How much do you check the ingredients in a product before you buy it? I wasn’t really doing it until I’ve started learning about the benefits and damages of some products. IASO Ghassoul Black Cleansing Oil has some ingredients I wasn’t even aware of ingredients like Morocco glassoul clay.

I got interested in Korean skincare products when I was reading many posts about how good and effective Korean skincare products are, however, I haven’t had a chance to try them until IASO contacted me and asked me if I wanted to try out some of their bestseller products. After checking out their products and the benefits of them, I couldn’t say no to that offer. IASO is a South Korean company, which is specialised on premium skincare products and their motto is “For the young and healthy skin you deserve”. Isn’t it what we all want?

IASO Ghassoul Black Cleansing Oil Review

IASO Ghassoul Black Cleansing Oil is an oil cleanser, which claims to remove makeup (even waterproof ones), dirt and excessive oil, and also tightening the pores and removing the blackheads and dead skin. This oil is black! There are some colours, you could associate with being clean, like white. It’s the colour of purity. But how about black? Black is an elegant colour (or non existing colour), but it is not really related to being clean, actually feels the opposite. So using a black cleanser for cleaning your makeup and skin might actually feel weird. I’ve used black masks before, but not a cleanser. Of course we shouldn’t let the colours affect the way we think about a product, right? Let’s it is interesting…

Let’s talk about the ingredients first. I don’t have much knowledge about the ingredients, but a few searches can give you some information. IASO Ghassoul Black Cleansing Oil has Morocco Ghassoul clay (good at oil absorption), blue chamomile (pore tightening) and moringa seed oil& 7 flower extracts (lotus, rose, jasmine, daffodil, madonna lily, iris and freesia) for cleaning up the dusts and allergens. If you want to learn more about the ingredients, I would highly suggest you to check out IASO’s webpage, they explain everything in details, which I must say I am really impressed.

IASO Ghassoul Black Cleansing Oil is an oil cleanser, which you can use to remove your makeup and also clean your skin. I mostly use it for removing my makeup, then use my cleanser. Whenever I have minimal makeup (mascara and eyeliner), one pump is enough but other times 2-3 pumps will clean your makeup and skin properly. Also, you won’t have panda eyes the next morning. Even though it is an oil, it doesn’t really feel like one. It feels like a water based oil and it is really easy to wash up with warm or cold water.

IASO Ghassoul Black Cleansing Oil

I haven’t used it enough to say anything about tightening the pores effect, but I can say some about the blackheads. I tend to get small blackheads around my chin area and since I’ve started using it I have seen some improvement. I have sensitive eyes, even micellar waters burn my eyes from time to time, IASO Ghassoul Black Cleansing Oil burns my eyes too. I still couldn’t find a cleanser, which won’t do that so I’m fine with it as long as it is not a lot. This is probably just me!

When it comes to skincare products, I prefer fragrance-free products. However, nowadays it is not that easy to find these kinds of products, also this one has fragrance. It is a mix of all the elements (probably the flower extracts), but once you wash your face, it fades away, which is good. I still couldn’t pin point this scent, but it is not sweet but more like a clean and floral scent.

I will keep on using it to see if its claims are true. So far I like how my skin feels after cleaning it, and it is good to see some improvement on blackheads. Even if it wouldn’t make any improvements on tightening the pores, it is a good cleansing oil and I would recommend it.

If you want to try out IASO Ghassoul Black Cleansing Oil or any other IASO products, you can purchases them on IASO was so nice to provide a 15% discount on all IASO products by using the following coupon code IASO4EVER.

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Have you ever heard about IASO before? What are your thoughts about IASO Ghassoul Black Cleansing Oil, would you give it a try?

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by IASO to provide you the most up to date facts, helping you make better informed decisions. I tested all included products myself and all opinions in this review are my own.

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  • Arya Elsa Jose

    Wow I would had never of dared to use this as the oil is black, but you have given it such a good review I’m willing to give it a go! I usually use waterproof mascara so I can’t wait to use this!

    • I hardly use waterproof makeup products, so I don’t know how good it is with that. Using a black cleanser looks weird but I’m happy with the result.

  • I use this one too & it’s amazing! (: I’m really impressed with IASO skincare
    Nati xx

  • I’d never heard of IASO but this all sounds lovely x
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

  • I haven’t heard of this brand but it sounds like a great product to have. I’ve really been into cleansing oils recently, I’ll have to give this product a try once I run out of all my other makeup removing products.

    Perfect Shade of Mauve

    • I like the body shop cleansing oil, except that I didn’t use any other. This one is doing a good job, it cleans my makeup properly.

  • I’ve never heard of IASO before, but I’ve read some things about Korean beauty products and some people really seem to enjoy them!
    A black cleanser definitely sounds interesting 😀 and the ingredients sound reeally nice!
    Great review girlie! I’d love to hear more about it and its effects if you keep using it 🙂
    Hope your weekend has been wonderful so far <3
    Emma xxx

    • I’ve always read great things about Korean products so it was a good chance for me to try them out myself. Even though it is black, it is good at removing my makeup and cleaning my skin 🙂
      Have a lovely week, sweetie xx

  • Sheridan Grady

    This sounds fabulous! I’ve heard great things about Korean beauty products! x

  • This sounds amazing. Must be weird to put a black oil on your face. Need to keep a look out for these.

    Tiffany Tales – A British Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    • It feels weird but I like how good it is at cleaning my makeup.

  • Charlotte

    I never check what ingredients are in my skincare products but I should really! Glad you can see an improvement on some blackheads!
    Charlotte //

    • I don’t really know much about the ingredients so checking them out always confuses me.

  • I’ve also heard great things about Korean beauty products. The clay must be very effective for cleansing, does it leave skin feeling dry at all?

    • I have oily/combination skin, so it is not drying at all, however it feels tight. So it can be for people with dry/normal skin.

  • Black Oil?? Hmmmm…Definitely Sounds Interesting :). I barely ever check the ingredients in products but maybe now I will after reading your post 🙂
    The Ingredients sound really nice in this oil.

    Thank you for the post.

    • I should really pay attention so ingredients, some of them might be really harmful for the skin.

  • I have seen a couple reviews on this oil and it does sounds absolutely lovely. I have been loving cleansing oils but I never tried a black one. Very intriguing indeed. I wonder if IASO is UK only because I’ve only seen the brand appearing on UK blogs.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • I don’t think it is UK only. I’ve seen it on German blogs.

  • Vlada Kandyba
  • As you know I love cleansers and oils, so of course I would love to give it a go. One of my favorite cleansers is a clay one, and a black one adds something extra special.

    Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Black cleanser sounds weird, but it does a good job removing the makeup. I wish it wouldn’t burn my eyes.

  • Aditi Oberoi Malhotra

    Looks like an awesome product! Thanks for sharing!!

    Adi xx

  • sounds like a great product. I’ld love to try it

  • Nadia

    That’s a great review, sweetie! Moroccan glassoul clay sounds intriguing. I haven’t heard about IASO before but sure did click on the website to read more after this post, hon. Thanks for mentioning about eyes as I have the same issue with many products. Glad it could clear the blackheads a bit! It does sound lovely. Thanks for recommending this cleansing oil and that wee discount might come in handy 😉
    Hope you are having a really lovely weekend, hon!!
    xox Nadia

    • I haven’t used a clay based oil so it felt weird, but I’m happy with the result.
      Thank you so much, Hun. Have a great week xx

  • This looks really great! I have been trying to be more aware of the ingredients in my products. It’s definitely a challenge but it’s so worth it to do the research.

  • Corinne C

    I love the look of this, I like how it’s black, it makes it such a stand out product! The ingredients sounds amazing!

    Corinne x

  • Bernadette

    Lovely post. I’m a massive fan of cleansing oils though i’ve been super loyal to the first and only one I’ve tried because it works so well for me.

    • I haven’t used many. If you find one that works, then keep using it:) at least you won’t have to worry about how others would be on your skin.

  • I don’t know this product but from your review it seems really good! Kisses from Italy and thank you for your visit,

    Eniwhere Fashion
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  • This sounds so interesting! And looks it too with the black liquid! I’ve recently heard about this brand on another blog and Korean skincare is so highly rated it seems like a great product!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

    • I was always wondering how they are after reading so many things about Korean products, so far I’m happy with it.

  • I’ve never heard of this brand, but it sounds like something I would love! It’s interesting that the cleansing oil is black- I usually like to know how much is coming off my face, but I don’t think that would deter me too much!
    Great post 🙂

    • Ha ha, I am the same so it was weird using it. It always looks black so I don’t know how dirty my face is 🙂

  • It’s sad that I never heard of any of the brands that you post haha, wish they were all of them in Argentina! Eyeliner is always so hard to get rid off and this sounds really good with that

    • I didn’t know about this brand too:) I like trying new things, and this is really good at removing makeup.

  • Little Miss Fashion Queen

    This is so different, and great!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

  • Oh my goodness a black cleanser- that’s so strange haha! It sounds like it did a great job taking off your makeup, but I have the same problem as you where everything stings my eye area! It’s awesome that it minimizes black heads though

    Rachel xx

    • It is almost impossible to find one that won’t sting my eyes, they are so sensitive! xx

  • omg it looks so cool! i’ve been really into cleansing oils lately because they’ve been so raved about. i totally want to try more and this looks super interesting. also love that it smells a bit like floral cause i’m so into that x

    • I wasn’t really into oils, but I like the body shop camomile oil. This one seems to be doing a good job so far 🙂 x

  • Wow I’ve never seen a black cleansing oil before! Sounds like it dd a good job too 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Sounds interesting.
    I love that it is made from natural ingredients.

  • Haven’t heard about this brand, but I am very interested now. Black does look extreme for me, haha. This sounds like an interesting product to try through and I am very tempted to do it 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • I wasn’t really sure about black cleansing oil, but I’m really surprised with it:) however it feels weird to use it.

  • Shwetali

    I haven’t heard about this yet. I want to try korean products. Thus cleansing oil sounds great

  • I haven’t heard of this brand before but the product does sound promising! 🙂


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  • Karina Guimarães Ribeiro

    I haven’t heard about this brand yet, it seems great, i wanna try some korean products for skin.

    • Many are raving about Korean products so they must be good 🙂

  • I have a feeling that this would be too drying for my skin but I’ll have a look at the website to read a little more about their other products! xx


    • I have oily skin so it’s not drying, but it might not be a good option for dry/normal skins. xx

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    Your blog is very nice. Beauty photos

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  • Fashionpumpkin

    Amazing photos…thanks for sharing your experience!

  • Great post!! Sounds like a great products

    Adela Acanski

  • It sounds pretty good so far, but a black cleanser sounds weird. I think I need to try one to get over that you know? x

    Jodie // Jodie Loue

    • It feels weird to use a black cleansing oil, but the result it good xx

  • Anoushka

    Sounds an interesting product, I definitely want to try some of the Korean wonder brands that seem to be everywhere at the moment! Great review!

    Anoushka Probyn – A London Fashion Blog

    • Many people are raving about Korean products, so I want to try more and see if they are really good.

  • It sounds like it’s indeed a great product! 🙂

    XO, Melissa’s Diary

  • I’d love to try more Korean skincare products this year so will check this brand’s website. The Cleansing Oil does look a bit strange being black but as long as it does the job well it doesn’t matter 🙂 x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • Agree! As long as it does the job, it doesn’t matter which colour it is 🙂 x

  • I have to admit that I never thought of checking the ingredients in products I buy. This cleansing oil sounds like an interesting product. I’m just a bit surprised it’s black.

    • I don’t know much about the ingredients, so I always get confused when I check it. I’m trying to learn it tho.

  • I have this oil too and I love it, such a lovely brand xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

  • Adaleta Avdic

    I’ve never heard of this brand, but I am so glad you shared it. What a lovely thorough review! xx

    • Adaleta Avdic

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      • I haven’t shared my email on the blog, but I’ll write you as soon as I can x

  • imaginarymi

    Never try this product before, but I have IASO lip crayon and live it! 🙂


  • To be honest I never read the back of any products before I buy them and mainly because I have no idea what half those ingredients are lol! Which of course isn’t good. I’ve heard so many good things about Korean skin care products and I have yet to try them myself. I’d definitely love to try this brand and heading over to the site now! Thanks for the great review

    • I am the same, but I’m trying to learn more about the ingredients. Many are raving about Korean skincare products so they must be good. xx

  • I’m actually out of my current cleansing oil, it’s time to try this one! 🙂

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose


    Oh I really want to try this out! Thanks for sharing

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  • I have never seen or heard of IASO , thank you for the introduction! This is the first time I’ve seen a black oil too! I haven’t tried using oil makeup remover to cleanse my eyes, but I do use the DHC oil cleanser on my face and works pretty well!

    • I don’t really use cleanser oils so this was kinda new to me. My eyes are sensitive so no matter what I use, they always sting my eyes.

  • Ellie Adams

    I’ve never actually heard of the brand but I love the sound of this. Cleansing oils are my favourite so I definitely need to check this out!


    • I haven’t used many cleansing oils, but I want to try more xx

  • I haven’t heard of this brand either but I do love a good cleansing oil so I will be checking this one out 🙂

    Pams Stuff and Things

    • I’m not a fan of cleansing oils, but this one does a good job 🙂

  • Like many of the other people commenting, I hadn’t heard of the brand, but if you like it I most likely will as well. And I feel like the way your face feels after you wash it is so so so important. Even though the purpose is to clean, we don’t want to overdo it so much because we’ll take away the protective (good) oils on our faces.

    I’ve also never seen black oil, it’s making me really want to go out and try it myself.

    Ella Pinto xx

    • Totally agree with that. Some of the products take away the good oils and leave the face really dry. I have oily skin, and this one doesn’t dry my skin which is good.
      Black oil definitely sounds weird 🙂 xx

  • This black cleansing oil sounds so intriguing!!! Korean skincare is so innovative!

    • Yeah agree with that! I wonder hat they will come up next 🙂

  • Becky Hughff

    This is one of the most unusual products I’ve seen but I have to admit I’m really intrigued!

    • It is different than most of the oil cleansers… it is black 🙂

  • Those products really make a difference , thanks for sharing!

  • It is amazing that such a natural product has been able to make a difference to your blackheads! Definitely a brand and an oil I want to check out in the future because I am all about cleansing balms and oils ^_^

    Iqra | The Blushing Giraffe x

    • Black cleansing oil sounds weird, but it removes my makeup perfectly and I don’t end up having panda eyes in the morning, which is great 😀 x

  • This sounds really good! I am new to the idea of putting oils on my face but the all natural route seems to be the way to go! 🙂

    • It wasn’t until a few years ago that I’ve started using oils on my face. I didn’t think they would be good, but I was so wrong! 🙂

  • I have an IASO product but have yet to try it still. haha. I want to give it a go soon.

    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

  • Roberta Romeo

    WOw, a black’re right dear, it’s a little bit strange! But it seems a very effective product and I would like to try it!
    Thanks for your advice dear!

  • Chloe Barnes

    Great detailed review! <3
    Chloe xx

  • I am someone who never reads beauty labels. To be honest I have no idea what any of it means despite reading about so many chemicals one should steer clear of. I need to get better at this because I have sensitive skin and being more in the know might make things much easier for myself.


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  • Bernadette

    This cleansing oil sounds awesome.

  • lizzy orr

    A black oil looks so intriguing!
    Lizzy | by Lizzy x

  • Great post! nice review

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  • Che

    Nice-looking packaging, and it works! Cool =)

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  • Melissa Sabani

    nice review, sounds very interesting!

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  • This sounds like a really interesting product and I like that it helps with blackheads as I tend to get a few around my nose. I’ve never come across a black cleanser either so I think that would surprise me if I was using it for the first time having never heard of it. If it works though then I’ll definitely keep an eye out for it 🙂 x

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  • Maya Sienna

    Ah this product sounds v interesting! Lovely and informative post:) Xx

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  • great post
    very detailed and informative
    thanks for sharing

  • Never seen such black colored cleansing oil before. Too bad it burns your eyes, sorry to hear that.

  • poldo napitupulu

    Nice review
    Thanks for sharing
    This product is not really familiar in my country

  • Thanks a lot, dear 🙂 You’re so incredible !!!

    Really interesting review dear. I have this type of skin so I would like to try this product. Sounds super useful!

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  • April Rose Pengilly

    Wow, black oil? How interesting! I think I will have to try this!
    April xx


  • Sounds like an amazing thing!

  • never heard of IASO before. black liquid kinda scares me hahaha but it’s great that it works like a charm!

  • This brand sounds really amazing!
    I’ve never heard of it before…
    I love trying korean cosmetics so I’ll keep the name in mind!

    Laura |

  • Shelise Saddul

    I’ve never heard of this but i’m really intrigued by the colour of this oil! I’ve used a few oil based products but I like the sound of this one x