January 30, 2017

NYX Stripped Off Cleansing Oil Review

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NYX Stripped Off Cleansing Oil ($14) is one of several new skincare products that NYX Cosmetics launched for Spring 2017. I need another cleansing oil like I need a hole in my head but I was tempted by the new NYX Skincare items that launched and decided to try out the cleansing oil first. Not everyone is going to be excited about this launch as one of the main ingredients is mineral oil. But I’ve honestly, never had issues with mineral oil so, this wasn’t something that really effected my judgement of the product.

Although, I will say it is kind of small at 3.38 oz for $14. I feel like I can run through this bottle on two weeks with daily use. I think I said or at least thought the same thing about Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Oil which is $15.99 but at least that’s nearly double the size at 6 oz.

Well, enough ranting, let’s check out my review.

NYX Stripped Off Cleansing Oil is a fairly thick cleansing oil that emulsifies easily and removes dirt, oil, and makeup beautifully. It’s most comparable to Sephora Supreme Cleansing Oil in texture. If you’re sensitive it deserves mentioning that the formula has a very light fresh scent that’s barely noticeable. Although thick, it does the job of removing easily.

If you’ve never used a cleansing oil before or you’re intimidated by the idea of smearing oil all over your face, don’t be. Cleansing oil rinse clear away without leaving a greasy residue behind or leaving skin shiny after use. To use it, apply it on dry skin and massage in. Add a little water to emulsify the oil and keep massaging, now rinse off. Done! Clean, fresh skin.

This formula was quite nice and didn’t leave behind any trace of makeup however, I felt a little tight after using it which disappointed me a little bit. But following up with a good moisturizer after goes a long way to restore hydration to my skin.

I dunno if NY Stripped Off Cleansing Oil stands out as particularly great or ground breaking but it’s a nice enough at this price point. I do wish it didn’t leave me tight after use and a little bit of a bigger bottle wouldn’t go a miss.

The good news?

NYX is on sale at Ulta.com for buy 1, get 1 50% off which always helps when trying something new right?

Have you tried NYX Stripped Off Cleansing Oil?

Do share!

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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  • yelena

    doesn’t really appeal to me. I would like to find a dupe for my favortite -Lancôme Energie The Vie Cleansing oil is my HG cleansing oil. I have tried other high ends (Josie Maran, Tatcha, Boscia, Sephora brand, etc, etc) but none of them compare. tatcha is soothing but doesn’t remove all my makeup. Boscia removes all my makeup but leaves a film of residue that is not comfortable for my eyes. etc etc.

    the lancome is perfection – non drying (I actually think it soothes my extra dry skin without being oily or leaving a residue), removes ALL my makeup, and is simply a dream to use.
    my only complaints are you have to be careful with the pump, it is strong and if you aren’t careful it can fire a projectile pump and waste some product, and well its pricey, so u can’t afford to waste a single drop. all in all it is worth it and I’m on my 3rd bottle in the last year. so not too bad.

    • Isabella Muse

      I haven’t tried the Lancome one, my fav is farmacy’s clear away bloom cleansing oil. Doesn’t dry, nice light texture, removes all makeup and doesn’t leave a residue. This was enough but hated that it made me a bit tight after :-/

  • Dora

    My fave is the DHC one. I’m using the No. 7 right now and it’s scented and is mainly mineral oil (which I could’ve/should’ve checked before purchasing) and is too drying. Waiting for the DHC one to go one sale (or to find a good price on the L’Occitane, which also seems good) — I hardly ever toss products but might toss this one.

    • Isabella Muse

      I always wonder if mineral oil is the culprit behind the tightness but I have other cleansing oils with mineral oil that aren’t drying so, it’s likely something else!

      • Dora

        Oh, interesting. I assumed the mineral oil was the problem. Was thinking about trying the Burt’s Bees version but then saw it was mainly mineral oil (I think). Maybe I will try it — actually I think I may have a sample somewhere. Or could go back to my tried and true DHC. The other problem with the No. 7 one is that it doesn’t really work — I noticed last night that it didn’t really remove all of my makeup — some of it just ended up moving around my face. Really regret buying it.

        • Isabella Muse

          honestly, I haven’t had an issue with mineral oil at all. A lot of people don’t love it but it hasn’t really been an issue for me. I think DHC has mineral oil too though, just a note! Aw man that sucks :-/ That’s one I can add to my avoid list!

          • Dora

            Pretty sure the DHC version is olive oil, like a lot of their products. I’ve used it for so long — and seemed like such an easy product to get right so branched out to other (less expensive versions) but that doesn’t always work out . . .

          • Isabella Muse

            you could be right, sometimes I use so many things I can’t keep it all together in my head:D

  • Lauren

    $14 for mostly mineral oil? Pass. Will likely stick with the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter one!

  • Katie Lemons

    What do you think is the best drugstore/value priced cleansing oil you’ve tried so far?

  • Randi MacDonald

    Have you tried The Body shop’s cleansing oil? If so, what did u think? I’m using a deluxe sample of the sheishedo oil now, I like it.