I slathered a pump's worth of the oil over my face that night, glad to be using an oil again, particularly as I was wearing waterproof mascara. You can imagine my horror when my face immediately started turning red and hot, clearly disagreeing with something in the formula. I wet my hands and rubbed them over my face, expecting the oil to emulsify and rinse off - but no, instead of getting thinner in texture, the oil seemed to become thicker and more unctuous with the addition of water. It took me three or four rinses to get the oil to loosen and rinse off, and by the time I was done my face was red and burning hot.
I don't often react to skincare products, and I've yet to find a cleansing oil my skin has hated so much. I tried it again the night after to see if it was a one time reaction, and whilst my skin didn't flare up and go red, I still found it incredibly difficult to remove the oil from my skin. Having now read the ingredients, it seems that mineral oil is one of the main components of the oil - which might go some way towards explaining my skin's reaction and the heaviness of it.