Fact: Cleansing oils are some of the gentlest yet most effective ways to cleanse your skin. Now, those with oily skin may be shirking away at the very thought of adding more oil on your face, but here is where it gets interesting: Since oil dissolves oil, using an oil-based cleanser could actually get rid of the excess sebum on your face more effectively than other cleansers!
It’s this principle that also makes oil cleansers popular and potent makeup removers. As makeup is primarily oil-based, oil cleansers break them down and dissolve them, allowing you to wipe away even the most stubborn waterproof products.
Cleansing oils are a hit among K-beauty fans, who have adopted the double-cleanse routine. With cleansing oils as their first-step cleanser, this removes the makeup and accumulated dirt and grime on their faces, then following it up with their favorite foaming cleanser to clean their skin.
Ready to give oil cleansers and double-cleansing a try? Here are just some recommendations to help you get started.
Bioré Cleansing Oil
Proving that drugstore products can be reliable, this cleansing oil from Bioré has beauty fans constantly lining up for its affordable price and great quality — it dissolves mascara and other waterproof products without leaving a greasy residue. Perfect for daily use!
Dear Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil
For the sensitive-skinned bunch, you don’t have to miss out on the double-cleanse trend. This cleansing oil from Dear Klairs is created with a hypoallergenic formula, deeply cleanses yet is gentle on the skin. Black bean oil keeps sebum at bay, while black sesame oil and black currant seed oil ward off free radicals and nourish your skin with vitamins and minerals.
Banila Co. Clean It Zero
This K-beauty favorite has its cult status with good reason. A potent oil and makeup remover, Banila Co.’s Clean It Zero shifts from a solid balm to a silky oil on your skin, removing makeup in one go without stripping your pores of its natural oils. It’s also a natural exfoliator with papaya extract for renewed skin!
Heimish All Clean Balm
Aside from Banila Co.’s Clean It Zero, skincare enthusiasts also swear by this all-clean balm from Heimish, which also transforms from solid into oil on your face. It’s effortless at dissolving makeup, doesn’t sting the eyes and leaves no residue. Its hypoallergenic formula makes this suitable for all skin types!
Snoe Beauty Make Out Make Up Melting Cleansing Oil
Another effective cleansing oil on the affordable end of the market is this product from local brand, Snoe Beauty. If its adorable retro packaging won’t lure you in just yet, then at least its ability to keep your skin hydrated while taking off your waterproof makeup will.
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil
There’s something relaxing about Kiehl’s apothecary-like products, including this botanical cleansing oil from the brand’s Midnight Recovery line. Taking out makeup and grime in just seconds, Kiehl’s also has a soothing lavender scent that will lull you to sleep.