6 Cleansing Oils That Are Gentle Enough for All Skin Types

Cleansing Oil

Cleansing oils made their way into the world via K-beauty — as did the double cleanse, which is recommended when you use cleansing oils.

Washing your face with an oil-based product has gained popularity in the beauty world because it effectively removes makeup, SPF, impurities and pollution without the need to rub or agitate the skin while leaving it feeling hydrated and clean. It’s especially good for sensitive skin types, as these products are generally filled with nourishing oils that stop itchiness and irritation in its tracks.

When using a cleansing oil, apply the product to a dry face and let it melt into your skin. Then, take a wet muslin cloth and gently wipe it across your face to remove the product and all of the gunk you’ve picked up from the day. Then, cleanse again with another product, preferably a gel or foam cleanser to remove all leftover traces of makeup and leave your skin feeling super clean but not tight.

There are a bunch of cleansing oils on the market these days and these are some of the best…

— Go-To Fancy Face

With the cutest name of the bunch, Fancy Face is filled with five botanical plant oils (camellia, sunflower, sweet almond, argan and passionfruit seed oil) as well as antioxidants and essential fatty acids, which means it replenishes the skin as it removes makeup, sebum and dirt.

This oil is great for all skin types and ages, including mature and young skin as well as oily and dry skin. It also comes with a complimentary muslin Posh Cloth to help remove all the product from your face.

You can shop Fancy Face via the Go-To website for $45.


— Avène XeraCalm AD Lipid-Replenishing Cleaning Oil

If you suffer from itchy, red or sensitive skin, then this is the oil for you. Avène’s Cleansing Oil gently cleanses the skin and soothes dry skin prone to dermatitis, eczema and itching.

The lipids within this Cleansing Oil resemble those found in the skin and help to repair, nourish and strengthen the protective film, giving the skin better resistance against external aggression.

You can purchase Avène’s XeraCalm AD Lipid-Replenishing Cleaning Oil from Priceline for $39.99.


— Mecca Cosmetica Nourishing Cleansing Oil

Mecca Cosmetica’s Cleansing Oil is formulated with avocado, hemp seed, argan, prickly pear seed and raspberry seed oil to boost radiance, replenish moisturise and remove makeup and impurities. It’s made without parabens, sulfates, mineral oil and fragrance, while also being vegan and cruelty-free.

This is suited to all skin types and will leave skin feeling firmer and looked brighter. You can shop the Nourishing Cleansing Oil via the Mecca website for $44.


— Epara Skincare Natural Cleansing Oil

This mild cleansing oil by UK-based brand Epara aims to improve the appearance of skin, while also preventing irritation. It’s highly nourishing formula also targets imperfections and reduces hyperpigmentation to even out skin tone.

Epara’s Cleansing Oil is also cruelty-free, natural and organic and is great for all skin types. You can shop the Cleansing Oil via the Epara website for £45/AU$80.


— Aesop Parsley Seed Facial Cleansing Oil

This fatty-acid rich formula removes makeup, while thoroughly cleansing and nourishing skin. Filled with macadamia seed, tocopherol and beta-carotene, this Cleansing Oil works for all skin types, including normal, combination, dry and sensitive skin.

You can shop the Parsley Seed Facial Cleansing Oil in-store or online at Aesop for $63.


— Jurlique Nourishing Cleansing Oil

Jurlique’s Cleansing Oil nourishes, nurtures and hydrates skin to restore skin suppleness. On contact with water, this oil turns into a rich milk-like cleanser that removes makeup, pollution, excess oil and impurities.

This oil is suitable for all skin types and the addition of plant-based oils makes it super hydrating. You can shop the Nourishing Cleansing Oil in-store and via the Jurlique website for $44.



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