Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Product Review: RMK Cleansing Oil

At a Glance:
Price: RM110 (approx. US$29.73)
Weight: 175ml
Made in: Japan
Likes: Rinses clean with no oily feel after that! :)
Gripes: Doesn't remove makeup thoroughly, stings my eyes, not very moisturizing!
Repurchase: No!
Jenn's Rating: 2.5 Stars! Me no likey! :(


Product Description:

From the RMK website:



ps: Once again don't ask me what the above means, i don't know either!! hahaha!! XD Any Japanese whiz care to translate the above for us? :D

Actual Product Pic:

This is a SAMPLE.

Texture & Scent:

This cleansing oil is quite fluid, so it spreads really well. Like all cleansing oils, it emulsifies once it comes in contact with water. It rinses clean with no oily feel after! This has a rather strong minty scent which i don't like! :(


The one i got is a sample. The real thing comes in a pump bottle! :D

Price & Availability:
This cleansing oil is priced at RM110 (approx US$29.73), which is think is alright for RMK standards. This should be available at all RMK counters! :)

My $0.02:

I was so excited to get a sample of this one because i've been reading such wonderful things about it! Thanks to that wonderful someone who give it to me ya!! :D

Unfortunately, it did not live up to its hype for me personally! :( The first thing that stuck me was the smell! Ewwww mint! lol! I'm not sure if it's the "minty-ness" thats causing this, but this stung my eyes quite badly and made them water! After washing my face, this didn't make my face feel tight or taut, but i thought it would be nice if it softened my face like how the MAC Cleanse Off Oil did! And finally, although it did manage to remove majority of the makeup off my face, it did not remove the glitters left behind! :(

Ok enough talking, here're pictures for everybody! :D

This is my makeup plastered face (FOTD here):

Makeup removed from left side using this:

Looks very clean right? But actually, this cleansing oil did not remove the glitters from my face:

Since the only other Cleansing Oil i have is the MAC Cleanse Off Oil, i thought it'll be helpful to do a comparison since they're about the same price! :D

Let's start with the price! Both are about the same! Although the RMK one may seem a bit more expensive, but if you compare them ml to ml they're the same lah! :D

RMK: RM110 / 175ml = RM0.63
MAC: RM95 / 150ml = RM0.63!

Next up, the texture. The MAC one is slightly thicker than the RMK one, which i personally prefer! Both rinses clean as well! :)

Thirdly, lets talk about the scent. As mentioned above, the RMK one smells minty! The MAC has this citrusy scent (probably from the bitter orange oil in it). Needless to say which one i preferred! lol! :P

And finally, let's look at the product efficiency! While the RMK one removes makeup from my face pretty ok-ly (lol!!) minus the glitters, the MAC one manage to remove EVERYTHING from my face beautifully! I also love how soft the MAC one made my face felt! :D

A side by side comparison:

I think it is obvious that the MAC one is still the winner for me! :D But please do not stop yourselves from trying this out because of my review - i've read many many raves about this one! It's just that i personally do not like it! Do give it a try and see! :D

ps: my husband thought that the tester i got looked like a urine sample! Thankfully he made that comment AFTER i used this... because i agree with him!! *sweats* hahaha! :P

Credits: Product photos from


  1. thanks to Connie I was able to try one sample size of this as we don't have RMK down here :) thanks for the review!

  2. Thanks for the review. It's too bad this didn't work for you :(

  3. Nikki: Hurrah for Connie!! Isn't she such a sweetie!! :D We don't have RMK here too!! :(

    You're most welcome!! :D

  4. gio: you're welcome!! Yeah i'm kinda bummed that this didn't work for me too!! :(

  5. I'm feeling very loved! LOL

    Didn't know you don't like mint :x Well, MAC did beat RMK for me too. Beat Shu Uemura as well...

  6. Connie: eheheh muah my dear!! <3

    Same here!! You have ESP... A shu vs MAC review is coming up here!! hahaha!! :D


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