Review – Biore Perfect Oil

Image from Kao websiteBiore Perfect Oil is one of Biore’s most popular products in Japan. Biore’s parent company is the Japanese company Kao (translated to face). They were founded in 1887 with their original product being facial soap. Over the years the launched many new brands (one of them being Biore) and merged and acquired others. These include brands like Nivea, Jergens and John Freida. Kao as a company has been recognized as one of the world’s top 100 most ethical companies for the past 10 years! Their history is pretty interesting but I don’t want to digress too far.

Biore (in Japan) has a wide range of skin care products offered at very affordable prices. With my experience, these are overall great for sensitive skin and very affordable. In the United States, their line is pretty much limited to pore strips, masks and face washes.

According to their product description Biore Perfect Oil “effectively dissolves and removes stubborn makeup, including waterproof mascara, while lifting away dirt and impurities. Unlike other cleansing oils, it leaves no greasy film on your face and maintains the skin’s natural moisture balance.” Basically all you need to do is apply to face and rinse off with water and you’re good to go!

My Experience

Biore Perfect Oil is great for everyone who does the two step cleanse, especially for removing makeup. In my experience the small amount of makeup I wear is quickly and easily removed and doesn’t cause any irritation to my skin (which is fairly sensitive). Even when I’m not wearing makeup, I still use this oil cleanser as well before my main water based one.

The oil is fairly thin and smells kind of fruity which is relaxing when massaged into your face. After washing Biore Perfect Oil off, my skin doesn’t get oily at all. It washes off really well and leaves your face feeling clean and refreshed. It’s a good start to the 10-step Korean Skin Care routine and it’s very affordable which is a huge plus for me!

Overall, If I can find it easily (like while I’m living in Japan) I would definitely buy it again and again. When in the States, I will probably have to find something else to use but it’s definitely worth bringing back from Japan to keep in my skin care routine.

Where to buy

Luckily you can purchase this product in the states but unluckily it’s pretty expensive compared to the original price in Japan. While the original price is around $10 (1000 yen), when purchased from Amazon it’s about $15 ~ $18 depending on the seller. Considering most oil cleansers in the US are a bit expensive, I would say it’s a good alternative to the luxury brands.
Links:
Amazon – Biore Perfect Oil

References:

Quoted Text from Kao Official Website.

Biore Perfect Oil

Biore Perfect Oil
9.5

Overall

9.5/10

Cost

10.0/10

Texture

9.0/10

Performance

9.5/10

Pros

  • Very Affordable
  • Cleans up light makeup well

Cons

  • Not good for heavy makeup
  • Not readily available in the US

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