YES - I use this in alternation with the SK-II Facial Treatment Cleanser. I actually use less than a pump-ful of the product (the "How to Use" video suggests 2-3 pumps). Other reviewers who have given low ratings have noted that there is a filmy residue afterwards - yes, the film stuff DOES happen when you overpump.
When I first bought this product in Hong Kong, the SK-II saleslady at a counter told me to pat the oil onto the skin rather than spreading the oil and "gently massaging" the oil over the face as described in the "How to Use" video. She said to let it sit for about 30 seconds (I suppose to allow the cleansing oil to loosen up the dirt and grime in your pores) before using a bit of lukewarm water to gently massage your face in circular motion - this should produce a milky watery emulsion. Then let it sit for another 30 seconds before rinsing off.
Sounds very time-consuming, but it works! Also, since I've been using this for years now, I've also cut corners here and there when my skin isn't too dirty and I'm in a rush (AKA lazy) by adjusting the amount of oil that I use and shortening the time that I spend waiting. I'm sure after awhile of use, you'll probably find out what works best for you too!
answered 1 week, 2 days ago
(San Francisco, CA)
I feel like the oil works better in removing make up. I use the cleansing oil in the evening and the foaming cleanser in the morning.