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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 4.6 out of 5 by 94.
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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!

Future Made Better

Future Made Better

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
Responsible Formulation

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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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Contraversary info by Kiehl's reps I bought this product a month ago. Never really liked oily textures, but decided to give it a try. I didn't feel confident about how to use it as after washing off with water my skin felt like it's not completely removed. I was on. vacation travelling in Europe and shopping in different countries. Was puzzled to hear absolutely different application advices from Kiehl's consultsnts. One said it does not require aditional products, just water to wash it off. The other - insisted to use cleanser like Calendula after this oil to remove the product. Dear team Khiel's please check on this and advise. I feel like it needs to be washed off with a cleanser, not water; but I definitely not want to damage my skin lipo layer... P.S Looks like offline consultants need better training in order not to provide contraversary info... or they just intebd to sell more products???!!
Date published: 2018-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Cleanser for Dry Skin This stuff is awesome! I have very dry skin, but with an oily nose, and this cleanser leaves my skin feeling clean, perfectly soft and even my nose is happy. It takes off makeup of all kinds (powder, cream, mineral, waterproof, mascara, liner, lipstick) quickly and effortlessly. I wish it came in a gallon-sized bottle.
Date published: 2018-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Cleanser ever! I have used 6 bottles so far and I still love it. I recommended to my mom and she fell in love as well. Very soft and it removes eye make up as well so I can save time using the oil for my eyes and face at the same time. I have dry and sensitive skin and this is the perfect cleanser for me!
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product and melts makeup away! As much as I like to put on make up it makes me so excited to use this cleansing oil at night. The smell is oh so delightful. Makes me feel so relaxed and perfect for night time regimen.
Date published: 2018-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great oil for removing makeup! I have never used this as just a stand alone cleanser, but I use it more as when I am wearing a full face of makeup. I apply about 4 pumps into my hands and work until they are foaming and then apply dry to my face where you can see it breaking up the makeup and even eye makeup! I then follow up with my regular cleanser. This leaves your skin so clean of makeup and dirt, I just like double cleansing my skin since I do wear foundations, work out in my makeup and work in a big city. I would give it a try! I wish they would come out with a travel size version!
Date published: 2018-05-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not a Fave I LOVE Kiehls and every product I’ve ever purchased...except for this one... I’m sorry...
Date published: 2018-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this stuff! Great for removing eye and skin make up! Love this stuff
Date published: 2018-05-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Product; broke out my sensitive skin Love this line of kiehls- the eye creme and serum are fantastic. The oil removes makeup extremely well but it clogged my pores, gave me a horrible rash and broke me out. Extremely sad that it did not work out for my skin.
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE I never could find a makeup remover good for my skin until I found this! It is a little tricky to get all my mascara off with but that’s just because I prefer wipes for eye makeup. Overall I love this!
Date published: 2018-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This changed me skin This is the BEST cleanser I have ever tried, and I've tried them all, from expensive high-end brands to drugstore brands to all-natural brands. This effortlessly removes any traces of makeup and dirt but leaves the skin very soft. I have very sensitive skin, prone to break-outs. This has never caused irritation and my skin is clear.
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love I love this product I went in with a full face n did a facial and it immediately removed all traces of makeup
Date published: 2018-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love This stuff This face cleansing oil is the best facial cleanser I’ve ever used! It smells amazing and leaves my face feeling moisturized and has never looked more radiant!!
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOOK!! I have been using this cleansing oil for about 5 months now. At first, I didn't get the idea of oil cleansing but the associate explained that it was great for taking off makeup and I hated using makeup wipes so I was sold on that. It was superb at taking off my makeup, especially those matte lip paints that just adheres to your skin! A couple months ago, I incorporated the double cleansing step from the K-beauty 10 step routine and used this along with my Kiehls cleanser, morning and night (makeup or no makeup) and my skin has been SUPER soft and doesn't feel dry or stiff. This has definitely become a staple in my routine. I even got a couple of my friends hooked on it!!
Date published: 2018-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from YES! Oh, how I love this product! It took a little getting used to using an oil as a cleanser but after a few nights of using it I had no problem. This product doesn't leave your face feeling oily at all after using it and smells amazing! I use this product every night to wash my face before bed (followed of course by the Midnight Recovery Concentrate and Eye Cream) and is also my everyday makeup remover. My only wish is that they made a travel size version of this product because it's a little big for packing.
Date published: 2018-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from strange at first, but amazing! i use this in the evening and use the calendula foaming face wash in the am when i shower. the scent is heavenly, so relaxing. is not drying AT ALL. you don't feel like your face has been stripped after you clean it. this is a fantastic evening face wash. i shower in the am, so that's why i use the calendula in the am. you put this on a dry face rub it in and then bring in water to make it change consistency from oil to a (not super foamy) more typical feeling face wash. does not irriatate your eyes AT ALL! which is really unbelievable no burning sensation no nothing. again, you can't keep it in the shower since you don't want water to mix with it. so that might be a con. but you could always put it on work it into skin and then get into the shower to activate since it doesn't get into your eyes. amazing cleanser!
Date published: 2018-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soft, clear skin! After introducing a disastrous non-Kiehl's face wash into my routine that left my face covered in cystic acne, I stopped by Kiehl's to get some advice. I spoke with one of the associates, who recommended this product and another face wash (from the Calendula line) to double cleanse (only at night). I love both products, but I am particularly surprised by the Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil. As someone with oily/combination, sensitive, acne-prone skin, I never thought I could use oil to clean my face. However, this oil has really helped moisturize my skin (which was left flaky and stripped from all the acne medication I had to use), heal my acne, and has just improved the overall texture and appearance of my skin. It also does a nice job removing makeup - after a few uses, I cut out micellar water from my routine and just use this. It doesn't clear out my blackheads, but then again, that's not what it promised to do. In tandem with my other face wash, my skin looks so much less congested and so much clearer! I was so horrified to see my skin at the worst it's been in a decade, and Kiehl's products really sped up the recovery.
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In LOVE I have oily to combination skin and this by far is the most effective face wash I have ever owned. It makes my skin feel amazing after I use it. I now never forget to fall asleep without taking my makeup off. I love using this face wash at night that much.
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Does not remove mascara Long time Kiehl's customer. Bought this to remove mascara/blush at night. I use waterproof and water resistant mascara and this product does NOT take it off. I scrubbed for awhile, rinsed and went to bed. Woke up to raccoon eyes. Needs to improve or I will not buy again.
Date published: 2017-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this face wash!!! I have really sensitive skin and after switching over from a face wash that contained alcohol to this one, my skin has never been happier. It’s so light and feels so healthy. After 2 days my skin was immediately healed from the damage the alcohol had done. (I also use the midnight recovery oil and their ultra moisturizing cream as well as their daytime oil) so perfect
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My New Forever Cleanser I have sensitive skin and have use exclusively Kiehls serums, eye creams and lotions for years but was using a different generic brand cleanser. After using this cleansing oil I am never going back. It is gentle, doesn't irritate my skin and leaves it feeling soft and clean. My skin looks more dewy and youthful. I have already recommended this to my mom and I highly recommend it!!
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would never have thought this would be awesome to remove eye makeup I'm not a big fan of cleansing oils -- especially since ones I've tried before have clogged my pores and made me teary-eyed. But I love the Midnight Recovery Line so I was willing to give it a try. At first, I was skeptical because the oil is so lightweight, but I applied it over my eye makeup and I was amazed by how well it cleaned every bit of it off! The lavender smell is a nice touch, too! After three weeks of using it every night, I can honestly tell you that my pores are squeaky clean (as in, not clogged) and my eyes aren't all teary. As an added bonus, the cleansing oil doesn't leave a slimy residue either...just clean skin!
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best on the market! I layer my waterproof mascara and put on probably around 6-8 coats so it's an extra process to remove eye makeup at the end of the day. I've tried Clinique's Take the Day Off cleanser and Boscia's cleansing oil but I felt like Clinique's formula wasn’t gentle enough and I always had a couple eyelashes fall out in the process. Boscia's oil was way too oily that after removing my makeup, my face felt so oily that it was waxy and I had to use extra cleanser to take both the oil and my make up off. Finally when I used the midnight cleansing oil, I instantly felt my mascara breaking down on my fingers and within seconds my entire eye make up was off without pulling a single eyelash out. I also don't need to use a second facial cleaner! My routine is forever changed and the midnight cleansing oil is my holy grail for make up remover.
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Received as a sample I received this cleanser as a sample. I have been using the Purifying Foaming Cleaner to help improve my skin tone. I love the PFC and was not looking to change cleansers. That said, I really enjoyed the Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil. Its relaxing smell is amazing! My skin felt calm and so soft after I used it too! I would definitely use this when my skin gets really dry in the winter.
Date published: 2017-06-19
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