Review: Bioré Cleansing Oil; The Good, Simple & Affordable Makeup Remover

The one makeup remover that I’ve gone through bottles and bottles 2 years ago is the Bioré Cleansing Oil. 2 years ago I hated cleansing oil. I never knew about cleansing milk before and cleansing oil is the only product that was introduced to me. I hated it for being oily and messy. I hated it for being such a troublesome to use. I hated it for leaving my face oily and yucky. Then I get to know about cleansing milk all thanks to Clarins and I was on the cleansing milk bandwagon till to date.

Last year I went for a budget shopping at Watsons for the blog. If you missed the post, click here. One of the item that I picked up is the Bioré Cleansing Oil. And of course I need to use all the products I bought so I did. Slowly. Earlier this month I took out the Bioré Cleansing Oil to use and it actually felt really good on my face. I tried to recall why I fell off the bandwagon and hated it because it was really good. My guess is I have no proper idea how to use the product.

So here I am; totally into cleansing oil. I reached for this or my Eve Lom Cleanser (also emulsify to oil) to remove my makeup leaving all my cleansing milk sitting at one corner. Awww I promise I’ll be back milky!

I like that the bottle pump is never faulty, it pumps sufficient product out and comes with a plastic stopper for travelling. The nozzle is slim and long which I appreciate very much. I hate hate hateeee short nozzle because that means my hands would need to be placed nearer to the bottle body and there’s a high possibility that I’ll splash some of the oil onto it. You know I’m a bit of a clean freak with my skin care right?

Using this cleansing oil is really easy. If you still need to email me and ask me how to use this I’ll give you a slap on the butt LOL!

Okay, here’s how I do it. This is just me. You do whatever you think suits you and your liking kay? For my makeup I’d need 3 full pump. You may not need that much but depends on how thick is your makeup. Pump all that onto one palm and warm the cleansing oil with both palm then start making circular motion all over face. When I think I’m done (about 2-3 mins?) I’ll rinse with water. The cleansing oil with makeup residue will just rinsed off leaving no oily or sticky feeling on the face. I have no idea why I think it’s yucky last time lol. Then double cleanse. I normally follow up with another cleanser. Currently I cannot use any other cleanser than Gamila Secret Cleansing Bar. If you are not on Gamila ban, feel free to use any cleanser of your choice.

Actually this cleansing oil is also suitable to be used to remove waterproof mascara according to the label on the back of the bottle. Personally I’ve never tried using this to remove my eye makeup. I prefer to use a separate eye makeup remover first before jumping into the shower to remove my face makeup.

The scent is quite calming. I cannot describe the scent but it does smells like lavender and apple. As long as it smells good right?

For the below I’ve used O’slee HD Flawless Rosehip BB Cream all over my face which I’ll review next week.

Here is the ingredient list for those that are interested. Do take note that this cleansing oil contain mineral oil which some of you are allergic to.



Bioré Cleansing Oil is available at all pharmacies and supermarkets nationwide.
Price: RM19.55 for 150ml


Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored review. I bought the product on my own.


45 thoughts on “Review: Bioré Cleansing Oil; The Good, Simple & Affordable Makeup Remover

  1. It is apple scent. Green apple, if not mistaken. I used to dislike cleansing oil. Reason being, the damn BA did NOT teach me how to use it. I avoided cleansing oil for many years until last year. Everyone raved about this Biore cleansing oil. So I decided to give it a try. Thinking (think only) to go back to cleansing milk.

    1. I thought I detect apple scent. I was right. Same here. Hated it because I have no idea how to use it properly. Now that I know, I kinda like it. But I’m rotating between the oil and milk. So I get the best of both world. I’m forever stashing up on removers.

  2. Thanks for sharing this.
    It came at the right time! <3
    I'm almost done with my Neutrogena cleansing oil which was given by a friend and am wondering which brand to buy that won't burn a hole in my pocket 😛

  3. I have a big stash of skincare products but not make up removers. I tend to be unfaithful when it comes to make up remover – I like to try different brands 😛

  4. Clarins, most likely much to your delight. Haha. Hydra Quench moisturizer. The cream gel type. I find it oily after few hours. I use it during night time. I like their new serum due to the texture and absorption rate. Marula Oil still part of my routine but I don’t use as much as I did previously.

    1. Clarins HydraQuench Cream-Gel is awesome. The smell can send me to heaven. But I don’t understand. You want to get it after knowing it’s oily after a few hours?

      1. Because at the moment, that’s one of the best option that I have. Combination skin is so troublesome. My sister has flawless skin. No pimples all her life, not even one. Have to push her to take care of her skin. I want her flawless skin!

  5. I am using biore too but it is the blue bottle hydra clear version. My fren got me from sg hehe..havent tred this version but at the state i am liking the hydra clear i am so gonna try this! Much cheaper than hada labo! By the way have u tried hada labo cleansing oil? What do u think of it?

      1. Hada Labo cleansing oil is the budget version of Clarins cleansing oil. I’ve used it before, it was good. I have yet to buy it though. I don’t stockpile makeup removers.

    1. Not sure about the sting cause I remove makeup with my eyes closed lol. Hmmm my makeup melts when I start going circular motion (can see from the pic) so to me rinsing is really just rinsing though.

  6. I have this like 2 or 3 years ago but at first,i didn’t really know how to use it in a proper way so i research it on Google but couldn’t really find someone reviewing this product so i just go ahead and test it out. But when i use it to remove my eye makeup,it stings my eyes really badly so i NEVER use this to remove eye makeup,i only use this to remove my face makeup. And yeah,it does smells really good,i love the scent a lot 😛 And oh you spelled bar wrongly lol >_<

    1. Why everyone keep using this to remove eye makeup? Haha. I strongly suggest that a separate eye makeup remover are to be used for eye makeup BEFORE using this to remove the remaining of the face makeup 🙂

      Oh I didn’t spell bar wrongly. I really do mean “ban”. When you are using Gamila bar you are not suppose to use other cleanser thus the meaning of my “If you are not on Gamila ban”.

  7. Hi, been reading your blog for quite sometime now. First time commenting though. 🙂

    I wanna suggest you to try the Shiseido Senka Perfect Oil cleansing oil. If you love the Biore cleansing oil, I think you’d love the Perfect Oil even more. I’ve tried both. For me, I find the Biore one stinging on the eyes and abit thick on the texture.

    Perfect Oil on the other hand, has a lighter texture, and yet are able to remove even waterproof makeup quite quickly. It is said to be able to remove comedones too with regular use. I’ve only used it for a few days, so I can’t really justify this. It’s affordable too, around Rm39.90 for 150ml.

    Well, just a suggestion though. Have a nice day~

    1. Hi Carol! Yay! Thanks for commenting 🙂

      Shiseido Senka Perfect Oil Cleansing Oil => got it! Thanks for the suggestion. I will check it out the next time I do another budget shopping for the blog post :). I like it when you mentioned that it’s able to remove comedones lol. You know that’s important for my stubborn skin 😛

      Thank you for dropping by to tell me this. Hope to see ya around soon 🙂

  8. I don’t remember the scent (both Hada Labo and Clarins). Unless the scent is too strong, for e.g. PMD products. I love Clarins cleansing oil – skin feels soft and hydrated. LOL

      1. I am thinking whether to get cleansing milk or cleansing oil next round. At the moment, I am using this Biore cleansing oil. It seems like it takes forever to finish.

  9. I have with me the Hada Labo one. never know how to use cleansing oil -.- I suppose is it the same “pattern” to use with cleanser? do circular motion on the face….is it fiona dearrrrrr~~ >_< haha. tried and do not know why, I always feel that cleansing oil cant really clean up all the face make up, that caused me always pour a lot LOL. such a waste =[

    1. Hmmm there’s no label at the back of the bottle? I believe there is a label with instruction and ingredients etc. Otherwise just use rub in circular motion until all makeup emulsify then rinse and double cleanse. Don’t go cheesy with removers. If you felt that your face is not clean pour slightly more does no harm 🙂

  10. hmm… I think the bottle did mentioned … but I just feel weird, like not clean one. hahaha, maybe have to slowly get use to it. because sometimes cleansing oil on Sales too LOL then can get it instead of normal price cleansing milk 😛

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