MAC Cleanse Off Oil : Review


About the product : An industry-strength oil-based makeup remover that’s gentle on the skin. Botanically formulated with oils of olive fruit, evening primrose and jojoba seed and absolutely 100 percent mineral-oil free. Massages onto the skin to loosen all makeup, including waterproof mascara. Emulsifies into a lotion-type liquid with water: rinses off easily, no tissues required – and no residue! Protects with vitamin E. Skin softening and conditioning. Good for all skin types.

Price : US $31.00 for 150 ml



MAC Cleanse Off Oil Review

MAC Cleanse Off Oil Review


MAC Cleanse Off Oil Review

MAC Cleanse Off Oil Review



MAC Cleanse Off Oil Review

The MAC Cleanse Off Oil comes in a clear plastic bottle with a pump dispenser. The pump can be twisted to a close position but it doesn’t firmly lock so I wouldn’t advise traveling with this. Packaging aside, I absolutely love this cleansing oil! The oil is very thin and light, has a pleasant refreshing scent (very mild) and emulsifies completely with water. I use 1 pump of this all over the face, massaging my cheeks and neck for about a minute and then I use another pump only for the eyes. It removes all makeup including the most stubborn waterproof mascara and long wearing liners. When you add a few drops of water, the oil turns milky and then can be easily rinsed off with water. It doesn’t leave an oily residue on the skin apart from a silky smoothness. I follow it up with a gentle cleanser (Kama Ayurveda Rose & Jasmine Cleanser) to remove all traces of the oil completely from the skin. My skin feels really clean, soft and smooth post cleansing. After watching Lisa Eldridge’s video on Facial Massage, I used this to massage my face a couple of times and the results were phenomenal! It made my skin so incredibly soft and smooth after a 10 minute massage, absolutely amazing!

I can’t think of anything I don’t like about the product except maybe that the packaging could have had a better locking mechanism. The oil itself is fabulous and I recommend it to everyone! Its very effective at removing makeup and makes the skin really silky and soft. Its also free from mineral oil so in case you are allergic, you can safely try this out!

Rating : 4.75/5



MAC Cleanse Off Oil Review

MAC Cleanse Off Oil Review


MAC Cleanse Off Oil Review

MAC Cleanse Off Oil Review




  1. Sagarika Kumar
    January 26, 2015 / 8:36 am

    i have this and it does remove my makeup like no ones business but it makes my vision blurry

  2. January 26, 2015 / 8:45 am

    I have been using this since last year and I am about to buy a new bottle! I love it too! I am glad this product works for you as well. Just a heads up, the twist mechanism of the bottle of mine is kinda broken now after almost 12 months of use. Eeek. All in all, i love it! It does a great job!

  3. apeksha
    January 26, 2015 / 9:56 am

    Sounds perfect. I have never tried facial oil. This one seems great to start with.

  4. Neeti
    January 26, 2015 / 11:27 am

    I have oily skin even in winters..i am worried if It would suit me as I am oily.. What do you think ?

    • January 26, 2015 / 12:46 pm

      It would. Cleansing Oils and Balms emulsify with water and wash off so oily skinned people can use them as well.

  5. January 26, 2015 / 12:54 pm

    Hi does it perform compared to the Clinique take the day off cleansing balm?

    • January 27, 2015 / 3:41 pm

      This emulsified a little more, gets milkier when you mix with water. I think this may be a little more effective than the clinique one though I loved that as well.

  6. Blush
    January 26, 2015 / 1:02 pm

    Thanks for the review.

  7. Blush
    January 26, 2015 / 1:03 pm

    Will try this as i finish my current one.

  8. January 26, 2015 / 1:52 pm

    woul u know if this suits sensitive skin?
    Sounds like a good one and how would u compare this to Body shop cleansing oil?

    • January 26, 2015 / 1:53 pm

      The MAC one is more effective and emulsifies better than the TBS one.

  9. January 26, 2015 / 2:10 pm

    Hi Ankita, how does this compare to the TBS cleansing oil?

  10. Joo
    January 26, 2015 / 2:39 pm

    Thanks for reviewing such a nice product… If this can remove the stubborn waterproof mascara then its a really great product… I also face problem in removing waterproof mascara… So I can think over it…

  11. Joo
    January 26, 2015 / 2:41 pm

    Can u plz tell this ingredients of this product…

  12. January 26, 2015 / 3:41 pm

    I stay away from cleansing oil thinking it won’t suit oily skin… should try 🙂

  13. Neeti
    January 26, 2015 / 7:16 pm

    I will give it a try for sure.. Thanxx 🙂

  14. esha
    January 27, 2015 / 10:30 am

    hi, Is this available in India?

  15. aliyajamshed7
    January 27, 2015 / 2:01 pm

    Sounds great,thanks for the info

  16. January 27, 2015 / 3:51 pm

    Seems to be a great product..I am rather interested in cleansing balms though..Clinique one is on my list

  17. January 27, 2015 / 5:31 pm

    I am Almost on verge of finishing up my Camomile Sumptuous Butter…I agree massaging oil (cleansing ) Makes Huge difference…Will Check this out!!

  18. January 27, 2015 / 8:08 pm

    well reviewed, would like to get something like this as I use a lot of eye makeup that needs to come off in seconds

  19. January 27, 2015 / 10:07 pm

    I wasn’t tempted to invest in this cleansing oil until you mentioned the way it beautifies skin after a little massage.. I must tell you I am sold… 😛

    Adding it to my MAC wishlist!! 😀

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