Everyone has been obsessed with double cleansing and, admittedly, I’m pretty late on the bandwagon but I’m here now! Today, I’ll be reviewing a product that was very kindly sent me to be Beautynetkorea, who were the ones who actually suggested this to me. This is the O-Le-Mong sherbet cleanser by Etude House, which is scented with three different fruits – orange, lemon and grapefruit! The packaging is pretty cute, in my opinion, though the bright yellow a little different from Etude House’ usual.
The first time that this product was sent to me, the product had unfortunately leaked and ruined the beauty of the packaging, s oBeautynetkorea were sweet enough to send me another one (and even extra bubble wrapped it to make sure it wouldn’t happen again). If you’re interested in checking out this product – or all the other things they carry – click on the links. Otherwise, onto the review!
The packaging overall is quite simple. The tub comes in a cardboard box that is (I think) lined with a cello glaze, meaning that even when it leaked and seeped onto the cardboard box, there was some sort of protection that stopped it from oiling up everything. I think this was more coincidence than anything though.
There’s instructions on the side but, really, it’s a pretty simple process. The oil-based remover is used to remove oil-based make up – waterproof mascara, eyeshadows, long lasting eyeliner… basically everything that I wear since I have sensitive eyes and everything likes to run.
I almost howled with laughter that the tub was also bubble wrapped, to be honest. I thought it was such a sweet and cute gesture from Beautynetkorea to make sure that the package wasn’t damaged again. Perhaps I’m very easily amused? Yes, that’s very likely.
Anyway, the actual tub is a pretty basic plastic tub. It’s somewhat cute though it’s design isn’t as pretty as Banila Co (which is unusual because I generally really like Etude House’s design). It’s a very sturdy tub though and the lid screws on tightly. Once you start to open it, you can smell the product right away. It’s quite a strong scent but it’s really yummy and citrusy – which I love.
The tub as a cute plastic ‘orange’ design on top as well as a plastic protector for the sherbet. I personally kept the lemon piece because I thought it was really cute but you’re free to throw it out. The lemon piece for mine didn’t actually slot in perfectly and, really, would have been better trimmed down just a mm or two, but it’s easier to remove since it’s bigger.
The actual sherbet comes in a ‘hard’ form (though, as transit proved, is melted with heat), which turns into an oil when it is rubbed on your face. I had no trouble using it around my eyes and other sensitive areas though make sure not to eat it – even if it smells good. I have some trouble opening my eyes after using it though as, since it is oil based, it doesn’t fully wash away with water so I will either wipe the excess of before doing my second cleanse or move straight to my second cleanse.
For my second cleanse, make sure to use a water-based cleanser to remove the excess and clean all oils off of her skin. Don’t use another oil cleanser. I personally have been using The Face Shop’s cleanser (which I can do a review of if people are interested) which removes all of the oil and leaves my skin super clean. I also feel that the oil remover is surprisingly effective in cleansing my pores as well!
So here’s the verdict, everyone!
SO WHAT IS IT?
An oil-based, sherbet cleanser with a citrus scent.
- Sturdy packaging
- Cleans off make up easily
- No oily residue (after second cleansing)
- No skin break outs (please note that this is personal and can be different according to skin types)
- Yummy scent
- Easy to carry around during travel
- Must be used in a two-step cleansing regime
- Can melt with heat
WOULD I REPURCHASE?
I would definitely consider it. Since I don’t use many oil cleansers, I’m actually tempted to buy a lot of different types just to test them all out. Banila Co’s is naturally the most well known of them all, but I’m sure many other brands also have similar formulas. That being said, I am very satisfied with this product and would return to it for sure.
WHERE TO GET IT FROM
This was sent to me for review by Beautynetkorea and you can grab it on their website (along with a range of other lovely things) for 18.80$USD but currently discounted to 15.99$USD. They have free shipping and you can pay an extra few dollars for a tracking number – which I highly suggest for all online purchases. Click the below link to go to their main site.