Cleansing Oils: The Queen of SkinCare

by Madeleine Borgersen

Cleansing Oils are the queen’s of the skincare realm. Perfect for a quick makeup removal after a big night or as a first cleanse to save that luxury cleanser for the real dirty work.

Cleansing Oils: The Queen of SkinCare

Cleansing Oils work for just about every skin type, dry to oily, young or old. No matter what skin type we have we all secrete oils. Cleansing oils work due to the theory that like attracts like. Cleansing oils essentially attract the dirty oil that lies in your pores and replaces it with clean, nourishing oils.

You might worry that you already have oily skin and this will just make things worse. Luckily, you’d be wrong. It’s actually worse for oily skinned lads and lasses to use a foam or harsh oil-free cleanser as this will cause your body to produce excess oil to replenish the skin (the skin naturally likes oil) just like washing your hair everyday actually causes it to get oilier faster.

Cleansing oils are super easy to use. Pump a few drops into your dry hands and apply to a dry face, massage and you’ll notice it immediately break down the toughest of makeup. Wash off with warm water and a towel or for those of us that are frightened of water after 1am and a few too many cocktails, a good makeup wipe.

Now that we know how and why they work, here are our favourites of the moment!


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9 responses to “Cleansing Oils: The Queen of SkinCare”

  1. Great post! Cleansing oils have definitely changed my skincare routine. Love ther Dermalogica one and need to try the AESOP one. I also love the EMMA HARDIE Amazing Face Cleansing Balm and THE BODY SHOP Nutriganics Softening Cleansing Gel Oil which are both water activated.

  2. Toni says:

    I love cleansing oils and it’s time to find a new one – SKII is absolutely wonderful on my skin but they are getting so expensive here in Australia.

  3. Clara says:

    Yes, I love using cleansing oils. I usually stick with the natural stuff – coconut oil has been a lifesaver for me 🙂 x PS – your site is gorgeous! new subbie!

  4. Cleansing oil is amazing! I have used MAC Cleanse Off Oil for the past 4 years. I’ve tried others like Laura Mercier and Bobbi Brown, but always go back. I was glad to see you mentioned Aesop’s because I’ve been wanting to try it.

  5. I will have to start using cleansing oils as I’ve never used them! Great post and I love your picks too! <3

  6. My first cleansing oil was a Clinique one and I was just in awe of how well it worked! I’ll have to try some of your picks 🙂