Saturday, October 24, 2009

Quick review: Sana Namerakahonpo Cleansing Oil


Product Description
Soymilk cleansing oil removes makeup thoroughly, leaving skin soft and supple. Quickly blends with water-proof mascara and makeup in clogged pores and removes makeup thoroughly at once.

At 1000yen for 120mL, its one of the most affordable oil cleansers I've come across. I bought mine from Adam Beauty for US$13.50. DHC would cost $15.00 for the same quantity, while MAC would cost $16.80.

Comes in a convenient pump bottle which doesn't look half bad on your bathroom sink. There is a clip on ring around the pump that you can keep to prevent the pump from being pressed accidentally (resulting in product leakage) when not in use.

- inexpensive
- easy way to remove base makeup and eyeshadow thoroughly
- packaging is quite nice for a drugstore product
- fragrance free

- does not remove some types of waterproof mascara completely
- mineral oil based (but then so is Shu Uemura's oil)
- may not clean enough to be a cleanser by itself, I definitely needed to use a separate face wash afterward.

Great make-up remover for anyone on a budget. Just be prepared to supplement it with a good waterproof eye makeup remover and facial wash as this won't do it all.


Babybubblz said...

I've been drawn to their packaging too, glad to hear it's decent! Thanks for the review.

AskMeWhats said...

I agree, there are some waterproof mascara or stuff that Shu Uemura cleansing oil itself can't clean, thanks for this review

K said...

Yay for oil cleansers! I personally like the Muji one, or the Shiseido one (I forgot which brand in the Shiseido group!)

Bijin Blair said...

I don't think I want to get this cleansing oil afterall after reading your review. Thanks blue!!! :)

~Lisa said...

I've been wanting to try oil cleansers for a while now >.<

Too bad you can only get this online =/

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kuri♥ayu said...

thanks for the review! i'm currently using DHC's but am open to try new cleansers once my bottle's done :)

mayaari said...

I think I got a mini bottle of this a while back when I was looking for various oil cleansers to try, and remember that it didn't totally remove all my makeup either

Fabulously Thrifty said...

Thanks for this review- I'm making my first trip to Mitsuwa soon so I need to start making a list!

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