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Napoleon Perdis Rebirth of Venus Skin Renewal Cleansing Oil: If It’s Good Enough for a Goddess…

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Napoleon Perdis Rebirth of Venus Skin Renewal Cleansing Oil ($39), available now online and at Neiman Marcus

This makeup removing cleansing oil has placenta in it…

napolen perdis rebirth of venus


At first, this really, really freaked me out. I kept thinking of that scene in The Matrix when you see all of the people being farmed in those pods, or like when old-@ss vampires seek out newborns to drain because it gives them extra strength for a clan war or something…

Anywho! Overactive imagination much?

What were we talking about? Cleansing oil??

To use Napoleon Perdis Rebirth of Venus Skin Renewal Cleansing Oil ($39 for a 4.9-oz. bottle), apply a small amount to your face while your skin is dry (don’t dampen your skin first with water — that’s the key), massage it in, and then rinse with water.

As for the whole placenta thing…the kind used here in the ingredients is called Marine Placenta.

napolen perdis rebirth of venus

And because knowledge is power, I did a quick search on “placenta,” specifically “marine placenta,” and apparently it’s an ingredient often used in beauty products as a humectant (used to keep things from drying out). It’s derived from salmon eggs (source and source).

Who knew?


Just a little random Thursday night food for thought if ingredients interest you…

“This lightweight Japanese oil cleanser combines the mysteries of the deep with the secrets of the Lotus flower to both sweep away makeup and rejuvenate skin, leaving you as seductive as a Siren. Enriched with amino acids and polysaccharides, Marine Placenta helps promote a sea-change in stressed skin — minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and pores while helping your skin look flawless.”

— from the bottle

As for the cleansing oil itself, it works! It’s very thick, rich and smells like roses, and it gets the job done. It removes everything, including the hard-to-remove stuff like waterproof liner and mascara.

It feels and performs like DHC’s Deep Cleansing Oil, which I absolutely love (I keep meaning to review it, but every time I remember to do so, I’ve usually just finished a bottle, whoops!).

My combination dry/oily skin responds well to Rebirth of Venus, but I think I prefer DHC’s oil overall. I like this, too, especially the rosy fragrance. It’s another option, but I think DHC’s is a little more moisturizing, and my skin needs all the moisture it can get.

If you’re interested, Napoleon Perdis Rebirth of Venus Skin Renewal Cleansing Oil is available now online and at Neiman Marcus.


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  1. Gio says:

    Sounds great. My skin doesn’t need that much moisture so this may work better than DHC for me.
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  2. Jessica says:

    Huh. Placenta. Marine Placenta.

    I have officially learned something New and Weird, thank you. 🙂

    I’m going to stick with my Rodan + Fields and argon oil…..
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  3. That name choice though… lol! But I kinda love it. And the formula sounds great.
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  4. Joanna says:

    When a Napoleon Perdis ad campaign was part of the prize for Australia’s Next Top Model, he was on the show a lot.

    Nothing ostentatious or slightly crazy about his brand would shock me.

  5. Amber says:

    Sounds like an interesting ingredient, that marine placenta lol. I’m curious now if I could use that, since I’m allergic to eggs. I guess that’s regular eggs, not fish eggs. Oh well. I don’t think I’ll be eating caviar or using this on my face anyhow. There are other great cleansing oil options I think! 😉

  6. Lauren says:

    I just freaked the eff out when I read “it contains placenta!” Thank you for clarifying!

    I’ve heard that fish eggs, or something like that are amazing for skin…I may have to try this miracle placenta oil!

  7. Syah says:

    I’m a sucker for anything skincare-related 🙂 and who knew marine placenta derived from salmon eggs was a thing?

  8. Jenny says:

    How does it compare to the DHC one in terms of price and amount of product?

  9. The name combined with placenta makes me a little hesitant to put it on my face.
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  10. Tatiana says:

    I keep trying different cleansing oils, but I keep coming back to the Tatcha One Step Camellia cleansing oil. Still my all time favorite because I like the way it rinses clean and doesn’t leave me dry or too oily.

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