I never really included cleansing oils into my skincare routine, although I knew it would be better for my dry skin. But somehow all the samples of cleansing oils I tried felt somehow unconvenient to me or I disliked the scent of the oil in it, so I stayed with my foam cleansers. Now, I had the chance to try Klairs Gentle Black Cleansing Combination from Wishtrend, consisting of the Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil and the Klairs Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish. Both products can be used on their own, but combining them is an additional possibility which especially people who love scrubs but have sensitive skin will like. Keep on reading for my impression on these two products :)
Klairs is a Korean brand sold on Wishtrend. It is eco-friendly, claimimg to produce products which are animal-testing-free, alcohol-free, paraben-free, and articial-color-free. Their products adress people with sensitive skin and people who want to moisturize their skin. I reviewed the Klairs Illuminating Supple BB Cream and the Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Sheet Mask before, which both convinced me in their effects. My expectations for these two products from the Klairs Gentle Black line were accordingly high. Moreover, I used and enjoyed Skinfood’s Black Sugar line, so the standards were set even higher. I will start with the Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil, since it was the product I was especially curious about:
The design of all products from Klairs is similar andkind of simple and vintage on the same time. It reminds of cosmetic products from earlier centuries and looks quite neat. The cleansing oil comes in a pump bottle of brown see-through plastic. The dispenser is made from plastic, too. It looks sturdy and not easy to break. The bottle contains 150 ml and has English and Korean descriptions on the label. The Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil claims to be a “supple and lightweight cleansing oil”, which cleans skin in a gentle manner and is moisturizing, too. The main ingredients are Black Currant Seed Oil, Soybean Oil, Sesame Seed Oil and Jojoba Oil. The Soybean Oil controls the sebum production, increases the skin elasticity and provides a soothing effect. The Black Currant Seed Oil strengthens the skins protective layer to prevent the evaporation of moisture from the skin. It promotes skin cell regeneration and provides antioxidant effects by containing various minerals. Lastly, Sesame Oil prevents dehydration and skin aging while providing powerful antioxidant effects through various useful components such as Beta-carotene, Rinolenic acid, Sesamin, Sesaminol and Tocopherol.
On Wishtrend you will find a detailled product description and also the full ingredients list. You can also check the ingredients on COSDNA >>here<<. Almost all ingredients are green flagged. There is one red flagged ingredient called PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, which is a solubulizer and surfactant, which is only a problem if in a high concentration and may lead to irritation of sensitive skin. I personally didn’t have any skin irritations caused by this ingreident, but if you know that you react to it, then you should test the oil previously. The expiration date is printed on the bottle, too. Since the product contains oil, the oil might get rancid if you keep it too long.
The Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil is a clear and runny product with a very nice herbal scent which reminds me of sweetened black tea. I super love the scent! ♥ I even prefer this to the citrus scent which the Skinfood Black Sugar line has. I usually use around 2 pumps for cleansing my face with this cleanser. First, I’m using dry hands and massage it into my skin. Then I use wet hands and continue massaging it. The clear oil becomes milky in this way. After rinsing the oil away my skin looks clear and refreshed and the greatest part is, that it feels like freshly moisturized without being greasy! I’m super amazed!
I used my arm for a makeup removal test, using different lip products, eyeliners, mascara, bb cream and foundation. After using the cleansing oil all the make up was removed. The mascara took a bit more of masaging then the other products, but this is quite normal and usually I use eye makeup remover for it anyways. The other products melted away almost instantly. By the way, the glowing skin you see on the right is caused because my arm is still wet, it is no greasisness caused by the oil cleanser. As I said, the skin doesn’t feel greasy at all, but feels super moist afterwards. The Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil convinced me absolutely! So what about the Klairs Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish?
This facial polish comes in a small jar, and if you know the Skinfood Black Sugar Scrub Pack you will first be a bit dissapointed because it looks much smaller. Actually this polish has only 60 g of product in the jar, whereas the Skinfood Black sugar Scrub contains 100 g. In contrast to the scrub from Skinfood you don’t need to leave it on your skin like a pact. It is a scrub in first place. The design of the jar is similar to the cleansing oil and the jar is made of the same see-through brown colored plastic with a lack srewing cap. It seems quite sturdy, too. The description is also written in English and in Korean, but you can also find a detailled description on Wishtrend.
You can look up the ingredients on COSDNA >>here<<. again, all the ingredients are safe, except of the PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate. So again, if you react sensitively to this ingredient, you might want to test this somewhere else than your face first. It also contains Cetyl Alcohol, so if you know you are sensitive to this, be aware. Both the manufacture date and the expiration date are printed on the bottom of the jar. If you remove the lid, you’ll find a plastic separator between the lid and the product. Unfortunately, no spatula is included. So use either clean fingers or a spatula or spoon if you have one. The Klairs Gentle Black Sugar Facila Polish is a brown, grainy paste. It has not a completelly solid consistence, but is quite buttery. The Skinfood Black Sugar Scrub is much more solid than this one. The scent of this facial polish is more herbal than the cleansing oil, but it is still nice. The polish can be spreaded easily, too, and contains tiny sugar particles for exfoliating your skin mechanically. It can be used either mixed with water, or for a more gentle exfoliation with the Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil. Below, you’ll see how the consistency of the polish changes when mixed with the cleansing oil.
When used together with the Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil the polish glides super smoothly over the skin and doesn’t feel irritating at all. I also used it on its own, but the idea of mixing it with the cleansing oil is so great, that I started using it always together with the oil. The skin feels so super soft afterwards. Especially , since it is winter here now, I don’t have any flaky or dry skin after using these two products in combination.
I can super recommend these two products. Although I had high expectations for this product line, the Klairs Gentle Black products could make me happy. I enjoy using these two a lot. The cleanser is used know daily and I mix the scrub with it everey second or third day. My skin feels super soft and I’m prepared for the colder weather now :D You can get both products from Wishtrend and the cleansing oil is available with free international shipping at the moment. I also made a post about the promotions they offer for November >>here<< (You can get free silk finger balls ;)). Also, keep in mind their friend-referral program: You can receive a 5 Us$ referral coupon if you use my invitation code 17939205 upon registration and you’ll receive this voucher immediately. There will be a specific field in your registration form called “friends invitation program” where you can put the code mentioned above. This way new customers can safe 5 US$ which is a great possibility to safe some money. The Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil retails at 22 US$ and the Klairs Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish retails at 18.00 US$. From 24th of November until end of the month Wishtrend will also have some Black Friday discounts, so keep an eye out for any special deals.
Just as a short reminder: All products mentioned and reviewed on this blog are of my personal opinions. This product here was sent to me for reviewing purpose by http://www.wishtrend.com which doesn’t influence me in providing my honest opinion on the products.