Bobbi Brown's Cleansing Oil the first time that I tried it, at all. I read the reviews, and knew that so many people really loved this stuff, so I was delighted when I received a deluxe sample as a gift with purchase at Nordstrom a while ago.
My fatal error was treating it like a regular eye makeup remover- I pumped it onto a cotton ball and swiped it all over my eyes and what I ended up with was a filmy oily mess in my eyes-- it was uncomfortable and unpleasant (to say the least). Then I did what I should have done before trying the product the first time-- I read the directions, imagine that!!
According to Bobbi Brown the way to use this product is:
Pump a liberal amount into your hands. Gently apply to
your dry face, lightly rubbing lashes into the oil to remove eye makeup,
then massage your face with wet hands. Rinse with warm water.
So I decided to follow the directions (SHOCKER) and I have to say this is one great performer! This removed every single trace of eye makeup (including waterproof formulas), and it left my skin soft and supple- score! This also works brilliantly as a pre-cleansing oil to remove all traces of foundation, blush, and stubborn lipstick (yes, that includes you, Ruby Woo)- basically anything that you can throw at it.
This luxurious 2-in-1 formula was specifically created to remove all traces of makeup and to cleanse the skin while maintaining your natural levels of moisture (read: it won't strip your skin at all). You can thank the ingredients- this cleansing oil contains olive oil and jojoba oil which soften and moisturize the skin, and the ginger root extract calms and soothes even my finicky combination skin.
Overall assessment: Used incorrectly I HATED IT, but once I used it correctly I started to covet it. This is a real winner!
6.7 oz. $39.00