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I adore double cleansing. And even though there are some wonderful all-in-one options now, I still prefer a cleansing oil (or balm) followed by a foaming wash. It’s the best, most thorough and relaxing way to cleanse my combination skin at the end of the day.
I’ve heard about Rohto Mentholatum Hada Labo Gokujyun Oil Cleansing for years. It’s such a popular item among abeauty fans. Finally, I got to try it for myself. The oil is available on Amazon, YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT), Stylevana (code INF10KBH), and eBay. And if you end up loving this oil as much as I do, the brand sells refill packs, which helps reduce the need for new plastic pump bottles.
How to use
Gently massage over dry face and neck (make sure your hands are clean and dry)
Add water and massage a bit more
Rinse Follow with a foaming cleanser and the rest of your routine
I don’t see any fragrance in the ingredients list (but I’m not a cosmetic chemist), yet the oil has a very pleasant light scent. Being fragrance free and scent free are not the same, so it might be coming from one of the non-fragrance ingredients. Either way, I enjoy it. The texture is liquid enough to spread easily but doesn’t drip down my arms. If I had to rate thickness form 1 to 5, with one being water and 5 being a cleansing balm, this is probably a 2.5-3.
This is a beautiful oil and I see why people love it so much. I’ve had all kinds of first cleansers over the years, some pricery and some not so much, and Hada Labo performs better than some of the luxury brands I’ve tried.
It takes off makeup and SPF without irritating or drying out the skin. Even my somewhat sensitive eyes do just fine with this cleanser. The pleasant scent definitely helps with the overall experience as well. I have a couple of first cleansing options right now, and Rohto Mentholatum is at the top of my list to use each night. It was even in my August fails & faves video. Definitely worth a try.
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Rohto Mentholatum Hada Labo Gokujyun Oil Cleansing ingredients: Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Triethylhexanoin, Sorbeth-30 Tetraisostearate, PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, Olive Fruit Oil, Water, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate(Super Hyaluronic Acid), Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hyaluronate (Skin-adsorbed Hyaluronic Acid), Jojoba Seed Oil, Ceresin, Dextrin Palmitate/Ethylhexanoate, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, BHT