All cleansing oils require a two-step process. First, you slather the transparent liquid all over your dry face, then you wet your hands and wash the stuff off, taking care to spend extra time gently rubbing the eye area to remove stubborn makeup. However, the beauty of an oil-based formula is that it breaks down grease and dirt, so there's no need to reach for your makeup remover prior to cleansing. Dior's new Instant Gentle Cleansing Oil does all of the above, plus it smells positively divine, owing to the lily extract inside.
But don't worry: This cleanser is not overly perfumed. It smells like a freshly laundered sheet that was left out to air in an open meadow (not that I've ever done this, but the idea is nice). The scent lasts for a fleeting moment and then vanishes with water. Honestly, if Dior decided to turn this delicate lily fragrance into an actual perfume oil for purchase, I'd buy vats of it.
The consistency of the cleanser is a bit thinner and more liquid than most, meaning that one pump can go the distance on your face. It'll slip over your complexion nicely, without too much friction, and emulsifies into a milky formula with water. Then it washes off clean, taking away all traces of eye makeup and foundation. Your skin is left feeling soft, fresh (not dry), and without a trace of oily residue.
Shop: Summer Beauty Must Haves
Most Viewed Stories
It’s Harder to Be Thin Than It Was in the ’80s
Why Do I Jerk Awake Right As I’m Falling Asleep?
From Up Close, Raf Simons’s Vision for Dior Is Clear
Michelle Obama: No Boy Is Cute Enough to Keep You From Getting an Education
A Pregnant Supermodel Explains What She Eats
The World’s Easiest Way to Highlight Your Face
Meet the Prom Queen of Instagram
Selfie Sorority Uses Media Frenzy for Good Cause
‘Truly Ugly Guy With Glasses’ Is Europe’s Most Virile Man
A Comprehensive Taxonomy of Men With Long Hair
From Our Partners
The Day I Told The Ugly Truth About My Marriage
Who What Wear
The Zara Outfit Every Girl In New York City Is Wearing
Jewelry Hunting: Black Friday 2015
The Eye Makeup Tip That Will Put Plastic Surgeons Out of Business
powered by PubExchange
The Cut’s Latest Beauty FeaturesEven Barbie Wants Kim Kardashian’s Makeup Artist
Life in plastic, it's fantastic.This Is How You Should Smell for Fall
Hint: not like a pumpkin.A Lesson in Beauty Grammar at Dior
What "past future perfect" means in terms of hair and makeup.Why Does My Heart Feel Like It’s Exploding?
A girl's guide to chest pain.The World’s Easiest Way to Highlight Your Face
How to strobe like a pro.A Pregnant Supermodel Explains What She Eats
"Don't be afraid of the fat."It’s Harder to Be Thin Than It Was in the ’80s
Hate you, boomers.Inside a Beauty Editor’s Insane Skin-Care Routine
A minimum of 12 products.Pat McGrath Wants You Dipped in Gold
The legendary makeup artist launches an exclusive product.Let’s All Get High on Cold-Pressed Juice!
Juice Crawls just killed nightlife.
"A modern-day romantic comedy."3 Fall Polishes to Express Your Inner Angst
For the #FallGoth inside you.Margiela Did Crazy Beauty, Again
Glam rock meets geisha meets nestlike hair.Dump Someone If You Hate Their Smell
And other revelations from the Hermès perfumers.All You’re Going to Want for Christmas Is Mariah’s M.A.C Collaboration
A Dreamlover of a beauty collection.Do I Make This Quesadilla Look Fat?
A new study suggests that weight bias affects how we perceive food info online.Want Soft Hands? The Olsen Twins Can Help.
Their latest beauty launch is surprisingly effective.The Angelina Jolie of China on Fame and Power
A rare interview with activist actress Yao Chen.Mindy Kaling’s Book Is Full of Beauty Wisdom
Six of our favorite insights.How to Look Amazing in Under 10 Minutes
A makeup artist's everyday skin routine.