Missha Perfect B.B Deep Cleansing Oil

Monday, August 2, 2010
Stock image from misshaus.com
I've been trying out a sample of Missha Cleansing Oil  for the last couple of weeks and I must say that I'm pretty happy with it! Missha is a Korean company perhaps best known for their BB creams, but they have a US site so American customers can now try out their products!
The oil is clear in color and is very light, on the thinner side for a fluid. It has a fragrance, but it's pretty mild and to me, quite pleasing.  I started out by massaging a tablespoon or so of the oil all over my face and neck. All my makeup dissolves really quickly in the oil, even the mascara and budge proof liner. It's supposed to be specific for the removal of BB creams, and I had no issues with my primer, foundation and various other products coming off. After a couple minutes, I rinse it off with warm water.
I like that it emulsifies completely into milky liquid, and rinses off my skin completely. My face doesn't feel like there's  film on it, nor is it super tight. My skin is a little dry but not super stripped. But hey, since I always follow up with toner and moisturizer (rosewater and jojoba oil), it's a good fit for me.
Here's the ingredients as listed on misshaus.com:
  • Isopropyl Myristate
  • Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
  • PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate
  • Cetyl Ethylhexanoate
  • Mineral Oil
  • PEG-8 Isostearate
  • Hydrogenated Polydecene
  • Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil
  • Olea Europaea (Olive) Husk Oil
  • Alcohol Denat.
  • Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
  • Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
  • Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil
  • Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil
  • Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil
  • Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil
  • Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil
  • Tocopheryl Acetate
  • Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil
  • Jojoba Esters
  • Asparagus Lucidus Root Extract
  • Tussilago Farfara (Coltsfoot) Flower Extract
  • Laminaria Japonica Extract
  • Butylparaben
  • Propylparaben
  • Fragrance

Yes, it does contain mineral oil, but in my experience, it's come off without a problem.
In fact, it rinses off so cleanly that I'm gonna go ahead and admit something. I haven't even been following up with another cleanser. Yes, really! I haven't had any issues with breakouts. In fact, my skin has been calm and my pores on my nose (where I'm prone to blackheads) seem cleaner and tighter overall.
I'm very happy with this cleansing oil, but it is a tad more expensive for a cleansing oil at $24.99 for 200ml (plus $5.95 shipping) but lasts a long time considering that 18ml lasted me 2 weeks. I think I might try the Origins oil next, because it's $18.50 and also more readily available.

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