Review: MUJI Sensitive Cleansing Oil

by - 6:36 PM

So many people believe that cleansing is the most important step in our skincare regime. I do, too. As maybe you have known, we, Asians (especially Japanese women) believe that double-cleansing is very important and it’s not only mandatory on makeup days but everyday it is! One of the most popular skincare items of first cleanser is cleansing oil. So many brands carry different range for these magical oils which serve for different purposes (i.e.: whitening, deep-cleansing, etc.). Today I am going to review a cult-favorite cleansing oil from a famous Japanese Brand: MUJI Sensitive Cleansing Oil!

MUJI is widely known as a Japanese convenience store that basically sells everything – from house appliances to stationery to beauty products – and have so many big stores around the world. Apparently their beauty products are relatively good too if not great, especially their skincare range. And this cleansing oil I am going to review today is also the star of MUJI’s skincare range, so without further ado, let’s get into the review now!

MUJI Sensitive Cleansing Oil
Brand: MUJI
Netto Weight/Content: 200 ml
Origin: Japan
Price: 950 ¥
Where to buy: MUJI Singapore, MUJI Japan (MUJI ID hasn’t carried beauty products yet)

Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, ETHYLHEXYL Palmitate, Sorbeth-30 Tetraisostearate, Polysorbate 80, Sorbeth-30 Tetraoleate, Sorbitan Oleate, Water, Pentylene Glycol, Glycosyl Trehalose, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Glycerin, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Polyquaternium-51, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, tocopherols, Butylene Glycol

If the bottle appears sleek on pictures it’s because it really is. I cannot help not to praise about it! Even though it’s made of plastic, the bottle is so sturdy and seems not easily to break because the plastic is kinda thick. Not looking or feels cheapo at all for it to stand on your vanity table.

As you can see the bottle is made of clear transparent plastic, plus there are stripe indicators to tell you how far you’ve gone with it and how much it’s left! All the measurement here is using milliliters. Now you don’t have to busily predict how much exactly you have left eh~

The pump works really great too; it would dispense the right amount of product and has no issues such as how cheapo pump dispenser would do. It comes with a plastic stopper to prevent any spoilage when the whole bottle is brought along with you while travelling. This is something good to note from Japanese products which bottle comes in pump-type dispenser, they always put stopper in each bottle – making the products become travel-friendly (despite the size tho, LOL)

MUJI has several other types for their cleansing oils such as mild, normal, but I bought the sensitive type because it’s the only one that doesn’t use mineral oil. It is 100% mineral oil free, fragrance free, coloring free! It uses Olive Oil as the main oil ingredient, that’s why it would be very suitable for those with sensitive skin and have no allergic reaction to Olive Oil. Wait, what?

I just found out the ultimate saddening truth:
Apparently my skin is allergic toward Olive Oil.

Basically this cleansing oil works wonder – hands down I do really think it’s the best cleansing oil I’ve tried in my life so far:
  • Cleanses deep and thoroughly
  • Emulsifies really well
  • Leaves no oil residue after rinsing
Here I have some pictures to show you the cleansing power of this product. All the products I use for this test is waterproof and stubborn, and please do keep in mind that I don’t really use cleansing oil to remove my eye & lips makeup, so I’m okay if it cannot remove eyeliner/mascara/lipstain well.

(L-R): Jordana 12hr Made to Last Pencil Liner - Maybelline Color Tattoo - K-Palette Zero Kuma Concealer - Coastal Scents Liquid Liner - Kiss Me Mascara - Sleek Powder Blush - Illamasqua Cream Pigment - Tarte Eyeshadow - A'Pieu Marker Tint Pen - Laneige Serum Intense Lipstick - Estee Lauder Double Wear

what's left: Coastal Scents Liquid Liner - Kiss Me Heroine Long & Curl Mascara S - A'Pieu Marker Tint Pen

Although the constituency of this oil is rather thick because of the olive oil’s nature and has a kind of funny smell, but I found that 2 pumps were already enough for my whole face. And as I mentioned above, it emulsifies very well and leaves no residue afterwards. NO TIGHT FEELING ALSO OMG. What kind of sorcery is this?? Any other cleansing oils I’ve tried, most of them leaves my skin kinda stripped, dry, and dehydrated. But with MUJI cleansing oil, I experienced none of those above.

But why on earth do I have to be allergic to the all-good olive oil?

Yes, I got breakout from using this cleansing oil. And yes, it’s not because my skin is stripped nor that it contains harmful ingredients inside, but because it was too good instead for having olive oil as the main ingredient, not mineral oil. Sadly, I am not allergic to the oh-so-hated-and-dissed-by-everyone mineral oil.


Last Words?
In conclusion, I was happy with my purchase. Seriously, I was. This cleansing oil is so good for its price – only 950 ¥ - and it’s readily available in your nearest MUJI stores outside Indonesia. Cleanses deep, emulsifies so well, no sticky/gooey/oily residue, leaves no tight feeling behind…what else could you demand for more? However, my weird skin has a very bad reaction to it because of the Olive Oil ingredient.

If you have sensitive skin and have no allergic reaction to Olive Oil, I would highly recommend this product. It’s a good buy after all, and even though I’m sad, I am not even once disappointed with this product. 

It’s not the product – it’s all about my skin. I'm giving it 4.5/5 because it's good, even though it doesn't work on me. It may work good (if not great) on others.


Okay that’s all for this post, and see you next time!

Oh, don’t forget to drop some comments kay ~ I would love to know your thoughts. 
Ciao for now XO


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