When I first bought this product I used it on dry skin but it felt a little too oily. Now I splash water on my face first then use it. It almost lathers up but not really, it sort of turns milky as I rub it into my face. It works just as well on removing makeup as it did on dry skin but my face does not feel as oily and I much prefer using it this way, on the wet face.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
We recommend applying the product to dry skin, add a small amount of water to emulsify it and rinse off.
These are the instructions for the cleansing oil from Boscia's website:
Apply to dry skin and gently massage onto the face in a circular motion. A unique cushioning effect will allow your fingers to glide without pulling or tugging. Rinse clean with water and follow with Balancing Facial Tonic.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
(San Francisco, CA)
I have been hooked on oil based make up removers since my twenties when my skin was very oily and broken out. I can not live without them. I use them on dry skin first to break up foundation and all eye make up. Once I have done an effective rubbing to break up the bond of cosmetics, I add a small amount of water to continue the cleansing effect, then rinse with warm water until everything is removed. I then bring out my Clarisonic brush and favorite cleanser of the month to really get a deep clean. I do not get break outs with any of the oil based removers and I am sure the second cleansing with the brush are a big part of that. I have always called the oil based products a make up remover, not cleanser, and my face loves me for it. The thought of cleansing my face without removing make up first, even with the Clarisonic, gives me the chills. It would feel like I would be pushing all that make up around with cleanser and brush, but not truly clearing my pores of all that gunk. Some claim their brush heads are actually stained with the color of foundation. The thought of that, does not make me feel perfectly cleansed. I do not want to find make up residue on my toner pad after all that cleansing. These oils are a must for me and they do not cause break outs when used as directed. I get glowing skin from the few extra steps but it is worth it at my age. I want clear, youthful skin way into my 60's.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
(San Jose, CA)
Make sure to apply the cleansing oil to dry skin. You do not need to wet your hands or face so do not use water unless you're rinsing off. I've learned that water only dilutes the oil and it becomes less effective. Hope this was helpful! :)
I don't use water first, and it's working great!
answered 4 years ago
(Clinton Township, MI)
Don't wet your face, it doesn't work as well. I think it does specify somewhere on the box you should only apply on dry skin, I don't remember where though. Sephora skin care specialist also said the same thing, don't wet your face.
I have used other cleansing oils and you usually (which i do with this) rub it on a dry face, getting every area so it softens the makeup first, THEN get your hands really wet, rub around and it turns milky. rinse after that then cleanse. I think it works amazingly. I don't know that it would dissolve the make up half as well if your face was wet first
I usually wet my hands before I pump the cleanser into my palm. This seems to work well for me.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
I use this with my Clarisonic and I only wet the brush a little first. Generally with an oil cleanser you want to use it on dry skin for it to work best.
Hope that helps!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago