Treatment Cleansing Oil Face & Eyes

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$50 - 6.8 fl. oz.
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Skin Care > Cleansers (including Cleansing Cloths) > Cleansers/Soaps
Last Updated:
11/19/2013
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No
Tested On Animals:
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This greasy, petrolatum-based cleanser is a cross between a cleansing lotion and a cleansing oil. It does remove all types of makeup, but isn’t the easiest to rinse without a washcloth. The company describes this as a botanical cleanser, but it isn’t, at least not in terms of the main ingredients. Adding a few plant oils and extracts doesn’t make for a 100% botanical product, any more than adding Splenda to chocolate cake would make it a health food. Treatment Cleansing Oil for Face & Eyes is an OK option for dry skin not prone to blemishes.

A delicate, botanical cleanser for the face and eyes that gently and effectively dissolves makeup and impurities, leaving skin soft, hydrated, and radiantly clean. With the addition of water, this formula transforms into a silky emulsion, safely and easily eliminating makeup and debris.

Hydrogenated C6-14 Olefin Polymers, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, PEG-8 Isostearate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Polysorbate 80, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Phyllostachis Bambusoides Juice, Tocopherol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Isocetyl Olivate, Glyceryl Linoleate, Glyceryl Linolenate, Glyceryl Arachidonate, Butylene Glycol, Fragrance

AmorePacific is a South Korean cosmetics line whose skin-care products rolled out to U.S. Sephora stores in mid 2009. According to a business associate of mine who lives in Seoul, the line is hugely popular in Korea and everyone is clamoring for the products. Every month, all over the world, something else becomes "wildly" popular, whether it's in Asia, Europe, South America, or the United States. And, of course, popularity must mean it's the best thing ever…. In Korea we've watched Chinese herbal products, SK-II, different skin lighteners, blemish balms, and on and on gain momentum and then take a back seat to a new kid on the block who is currently getting all the attention.

Despite the fad status of AmorePacific in Korea, let us state emphatically that this product line isn't worth even mild enthusiasm. Without question, from a formulary standpoint, it is among the weakest of the Asian brands, which include globally known lines such as Shiseido, Cle de Peau Beaute, Shu Uemura, and Boscia. Those companies all have a far greater proportion of outstanding products when compared with AmorePacific.

AmorePacific has put together a hodgepodge philosophy of skin care based loosely on a blend of Eastern philosophy, holistic medicine, and technological advances. Reading the background information on the brand's Web site they claim to have combined the best of both worlds: ancient knowledge passed down from generations mingled with the advantages of modern science. Perhaps AmorePacific hasn't paid attention to the dozens of other lines in their part of the world or around the globe making the exact same claims, so there is nothing unique here. Regardless, marketing shtick doesn't create good skin care and that is exactly the problem with AmorePacific; very little of what this line offers is aligned with modern science in regard to skin care.

As is true for a healthy diet, there is an enormous amount of research into what practices and what ingredients can significantly improve skin's health and appearance, whether for wrinkles, skin color, acne, rosacea, sun damage, dry skin, oily skin, blackheads, and on and on. Antioxidants, skin-identical ingredients, cell-communicating ingredients, topical disinfectants, and exfoliants (AHAs and BHA) all have vast research showing their positive impact on skin. For some reason AmorePacific uses almost none of these. In addition, AmorePacific lacks products for most of the aforementioned skin-care concerns, they only have one sunscreen (we mean really, one sunscreen, now that's antiquated, but not in a good way), and their formulations are endlessly redundant with different claims randomly attached to different products.

As for the Eastern philosophy, we don't know how that is supposed to take care of skin because there certainly isn't any data or substantive information explaining why or how it would help, but AmorePacific's formularies don't suggest Eastern, Western, Northern, or Southern ideas of any kind. Moreover, ancient philosophy isn't going to help your skin any more than a 1980s computer is going to help you access the Internet today.

Standing back and looking at specific products, even though there are a few really good options, the prices aren’t justified and you can find better products for far less. However, if you choose to shop this line and are OK with spending more than necessary, at least you’ll know from pur reviews which products approach being worthy of a purchase. However, do not use this line for one-stop shopping because their philosophy does not include what is essential to address a wide range of skin-care concerns.

For more information about AmorePacific, call (877) 552-6673 or visit www.amorepacific.com.

Note: The AmorePacific products reviewed on Beautypedia include those that are currently being sold in Sephora stores in the United States. The company offers an even pricier range of products at upscale department stores such as Neiman Marcus. We're not sure what ancient philosophy that's about; perhaps their spiritual wisdom is that the people who shop Sephora don't deserve their best products and that the products at Neiman Marcus are only for the elite, who have more cash to waste; that must be the Tao according to AmorePacific. Our will review those products in the future.

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  1. CAROL
    Reviewed on Friday, June 13, 2014
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • Value
      4 / 4
    Well worth the price. Best I've found so far.
    • This is the best cleansing oil I've used - beats MAC, Clinique, Mercier, or Lancome. This is thin & very spreadable, nice built-in pump. It doesn't take much. A bit in my hand, then rub around on my dry face, then add water & rub a little more, rinse. I have oily skin & always use about 1 drop of gel cleanser afterward to make sure I'm almost "squeaky" then pat dry & tone. Realistically, the second light cleanse is unnecessary if you use toner on a cotton pad but I pat mine on with my hands.

  2. MissThing
    Reviewed on Monday, September 02, 2013
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    Great stuff
    • Great stuff! A little goes a long way so a bottle lasts months. The scent is fresh and clean, and it removes all and any trace of makeup, even the toughest eye makeup. Def worth the money.

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