I have my fair share of splurging on expensive makeup remover but this SK-II Facial Treatment Cleansing Oil has got to be by far the most luxury and expensive makeup remover cleansing oil I’ve ever had on my face. Phew! That’s a long first sentence to start the review 😀
I’ve always wanted to try this SK-II Facial Treatment Cleansing Oil (or FTCO for short). I went through phases when it comes to beauty products, which I believe all of us do. During my “cleansing oil phase”, I was looking at this FTCO online and I was intrigued! First of all, it came from SK-II and when it’s SK-II and it bears the name ‘Facial Treatment’, I immediately thought this product has Pitera™ in it.
When I attended Discovering the secrets behind SK-II’s miracle ingredient, Pitera™ workshop last year, we had a simple Q&A game. I was so nervous just in case I didn’t know my SK-II facts 😛 but I won a full size bottle of Facial Treatment Cleansing Oil. I can’t remember what was the question and I’m pretty sure I was so nervous that I simply answer the question without even knowing what the question really was. None the less I get to strike off a product from my to-buy wishlist.
The SK-II Facial Treatment Cleansing Oil contain rich formula of Pitera™ (yes!) and Apple Seed extract that goes in deepy to cleanses pores effectively. As all cleansing oil does, this one here eliminates even the most stubborn makeup, mascara and sunscreen. Interestingly, I found this product under the ‘Cleanser’ category. Then only I found out that this is actually a 2-in-1 cleanser and makeup remover.
On the very first time I tried this cleanser, my nose detected a hint of Pitera™ scent. Funnily I couldn’t stand the fermented sour scent two years ago and now I was longing for that scent. Every single SK-II product I touch I was hoping it comes with that sour Pitera™ scent 😀 . The oil however is very light and runny. Yes I am aware that cleansing oil are all runny but this FTCO is specifically extra runny due to the lighter formula. I have the bottle in my bathroom for days where I needed extra pampering and extra strength to remove dirty, oily makeup off my face. I like to use about 4 pumps for the whole face. First, working on the face with light massage then the eyes, lastly wetting both my palm under running shower and emulsify the cleansing oil on my face, turning them into this milky texture before rinsing with water.
Why face first and not the eyes like how I usually remove my makeup? Simple. I didn’t want all the black residue from eyeliner and mascara to get all over my face. That would be so gross. So whenever I’m using FTCO to remove everything, I would start with the face first, followed by the eyes. Thankfully for me, FTCO removed eye makeup with ease. Even the most stubborn Estée Lauder Double Wear Zero-Smudge Lengthening Mascara.
What I like about the SK-II Facial Treatment Cleansing Oil is that once I rinsed with water, the face feels smooth and there was no traces of oil. At this point I could just leave the face as it is, afterall it’s a 2-in-1 cleanser and makeup remover. Depending on my mood of the day, sometimes I would double cleanse. Every other day I’d just leave it as it is.
What if you’re not a makeup user? Could you still use this product to cleanse your face? The answer is yes. Because of the lighter formula and that it comes with a build-in cleanser makes it equally good for someone who is not a makeup user. The oil is able to clean all the dirt and impurities out from the pores and skin surface, while the cleanser in it double cleanse along the way. In fact, many cleansing oil users at oversea uses cleansing oil to clean their face in the morning 🙂
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored review. Product won from SK-II event last year.