Face Shop Cleansing Oil review

After reading a lot about double cleansing method, I eventually got my hands on The face shop rice water cleansing oil. (Side by side)I am also using Garnier oil infused cleansing water, which also does a good job, yet the experience of using a cleansing oil is exciting at the same time, you don’t need to use a facial cotton pad to get rid of stubbornness makeup. So, yes… I am finally here to tell you guys about the face shop rice water oil cleanser. 🙂

the face shop rice water oil cleanser

About the product: 

The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Rich Cleansing oil is a smooth, rich textured, deep cleansing oil that gently removes heavy makeup from dry skin. Formulated with rice extract, rice bran oil and kukui seed oil, it provides skin with rich moisture and nourishment. This rich cleansing oil is formulated without mineral oil.


  • Gentle and moisturizing rich deep-cleansing oil for normal to dry skin
  • This cleansing oil is enriched with rice extracts, rice bran and jojoba oil
  • It dissolves and eliminates heavy makeup, dirt and impurities
  • Skin feels softer, smoother and looks bright and refreshed

Ingredients of The face shop rice water oil cleanser 

Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Isopropyl Myristate, Sorbeth-30 Tetraoleate, Polyglyceryl-10 Diisostearate, Glycerin, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil, Canola Oil, Oryza Ativa (Rice) Extract, Saponaria Officinalis Leaf Extract, Water/eau, Parfum/fragrance

How to use the Face shop Rice water Oil Cleanser:

Apply to dry skin, massaging in a circular motion to dissolve makeup. Rinse with lukewarm water or wash off with foam cleanser.

The face shop oil cleanser quantity: 150ml

The Face Shop Rice Water Cleansing Oil  Price : 999 Rs

My experience with the product:

I bought the face shop rice water bright cleanser and the Face shop rice water cleansing oil together for my double cleaning skincare routine. I have oily and acne-prone skin, and to be honest, I did not break out or anything while using the cleansing oil. In fact, it improved my skin texture since the product was doing an amazing job in taking off the makeup. The face shop rice water oil cleanser can seem a little expensive, but trust me, it’s worth the price. It will easily last up to 3-4months, depending on how often you wear makeup. 

How I use it: 

I usually use it as a part of my evening skin care routine. I take just a pump or two and massage it over my face for a minute and it dissolves all the  makeup from the face. Next I take a bit of water and work it on my face in a circular motion. In this step, the oil starts to feel a little milky. I then wash my face with lukewarm water. Followed by the Face Shop Rice water foam cleanser. This two step cleansing is known as double cleansing method. Now, if you are wondering if oil cleansing is good for acne prone skin, well yes. However opt for oil cleansers that don’t clog pores. 

Secondly, you don’t need to double cleanse everyday if you happen to stay at home. A micellar water or a foaming face wash will just do the job. 

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Double cleansing Method for acne-prone skin

For those who love to watch 10 step Korean skincare routines on Youtube, I am sure that you are completely familiar with the term “Double cleanse or Double cleansing method. The double cleansing method is just as simple as the term. It simply means using two different cleansers. The first method is where you use an oil-based cleanser that helps loosen waterproof makeup, product build-up, dirt and oil from the skin, and in the second step, you use a water-based cleanser to wash off any residue.

Is double cleansing good for acne prone skin?

While the thought about using oil on the skin can be a little scary for oily skin beauties, however, it’s fine to use an oil cleanser with an emulsifier.

Why an oil cleanser with an emulsifier?

If you have tried coconut oil to remove makeup, I am sure you have experienced that sticky feeling after washing your face with just water. That’s Because oil doesn’t dissolve in water. However, an emulsifier in oil helps oil dissolve in water turning the oil into a milky cleanser.

Many skincare bloggers suggest not to use coconut oil to remove makeup as a part of a regular skincare routine, especially if you have oily skin. The thick consistency of the oil tends to leave residue and clog pores eventually. However, I do find Coconut oil to be a handy option to remove eye makeup and Lipstick sometimes.

Double cleansing products for acne prone skin

I am currently using the palmers makeup remover balm & Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil as the first step, and the face shop rice water foaming face wash for the second step. Palmer’s makeup remover balm comes in a tub and has a creamy texture, whereas The Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil comes in a pumping bottle and is liquidy. While I like both the oil cleansers for the fact that emulsifies beautifully, I prefer Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil in terms of packaging and price.

Is oil cleansing good for acne-prone skin?

Ever since I incorporated the double cleansing method, I could see my skin health has improved a lot!
If you are thinking of adding this method as a part of your skincare routine and wondering how to do it, continue reading…

How to double cleanse?
I’ll take you through how I double cleanse at home using double cleansing products easily available in India. The products that I’ll mention are some of the best double cleansing products for oily skin.

Double cleansing method Step 1.
Wash your hand thoroughly and towel dry. (While you still have your makeup on/ skincare products from throughout the day) Just take a Pump of Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil and massage it onto your face in gentle, upward circular motions. Then add water to your face and massage again to emulsify the product (you’re doing it right if it turns milky). Lastly, rinse off the oil cleanser with lukewarm water.

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Double cleansing method Step 2.
Take a pea-size amount of the Face shop Rice water foaming face wash. Rub it in your hand together until it turns foamy. Work it on your face like any face wash and rinse with tap water.

That’s it! It’s really simple and trusts me, your skin will thank you for doing this. Also, don’t forget to use a face toner and moisturizer post double cleaning.

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Skincare is self-care: Featuring VLCC skincare products

In 2020, a lot of us even while indoor, indulged in skincare more than ever, as we had more time in hand and there was less makeup needed or perhaps no necessity for makeup. However, now that we are gradually stepping out more often, let’s promise to take care of ourselves and also continue giving our skin the care it deserves because skincare is the new beautiful, ladies  😉 

On that note, when VLCC sent me their newly launched skincare products which include VLCC Rejuvenating Arabica Coffee Peel Off Mask & VLCC COFFEE SUGAR DE TAN EXFOLIATING SCRUB, I was pretty excited to give it a try and share my thoughts with you all. 

So, without any further adieu, let’s get started…


VLCC products review

Before I tell you guys what I think of the product, let’s have a quick look at the product description. 

“ Say Goodbye to Tan with VLCC Coffee Sugar Detan Exfoliating  Scrub that works effectively on dull and uneven skin. Enriched with Coffee, Sugar Crystal & Himalaya Pink Salt, this scrub provides excellent exfoliation, smoothes the skin, and provides an even appearance by removing tanning over the face. It also helps in tightening the skin, early signs of aging and scars.”


As the name suggests, the product has a rich coffee fragrance with sugar and Himalaya Pink Salt granules. I tried the product for almost a  month, (just once a week) and it does exfoliate the dead skin making the skin feel smoother and helps in removing tan.  Works effectively on dull and uneven skin.

VLCC facial scrub

The texture is thick and one can feel the sugar disappearing as you continue working on the skin. I am usually not a big fan of strong fragrance in products, but this one smells yummy. 

Quantity: 90 gm

Price: 399 INR

For more details, check out VLCC website

Moving on to the second product, which is the VLCC Rejuvenating Arabica Coffee Peel Off Mask. 

Agree with me or not, peel-off masks are so addictive! However, it’s best to use it sparingly or make it a part of your weekly/ monthly skincare routine. 

I tried the VLCC Rejuvenating Arabica Coffee Peel Off Mask and it’s pretty good. Let’s have a look at the product description before I share my complete take on the product

VLCC Peel off mask

“ VLCC Rejuvenating Coffee Peel Off Mask enhances skin glow with a soothing effect. Enriched with Coffee Arabica Powder, Caffeine & Aloe Vera Extract, this Peel-off Mask is rich in Antioxidants that have a calming & anti-inflammatory effect on the skin. It peels away dead skin cells and dirt from within the pores, provides reduced pore appearance, and improves skin tone.”

My experience with the product : 

Is peel-off masks good for the skin? So what does a peel-off mask do? Is it good for the skin? Can peel-off facial masks be used every day? Well, there are tons of questions one might have in mind when looking for a good peel-off mask. To answer all these questions in short, peel off masks in general removes a thin layer of dead skin and facial hair, thus making the skin feel smooth and bright. However, it’s best to use sparingly. 

VLCC coffee scrub

Coming back to VLCC Rejuvenating Coffee Peel Off Mask, I like the fact that it’s Paraben-free. It peels away dead skin cells and dirt from within the pores provides reduced pore appearance and improves skin tone. While it’s suitable for all skin types, the aloe vera extract makes it a good peel-off mask for oily skin types. The first time I used this peel-off mask, I found the scent of the product overpowering, to an extent that my eyes were watering. (You know that feeling you get when you have Vicks on your face? Something like that) But the second time it was bearable and now I am used to it. The peel-off mask removes facial hair, and dead skin beautifully. Since the texture of the product has coffee powder in it, it’s slightly difficult to notice any dead skin, facial hair or blackheads popping on the mask once you take it off, just look closely and you’ll see. 🙂

Quantity: 90g 

Price: 399 INR

To wrap up, if you are looking for products to remove tan gently from your skin, you can give these two VLCC skin care products a try.

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