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Sulwhasoo Gentle Cleansing Oil Review

Updated: Jan 11, 2022

This post contains affiliate links. Product provided by Gachiga.

I love cleansing oils and balms. In general, washing off makeup, sunscreen, and dust off at the end of the day is my favorite part of skincare. It’s so relaxing and soothing. While I typically stick to budget friendly brands and products, I recently had a chance to try Sulwhasoo Gentle Cleansing Oil.

It is available on Gachiga (check out this article for a breakdown of how their discount group buying works), YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT) and Stylevana in trial size (code INF10KBH).

Sulwhasoo Gentle Cleansing Oil bottle

All cleansing oils aim to break down oil-soluble impurities such as sunscreen and makeup, making cleansing easy. Sulwhasoo Gentle Cleansing Oil is formulated with squalane, apricot kernel oil, and tangerine peel extract and promises an effective and gentle cleanse.

How to use:

  • Massage a couple of pumps over dry face and neck

  • Add a bit of water, massage more (the oil will emulsify / turn white)

  • Rinse

  • Follow with a foaming cleanser and the rest of your routine

The oil is lightly scented and pretty liquid (but doesn’t run down to my elbows like some very thin formulas tend to do).

My impressions

This is a great first cleanser. I have combination skin with some oily and some dry areas. On a daily basis I wear minimal makeup - powder, browcara and mascara, but use more for special occasions or YouTube videos. This oil does a great job removing eyeshadow, eyeliner, and everything else without drying or irritating the skin. Even the delicate eye area isn’t bothered. I often criticize “gentle” products formulated with fragrance and citrus extracts, however in a wash off formula it’s not a big deal, at least for me. Of course, if you have individual intolerances or very sensitive skin, patch testing is a good idea.

My skin is loving this oil and I look forward to using it every night. I’ve had it for several weeks now and tend to reach for it more often than my other first cleanser options.

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Sulwhasoo Gentle Cleansing Oil bottle and box


Sulwhasoo Gentle Cleansing Oil ingredients: C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, PEG-8 Isostearate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Dextrin Palmitate, Fragrance / Parfum, Limonene, Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Squalane, Linalool, Water / Aqua / Eau, Butylene Glycol, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Pinus Koraiensis Seed Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Coix Lacryma-jobi Ma-yuen Seed Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Castanea Crenata (Chestnut) Shell Extract, Spirodela Polyrhiza Extract, Prunus Mume Seed Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Seed Extract


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