In my series of blog posts, here’s my next review (and subsequent labors of love) of Sonia Roselli’s perfect and perfectly petite skin prep line.

Today let’s look at the gorgeous Sonia Roselli Japanese Cleansing Oil.

I hear the groans.

Especially from you in the back row, perhaps your skin errs on the oily side? Well, to put you at ease, yes, you can use oil on your face!

But please don’t despair, as what makes Sonia’s products so exceptional is that they are carefully crafted for every, single one of us to use.

Dry skin, oily skin, combination skin, mature skin, young skin, whatever your needs.

These products will do your skin the world of good.



clear bottle with light pink cleansing oil in it
The gorgeous Sonia Roselli Japanese Cleansing Oil


Japanese Cleansing Oil is truly a winner.

And if you like to indulge in a double cleanse, then this should definitely be part of your skincare regime.

Sonia Roselli’s JCO (as it’s known) will take care of your makeup removal and cleansing oil needs in one fell swoop.

And it will leave your skin feeling fresh, and not at all oily or greasy after the fact.

Let’s find out why. And how!



  • Cetyl Ethylhexanoate
  • Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
  • Peg 7 Glyceryl Cocoate (Coconut Palm)
  • Butylene Glycol
  • Japapnese Spring Water
  • Prunis Yedoensis Leaf Extract
  • Camelia Sinensis Leaf Extract
  • Prunis Mume Fruit Extract
  • Hydrolyzed Fruit Extract
  • Papain
  • Dextrin
  • Glycine Soya (Soybean Seed Extract)
  • Sodium PCA
  • Betaine
  • Sorbitol
  • Glycine
  • Alanine
  • Proline
  • Serine
  • Threonine
  • Arginine
  • Lysine
  • Glutamic Acid
  • Oriza Sativa (Rice) Lees Extract
  • Citrus Junos Fruit Extract
  • Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate
  • Vaccninium Myrtillus Fruit Extract
  • Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract
  • Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract
  • Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract
  • Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange Fruit Extract)
  • Cyanocobalanum
  • Yukari Yu/Eucalyptus
  • CItrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot Fruit Oil)
  • Olea Europea (Olive) Fruit Oil
  • Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil
  • Tocopherol
  • Phenoxyethanol


Benefits of Japanese Cleansing Oil

Works Quickly

It will take about a minute to apply, massage, and remove Sonia Roselli Japanese Cleansing Oil.

That’s it!

No excuses for going to bed with the day’s mascara smudged under your eyes.


Removes Makeup

As the first step of any skincare routine, your cleansing oil will immediately go to work on your skin.

It’s best applied with dry hands and onto a dry face. Just a couple of pumps of Sonia’s JCO will be plenty.

Cleansing Oil is not only going to remove your makeup, but any dirt or grime, sunscreen, or anything else on your face.

The reason that cleansing oils should be your go-to for makeup removers is that the oil is more efficient at breaking down makeup products. More so than a water-based remover, or heaven forbid – a makeup wipe!



Sonia Roselli Japanese Cleansing Oil contains Olive Oil. And Olive Oil is known to be hydrating and will provide moisture all the while removing your makeup.

The Vitamin B 12 in the cleansing oil (what gives Sonia Roselli Japanese Cleansing Oil its beautiful, soft pink hue) is going to reduce dryness in your skin as well.


Water Soluble

Unlike a lot of heavy cleansing oils, Sonia Roselli JCO will remove with ease after you have applied it and massaged it into your skin. Just let it sit for up to 60 seconds and then with a warm facial towel, gently wipe off your face.

There won’t be a trace of oil left on your skin.



Yes, this is what you’ve been waiting for.

Sonia Roselli Japanese Cleansing Oil is great for oily skin.

In fact, this product will reduce blackheads and clogged pores. It will also help minimize the oiliness of your skin if that’s what you’re dealing with.

But how does it reduce oil and blackheads?

Well, the beauty of oils is that they are attracted to each other. So when you apply Sonia Roselli Japanese Cleansing Oil to your face, it is going to bring with it the excess oils that are already on your skin.

Magic, right?


almost empty Sonia Roselli cleansing oil with pink liquid
My Cleansing Oil is soon to become an empty!



Like all of Sonia’s skin prep products, the Japanese Cleansing Oil wears the hat of multi-tasker with pride.

It’s primarily a cleansing makeup remover.

But the Sonia Roselli Cleansing Oil definitely moonlights rather successfully as a moisturizer, a cleanser, and a mild exfoliant. It controls acne/blackhead/oily skin, and can also be used as a facial massage oil (Sonia even recommends using it with your Clarisonic).





All of this without being heavy or feeling like it’s going to create more drama on your face than you are trying to get rid of!

Honestly, if you have not experienced using a cleansing oil to remove your makeup, you should really take a chance.

And starting with the Sonia Roselli Cleansing Oil is a safe bet.


Featured Image by Sonia Roselli on Unsplash

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