Review // Dear Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

This product was sent to me for review by Skinsider, however opinions are my own.

Dear Klairs is a brand I have quickly come to really love as I've tried more and more of their products. Maintaining a high standard across their products, I've always gotten just a little bit excited every time I get one and see that they have new ones being released. One product in particular that I had wanted to try for a while is the Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil, which I had seen being featured on quite a few pages that I follow being highly commended. So, Skinsider graciously gifted me with one to try out and give my opinion on.

The idea of using oil to clean your face may seem a little intimidating or even a bit counterproductive, but it's highly beneficial. Oils help remove excess make up, skin debris and believe it or not, oils. I used to have incredibly oily skin but I have found in the past year or so that the type of skin I have has changed slightly. Even so, when my skin was oily, I found oils to be the most beneficial type of cleanser for me.

I N G R E D I E N T S 

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Isononyl Isononanoate, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate , Isopropyl Myristate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil , Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil , Tocopheryl Acetate , PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate , Polysorbate 20, Fragrance, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) , Carapa Guaianensis Seed Oil, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil

One thing that always grabs my attention with Klairs products is the packaging, it has this minimal, eco kind of aesthetic to it which gives an impression of natural beauty. The bottle is a high quality, sturdy plastic in an amber brown with a black slimline pump.

There is a small clip stopper underneath the pump which prevents it from leaking in transit to you, but it's also very handy to keep a hold of so you can take it with you in your skincare while travelling.


1. Take an adequate amount of Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil onto the palms of dry* hands
2. Gentle massage over dry face in order of forehead, nose and cheeks
3. After massaging, do not wipe off with a tissue but rinse with lukewarm water 2-3 times.

*It's incredibly important to make sure that your skin is dry on both your hands and your face, as not doing so will lead to the oil turning milky in texture and not getting the results intended. 

T E X T U R E 

Your first impressions of oils would be that of a greasy feeling and not something you would want near your skin. However, despite being an oil, you don't actually get that from it. It's a thin oil that feels very light on the skin. There's enough lubrication from it to massage your skin well with it, but not so much that you don't feel so clean after. 

S C E N T 

One thing that really makes using this product so enjoyable is the fact it just smells delightful. It has a very natural scent combining herbs and fruit. This has become a product I use as part of my morning routine, purely because I quite enjoy massaging my face to wake me up in the morning and the scent from this really helps and makes it a relaxing process for me. It may be a little strong for those with sensitive noses, but for me personally, it's a lovely little scent.


Double cleansing has become a more and more popular aspect to a skincare routine, usually using an oil based cleanser initially and a separate cleanser of a different formula as a follow up. This combination allows for your skin to get really clean but isn't always necessary to be done every single time you do your skincare. I only ever double cleanse in the evening if I have been wearing make up that day, as I don't want to over cleanse my face when it isn't necessary for it. So, the Klairs Cleansing Oil is used in this situation for me. I find it easily takes off face make up, lip make up (though not always the stronger tints in some cases) and eye make up. I have a few waterproof mascaras that I find it lifts well, if anything on occasion I might have to cleanse the eye area twice to fully remove some of it. 

O V E R A L L 

I've been so impressed with this cleanser and is definitely one of the top oil cleansers I've used out of both Western and Korean branded ones. It does the job it's set out to do, gently cleanses your face while removing make up. I've found over my testing period of using this, that it's improved my skin texture slightly. My skin has more of an overall glow, especially to the cheek area, it just feels like my whole face is glowing with kind of minimal effort in a way. 

Would I recommend this to my readers? Of course! If you're a little apprehensive about trying out oil on your skin, this may help you ease into them as it's so mild and gentle on the skin and once cleaned away, it doesn't leave any stickiness or residue. I'm definitely going to be buying a new one when I get this one finished as I'm 2/3 of the way through the bottle already!

This cleansing oil can be purchased from Skinsider for £21 here. If you happen to spend an extra £9 on the store (stock up on some sheet masks for yourself!), you will get free express delivery in the UK.

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