My Review on Coxir Ultra Hyaluronic Acid Cleansing Oil + More Skin Care Products I Stopped Using!
I haven’t introduced this cleansing oil yet, but I finished using it yesterday. It’s called Coxir Ultra Hyaluronic Acid Cleansing Oil. I started using it after finishing Kose Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil. Here’s more about Coxir Ultra Hyaluronic Acid Cleansing Oil!
This cleansing oil is supposed to remove dirt, blackheads, and sebum. It’s a moisturizing formula that contains hyaluronic acid to hydrate and moisturize the skin. It leaves the skin feeling refreshed and supple after every cleanse. It also contains camellia oil, rosehip oil, canola oil, and aloe vera extract. Other ingredients in this cleansing oil includes tea tree, acerola, blueberry, grape, and sweet cherry.
So I’m not really big on cleansing oils. I feel like I’ve said this so many times, lol. Honestly, I really can’t see the difference in my skin using a cleansing oil and not using one. I’ve been using oil (just pure oil) to cleanse my face as a makeup remover for so many years. I find that using oils, such organic coconut oil and extra virgin olive oil works the same without the high price tag. I still have a large container of organic coconut oil that I use to cook with and for beauty purposes. A huge tub of organic coconut oil just lasts forever compared to a bottle of pre-mixed oil. So that’s why I’m not too wild about pre-mixed cleansing oils. Since I still have them, I’m just going to use them for now.
Here are my thoughts on Coxir Ultra Hyaluronic Acid Cleansing Oil…
This cleansing oil feels like any other cleansing oil. It feels a little thick and oily (duh, lol). It moves over the facial skin just fine. It feels soft and smooth on the skin. I didn’t have any issues with it tugging at my skin. I didn’t use this cleansing oil alone. I used it as a makeup remover only. So I used this cleansing oil first then followed up with my everyday face wash. It helped to breakdown my makeup before washing my face. I think it did a better job at removing my eye makeup including my stubborn waterproof eye makeup compared to other cleansing oils I have used. This cleansing oil gets a thumbs up for that! Even though the product says that it’ll help remove dirt, blackheads, and sebum, I wouldn’t trust that. Once I rinsed the oil off of my face, my skin didn’t feel clean. Just oily. A good facial cleanser is recommended after using the cleansing oil. That’s what I did as mentioned. I didn’t get any breakouts because of that. It didn’t help with blackheads like it claims to do. I experienced some blackheads when I was using it (not from the cleansing oil). I’m just saying that the cleansing oil didn’t do anything for blackheads. It’s not going to remove them. My overall experience with this cleansing oil wasn’t too bad. I mean, it helped remove my makeup very well due to the thickness of the oil. I remember using iUNIK Calendula Complete Cleansing Oil, and this product was terrible at removing my eye makeup. So it all comes down to, am I going to purchase Coxir Ultra Hyaluronic Acid Cleansing Oil again? Probably not. I don’t need it that’s all.
Now on to other thoughts…
Here are some more products I stopped using! Yeah, I’ve been eliminating products from left to right. Have a much more minimal routine since I don’t have time to apply this many skin care products daily anymore. It just became way too much for my lifestyle. If you missed out on my previous posts on products I gave up on, here they are!
Skin Care Products I Stopped Using
Continued: Skin Care Products I Stopped Using
I stopped using 2 moisturizing products from my moisturizing skin care products list. They are Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Lotion and Cos De BAHA MA Peptide Facial Toner…
Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Lotion:
I really liked this hyaluronic acid toner (gel moisturizing product). It does give my oily skin the moisture that it needs, but I think it’s way too much moisture for me. More than I actually thought. I started noticing a greasy and more oily complexion while using it. I mean, I love the combination of hyaluronic acids in this product but perhaps this product is too heavy for the warm, hot, humid weather where I’m at. My skin just feels way too damp. I noticed a few breakouts out of nowhere while using it. I feel like my skin retaliated against the excess moisture, so I decided to stop using it for now. Maybe I’ll bring it back in the winter if my skin gets dry. I actually feels nice to not use it. I’m trying to accelerate my routine. haha. It’s a good product, but it’s not so much for me right now.
Cos De BAHA MA Peptide Facial Toner:
I decided to remove Cos De BAHA MA Peptide Toner from my moisturizing routine. I like the ingredients in this product and the fact that it does hydrate my skin. It makes my skin appear moisturized and smooth. It’s just that I don’t really need it. I started to feel like it’s an extra step in my moisturizing my skin. It’s just another product that isn’t necessary. So I don’t think I’m purchasing it again when I’m done with it. It’s time to say goodbye to this facial toner. 👋🏻
There goes 2 more products being dropped from my moisturizing routine. I like what I’m doing right now, but I may stop using more products if I don’t see any results from them. Stay tuned for more updates!
Review: Burt’s Bees Cleansing Oil Balm
I absolutely love cleansing balms. I had a chance to try Burt’s Bees Cleansing Oil Balm. If you LOVE cleansing balms, don’t forget to go check out my latest review on this cleansing balm right here. I’ll drop the link right here. Enjoy! 😃
My Experience with Banila Co Clean it Zero 3-in-1 Cleansing Balm!
Now on to Burt’s Bees Cleansing Oil Balm!
This cleansing balm transforms from a solid balm to a silky oil to gently remove impurities without stripping moisture from the skin. It includes antioxidant-rich green tea to fight against harmful effects of pollution and free radicals. It leaves the skin healthy, soft, and glowy. Removes makeup, dirt, oil without over-drying the skin. Rinses away easily. It’s paraben-free, phthalates-free, SLS-free, and petroleum-free. No animal testing. Responsible sourcing and recyclable.
Now here are my results and experience with Burt’s Bees Cleansing Oil Balm! 🙂
This cleansing balm comes in a 3 oz. jar. It’s tiny. When opening the jar, I noticed that the cleansing balm is the same coloring as the packaging. It’s a light pale greenish hue (see photo below to see the color of the cleansing balm product). It’s not a fragrance-free product. It has an herbal scent to it. The balm is soft to touch. Yes, it comes in solid form and melts into an oil. Well, it should fully melt into an oil. It didn’t fully melt into an oil for me, lol. There were still little chunks of the product in my palm even though I tried to rub the product a little more and add some heat to it for it to melt. It took a little more effort to melt the product. *sigh* That’s a negative.
The cleansing balm does feel oily as I expected it to be. I mean, it’s called a cleansing OIL balm. Says so right on the packaging. When applied to the skin, it feels soft and gentle on the skin. I actually do like the oiliness of the product. It helps to glide the product across the face much easier. It also helps to glide the product in the most delicate areas of the face, such as the eye area. It felt moisturizing on the skin too. But did it help to remove my makeup? It removed my foundation, eyeliner, eyeshadow, and other makeup, but I had trouble removing my mascara with this cleansing balm. I even left it on for a bit longer to give it a chance to break down the makeup/mascara. Nope, it didn’t work. My mascara was still sitting on my lashes just staring back at me.
So I was disappointed in the fact that it did a poor job at removing my mascara. Perhaps this cleansing balm isn’t for me. Removing my mascara was one of the most important parts of being a good makeup remover. So, I’m not very happy with the overall results. On top of that, I thought this cleansing balm felt a little too waxy. It does contain wax in the ingredients after all. Looking at the ingredients, it contains helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed wax. I tried rinsing the cleansing balm off, and my skin looked waxy afterwards. I don’t recommend using this cleansing balm as a face wash. Make sure to follow-up with an actual facial cleanser to remove any residue left behind on the skin. In saying that, it doesn’t rinse away easily or clean. Also, this cleansing balm isn’t gentle around the eyes but it is on other parts of the skin. My eyes burned. If you have sensitive eyes (or not), be careful using it around the eyes.
This is what the cleansing balm looks like. Mine had bubbles in it (fresh and new) that I couldn’t resist poking at. They left holes behind, lol. I was expecting more of a softer appearance to the balm. It looks more hard and waxy.
Pros & Cons
- Feels soft and gentle on the facial skin (not the eyes)
- Moisturizing on the skin
- No animal testing
- Contains fragrance (herbal smell)
- Feels waxy
- Doesn’t melt easily
- Burns the eyes. Not for sensitive eyes.
- Didn’t remove all of my eye makeup (mascara)
I wasn’t a huge fan of Burt’s Bees Cleansing Oil Balm after my experience with it. The product feels way too waxy, doesn’t melt easily, and didn’t remove all of my makeup off properly. I’ve tried other cleansing balms, and I find Burt’s Bees to be below average. It’s not a cleansing balm I would purchase again. I thought it would be better, but I’m just not into it anymore. haha. I’ve moved on to better makeup removers/cleansing balms.
Trying Out Samples: Pyunkang Yul Eye Cream, Purito Sleeping Pack, B.LAB PHA Cleansing Oil, Isntree Mugwort Clay Mask, Purito BHA Moisture Gel
I have samples to try! A ton of them. 🙃 I’m going to start off with 5 samples that I have. Here’s a list of product samples I am going to test out! They are…
- Pyunkang Yul Eye Cream
- Purito Dermide Cica Barrier Sleeping Pack
- B.LAB PHA Perfect Pore Cleansing Oil
- Isntree Real Mugwort Clay Mask
- Purito BHA Dead Skin Moisture Gel
Now on to the reviews… 🙂
Pyunkang Yul Eye Cream:
This eye cream smells like herbs, which made me curious to see what’s in this eye cream. So I looked up the ingredients of the eye cream. Lo and behold, the first ingredient is Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract. No wonder why it smelled so herby. Other ingredients that stood out to me include petrolatum, dimethicone, shea butter, licorice, sodium hyaluronate, and lactobacillus/ginseng root ferment filtrate. The texture of the eye cream is soft, silky, and creamy. It glides over the under eyes nicely and smoothly. It also blends into the skin very well with little effort. It reminds me of Benton Fermentation Eye Cream. The texture is very similar. And I really liked using Pyunkang Eye Cream due to the similarities they have. I think I’m falling in love with this eye cream…kinda…the herbal scent throws me off every time I use it…so…
Purito Dermide Cica Barrier Sleeping Pack:
I’ve used Purito Dermide Cica Barrier Sleeping Pack before <<< Go here to read my previous review on it! My thoughts on this sleeping pack hasn’t changed. I didn’t use it on my facial skin. I know what’s going to happen. And that is breakouts! I don’t want that, lol. I ended up using the sleeping pack on my body instead. It’s rich and creamy like it was before. It’s also moisturizing and helps to seal in moisture. Great for the moisture barrier. Too bad it’s incompatible with my skin type. I’ve moved on to other sleeping packs and moisturizers that work better for me. I’ve also finished my tubes of Purito Dermide Cica Barrier Sleeping Pack and haven’t purchased a new one since. Honestly, I’ve moved on to better skin care products that work for my skin. This isn’t a bad product if it works for you. Everyone’s skin is different.
B.LAB PHA Perfect Pore Cleansing Oil:
This is a very lightweight, elegant oil. It feels so soft and lovely. The oil moves over my facial skin smoothly and feels moisturizing on the skin. It’s very different compared to the cleansing oils I have used. I’m glad I had a chance to try this cleansing oil out. I really liked the way it felt on my skin! Now let’s look at the ingredients! It contains isopropyl myristate, which is comedogenic. BUT! The cleansing oil isn’t left on the skin for too long. Just enough to remove sebum, oil, dirt, makeup. Speaking of makeup, it removed my waterproof eye makeup perfectly! No tugging involved! My makeup came off. 😀 This cleansing oil also contains jojoba seed oil, grape seed oil, honey extract, and tea tree oil, to name a few. No wonder why I liked it. It contains tea tree!! Even though it’s the last ingredient on the list, lol. My experience with B.LAB PHA Perfect Pore Cleansing Oil was wonderful. I enjoyed every minute of it. I’m tempted to purchase the full-sized bottle now.
Isntree Real Mugwort Clay Mask:
This mask is green in color and has tiny little specs of exfoliating mugwort leaf powder in it. It didn’t feel rough or abrasive on the skin. I didn’t use it to exfoliate my face. I applied the mask as is. Just spread the product all over my facial skin and let it sit. It sticks to the skin pretty much instantly. I couldn’t move the mask around anyways, lol. The mask feels lightweight and has an herb smell to it. I didn’t care for the smell of the mask. It’s whatever. I was more curious about what it could do for my skin. This mask contains kaolin and bentonite, which is very good for oily skin. It absorbs excess oil. The instructions says to leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes. I left it on for 10 minutes. After I rinsed the mask off, my skin didn’t feel super dry like I thought it would. I use other clay masks that dry out my skin a bit too much. This one didn’t. It absorbed the oilies on my facial skin and left my skin feeling clean. Not dry and taut. So the sample size was one application. I thought it was an enjoyable experience. Not sure if I would purchase it because I don’t really need a clay mask right now. I have plenty of other products I have to finish up first. This one was OK from this experience. 🙂
Purito BHA Dead Skin Moisture Gel:
Yay! A BHA product to try! This product is a gel. It absorbed into my skin so quick! It literally vanished into my skin when I applied it to my skin. In an instant it disappeared into my skin. WOW. I’m impressed with the absorption! So this product contains, looking at the ingredients, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, betaine salicylate, sodium hyaluronate, and tea tree oil (loooveeee! my fave!!). That’s not the full ingredients list, but that’s what stood out to me the most. It has TEA TREE!! Even though it’s at the end of the ingredient list. It does contain BHA but a weaker form of salicylic acid. Overall, the ingredients look pretty good. I’m not sure how effective it is. The sample was just a tiny pouch. I used it 1-2 times and my skin didn’t break out either time. It leaves my skin feeling moisturized but not oily or greasy. This is something I would like to try again. I must now! lol. I’ve been trying to find a good BHA product and this one also contains tea tree.
Whew!! Those are my thoughts on these samples. So, it looks like it’s 2/5 that I really liked! 🙂
Have you used any of these products before? If so, how did you like them? Did they work for you? Share your thoughts in the comment section!
Review: Kose Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil
I finally finished my last bottle of Kose Softymo Deep Cleansing Oil! 👈🏻 Don’t forget to check out my review on it! Just click the link! 🙂 So now I’m using Kose Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil. I actually purchased this one first, but I eventually fell in love with the Deep Cleansing Oil. It just felt more moisturizing on my skin, and I really liked it! Since I haven’t purchased a new bottle of the Deep Cleansing Oil, I’ll just use the Speedy Cleansing Oil in the meantime. The purpose of the Speedy Cleansing Oil is very similar to the Deep Cleansing Oil. It helps to dissolve makeup. Gently and quickly lifts away makeup and pore-clogging impurities. Rinses away without leaving any residue behind. Sounds good. Just like other cleansing oil…but read on to learn more about my experience and this product! 😊
The Speedy Cleansing Oil is the same size as the Deep Cleansing Oil. They’re both 230 mL pump bottles. It’s very easy to use. I use about 2-3 pumps depending on how much I think my skin needs. Also, I make sure that the oil glides across my face without tugging at my skin. I use enough oil but not too much (waste of product, lol). Fortunately, this cleansing oil is super affordable compared to the other cleansing oils I have tried. You can purchase refillable pouches of this oil too instead of buying the plastic bottle again. On to the product itself…
The cleansing oil is soft in texture. A little bit runny. It moves across the skin nicely. Feels like an oil (like it should be, it is oil, haha). It’s great at removing face makeup. But, darn! I can’t seem to find a cleansing oil that removes my eye makeup well. This one had trouble breaking down my eyeliner and mascara. I tried letting the oil sit on my skin for just a little bit, and it didn’t work. Sometimes I add a little bit of organic hemp oil to help with makeup removal. I don’t want to pull at the skin around my eyes, which are very delicate! Be careful around that area. It’s very sensitive and thin!
Besides doing a poor job at removing my eye makeup, I didn’t think it was too bad for a cleansing oil. It rinses off much better, since the oil feels thinner (compared to the Deep Cleansing Oil). It feels more lightweight on the skin too. If you have acne-prone skin, remember to follow-up with your favorite facial cleanser. I wouldn’t use this cleansing oil as a face wash. In my opinion, cleansing oils shouldn’t be used alone as a face wash. It leaves a thin layer of oil on the skin, which could lead to breakouts.
Pros & Cons
- Lightweight oil
- Gentle on the skin
- Moisturizing but not as moisturizing as the Deep Cleansing Oil
- Removes face makeup just fine
- Doesn’t remove eye makeup (mascara, eyeliner) properly
This is a simple cleansing oil. I like it. Looking at the ingredients, it does contain mineral oil as the first ingredient, but I don’t think it’s that bad. It does what it should do (except not remove my eye makeup properly, but what cleansing oil does??? *sigh*). It’s lightweight, gentle on the skin, inexpensive, and works for what it is. I think it’s called SPEEDY because the cleansing oil doesn’t feel thick on the skin and rinses off well. It’s a good cleansing oil, but I prefer the Deep Cleansing Oil a little more. It feels more moisturizing on my skin. Both are good. I think it’s just preference.
Review: Kose Softymo Deep Cleansing Oil
I’ve been using Organic Hemp Seed Oil and Purito From Green Cleansing Oil to remove my makeup (if I have any on, I don’t wear makeup every day anymore) and sunscreen. But I wanted something more moisturizing. Organic hemp oil works great, but I remembered that I had another cleansing oil that was even more moisturizing. It was Kose Softymo Deep Cleansing Oil. I noticed that I still had it tucked away somewhere and started to use it again. This cleansing oil states that it cleanses the skin and deep cleanses the pores. It leaves the skin refreshed, purified, and clean. Removes makeup and is for all skin types. From what I remember of the product, I had a good experience with it. I thought I would switch over or use a combination of the oils that I have. Sometimes I would mix them together and whatnot, lol. I’ve been using Kose Softymo Deep Cleansing Oil for a couple of weeks now. The bottle is almost empty! Now here are my thoughts on it.
I can’t remember why I stopped using this cleansing oil. Maybe I was using too many products? lol. But I’m using it again when I wanted a cleansing oil that’s super moisturizing. I recall this cleansing oil feeling soft and gentle on my skin while leaving my skin feeling moisturized. So I dispense about 1-2 pumps of product into my palm, rub the oil between my hands, and smooth the oil all over my facial skin. The oil feels exactly how I remember it. It was soft, gentle, and felt so moisturizing on my dry and sometimes flaky skin. It felt so soothing and calmed my skin down. This cleansing oil feels super rich and has a sweet, citrusy smell to it. I actually like the smell of the oil. I wasn’t bothered by it. Mmm.
The cleansing oil contains mineral oil as the first ingredient. Mineral oil isn’t something I like too much in my skin care products, but it does have that moisturizing effect on my skin. And it’s not like I’m leaving the cleansing oil on my face. I follow up with another facial cleanser that removes any excess oil and dirt from my skin. I make sure my skin is 100% clean afterwards. So it doesn’t clog my pores. Other ingredients in this product includes rice bran oil, olive fruit oil, orange oil, sesame oil, safflower seed oil, shea butter, vitamin e, jojoba seed oil, and so much more. It also contains surfactants to aid in oil removal. Once again, I don’t use this cleansing oil alone. I just use it to remove my makeup and/or sunscreen. And it’s perfect for that purpose!
Out of all of the cleansing oils I’ve used so far (besides organic hemp seed oil), this one does a better job at removing my eye makeup. I use waterproof eye makeup, so it needs a good oil that’s able to remove the toughest eyeliners, eyeshadows, mascara without causing harm to the skin around my eyes. This cleansing oil doesn’t remove all of the eye makeup, but it at least does some of the work. As for foundation, primer, blush, and other makeup that’s on the face, this oil breaks it down pretty well. I can usually go without a pre-made cleansing oil, but my experience with this cleansing oil has been good. It’s much better than the ones I’ve used so far. Any oil that requires very little effort is simply amazing. Maybe it’s the mineral oil that’s good at removing stubborn makeup, lol.
Pros & Cons
- Very moisturizing
- Gentle on the skin
- Feels so soft on the skin
- Breaks down makeup well
- Smells good, has a sweet smell to it, citrus
- Glides across the skin smoothly
- Contains mineral oil (not necessarily bad, but I prefer products without it)
- Doesn’t remove all eye makeup but more than other oils I’ve used.
I’ve been hooked on my organic hemp seed oil because it does a better job at removing my tough eye makeup and the size of the bottle is good for the price. It also seems to last much longer. Pre-made cleansing oils tend to come in tiny little bottles with a higher price tag. I’ve always used oils like organic hemp seed oil, extra virgin olive oil, and organic coconut oil to remove my makeup, and it works without having to pay more. And yes, I can use organic coconut oil on my facial skin as a makeup remover. I just can’t use it as a moisturizer or a leave-on product.
But after using Kose Softymo Deep Cleansing Oil again, this cleansing oil isn’t too bad. It does help to remove some of my eye makeup without having to tug at my skin. And the reason why I like this deep cleansing oil is because it feels so moisturizing on the skin. The temporary moisture feels really nice when dealing with dry skin that needs something very gentle. This cleansing oil is great for that! After this experience, I’m impressed with this cleansing oil. I highly recommend it if you’re looking for one to try out. This is a good choice! ☺
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