Simple Hydrating Cleansing Oil ($12.99) is a new cleansing oil that’s mineral oil-free which is formulated to easily remove makeup. I’ve been waiting for Simple Hydrating Cleansing Oil to arrive since hearing about it several months ago. Actually, it feels like a year since I heard about it!
But finally, it’s here and launching at drugstores. I picked my bottle up at Ulta.com but I’ve heard people successfully purchased it at the evil empire (Walmart). I was pretty excited about the launch of this cleansing oil but my biggest rant was the packaging which lacks a pump. Le sigh! I always find cleansing oils without pumps terribly messy as you likely no after reading my Origins Clean Energy Gentle Cleansing Oil review and rant. I also thought the smaller 4.2 oz size at $12.99 was quite expensive especially considering there are a few other drugstore cleansing oils available at around the same size such as Neutrogena Ultra Light Cleansing Oil and Garnier Nourishing Cleansing Oil that can be purchased for around $8 bucks at drugstores. Not to mention Japanese ones that are around $4 to $6 each at Sasa.com as well from Ebay.com sellers like AlphabeautyUK.
But the thing that bugged me the most, the hugest offense of all, was the fact that you can’t use it on your eyes. REALLY? I mean really? Cleansing oil you can’t use around your eyes? Let’s not forget a majority of Simple cleansing products such as their Simple Eye Makeup Remover is labeled as “Avoid getting into your eyes”. What!? Eye makeup remover you should avoid getting into your eyes? Typically I rely on eye makeup remove to remove my eye makeup but I wear waterproof mascara and sometimes my eye makeup remover doesn’t always get it all off. So, after I remove my eye makeup I proceed to follow up with cleansing oil on my face and around my eyes. But apparently, Simple Hydrating Cleansing Oil is also marked as “Avoid getting into your eyes”. Sigh…! This is beyond stupid to me.
Here’s my thoughts on the formula but they lost me at “avoid getting into your eyes” which saddens me because the formula is quite nice.