Product Review: The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Rich Oil

The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Rich Oil, 150ml, CAD$13
The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Rich Oil, 150ml, CAD$13

I have used many cleansing oil, and usually, the lower end lines from Japan or at the drug store level (e.g. L’Oreal) contain mostly mineral oil as the main ingredient. I was surprised to see that, at CAD$13, that The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Rich Oil does not contain any mineral oil at all.

This product also comes in Light version by the way, for oilier skin. This Rich version does not feel thick; to my surprise, this is very runny, but oily. I suspect this is probably a product of nanotechnology which is pretty common in many Korean skin care products nowadays, because it feels very refined. One pump will be enough to completely remove face and eye makeup, including waterproof mascara and eyeliners. I was amazed how little product it took and the ease of use – I hardly have to tug or rub my eyes to get my waterproof eye makeup off!

I also have the Eye & Lip makeup remover from this line as well (to be reviewed separately). It’s almost unnecessary since this cleansing oil does such a good job. For the price point and the quality this can’t be beat – this is much better than the Kracie (Kanebo) Naive or FT Shiseido Perfect Cleansing Oil since it does not contain mineral oil and you use so little at a time.

The fragrance is very light and soft, and I don’t particularly mind having fragrance in my cleansing products so it does not bother me. All in all, a great product at a very affordable price, which will last you a long time even when used daily.

The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Rich Oil Ingredients (Click to enlarge)
The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Rich Oil Ingredients (Click to enlarge)

3 comments on Product Review: The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Rich Oil

  1. Kevin J.
    February 19, 2014 at 9:43 pm (3 years ago)

    The first two ingredients are fatty acid derivatives, and hence dissolve oil and dirt and makeup, while isopropyl myristate is a solvent and alcohol-based if I am right. While mineral oil is a good way to dissolve makeup, it is not the only one.

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    • Joseibi
      March 6, 2014 at 11:34 am (3 years ago)

      I am allergic to mineral oil so I prefer the alternatives 🙂

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      • Kevin J.
        March 6, 2014 at 8:23 pm (3 years ago)

        Mineral oil is definitely a very cheap ingredient in cosmetics, and not always the best, because it can be comedogenic potentially even for dry skin. I realized that in many Japanese cosmetic brands, even Shiseido, Kose, and Kanebo, they actually love to use mineral oil in their emulsions(or milk, as they call it) and creams, and it baffles me!

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