not so pleasant scent to boot, however, it's got a few goods too. For one, it contains some nourishing oils and extracts to care for the skin. That's more than some other cleansing oils out there. This oil also doesn't strip the skin and since it's a moisture oil, it does leave the skin feeling slightly moisturized as well.
The oil cleanser wasn't able to completely remove the liner.
The oil cleanser wasn't able to completely remove the liner.
-nourishing ingredients
-not drying

-fragrance might not be suitable for everyone
-might not remove all makeup cleanly

Final Thoughts: Well, it's pretty clear what my thoughts are on this oil cleanser. If it doesn't pass the test, it won't go well in my books. This cleansing oil does have room to grow and I believe Etude House upgraded this cleansing oil not too long ago. So maybe the new formula cleanses better and eliminates that plastic like scent. I haven't tried the new formula yet because I don't want to chance it with a full bottle. However, if I happen to come across a sample size of it in the future, I'll make sure to review and compare it against this one.

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