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[REVIEW] The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Light Oil

Ok, I've been DYING to finally review this product, but I figured I should give some time to use this until I felt completely comfortable with the results. Low and behold, the The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Light Oil is here to save the day for all your everyday skin care needs. 

Compared to other Korean cleansing oils, this product really stood out to me because I love pink, and it seemed to have a whole love of raving reviews. Thus, I couldn't resist to try this as my first cleansing oil product....ever!



"A fresh cleansing oil for oily skin, cleansing thick makeup and impurities with light touch (contains natural rice bran ingredients, mineral oil free)" - The Face Shop

No, guys, I don't just love the packaging because it's pink (as you know by now I have quite the affinity for pretty much anything in the color pink. Surprisingly, this product's simplistic design is quite effective in keeping the cleanser hygienic and spill-free.

The product comes with a tiny black pump with a removable stopper that prevents the pump from being pressed when not in use. Quite frankly, I love this because I'm a little klutzy and tend to push things more than I really need to (it sucks). For me, this product is a one pump wonder. One pump gets enough product out of the container and into your hand for washing.

How to Use:

    1. Wash your hands thoroughly and dry your hands and face so there's no water left over.
    2. Pump 1-3 times (I only use one) and apply directly on to dry skin
    3. Rub product into your skin in small circles especially areas where there are lots of makeup.
    4. Take only a little bit of water and splash it onto your face. Rub water into your skin until it emulsifies.
    5. Rinse with water or another foam cleanser (I use Rice Water Bright Foaming Cleanser).


Isopropyl Myristate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sorbeth-30 Tetraoleate, Polyglyceryl-10, Diisostearate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Water/Eau, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Saponaria Officinalis Leaf Extract, Parfum/Fragrance, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene, Linalool



Honestly, when I first bought this product, I couldn't imagine what the heck "Rice Water Bright" would smell like. However, as soon as I opened the package, the glory filled my nostrils and I literally hip-hip-hoorayed! I LOVE this light floral scent every time I wash my face with this oil cleanser. I feel a little creepy since I get a whiff of it sometimes walking around in Korea and I get happy. Yeah, ok let's pretend I never said that.

Really, though, you gotta try it just for the smell! Plus, it's not too heavy if you're sensitive to smells. It's just the right amount.


I used to spend heaps of money and waste on makeup-remover pads. Sure, they work really well getting your makeup off. However, after I discovered this magical cleansing oil, I have absolutely no need for the extra remover. This product gets some of the toughest makeup off (like sunscreen andsome  waterproof mascaras). 

I still use small oil-based eye-makeup remover pads by Almay for my heavy-duty waterproof mascara for a really deep clean. 


I swatched my arm with (from left to right) Kat Von D liquid eyeliner, three kinds of lip liner, and a waterproof eyeliner by Smashbox.


I'm telling you, this product is a one pump wonder! Only one pump gives enough product to really clean your fully-made up face!


I rubbed the cleanser into my skin for only about 10-15 seconds really getting into the tricky waterproof affected spots.


VOIALA! Not even a trace was left behind! The redness you see there is just my skin getting mad at me for rubbing a little too hard in an area I don't generally rub. This does NOT happen to my face when I cleanse with this product.






  • Moisturizing
  • Great for all skin types (especially oily)
  • LOVE the floral light scent
  • Highly cleansing
  • Affordable
  • Will buy again
  • Great makeup-remover replacement


  • May cause breakouts

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