7 Reasons To Switch To A Cleansing Oil

Washing your face with an oil? Uh, is that not somewhat counter productive! We can promise you, if you are yet to convert to cleansing oils then you haven’t tried one. Gone are the days of scrubbing your face dry with a face wipe, or getting through half a bag of cotton wool. Nope, all you need is me, myself and I, some water and your oil of course. So just why are these bottles the bees knees…

1.    They get rid of ALL your makeup

Yep, cleansing oils dissolve every last trace of dirt and slap, even the most stubborn waterproof mascara doesn’t stand a chance.

2.    They are super hydrating

Face wipes, while convenient, are also really drying and can leave your skin feeling tight. Cleansing oils deeply nourish the skin leaving it moisturised and hydrated.

3.    They are antioxidant and vitamin rich

You’ll find the likes of vitamin E, C and a host of botanical oils like argan, olive, sunflower and grape seed oil, which are all naturally antibacterial. Think of them as plant food, but for your skin, if your skin was a plant.

4.    They’ll help you get your glow on

Many cleansing oils contain active ingredients that gently exfoliate the skin, leaving you with a brighter, more radiant complexion. Yay!

5.    They are great for ageing skin

It goes without saying that oil cleansers are amazing for older skin because they are so hydrating and leave your skin soft and subtle rather than dry.

6.    They go deep

Ever heard of double cleansing? These oils put in work, so one cleanse is all you need to leave your complexion crystal clean. The trick is to massage them onto your skin when it’s dry, then rinse off with water.

7.    They help with oily skin

Yes, really. If you’re reading this thinking: this is all great, but what about my blemish prone skin? Oil cleaners tend to work especially well if your skin is producing too much sebum because more often than not the harsher cleansers you’re using to zap the sits are stripping your skin of its natural oils, leading to further overproduction to compensate. The ‘good’ cleansing oil attaches itself to the bad oils and takes them away with it when you wash it off, so it wont leave you feeling greasy.

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And to get you started on the switch up, here are some of our ultimate oils…

Josie Maran Argan Oil Cleansing Treatment with Cloth, £32
Josie Maran Argan Oil Cleansing Treatment with Cloth, £32

Eborian Solid Cleasning Oil 2-in-1, £29
Eborian Solid Cleasning Oil 2-in-1, £29

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil, £21.50DHC Deep Cleansing Oil, £21.50

Caudalie Make-Up Removing Cleansing Oil, £18Caudalie Make-Up Removing Cleansing Oil, £18


Shu Umera Ultimate 8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil, £37.50
Shu Umera Ultimate 8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil, £37.50