Where to purchase: Available on the Typology Website: HERE
Made in: France
What is it?: A 7-Ingredient Cleansing oil (Predominantly a makeup remover) containing no added fragrance and/or essential oils.
Brand Description: Minimalist Cleansing oil suited even for sensitive skin. Developed using only the most essential ingredients (From the Typology Website).
Supposedly Good for: All Skin Types, Even Sensitive Skin
What I think: I would agree. Even when my skin is sensitised, this oil has not itched or stung the skin.
Youtube Video: Includes a Makeup Removal Test to see how well this dissolves Makeup
Cruelty Free?: Yes
Packaging: Plastic Bottle with a Screw-top Lid. I really like the dispenser and method of dispensing product because it means I can control how much product I want out at each application (just squeeze the bottle and get as much product as you want out). I also believe the packaging is recyclable 🙂
Directions: ”Apply to a cotton pad and cleanse face until your makeup wipes away completely. You can also add a small amount of your makeup cleansing oil in your hands to massage face. Afterwards, rinse thoroughly with water.” – From the Typology Website. (You can keep the oil 1 year after opening).
How I use it: I like to use this for shaving and or dissolving makeup. I even used it as a regular cleanser to dissolve and remove SPF in the PM. I apply it onto dry skin, massage and then wash off (it emulsifies slightly so it’s easier to wash off than a regular oil).
Plant Oils Used: Sunflower Oil + Sunflower Seed oil and Sweet Almond Oil.
Key Ingredients: These are mostly emollients: Helianthus Annuus Hybrid Oil (Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isopropyl Isostearate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil.
Full Ingredients: Helianthus Annuus Hybrid Oil (Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyglyceryl-4 Oleate, Isopropyl Isostearate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Annuus
NOTE: The Incidecoder have a full ingredient breakdown HERE
Texture: A typical oil texture that’s NOT as heavy as the Klairs Deep Cleansing Oil, but also not as light as the DHC Cleansing Oil (Review HERE). It’s somewhere in between. This doesn’t feel as light as water and still has some weight to it. It’s easy to spread this along the skin, it’s not sticky or tacky AND when washing off, this doesn’t leave an oily residue on the skin.
Does this Emulsify?: As you can see in the Youtube video, when water is added, this does slightly emulsify (very light milk), but nowhere near as milky as the DHC cleansing oil (Review HERE).
As you can see here, this has an oily texture, but it’s still sinking into the skin (so it’s not ridiculously thick like castor oil). It’s spreadable.
Fragrance?: No added fragrance and doesn’t smell potently of anything. It does have a subtle hint of Almond oil and Sunflower oil.
Good at Removing Makeup?: Yes! Please check the Youtube Video above where I do a makeup test. You can see this dissolves makeup quickly and easily. BUT I always say with any makeup remover, a double cleanse is always needed around the eyes if one is wearing eyeliner/mascara (especially if it’s waterproof). So for that, I double cleanse the eyes and don’t feel irritated.
Stings the eyes?: No! I use this frequently to dissolve/melt Waterproof mascara + eyeliner
How long have I been using this?: Until completion. I used this almost every day (liberally) and it took me about 2 months to complete.
The Effect?: Makeup-dissolved skin that doesn’t feel incredibly tight.
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What I like:
- No added fragrance and/or essential oils
- Not sticky
- Doesn’t leave a greasy residue when washed off
- Didn’t irritate my skin
- Didn’t sting my eyes
- Didn’t seem to clog up my pores
- Actually efficient at dissolving makeup
- Can even help dissolve waterproof mascara + eyeliner
- I like the packaging (nifty dispenser).
What I don’t like:
- Wish it emulsified (turned milky) a lot more, like the DHC Cleansing oil. I like the effect the DHC cleansing oil gives.
- A thinner texture would have been nicer (also like the DHC Cleansing Oil).
Overall Rating and Conclusion: 4/5 – Genuinely a decent Cleansing oil for makeup removal + shaving. Vegan, Cruelty free and I believe, Recyclable too. I like that it’s unfragranced (as most cleansing oils like to have essential oils to enhance the smell + experience). I do wish the texture was thinner (I prefer thinner textures and find them more pleasant to massage). But the simpleness of this product makes it easy to use – a very ”no frills” application and use.
Would I repurchase?: Yes, if I couldn’t get my hands on the DHC cleansing oil.
Dupe?: The DHC Cleansing Oil still has my favourite texture of any cleansing oil so far. But I think a similar, thicker texture is the Neogen Micellar Cleansing oil HERE.
Youtube Video: If you want to see both the texture of the DHC Cleansing oil and the Neogen Cleansing Oil!
My Skin Type: I am acne prone and have slightly dehydrated combo skin. My skin is usually tight where the cheeks and eye area is and the outer parts of my face. My T zone is oily. My skin isn’t a fan of thick/heavy formulas so I opt for lightweight formulas to prevent it from clogging up. My skin doesn’t like essential oils either and I try to avoid fragrance when I can.
Disclaimer: I am a skincare enthusiast and not a skin expert. I am not qualified to give out dermatological advice. This type of advice should only be given by a medical practitioner. Upon trying / using any of the reviewed products on the blog, please follow the manufacturer’s instructions and warnings and please seek medical advice if needed.