A testament from Adeline: The moment I washed this oil off my face for the first time, I gasped, "wow," because I've never had any oil wash off as cleanly as this one. And it really did what I wanted it to do, which is to deeeeeeeep clean my pores, which felt cleaner than any other time after I washed, while my skin still felt soft and plump and not dried out at all.
So we've called this Vacuum Cleanser because -- well -- it vacuums like a mofo. We've used a base of Rice Bran Oil in here for its rich concentration in B vitamins and Vitamin E for soft, healthy skin, then added in Castor Oil as it is good for acne, and finally, a dash of Hazelnut Oil, as its high concentration of tannins makes its astringent and thus good for oil control. Also, despite it originally being formulated for oily skin, we've found that it works well for all skin types, including mine which is extremely dry.
Full size: 120ml Travel Size: 30ml
Nudges oil-based impurities to the surface without painful and irritating extractions
Removes makeup and sunscreen completely
Washes off completely, does not leave sticky feeling on skin
Instructions: Start with dry skin. Dispense a pea-sized amount onto your hands and massage. Rinse with warm water. Do NOT get product in the bottle wet, as it will compromise the effectiveness and preservation.
Ingredients: Rice Bran Oil, Polysorbate 80, Castor Oil, Hazelnut Oil.
I started using cleansing oils about 2 years ago after hearing about the benefits of double cleansing. I tried three other oils/balms and did notice a difference with each of those. But once I tried the Vacuum Cleansing Oil I left all the others behind. My skin felt cleaner and softer than it ever had. I wear a LOT of sunscreen and have oily skin and this cleanser does more to get my skin clean than anything else. I've been using it with the water-based cleanser I already had, but I'm excited to try pairing it with one of the other Sabbatical Beauty cleansers once that runs out.
One thing to note is that I do have to use more than the recommended amount to clean my face and neck. But even with that, the full-size bottle has lasted a while.
Not gonna lie, it's weird to me that something with an oil base doesn't make my face oily. My brain parts every single time assume that my face will be greasy after I use this Vacuum Cleanser, but nope. It's clean as a whistle. And it feels amazing. So even though my brain parts are confused, my face is fabulous, fresh and foxy.
Hi Mathew, We're so glad that you're loving Vacuum Cleansing Oil. It really is magical stuff isn't it!? We're happy you're part of the Sabbatical Beauty family! - SB Team
I've tried this cleansing oil for about a month now, every other day before using the Kombucha cleanser, and I love it. I was certainly skeptical of the oil cleanser for my oily skin, but it did not worsen my acne. What it did was make the areas of my skin that were dry more moisture restored and happy. I did it every other day or as needed when I thought there were areas of my face that needed general moisture and care. If I use it every day, which I can, I have to be careful not to put on the other creams too heavily bc my face will look a little more oily by the end of the day. I love to use it for a face massage and am looking forward to trying it with the charcoal mask. :)
Hi Alexa, We are so happy to hear the Vacuum Cleansing Oil helped your acne and restored some moisture in the dry areas of your combo skin. We can't wait for you to try it with the Bethany Charcoal Mask! -SB Team
I am acne-prone and have oily skin, so I was pretty skeptical of oil cleansing. BUT, I have been changed! Vacuum Oil is a game changer. After use, I can literally feel air coming into my pores because I’m so clean. This is a staple in my routine now.
Hi Alissa, We are so happy to hear that you are loving the Vacuum Cleansing Oil! We appreciate the time you took to write a lovely review and are so glad you're part of the Sabbatical Beauty family! - SB Team
I have been a skincare product junkie off and on over the years, swinging between department store brands and drugstore offerings (when it seemed the expensive products didn’t seem to do much.) The cleansing oil and every product I have used from SB have made a visible difference. The oil rinses off and takes my makeup with it. Good for gua sha massage, too. The regular size will last for at least six months because you really do not need much per use. I look forward to my evening skincare routine with this as my initial step. I don’t know how an oil-based product sucks the gunk out of pores and off skin, but it works.
Hi Valerie, We appreciate the time you took to write this thorough review. We are so excited to hear that you love the Vacuum Cleansing Oil as much as we do! Thank you for being here with the Sabbatical Beauty family. - SB Team