Nature Republic Forest Garden Cleansing Oil Range in Chamomile, Argan and Olive

Nature Republic’s Chamomile Cleansing Oil, Argan Cleansing Oil and Olive Cleansing Oil all have very faint scents, which was great for me since I don’t like strongly perfumed products.

Nature Republic in Myeongdong
Nature Republic in Myeongdong

With this, I think these oil cleansers can be enjoyable to many people. It was very easy to use and it removed all my makeup including waterproof mascara with ease and little pressure and damage to my eyes. However, I really detest oily beauty and cosmetic products. Therefore, I have to give it a low rating since the texture wasn’t to my liking. With that, I had to wash off my face with a face wash as opposed to being able to just rinse off my face with water like I do with my other makeup remover.

Nature Republic Forest Garden Cleansing Oil

What is a cleansing oil?

A ‘cleansing oil’ is used before washing your face with a face wash to remove makeup deep within your pores. Even though cleansing oil products are usually in bottles we see for essences and toners, they are used before using your choice of cleansing foam to help remove all the remaining makeup particles stuck deep inside your pores.


I think this product is great for dry skin types since oil is the main ingredient in this product. It can remove makeup while providing moisture at the same time. Some people complain that makeup removers can leave a weird sticky feeling after using it, but these cleansing oils won’t leave a sticky feeling. However, it will feel very oily. If you have drier skin, I would recommend just rinsing off with water and then continuing your nightly skincare routine. If you have more oily skin like me, I would use a face wash immediately after use.


To apply, add some cleansing oil product on a clean cotton pad and wipe across the face to remove makeup. It’s very strong, so little pressure is needed unless removing waterproof cosmetics.

Storage Tips

I would recommend keeping this in a cabinet or on a shelf that isn’t exposed to direct sunlight. Also, the bottle is fairly large so keep that in mind when you are thinking to store it in your bedroom or bathroom before buying it.

Nature Republic: Jeju Sparkling Cleansing Water vs. Chamomile/Argan/Olive Oil Cleansers

Honestly, all of them are great products. When it comes to picking between the oil cleansers or the cleansing water, it all comes down to skin type and personal preference. I like the cleansing water more because it works better for my skin type and I really don’t like the oily texture the oil cleansers all have. To read more about Nature Republic’s Jeju Sparkling Cleansing Water, click here.

Have you used this before or any other makeup removers from Korean beauty companies??? Which team are you!? Team cleansing water or Team oil cleansers? I’d love to hear your review, thoughts & experiences in the comments below!

This review is based on Rebecca Choi’s editor review. Her review is based on real usage & review with her skin type as listed.

Skin Type: Normal to Oily
Skin Color: Natural Beige
Skin Undertone: Olive undertones

Editor’s Review – Nature Republic Forest Garden Cleansing Oil Range
  • Texture
  • Application
  • Packaging
  • Hydration
  • Removability
The Good

Easy to apply


Light scent


Removes waterproof cosmetics easily

The Bad


Large packaging

You need to use more than water to wash off excess cleansing oil on face