Nov 13, 2012

Review - Kose Seikisho Perfect Cleansing Oil

It has been a while since my last skincare item review.
Today I wanted to briefly talk about the cleansing oil that I am currently using on a daily basis.

KOSE Seikisho Perfect Cleansing Oil

For a long time, Shiseido fitit Perfect Oil had been my staple.
I was quite happy with the light consistency of the oil and its performance.
However, I have noticed the price has been marked up significantly to the point where using this drugstore product loses its merits.

I decided to try this higher-end yet reasonably priced cleansing oil when was running a 20% off sale.
After a quick calculation, I found out this is indeed a nice deal.
(Shiseido fitit Perfect Oil is about $3.4 per 1 fluid oz and KOSE Seikisho Perfect Cleansing oil is $3.7 with sale.)

Additional to its reasonable price, the cleansing oil itself is pretty nice as well.

I like that Seikisho Perfect Cleansing Oil..

* Is mineral oil based that is less comedogenic than olive or other natural oil (if rinsed out completely, of course)
* Has a thicker consistency so I can use lesser amount
* Rinses clean and does not dry out my skin
* Has a tangy light floral scent
* Does a great job removing all my makeup including waterproof mascara and sunscreen
* Can be used with wet/dry fingers (dry fingers are better, obviously)

Here is the ingredient list for you.

(Taking a picture is so much easier than typing. Yay!)

I am already on my third bottle and I plan to keep using this unless something much better comes along.
In fact, I stocked up on a couple more of this taking advantage of the latest sale. :)

Have you tried this cleansing oil?
What do you think about oil cleansing methods in general?

Join the conversation!

  1. I always switch up to using cleansing oil right when Winter rolls around where I live. I'm currently using the Shiseido one you used before, but definitely will have to look for another one as it apparently has been discontinued as well! I'll try this one out :) Thanks Lena!

  2. oh i didn't know the shiseido one has been discontinued. i still see them on line. just that they got so expensive!
    this kose one come in 6 oz size bottle so it is a pretty good deal. ;)

  3. I haven't tried cleansing oils, period, Lena. I guess it's because I always thought that oil + oily skin= not good. So I've just stayed away.

  4. i was just like you and i still make sure i use foaming cleanser after. i use waterproof makeup daily so removing it effectively with minimal irritation is very important for me. cleansing oil does a great job and some oil can help minimize blackheads as well.
    it is not a must if you don't use wp makeup that often, though. ;)

  5. yes. baby oil is scented mineral oil. :)
    lately the study shows mineral oil is less likely to clog pores (it has bigger particles) and doesn't oxidize on skin, so it could be beneficial if used correctly.

  6. Very interesting! :D

  7. I love cleansing oils, my HG was fancl but I got breakouts from this oil somehow, then I stopped using it and tried it after a while and it was ok. But now I am still looking for a good cleansing oil. I really like the japanese cleansing oils though. I also broke out from this kose oil *sigh*.

  8. ah, too bad this didn't work out for you, Claire.
    some people are just allergic to mineral oil. maybe you should look for something with natural oil, then.
    i even tried gel type baby oil but it was too greasy and hard to remove it completely, so i just stick with something that has emulsifier. :)

  9. I remember I used a lot of Kose skin care products on my teenage years in Indonesia.. Kose is easily accessible there, unlike here in Germany..
    when it comes to cleaning my make up, I use a local brand called Balea. It's doing its job really well and doesn't hurt my wallet :))

  10. i liked kose drugstore version if whitening line as well.
    this one is from their whitening line, i think. japanese brands have so many different lines. it confuses me a lot! lol
    totally agree on you about the price point. i use cleansing oil a lot, so affordability is important! :)

  11. Oh It´s the firt time than i see the Mineral oil from KOSÉ is really interesting~~

    Thanks for this review!

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  12. you're welcome!
    i think this is the improve version. quite nice. ;)

  13. I use a Clinique cleansing milk, which I like a lot for removing makeup. I've also tried Boscia's cleansing oil, which is also nice. I think oils and milks feel better on the skin for removing makeup!

  14. i am pretty lazy so i stopped using separate wp eyemakeup remover a long time ago. i still wear wp mascara & sunscreen daily, so oil cleanser like this works perfectly well for me. this one doesn't irritate my eyes. :)
    i still follow up with foaming cleanser, though.

  15. I love cleansing oils, but since I didn't get into them till I moved here, there are many amazing drugstore ones you can find in Asia that I have never tried! I definitely remember spotting this back home. Maybe I'll pick a bottle up next summer when I'm there :)

  16. i agree!
    korean brands have nice ones as well. the problem is the marked up price and the shipping!
    this one suits me pretty well. i will keep using for now. ;)

  17. I haven't tried it, but need to Lena! Your skin is beautiful! Thanks for the suggestion!

  18. lol. you're too kind!
    i think YOUR skin is beautiful. ;)

  19. I've tried the Shu uemura's cleansing oil, despite the sky rocket price, I'm not sold to its functions. I think other drugstore cleansing oil works just the same and with just the quarter price T__T I've seen this on the Kose counter but haven't tested it out, will check this out soon =)

  20. i agree! i love drugstore cleansing oil, too.
    only thing is that is is marked up here and the shipping from oversea is expensive as well due to the weight. ;-/
    this one is quite reasonable and the consistency is just right. i like it. ;)

  21. I've never tried a cleansing oil!! but how I have oily skin I'm not very sure about using it :/
    Is it works for oily skin too?

  22. i have oily t-zon, too.
    i think oil cleanser could be better for oily skin if used correctly.
    this has emulsifier so rinses well and i always follow up with foaming cleanser.
    hope it works for you, too! :)

  23. I have not tried Kose cleansing product before but I have heard few people saying that this is a good product. My current go to cleansing oil is Neutrogena & Shu Uemura. Neutrogena is the one that I reached the most as it's much more affordable and cleanse perfectly too.

  24. oh i didn't know neutrogena has oil cleanser! i will look for that. i go through oil very quickly and i am always on a look out for affordable one!
    thanks :)

  25. I have never used a cleansing oil before :) Is mineral oil the same as baby oil?

  26. I've tried samples of the other products from Kose (seikkisei) but never the cleansing oil from the seikisho line, i was scared it'll burn my eyes when i use it for eye makeup (most oil based makeup removers do that to me -____- ) awesome review :) adding this to my sasa or drugstore list (omggg i didnt know was also part of lol i just found out today!!)

  27. I wanna try this oil since so much time!! Thank you for this review!!
    I'm using Sephora's oil but I don't like a lot this product.


  28. give it a try!
    it is really nice oil for its price.
    i've tried something from lumene recently, and i wasn't happy with it.. ;-/


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