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Bioré: Makeup Remover Cleansing Oil -Review

I am a big fan of J beauty primarily because Japanese skincare is about minimal efforts with max gain and who doesn’t appreciate that! Bioré is a popular J-Beauty brand that recently launched in India. I am thrilled because previously I had to ask friends who travelled to Japan to shop for me and pandemic put a stop to that as well; so am very glad to purchase locally.

Previously I have used their Sunscreen which is my absolute favourite and has a cult following so I wanted to try other things the brand had to offer. I have generally had a bitter experience with cleansing oils in the past so I was hesitant but since the brand had impressed me with their sunscreen I thought I should try the cleansing oil and I am glad I did.

Bioré Makeup Remover Cleansing Oil Review
Bioré Makeup Remover Cleansing Oil Review

About Cleansing Oils

It is not just used for makeup removal.

Oils cleansers are the first step of your skincare routine especially if you would like to incorporate double cleansing in it. Our face attracts two kind of impurities 1Oil Based – sunscreen, makeup, and sebum and 2: Water-Based i.e dirt and sweat.

Since water & oil don’t mix your regular soap based face wash is not 100% effective in targeting the oil based impurities. Therefore it’s important to use an Oil based cleansers to remove sunscreen, makeup, and excess sebum all of which are known to clog pores.

Oil Cleansers can also be used by people with Oily Skin.

Yes you read that right! It is a big misconception that Oil cleansers will make the skin more oily. In fact it is very good for oily skin because it effectively regulates the sebum production without drying out the skin. The skin is hydrated and therefore it produces less oil. Remember oil removes oil away from the skin!

Bioré Makeup Remover Cleansing Oil Review
Bioré Makeup Remover Cleansing Oil Review

Bioré Claims

  • Bioré Cleansing Oil effectively dissolves and removes stubborn makeup, including waterproof mascara and lifts away dirt and impurities. It does not leave a greasy feeling and maintains the skin’s natural moisture balance. The best part is, it does not emulsify upon contact with water and maintains optimal cleansing performance.
  • Can apply even with wet hands and rinse off with water and get that clean and fresh feeling!
  • Cost: 1200 for 150 ml
  • Link to purchase


Mineral Oil, PEG-12 Laurate, Isododecane, Isopropyl Palmitate, Water, Polyglyceryl-2 Isostearate, Decyl Glucoside, Polysorbate 85, Glyceryl Oleate, Isostearic Acid, Isostearyl Glyceryl Ether, Myristyl Alcohol, Isostearyl Glyceryl Pentaerythrityl Ether, Alcohol, BHT, Fragrance, Citric Acid, Tocopherol.

Bioré Makeup Remover Cleansing Oil Review
Bioré Makeup Remover Cleansing Oil Review | Ingredients & Claims


Packaging can make or break the experience of any oil based product. Thankfully this plastic pump package got that right. It did leak a little in transit so not exactly travel friendly but the pump & the removable stopper work well for regular use.

Bioré Makeup Remover Cleansing Oil Review
Bioré Makeup Remover Cleansing Oil Review | Packaging Design

My Experience

My previous experience with cleansing oils has been underwhelming. I have tried the Clinique & The Face Shop both of which used to always enter my eyes and create an oily film due to which my vision got blurry for sometime and oh gosh, the stinging! They did not work on damp skin and moreover they didn’t quite emulsify very well leaving the skin oily post-rinse, so I always had to clean again with a face-wash. But this product has exceeded my expectations related to all the above issues. It works like a dream be it dry or damp skin, emulsifies so well that if I chose to not use a face wash after I could very well do so. This does sting a little if it enters the eye but far less as compared to others and doesn’t blur my vision.

It is super lightweight and due to that I enjoy massaging the skin with it. It does a great job at removing waterproof mascara, all kinds of makeup and of-course sunscreen- with minimal effort. This cleansing oil has a grape fragrance which I quite like; it is subtle yet refreshing an aspect that leads you to spend some time while massaging. The skin feels hydrated yet super clean with no oiliness whatsoever after rinsing it off.

I cannot stress further upon the advantage of this working even on damp/wet skin which essentially means one can remove their makeup in the shower! I absolutely appreciate how quickly it works and helps me save so much time at the end of a tiring day.

Bioré Makeup Remover Cleansing Oil Review
Bioré Makeup Remover Cleansing Oil Review
Bioré Makeup Remover Cleansing Oil Review
Bioré Makeup Remover Cleansing Oil Review

Closing Thoughts

Its not often I am so impressed by a product, thats definitely saying something! It does exactly what it claims and far better than its competitor products. It will work for almost all skin types but if you are someone with sensitive skin you need to bear in mind that it does contain fragrance. If you are interested in purchasing this oil, here is my affiliate link. It comes in two sizes of 50 & 150 ml and is absolutely worth the price.

Other cleansers that I have tried and might interest you Clinique, The Face Shop, Bioderma, Loveisderma

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