Wednesday, May 22, 2024

ANUA Heartleaf Pore Control Cleansing Oil Review

Press Sample (Affiliate Links)

ANUA has launched an upgraded version of their best-selling cleansing oil, and their Heartleaf Pore Control Cleansing Oil is now available in a new mild version. Ideal for sensitive skin, the ANUA Heartleaf Pore Control Cleansing Oil Mild offers a fragrance-free formula that is lighter in texture, offering less irritation when rolling and emulsifying. 

The Mild version is non-comedogenic and it only contains only 11 ingredients, and ANUA increased the amount of heartleaf extract (20,000ppb) to soothe the skin. The Original formula, which has 22 ingredients, includes half the amount of heartleaf extract (10,000 ppb). Other key ingredients include sunflower seed oil to moisture and hydrate and rosemary leaf oil to control and balance sebum.

This cleansing oil is appropriate for all skin types, including very sensitive skin. It emulsifies when in contact with water, and if effectively removes dirt, makeup and it helps to eliminate blackheads and whiteheads.

According to ANUA,

Having undergone a non-irritation test on sensitive skin, this cleansing oil gently removes blackheads, makeup and sebum without any pore clogging. It provides a refreshing finish through an emulsification process that dissolves sebum by mixing water and oil. Plus, no eye stinging experiences happen when used around the eyes (eye irritation test completed).

Features & Claims:

  • Effective in eliminating makeup residue, blackheads and sebum, whilst preventing pore congestion. Essential step for double cleansing, with glowy glass skin results.
  • Formulated with Heartleaf extract for soothing effects on the skin
  • Hypoallergenic & Non-Irritation Test completed, making it suitable for all skin types and especially Sensitive, Acne-Prone Skin.
  • No eye stinging experiences when used around eyes, Eye Irritation Test (Cruelty Free HET-CAM Test) completed.


  • Take 1-2 pumps of the cleansing oil (But, pumping number is up to you!).
  • Slowly and gently roll all over your face.
  • Wet your hands with water, roll over the face to emulsify.
  • Roll your face until the oil becomes milky white (1-2 minutes). 
  • Roll a little more and wash off the oil with water.
  • Follow up with a water-based cleanser to rinse off excess oil.

How to double cleanse: Apply the cleansing oil to dry skin and gently massage for 1-2 minutes. Emulsify with water to effectively remove sebum. Wash off all oil residues by using a water based cleanser.

IngredientsEthylhexyl Palmitate, Sorbeth-30 Tetraoleate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butyl Avocadate, Fragrance, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Tocopherol, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract (10,000Ppb), Corallina Officinalis Extract, Melia Azadirachta Bark Extract, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract.

Overall Assessment: This is a really effective cleansing oil that really does what it claims, and it is nice that it is formulated to address the needs of sensitive skin.

On Sale for $17.50 (regularly $20.00) for 6.75 oz. from Anua's Amazon Store (Affiliate Links). Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own.

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