My Favorite Cleansing Oils

Cleansing oils were a new concept for me this year, but once I tried one, I was hooked. I didn’t realize that I should be putting oil on my already oily face! These oils could break down makeup so easily and help cleanse your skin. I’ve tried several, but would always find myself coming back to these two cleansing oils.

Boscia Makeup-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil

I’ve previously raved about the Boscia Makeup-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil before in this post, but I’ll reiterate some points. I’m on my second bottle because of how much I like it!




This has a thick consistency similar to hand or dish soap, but very little does a lot of damage!


  • No scrubbing needed and gets all the waterproof makeup off
  • All the product comes out easily when washing it off
  • Doesn’t dry out my skin and leaves my skin baby butt soft
  • Fresh scent


  • Sometimes doesn’t get all my eyeliner off, but I usually can just wash it with water after washing the oil off
  • Seems a little expensive for the amount of product you’re getting

Shu Uemura Porefinist Anti-Shine Fresh Cleansing Oil

I received this Shu Uemura Porefinist Anti-Shine Fresh Cleansing Oil as a birthday gift last year from my friend (Thanks, Hesuh!), but tucked it away until a few months ago because I didn’t know what it was. But once I brought it out into my rotation, it stayed.

Every night, I use two pumps to get all my makeup off. I could probably get away with using just one pump though.




It surprised me at how watery this came out from the bottle. I would be closer to water than oil, but still took off all my makeup without a problem.


  • Very quick with breaking down all my makeup
  • Nice, refreshing scent
  • Do not need to scrub to get waterproof makeup off
  • Lasts a long time (you’re getting your money’s worth)


  • Seems to dry out parts of my face (I have combination skin)
  • It takes me a while to get all the oil/product off (compared to the Boscia Cleansing Oil)


If you have easy access to one or the other, I would say go with either of the cleaning oils! There’s only a dollar difference, though it does seem like you’re getting more product for the Shu Uemura.

However, with my combination skin, I would lean towards Boscia. If you have oily skin, go with the Shu Uemura! Honestly, you can’t go wrong with either.

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  • The Pale Tails

    I really need a good cleansing oil. Definitely need to try these out.
    The Pale Tails
    – Beckie x

    • Tiny Taurus

      For sure check these out! Game changer, seriously.

  • Kiran

    Haven’t tried either of these but I have been loving the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm, so good! Thanks for sharing, I know Boscia is a popular skincare brand xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

    • Tiny Taurus

      I’ll look into the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm! I’m always into finding new stuff to try, thanks!

  • Erin Azmir

    Lovely post! My favourite cleansing oil is from SK-II. It is awesome! If it hadn’t been for the ridiculous price, I would have totally repurchased it. x

    • Tiny Taurus

      Ugh! I’ve been wanting to try SK-II products, but that price tag :'(
      Maybe one day…