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Dior Instant Gentle Cleansing Oil

What it is:A gentle cleansing oil for the face and eye area.What it does: Suitable for all skin types, this cleansing oil preserves the skin’s natural hydration for outstanding cleansing results. Even though it’s an oil, it leaves no greasy residue. Formulated with Pure Lily Extract, which is present in Dior’s Instant Cleansing Water, it helps inhibit skin inflammation, leaving the skin looking soft and supple.
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Questions & Answers for Dior Instant Gentle Cleansing Oil

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How do I use this?
I got a deluxe sample, and there are no directions.

I am new to the "cleansing oils," so I was wondering how are they used. Is this to just remove make-up? Or is this something you keep in the shower and use as a facial cleanser? Also, do I have to wet my face first, or do I have to apply this to dry skin with a cotton ball?
So far I have been using it with an already wet face it the shower, and it smells and feels really nice, but I have a feeling I am not using it correctly. I'd love to buy a full size bottle, but I want to try to use it correctly before zi decide.
Thanks in advance for the help and tips! :)
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
marcy2388
(New York, New York)
on Instant Gentle Cleansing Oil
5 answers
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answer 1
this is not a true oil cleanser. those can be hard to remove and i feel they leave a film behind. this is more a regular cleanser. i've tried both ways, dry face and wet face. i see no difference. maybe not in the shower since it'll to wet to give it a chance to rub in. i've just wet my face a bit and that seems to work ok. if you are removing makeup always use a cream cleanser first and remove that with a cotton pad. then use this.
answered 7 months ago
kasumiga
(new york)
answer 2
I use it as my only cleanser. Dior's is a bit less oily than most, so probably a good intro to oil cleansing. Wet your face then squirt 1-2 squirts on your hand and rub in little circles. The just rinse and finish with your toner and moisturize. It leave my skin very refreshed, doesn't even need a toner to remove excess oil.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
kelisabethy
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 3
Just pump 1-3 pump-fulls into you hands and on a dry / damp face rub into your face and work it around wash off with warm water :)
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
mascaracrazy
(toledo,oh)
answer 4
This oil works as a makeup remover, however you rub this oil onto dry skin instead of wet skin. After massaging over your face, take some water & rinse. I find I need a lot of this product in order to remove my makeup, and even then I don't think it removes all my makeup. I tend to use a separate eye makeup remover before or after using this cleansing oil. Try Boscia's Makeup Breakup instead!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
meghan2315
(YK NT)
answer 5
Apply the product to dry skin with circular motions. Wet face and massage product into skin with circular motions, removing all traces of makeup and dirt. Rinse face and pat skin dry.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
instructions for use?
got this as a sample with no instructions for product use?
asked 2 years ago
Anonymous
(Modesto,CA)
on Instant Gentle Cleansing Oil
4 answers
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answer 1
I use at night to remove all make-up and make my skin feel fresh. You can actually just put some on your palms, rub them together, and begin massaging any make-up away. It's a great cleaner for the eyes as it does not irritate at all. Sometimes I barely moisten my hands with water before squirting this on my hands. I washes clean and easily. Lovely fragrance.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
TXCheri
(Temple, TX)
answer 2
rub it on your dry face and dry hands, wait a min then wet hands then rerub all of your face and eyes then splash water to rinse off, blt dry with a towel. this stuff is fabulous aqnd me personally i use two pumps and im a moderate makeup wearer. hope this helps
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
BrookElaine
(Mishawaka, IN)
answer 3
I've always applied cleansing oil to dry skin, lightly rubbing in a circular motion. When miniscule pieces of grit can be felt (actually beads of makeup removed), add water, massage a bit more, then rinse.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
bobbievn
(Missouri)
answer 4
Apply a small amount to damp skin, massage in circular motions and rinse.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
how to use
Do you use water? What are the steps to use this product properly?
asked 6 months ago
juicylaviva
(Fayetteville, AR)
on Instant Gentle Cleansing Oil
3 answers
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answer 1
Use the oil on your dry face and massage all over, and you will find the oil will help removing the blackhead and whitehead. Then, use warm water to rinse it off, the oil will turn to milk immediately. You can use foam cleanser afterwards or just leave it like that.
answered 6 months ago
RebeccaSC
(Sedona, AZ)
answer 2
Apply onto dry skin, massage, and rinse off with water. But I'd save your money and go for another cleansing oil (like Clinique's Take off the Day balm, or Boscia's Makeup Breakup Cleansing oil, or Clarins Melt Cleanser). This one stings the eyes. I use a different gel based cleanser after cleansing with an oil.
answered 6 months ago
meghan2315
(YK NT)
answer 3
You can use this two ways:
1) Splash your face with water, take 2 to 3 pumps and massage it in then rinse.
2) With a dry face take 2 to 3 pumps and massage it in and then rinse!
It's that easy! You can use it wet or dry, but 2 to 3 pumps of it is the suggested amount to use for each wash. I hope that helped!
answered 6 months ago
PandaCake
(Colorado)
Question
seperate cleanser?
I got this because I read somewhere that if you wear sunblock,you should remove it with a cleansing oil and follow with a regular facial cleanser. The reviews are mixed it seems and in the two times I went to the store,one SA agreed with what I read and the other said just to use this. I have combo to dry skin..mostly dry at this point and I dont want to overstrip my skin or leave it to breakout . Help! Im so confused here! Is this just sunblock/makeup remover or does it stand as a remover and cleanser?thanks for any advice!
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
wintery
(cincinatti ,OH)
on Instant Gentle Cleansing Oil
3 answers
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answer 1
whenever i have to remove something extra i always do two steps, a cream cleanser that i wipe off (and then rinse) and follow that with a more "soapy" one. this is a good one for step two
answered 7 months ago
kasumiga
(new york)
answer 2
Love the smell...but doesn,t clean..only good for days not wearing makeup.which is when I use it
answered 11 months ago
harmony
(new york)
answer 3
I have not specifically used it to remove sunblock, but I do use it at night to remove all of my makeup. It powers through the hardest to remove mascara - so I can't imagine that it wouldn't work on sunblock. It's very gentle on the skin - but very powerful results.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
TXCheri
(Temple, TX)
Question
Ingredients, please :)
Just curious about what's in this stuff. Please and Thank you.
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
drrdh
(columbus, oh)
on Instant Gentle Cleansing Oil
2 answers
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answer 1
aqua (water), butylene glycol, peg-20 glyceryl trisostearate, glycerin, diglycerin, peg-7 glyceryl cocoate, polysorbate 20, pentylene glycol, peg-6 caprylic/capric glycerides, peg-20 glyceryl isostearate, peg-32, lilum candidum bulb extract, phenoxyethanol, peg-8, parfum (fragrance), tetrasodium edta, citric acid, sodium citrate, tocopherol, bht
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
cat12345
answer 2
Not all brands provide us with a list of ingredients. We suggest reaching out to Dior directly for a full listing. Thanks!
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Is it a good makeup remover?
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
8005
(Eastland, TX)
on Instant Gentle Cleansing Oil
2 answers
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answer 1
personally I returned this cleanser because it was so poor at removing my makeup. I would cleanse(2-3x) and then swipe with toner and makeup residue was still showing up on my cotton pad...
answered 1 year ago
LC4Beauty
(columbus, ohio)
answer 2
Personally, I don't like it that much. I'm coming to the end of mine (finally!) but I'm using it because of the price tag - I couldn't bear to give it away & I'm not one to throw things out. I thought it was just OK. It will definitely burn your eyes, which I don't like considering it's supposed to be a make-up remover. Try the Boscia Make-up Break-up instead!
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
meghan2315
(YK NT)
Question
How do you use it?
Do you just apply with cotton ball like cleansing milk or lather with water and wash it out?
asked 7 months ago
odessito4ka
(Los Angeles, CA)
on Instant Gentle Cleansing Oil
2 answers
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answer 1
Lather with water and wash off
answered 6 months ago
ontariogirl
(Toronto)
answer 2
Using this product is very similar to using a typical cleanser - apply one or two pumps of oil to dry skin and gently rub in circles, then lightly wet your face and work rub lightly before rinsing. After rinsing your face should be free of grime and makeup.
answered 7 months ago
NikaBT
Question
How does this compare to Josie Maran's Argan Cleansing Oil?
asked 2 years ago
melissarnewton
(Wichita Falls, TX)
on Instant Gentle Cleansing Oil
2 answers
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answer 1
I actually own both of these, and would say I like them both for different reasons. It is completely different from Josie's. It is very light, not sticky and no "warming."
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
rose75
(Texas)
answer 2
Not a true oil, so I find it doesn't clean as well as other cleansing oils
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
jadevallis
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