Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil

All Skin Types, including Sensitive Skin

A lightweight makeup-removing oil cleanser that leaves skin soft and replenished.

Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 86.
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Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil

Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil

A lightweight makeup-removing oil cleanser that leaves skin soft and replenished.

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What It Is

Our aromatic, lightweight cleansing oil melts away dirt, makeup and impurities. This gentle, yet effective formula transforms to a cleansing milk when it emulsifies with water. Formulated with a blend of botanical oils, this makeup-removing oil cleanser removes impurities without over-drying skin. Melt the day away with our indulgent, nighttime cleansing oil.

What It’s Good For

  • Effectively dissolves dirt, oil and even hard to remove makeup
  • Leaves skin feeling soft, supple and replenished
  • Soothes and comforts skin and prepares it for nighttime replenishment
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Ophthalmologist-tested

Key Ingredients

How to Use

  • Dispense 3-4 pumps into dry or wet hands
  • Massage oil cleanser into dry skin including eye area
  • Add water and massage skin to emulsify
  • Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry with a soft towel
  • For long-wear and waterproof makeup, dispense 2 pumps onto cotton pad and press on area for 10 seconds and gently wipe outwards
  • Complete your nighttime skincare routine with our Midnight Recovery Collection including our night facial oil and eye cream for dark circles
Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did You Know?
Our Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil is non-comedogenic – meaning it won’t clog pores. Uniquely formulated to dissolve impurities without over-drying skin, our non-comedogenic cleansing oil can be used on oily and sensitive skin!


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True to our founding family’s mission, we strive to improve the quality of the communities we serve by reducing our
environmental impact, formulating responsibly, and supporting charitable causes. This formula is made with:
Responsible Formulation

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!!! Can we have a larger bottle, please? I loooooove this oil!!! It’s a real game changer for me. I use it after the calendula cleanser, and yesterday I forgot to finish my routine after the midnight cleanser and my face looked amazing all day long!!! I went to Kiehls after work and the sales associate did not believe that I only used two products for the whole day. My skin was still looking amazing!!!! My best moments are when I apply it at night after my shower, wash it off, and do my midnight eye treatment and midnight concentrate. The next morning I can wash my face with water, tone and finish my morning routine in the car if I’m in a rush and I know I’ll be fine because I used my go-to oil. Thank you for making such an amazing product.can we get a bigger bottle, please?
Date published: 2020-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING!!! I started to try out kiehls a couple of weeks ago and ever since then I haven't been able to stop buying products! I bought this product along with the midnight concentrate and the spot treatment. I use this product every night and my skin has been looking so much better. You also don't need a toner with this product which I really like
Date published: 2020-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My EVERYTHING I'm afraid I took this product for granted, then it went out of stock and MAN did I suffer. Now that it's back I'll never let it leave my side again. I'm not kidding. I was given my first bottle free to try 2 years ago when I partnered on a video with kiehl's (search Cats Broadway Kiehl's on YouTube and you'll find it). I've been hooked and paying full price ever since. It is a true one stop shopping cleanser that removes all traces of makeup (even lash adhesive and waterproof mascara), cleans away the day, and leaves your skin feeling amazing. I use it in my nightly shower, then moisturize as usual, and on nights that I've used the botanical cleansing oil, my skin looks better and feels more hydrated in the morning. And that's just a bonus! The real win to me is to be able to remove all my makeup effectively without adding another step to my routine. The last thing you want to do when you get home late at night is get out the cotton balls and q tips and spend 20 minutes trying to get your eye liner off. This stuff solves that problem and feels great. No other product does what this product does. I highly recommend.
Date published: 2019-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new favorite! Ok... I was very curious about this type of product, I have normal to oily skin and I’ve never tried an oil cleanser because I was very afraid that my skin reacted bad, however, reading some reviews and watching people that uses it makes me think “ok I’m gonna try it”, so, here I am in my second bottle and I complete live this product. First, it gives you that feeling of “I’m doing something nice for mi skin”. Second, the way it smells and feels on the face is amazing, is gentle and my skin loves it. Now this is what I use every night as my skincare routine.
Date published: 2019-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful after a long day.... This is the first cleansing oil I have tried and I'm a total fan! My skin feels clean and moist after using. It has the added benefit of removing any left over makeup. Sometimes I add a bit of exfoliating cleanser for some "grit" and my skin positively glows!
Date published: 2019-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First Kiehl s purchase! I was visiting my aunt and used this it is seriously the best!! Left my face feeling so soft and clean! Also my acne actually seems to be getting better!!
Date published: 2019-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thorough cleansing, no dryness This product takes off makeup like no other I've used and it leaves your skin feeling soft and clean. I put it into a mini spray bottle when traveling to make it easy to dispense without spilling. Only issue is you can't really use it in the shower unless you do it fiirst before you get wet!
Date published: 2019-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great...but don't travel with the travel size! Good oil based cleanser; removes makeup and leaves face soft. But the travel size will leak no matter what. Terrible for a travel product!! I've bought it three times, thinking it was just a defective bottle. Each time the entire contents leaked (thank goodness I put it inside a ziplock! But wasted at least half the bottle). PLEASE work on this, Kiehls.
Date published: 2019-10-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great cleanser....terrible packaging I know I echo some fellow users of this product when I say that I love the cleanser! It does exactly as it says: removes my make up, makes my skin feel great, smells wonderful, and has a nice texture. HOWEVER-the packaging is simply terrible, hence the 3 star review. I have purchased it several times now (both the small and large size) and have had it spill when travelling twice now. (Both times were light travels and packed securely). I guess I should learn not to travel with it...but then what's the point? I could also decant it into a different container, but I shouldn't have to for a product that costs as much as this does! Until packaging is changed I don't think I will be repurchasing-hate to see my money spilled all over my suitcase!
Date published: 2019-09-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Favorite cleanser but BEWARE OF TRAVEL SIZE & customer service Can you imagine opening your luggage to find your wedding guest outfit covered in your oil cleanser? Yup. I've used this cleanser for several years and I love it. I can honestly say it cleans my face without stripping my skin of its moisture. However, I purchased the travel size in store and have had the most terrible experience. A product that is meant for travel LEAKS EVERYWHERE. I have lost at least 50% of the product to leakage and even when I put it in it's own plastic, sealed bag, it gets all over everything. Exactly what you rely on a travel size NOT to do. More frustrating and disappointing is that I contacted Kiehl's via their chat and was first told "I can help" and then was told that since I purchased it in store I'd have to contact the store because the store and online are separate entities. First, that should NEVER be the customer's problem. The customer sees a brand, they don't distinguish between online and in store. Second, I've moved states away and no longer live anywhere near the store or any Kiehl's store so I guess I'm just out of luck? I love the product and I've been a loyal customer for years, but there are plenty of good competitors and products out there so I'll find another brand that understands and prioritizes customer service.
Date published: 2019-08-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Travel size leaks I bought this travel size to take with me on work trips. Terrible idea. This leaked all over my suitcase. I lost at least half the product in there. I splurge on Kiehl's products so this was a major disappointment.
Date published: 2019-08-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good Its super hydrating if you have dry skin. Its an awesome make up remover as well.
Date published: 2019-07-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Travel Size I love this product ... but recently had to go home overseas and bought the travel size I was very disappointed when I got to Germany all my cleanser was spilled out of the bag leaving everything oily Is there any suggestions on how to travel with this size without spilling ?
Date published: 2019-06-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great product BUT travel size SPILLS I love this product and use the regular size one at home. I bought the travel size one for travels. The cap / bottle design is weird so that it spills through. Because this is oil based, it gets all over my other stuff in my toieltry bag. If you want to use it for travels, I suggest you buy your own spill-proof 311 bottle. DONT USE THE KIEHL bottle.
Date published: 2019-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unexpectedly Good So I've never used a cleansing oil before. I never really thought a cleansing oil would clean as good as a facial foam. I also have super oily skin so I thought using a cleansing oil would be a bad idea. I was wrong! I was pleasantly surprised after the first time I used this. It literally washed off all my makeup off and my face felt great! My regular facial wash wouldn't remove all my make up off, regardless of how thick the lather of it was. I'm so happy after I wash my face with this and still am so amused at how clean my face is! It really is non-comedogenic..doesn't clog pores at all! This cleansing oil is simple and does the job beautifully. This is an absolute must have for me.
Date published: 2019-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST CLEANSER EVER This is my only cleanser. Period. It makes my skin so smooth and soft. It's even helping to tone my skin when I use it with the Midnight Recovery Concentrate. In the mornings, if I still feel a little dry, I use the Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream to add a nice glow.
Date published: 2019-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Absolute Must Have! I started using this last fall as part of my nightly regiment since I moved from California to upstate NY where the climate is much drier due to low temperatures and living indoors with forced heat. My skin was looking aged after a week of cold weather and I immediately went online to order this (after reading reviews). My skin immediately responded and felt softer & smoother. And added bonus, add a drop to your daily foundation for a lovely youthful glow. (*My skin absolutely loves oil and never feels oily, so use accordingly for your skin type.)
Date published: 2019-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this product, but can only use it at home Kiehl's, please come up with different packaging for your 2.9 ounce travel size. This product cannot travel! It doesn't matter if traveling in carry-on luggage or by car, it still leaks. Never put it in checked luggage!I have even tried putting plastic wrap all around the bottle and under the cap. Whatever I have tried, it still leaks. The only time it did not leak was when traveling by car and keeping the bottle upright in the cup holder. I have used other oil products that do not leak as they were packaged appropriately for the consistency of the product. Please make a change so I can use this product both at home and while away.
Date published: 2019-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Glad I tried this product I could not understand at first how this cleansing oil worked, seemed strange and very different from any other product. I wasn't sure if my skin was even getting cleaned after all the make us. I've decided to give this product a chance and continued using it every evening. This is now my one and only cleanser I use. My skin is oily yet very sensitive, especially in the winter , you never want to over dry your skin. This cleansing oil is the best product I have tried in many years. I wish I could purchase refill as I feel bad throwing out the bottle every time . Very different yet the best cleanser for your skin ever existed. Please make bigger bottle or refill packages.
Date published: 2019-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Irreplaceable I use this twice daily, and simply can't go without it. It cleanses oil and makeup very well, without any harshness. The aroma is excellent and feels great on my skin.
Date published: 2018-12-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Be careful when purchasing online!!! I was quite a fan when trying this project in stores while on vacation! I just recently decided to order it online, and while the quality is just as I remember it, a word of warning to those that decide to purchase this product online. About half of the product had leaked in transit! The outside of the box was soaked when it reached me. Very upsetting considering these products aren’t all that cheap. I reached out to Kiehls and have not received an answer. Pretty disappointing :(
Date published: 2018-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this cleansing oil I have been wanting to purchase a cleansing oil for a long time and shopped a ton of brands and price points, I finally decided to purchase Kiehl's, and I'm so glad I did. First thing is it smells so good, I use it at night and the lavender scent is great before bed. The texture and smell combined, feels like a little night time luxury. The oil is not thick and glides over the face well. My skin is also super soft after. I also think its worth the price, as it seems like it will last long time since I use so little of the product each time.
Date published: 2018-12-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from HELP!!!!! I used this for the first time last night. Going away from my Olay routine. Dont want to use it, because of animal cruelty. I love Origins, so I invested in the entire regimen. I received this sample in birchbox, so I figured I would try it. I used it as a cleanser, and no moisturer. I woke up th morning and my husband said are Are you okay, you look exhausted (9 hours) of sleep. Did I do something wrong or do I have to do it more than once. I'm 58 and so unhappy with my skin. Bags, and marionette lines,, and large pores. (that's new). Not sure what to do???
Date published: 2018-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you're thinking about it, just get it! I was super hesitant to try a cleansing oil since I have combination skin, but I decided to give this one a try. I LOVE IT. It's so much more effective at removing makeup than any other makeup remover I have ever used. One-step, highly recommend. If you're thinking about testing out a facial oil, try this one!
Date published: 2018-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makeup Melter! I happened to come upon a Kiel's store after the salon brand store where I usually buy my facial cleanser was closed. I thought I'd give it a shot since I was out of face cleanser, and I'm so glad I did! I asked the staff for cleanser that 1) will not lead my skin feeling "tight" after cleaning, and 2) will take off all of my makeup. I was super skeptical, but when I tried it that night before bed, and my makeup was completely gone and face was clean but not tight, I was sold. It's really amazing and so much cheaper than the salon brand I was buying before.
Date published: 2018-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great makeup remover & no oily residue I had been using my own mix of grapeseed and castor oil as an oil cleanser for a few months, but I hated the thickness of it and wanted to try something professionally made. I stumbled into a Kiehl's store at the mall one day and asked them if they had anything like an oil cleanser that could remove waterproof makeup and here I am! I wear a full face of makeup and use waterproof mascara, so I was looking for a one-step routine that would remove everything easily. At the store, they told me to put this cleanser on a cotton pad and use the pad to remove waterproof mascara but it actually works BETTER (and with less product waste) if you just gently massage the oil over your eyes/eyelashes to remove any tough eye makeup and then rinse the area thoroughly. The milky consistency that the oil has once you add a little warm water is a nice touch too. My face comes away feeling soft and smooth every time. I haven't had any breakouts since using this product either which is unusual and great. I love this stuff. It has a nice, relaxing smell for a nighttime wash. I only use it once a day at night right before bed. I do not pair this oil cleanser with any other things except occasionally a facial moisturizer if my face is feeling a little dry afterwards. In the mornings I use no cleanser, just splash water on my face and go!
Date published: 2018-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent 1st Step For Flawless Skin I have been searching for a product like this for a while and I am very pleased with, not only the results, but also the experience of using it. After washing my hands and drying them thoroughly, I use 4 pumps and massage onto my face and neck area with quick sweeping, upward circular motions. The essential oils along with the squalene, emulsify and bond with all your naturally produced oil and dirt from a typical day of run, run, run. I instantly feel more relaxed and calm upon smelling the lavender and those daily stressors seem a bit more manageable. Anyway, after massaging the oils in and out of your pores add a few drops of warm water and massage a bit more as it becomes milky is appearance. Rinse well with warm water and you are ready for step 2. I understand that many people have no interest in a skin care regiment that exceeds beyond one step, but TRUST ME you will be rewarded for your time. Following the route I outlined above, grab any type foaming face wash. When I say foaming, it does not mean it has to come from a pump or say foaming on the package. Any soap that bubbles up with water is the key. I alternate between the Calendula face wash and a few other favorites of mine. I HIGHLY recommend the product contains citrus extracts, glycoloc acid or any other brightening ingredient. This time, add a bit more water than with the oil cleanser and repeat the same manner of application. I often use a rotating facial brush, silicone pulsing thingamajig or a washcloth depending on that days need. Rinse well with warm water and move on from there. I PROMISE you will enjoy the experience and LOVE the results even more. Your face will feel the cleanest you have felt and you are guaranteed to glow. It’s all about using the oil first to grab all the nasty and then using a water based cleanser to wash it all away. It’s basic chemistry and it woks! Now if you’re ready to move onto steps 3 and so on, it gets even better!!!! Enjoy your beautiful and radiating skin!! You deserve it!!
Date published: 2018-09-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works great! I massage my face in circles to remove makeup with this oil and I can feel some "particles/debris" are being cleaned out of the pores. It smells good and doesn't dry out while I'm massaging. I use oil-based makeup remover on a daily basis and I always wash my face with cleanser afterwards anyways so it's not a problem to me. However, this is a bit oily compared to other similar products.
Date published: 2018-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Removes mascara! Removes all makeup without oily feeling afterwards. Leaves skin feeling hydrated not dry after use. When I tried a sample for a couple of days I was sold! It is the only makeup remover I use. I have mature combination skin.
Date published: 2018-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I absolutely love this cleansing oil! I was a long time user of another oil and never thought I would use any other. I tried this as a sample and fell in love. This product just melts the makeup away and leaves behind super soft and hydrated skin. I don’t even need a night moisturizer after using this! Please keep making it and never change it, it’s just perfect as it is. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Date published: 2018-07-23
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