This cleansing oil has “speedy” in the name, so I’m going to write a speedy review. I bought it for under $10 in hopes that it would be an affordable oil cleanser option and I was totally disappointed. Kose Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil worked spectacularly as a hair cleansing oil (more on that), but it was really not good for my face.
Kose Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil Review
What it is: oil cleanser that mixes with your natural oils, dirt, makeup, and sunscreen to dissolve everything and then emulsifies on contact with water to rinse it all away.
Other first cleansers I’ve reviewed:
- Etude House O-LE-MONG Sherbet Cleanser Review
- Pixi Double Cleanse Review
- Leejiham (LJH) Dr’s Care Cleansing Oil Review (my favorite)
- Sunday Riley Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm Review
- A Review of 15 First-Step Korean Oil (and other) Cleansers
How to use it: apply a few pumps of the oil to dry, gross skin, massage it in, rinse well with water.
Where to put it in your routine: in the first (oil-soluble) cleanser slot. Need a basic outline of when to use your products? Here you go:
Ingredients: Mineral Oil, PEG-8 Glyceryl Isostearate, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Cyclomethicone, Water, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Isostearic Acid, Glycerin, Phenoexyethanol. CosDNA analysis.
Ingredient breakdown: the only common trigger ingredient here is Jojoba Seed Oil, which rates 2 out of 5 as a potential acne trigger and 0-2 out of 5 as a possible irritant. Mineral oil gets a lot of bad press, but I’m not sold on the idea that it’s bad in an oil cleanser (unless your skin specifically hates mineral oil).
What type of skin might like this: tough as fuck and probably not using acids or retinoids. I love a good, deep oil cleanse, but this took it too deep for me.
Packaging: cute pink and blue sturdy bottle with a good pump.
Smell: maybe the slightest whiff of something slightly chemically if you jam your nose right in it, but nothing that I could really pick up when using in daily life.
Price: under $10 on Amazon Prime (which makes me even sadder that it didn’t deliver for me).
Value: 230ml bottle
What’s good: low price, good size bottle, no scent, emulsifies well, and rinses cleanly.
What’s not good: This cleansing oil stripped my skin to shit, which is wild because that’s not really something I’ve experienced with most of them (the exception being Sunday Riley’s C.E.O. C + E Micro-Dissolve Cleansing Oil, which felt like hell, possibly due to an ingredient sensitivity). Given that my skin can usually take a lot in the cleansing oil department, I’m just not confident recommending this to other skincare fans.
Will I repurchase it: only for using to wash my hair.
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Where to buy full-size: Amazon
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