Japanese Cleansing Oil


Remove your makeup and cleanse your skin in one easy step. Japanese Cleansing Oil cleans so effectively there won't be a need for a second cleanse.  JCO will thoroughly remove all traces of dirt, oil, sunscreen and long wear makeup while soothing skin irritations and conditioning skin.

Why I created it:

I have loved cleansing oils for almost 20 years. However, one thing I didn't care for was how difficult some cleansing oils were to rinse off. I created this formula to be gentle on even the most delicate skin, with an easy rinse off feature that leaves no residue on skin. JCO also has slight exfoliation properties from sugarcane making it the perfect cleansing oil to use before applying makeup. 

Did you know? Prunus yedoensis leaf extract is approved as a quasi drug in Japan? It is widely used as a tyrosinase inhibitor (skin brightening agent) in Asian cosmetic manufacturing. If you suffer from melasma, JCO will slightly brighten your skin with continued use.

Who said oil & water doesn't mix? Shake this dual phase formula to create a sensual skin cleansing treatment that's easy to rinse off.

The JCO Oil Complex:

  • Coconut Palm, Olive Oil, Rice Lees (Sake), Vitamin E, Italian Eucalyptus, Australian Bergamot.

The JCO Water Complex:

  • Cherry Blossom, Japanese Plum, Papaya, Soybean, Rice Lees (Sake) Sugarcane, Sugar Maple, Bilberry Extract, Lemon Extract, Orange Extract, Vitamin B-12, Organic Rice.

No chemical color. No chemical fragrance. No alcohol. No parabens.  

JCO Chemist Fact: The pink color of JCO comes from Vitamin B-12 and cherry blossom, which means there are no chemical colors in our formula. 

cetyl ethylhexanoate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, peg-7 glyceryl cocoate (coconut palm), butylene glycol, japanese spring water, prunus yedoensis leaf extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, prunus mume fruit extract, hydrolyzed rice extract, papain, dextrin, glycine soja (soybean) seed extract, sodium pca, betaine, sorbitol, glycine,alanine,proline, serine,threonine,arginine, lysine,glutamic acid,oryza sativa (rice) lees extract,citrus junos fruit extract,dipotassium glycyrrhizate, vaccinium myrtillus fruit extract, saccharum officinarum (sugar cane) extract, acer saccharum (sugar maple ) extract, citrus limon (lemon) fruit extract, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) fruit extract, cyanocobalamin, yuukari yu / eucalyptus,citrus aurantium bergamia (bergamot) fruit oil, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, oryza sativa (rice) bran oil, tocopherol, phenoxyethanol.

Shake bottle thoroughly, emulsifying oil and water.
To remove makeup:
Dispense 3-4 pumps into palms and massage into dry skin.
Massage gently until all dirt, oil, sunscreen and makeup is dissolved. An additional pump may be used for long wear and waterproof makeup. 
Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water (not hot).

To cleanse a makeup free face:
Dispense 2-3 pumps into palms and massage into dry skin.
Massage gently until all makeup, dirt, oil and sunscreen is dissolved. 
Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water (not hot).
JCO is a beautiful cleanser to use with your Clarisonic. 

Q: I thought JCO was free of artificial color? Why is it pink?
A: T
he gorgeous blush hue comes from anti inflammatory pure cyanocobalamin, (a common form of B12), and cherry blossoms, that possesses a deep rose color. 

Q: Does the Japanese Cleansing Oil require a double cleanse? Do I have to use a second cleanser?

A: No! Our oil cleanser rinses cleanly, erasing the need to dual cleanse. The only call for dual cleansing is if you are wearing very heavy makeup.

Q: Why Bergamot? Why Eucalyptus? 

A: Bergamot is mildly antiseptic, refreshing and anti inflammatory. Eucalyptus is antibacterial and anti inflammatory. 

Q: Will cleansing with oil clog my pores? 

A: Absolutely not. A centuries old tradition, oil cleansing is an efficient cleansing method for all skin types and conditions. Dry skin benefits from essential fatty acid nourishment and because oil attracts oil, oily skin become more balanced. 

Q: Why is there sake in JCO? 

A: The national beverage of Japan, sake (oryza sativa (rice) lees extract), is more than a favorite sushi accompaniment. Kojic acid, a proven skin brightener, is a potent byproduct of the sake fermentation process. Antioxidant superfruit vaccinium myrtillus (bilberry) fruit extract round out the oils ability to support skin with every cleanse.

Q: Can I use JCO while pregnant? 
A: As always, please consult doctor. 

Q: Is JCO gluten free?
A: No. Contains sorbitol derived from wheat.

Q: Is JCO good for people with rosacea? 
A: Yes. Antioxidant rich, anti-inflammatory sakura (cherry blossom) soothes irritation and aids in the repair of a compromised skin barrier. Free of chemical fragrance and color, this makes an excellent cleanser for rosacea prone skin. However if you have a sensitivity to any of the ingredients, please consult your dermatologist before using.