Monday, July 8, 2013
Hello lovely readers, I am going to share with you why I love cleansing oils, as well as the different brands I have tried. For those of you who are not familiar with cleansing oils, they are usually a combination of different oils that you apply to a dry face, whether you are wearing make up or not. You then massage the oil into your skin for about 30 to 45 seconds, loosening the makeup, dirt and oils. After that you get your hands wet and massage again until the oil emulsifies and rinse thoroughly. Now the next step all depends on your skin type and skin care regime. If you have oily or acne prone skin you will want to follow up with a normal cleanser. If you have very dry skin you may prefer to just stop with the oil, it doesn't leave a film or anything on your skin, it just feels nice and moisturized. If you have a cleanser with a targeted treatment you will want to follow the cleansing oil with that. Then, a toner if you use that and moisturizer, hopefully everyone uses that.
I really love them because they remove make up SO easily, even waterproof eye or lip makeup. You don't have to tug at your eyelids at all and it really removes every trace of product. I personally really like the feeling of the oil massaging my skin, and it doesn't bother me on my eyes, but I have heard from some people that it bothers them. The feeling when you rinse your face is so nice and if you use a cleanser afterwards you know that it is really working on your bare skin, not through layers of product.
As far as the brands I have tried go, my favorite is Dermalogica PreCleanse, I enjoy the smell and the light texture it has. My least favorite I have tried is DHC Deep Cleansing Oil, it works basically just as well as the Dermalogica but the scent is heavy, it smells like olive oil, and it is a bit thicker in texture. The brand I am currently using is Kose Deep Cleansing Oil, it has a sort of citrus scent and a more similar texture to the Dermalogica. I am on my second bottle of this and I will stick with it, at least for a while, because it is a such a great price. I actually buy it at a local Asian market for only 10 dollars, which is really nice and convenient. There are many many other brands that make cleansing oils as well, so check them out if you haven't, they are awesome. If there is a cleansing oil you love and you think I should try, let me know in the comments please!
Hope this was helpful for some of you,