March 13, 2019

Wet n Wild Expert Level Cleansing Oil Review & Swatches

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.
1 stars out of 5

Wet n Wild Expert Level Cleansing Oil ($8.99) is a new, cleansing oil that launched with the Pump Collection for Spring 2019. Everyone is so into these Athleisure makeup collections lately but I sort sit here and shrug over them as they don’t always make sense to me (I don’t wear makeup when I’m working out). However, smaller skincare products like this and the Best Exfoliating Cleansing Balls that I reviewed recently can be pretty handy to travel with or use after a workout. Although, cleansing oil for me is a makeup remover experience and not so much a remove the sweat and oil from my face after a gym sesh one.

None the less I purchased this anyway! Not for gym use but just because I enjoy cleansing oil and I was curious how Wet n Wild’s formula performed!

Wet n Wild Expert Level Cleansing Oil is $8.99 and 1.52 oz in size. They don’t specifically say it but I have a feeling this might be a limited edition. I always find limited edition skincare very frustrating in this case I don’t mind so much as I actually don’t like it. Ha…! That being said, if you do love it and can’t get it again that would be crappy. Again, they don’t really specify whether or not if it is limited edition but my gut tells me this won’t stick around long.

Another thing that deserves mentioning is the price point. I discussed this in the review I did of the cleansing balls which are also part of this collection. These items are simply priced too high. $8.99 for 1.52 oz of drugstore cleansing oil? Nope. Pass. Palmer’s Skin Therapy Cleansing Oil is 6.5 oz in size and will set you back around $8-$9 depending where you buy it. When it was available Garnier’s Cleansing Oil was 4.2 oz and $8 and Trader Joe’s Facial Cleansing Oil is 4 oz for $8. I mean I can sit here all day and give you a slew of budget options available here in the US, Korea, and Japan that are bigger in size and cheaper in price compared to the smaller 1.52 oz that Wet n Wild gives you for nine bucks. It’s just not really a great price not only due to size but also, when you purchase Wet n Wild products I do think you expect to pay a little less. Budget beauty is their image isn’t it?


This is a little pricey but I wouldn’t mind if the formula was brilliant. But sadly, it was rather hard on my eyes. The formula is fairly thick and mineral oil-based which isn’t something everyone loves but I don’t mind. It removes makeup quite well and didn’t struggle with waterproof mascara. Sadly, it stings my eyes pretty badly. This is a complete deal breaker for me sadly. I use eye makeup remover to remove all my eyeshadow, mascara, etc…prior to using cleansing oil however, I do use it around my eye area to remove any excess that my eye makeup remover might have missed. Plus, it’s sort of standard to cleanse around my eye area when I’m cleaning my face. I’m pretty turned off when cleanser it irritates my eyes. It has a very subtle fresh scent but fragrance is not listed in the ingredients.

I’m not seeing anything terribly bad in the ingredients to cause the burn but maybe it could be the citric acid that’s the issue.

As a cleansing oil it did a good job removing my makeup, it rinses clean away and doesn’t leave behind a film, however, the eye issue is a major problem for me. Plus that price! Ouch!

Wet n Wild Expert Level Cleansing Oil is an easy miss.

Anyone try it?

Do share!

Where to buy

Wet n Wild

Wet n Wild Expert Level Cleansing Oil is 1.52 oz and $8.99. It’s a basic cleansing oil made from glycerin and mineral oil that does a very good job of quickly and easily removing makeup while rinsing clean away and not leaving skin tight or dry after use. However, it did sting my eyes a good deal which was a major deal breaker for me!

Glycerin, Mineral Oil, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Diethoxyethyl Succinate, Water/Eau, Butylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Carmine/CI 75470, Green 6/CI 61565.


Does well removing makeup and rinses clean away without leaving skin tight.


Limited edition status unknown.
Stings eyes badly.


Wet n Wild Expert Level Cleansing Oil might be a good pick up if you don’t cleanse around your eye area but otherwise it might be a miss due to potential eye irritation.

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

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  • kimkats

    WHOA!! When did WnW get proud of itself?! $9 for an ounce and a half? Of Crap?? Newp – that’s a hard pass! Esp. with a crummy formula. Sorry it was so bad, but thanks for saving me the $$, Muse!

    • Isabella Muse

      oh my pleasure! I can’t really believe I paid for it LOL!

      • Casey

        I agree with this stinging the hurts so bad. I just use this for my face and brow makeup and use micellar water for my eye makeup.

  • Carol G

    Yes, their prices are creeping higher and higher, aren’t they? I love cleansing oils too and you are right: they shouldn’t be stinging your eyes. I use them because they take off water proof mascara like a charm so this wouldn’t work if it stings. Besides that, you’re right that the price is outrageous. What’s going on with WNW? I mean $9?!? I thought it was a typo. But sadly it’s not.