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Erborian Solid Cleansing Oil Review

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I’m not a big expert on Korean beauty but I’ve been meaning to try out some products for a while now. Erborian seems to be one of the more popular Korean brands out there so I tried their Bamboo Shot Mask a few months ago and I really liked it. So, I decided to further venture into the world of Erborian and bought the Solid Cleansing Oil a couple of months ago.

Price point and quantity

Price: $39 on Sephora, £29 on the UK Erborian website, €33 in Europe (on websites such as Sephora)

Quantity: 80g

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ingredients

HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL – COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL – CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE – HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL – MIPA-LAURETH SULFATE – LAURETH-3 – CERA ALBA/BEESWAX – PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL – LAURETH-7 CITRATE – GLYCERYL DIBEHENATE – CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT – CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT – BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER – OPHIOPOGON JAPONICUS ROOT EXTRACT – POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM ROOT EXTRACT – SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS ROOT EXTRACT – GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT – CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT – ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT – HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES CITRATE – TOCOPHEROL – TRIBEHENIN – GLYCERYL BEHENATE – TOCOPHEROL – BUTYLENE GLYCOL – AQUA/WATER – PARFUM/FRAGRANCE – LIMONENE – LINALOOL – CI 42090/BLUE 1 – CI 19140/YELLOW 5

what is it supposed to do?

  • first step of your double cleanse
  • combines the performance of a cleansing oil and the gentleness of a cream
  • leaves a protective film
  • anti-inflammatory
  • anti-stress and antioxydant
  • restorative effect on dry, sensitive and irritated skin
  • reduces pain and treats scrapes
  • reduces melanin generation at the origine of pigmentation
  • promotes skin lightening
  • prevents damaged causes by UVB rays

My thoughts on the Erborian Solid Cleansing oil

Smell

I think it smells of Aloe Vera. It’s really pleasant and positively contributes to the whole experience of cleansing. It feels more like a pleasure than a chore. If you are bothered by smells in skin care, you might still want to give this one a try because it’s not overwhelming in the slightest.

Texture

The (not so) solid oil transforms twice. First into liquid oil when it comes in contact with the warmth of your skin, then into a milky lotion when in contact with water. It’s very easy to rinse off or remove with a wet cloth.

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How does it compare to other cleansing oils and balms I’ve used or reviewed?

Well, first off, I’ve only reviewed one (Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse), so I should probably stop trying to sound like some kind of blogger. As far as the price per gram is concerned, the Erborian Solid Cleansing Oil is twice as expensive as the Pixi Double Cleanse, but it’s unfortunately not twice as good. I don’t blame it. Nothing could be.

I do find it slightly better than Clinique’s Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it melts much faster and more easily. I always feel like I have to rub chunks of balm onto my face with Clinique. Secondly, Clinique’s TTDO does leave a greasy film on my eyelashes and leaves me visually impaired for a couple of hours after cleansing.

All in all, despite the higher price point, I find the Erborian Solid Cleansing Oil to be a great addition to my current routine and very pleasant entry point into Korean skincare. I know I’ll be looking out for more Erborian products to try out.

If you have K-Beauty recommendations, I’m all ears!

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11 Comments

  • Reply
    sarahsarsby
    March 12, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    I’ve never heard of this brand before but it certainly looks like an interesting product. I’ve been meaning to try the Pixi and Caroline Hirons collab and this post has just cemented me getting it in the future. Thanks for sharing! x

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    Cordelia Moor
    March 11, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    I do love a good cleansing balm/oil. I’ve a long lasting love affair with No.7’s offering right now, but this sounds quite gorgeous (although claims to do an awful lot for what is, at the end of the day, a mascara remover). I’ll have to keep it in mind! (It’ll never be the beloved double cleanse though).

    Cordelia || cordeliamoor.com

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    arosetintedworld
    March 10, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    I’m a big fan of cleansing oils at the moment, so this sounds really interesting. However I love Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing balm. It sounds very like this and smells amazing. This is much cheaper though.
    https://www.arosetintedworld.co.uk

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      Kate
      March 10, 2019 at 6:30 pm

      I’ve heard amazing things about Emma Harding’s cleansing balm and I’ve had my eyes on it for a while. But, yes, it’s truly pricey 🙂

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    The Newbury Girl
    March 9, 2019 at 3:39 am

    I’ve never heard of this brand, but I’m intrigued by the way you described the texture. In terms of K-Beauty, I’ve been wanting to place an order at Soko Glam!

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      Kate
      March 9, 2019 at 2:03 pm

      Have you tried anything from them? I saw that brand name on a couple of websites I think?

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        The Newbury Girl
        March 9, 2019 at 6:50 pm

        I haven’t – Soko Glam is more of a market place (like they don’t have their own brand), but I like that they create curated sets based on the price you want to pay / the skin care concerns that you want to treat.

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          Kate
          March 9, 2019 at 7:19 pm

          Oh yeah I remember Caroline Hirons talking about another brand that did that! Of course I can’t remember the name now.

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    justnatonya
    March 7, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    I never used any Korean skincare products but I always hear Korean skincare products work so good. I definitely like double cleansing and removing my makeup with plain oil. I saw you linked your Pixi cleansing oil review, checking out now 🙂

    Natonya | https://justnatonya.wordpress.com/

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    notyoumate
    March 7, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    I’m obviously not an expert on the product (or type of product!), but I really liked the pics and the way you have clearly set out your review. I think it’s clutter free, easy reading – I enjoyed it. But yes…….as Connie Werner Reichert mentioned, it is pricy !!!!

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    Connie Werner Reichert
    March 7, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    I love this product except for the price point

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