Cleansing oils are great option when it comes to removing makeup, excel oils and dirt on the skin. Since cleansing oils are becoming more popular, there are plenty of formulas that target specific skin concerns such as acne, dryness, aging, dullness. This makes them suitable for all skin types. However, always be aware of the ingredients within the products to ensure it doesn’t contain ingredients that will irritate the skin.
Depending on what the product is designed to do, a cleansing oil can contain multiple kinds botanical of oils, extracts and vitamins.
How Do They Work?
Cleansing oils work as a solvent, they are naturally attracted to other oils, sebum, the oil-like ingredients of make-up. This causes the oils to dissolve what’s on your fact, leaving it soft and clean.
- Cleaning oils easily remove makeup, sebum, sunscreens, dirt and other things that are on the surface of your skin.
- They leave the skin soft and smooth.
- There are different kinds of cleansing oils that can target whatever skin issue that you may have.
- They do not leave the skin dry and tight feeling.
- Cleansing oils are just as effective as water-based cleansers and are compatible with other cleansers allowing you to double cleanse.
- Cleansing oils work as both a remover and a skin hydrator.
Who is a Cleansing Oil For?
Cleansing oils are suitable for all skin types. Products that are formulated to be rinsed off with water leaving the skin without the oily residue can work for everyone. When it comes to deciding if to use a cleansing oil, it just depends on your preference.
When searching for cleansing oils (and other skincare products) go for the ones that do not contain mineral oils and fragrance. These ingredients may irritate the skin, are not suitable for people with sensitive, acne-prone or redness-prone skin. Additionally, formulations that are only composed of a single oil or oil blend without emulsifiers or surfactants are not recommended for combination to oily skin. These formulations will increase the skin’s oiliness and be a complete mess for the skin.
How to Use
Cleansing oils can be used just like the water-based cleansers. They are most often rinse-able, but always check the directions for use on the packaging or website.