The best oil cleansers for brighter skin

1st Jun 17 | Beauty

Cleansing your face with oil is one of the most effective ways to cut through excess sebum, make-up, and build up on your face.

The best oil cleansers for brighter skin

Cleansing your face with oil - and we don't mean the oil in your kitchen - might sound weird, but it's one of the most effective ways to cut through excess sebum, make-up, and build up on your face, without stripping your skin of its natural oils.

Using harsh cleansers is the worse thing you can do if you have sensitive skin, but for people with acne, getting a thorough cleanse is essential to minimising breakouts.

Oil clings to oil and that's why oil cleansers do a better job of pore-clogging removing make-up and oil than other cleansers because they contain emulsifiers that allow them to rinse off easily, taking the excess sebum with them, and they won't leave you looking like an oil slick.

The best oil cleansers for acne prone skin are free of common irritants and acne triggers like mineral oil and added fragrance which can clog pores, make you produce even more oil and lead to inflammation, which opens to the door to acne-causing bacteria.

Most oil cleansers are suitable for all skin types but do look out for a product that matches your particular skin woes. Read on for our rundown of the best oil cleansers.

Oily skin

Gazelli Skincare Skin Balancing Cleanser is a deep cleansing facial wash which contains White Oil from Azerbaijan - a unique oil that nourishes and regenerates the skin and is rich in anti-inflammatory properties. It also includes healing Chestnut Oil and antibacterial Tea Tree Oil making it great for healing.

Dry skin

Skin Revivals Organic Facial Cleansing Oil is Soil Association certified 99 per cent organic, is enriched with organic oils to help cleanse, maintain moisture balance and leave skin soft, comfortable and deeply cleansed. While detergent and preservative-free Odylique Silk Touch Cleanser absorbs all make-up and impurities. The oil-gel cleanser transforms into an easy-rinse milk once you add water leaving skin incredibly soft, silky-smooth, clean and moisturised.

Allergy prone skin

Myroo Starflower and Orange Blossom Facial Cleanser is an organic oil cleanser specially formulated for sensitive or allergy-prone skin. The vegan-friendly, gluten free cleanser comes with a muslin cleansing cloth which gently exfoliates encouraging brighter, fresher, glowing, skin

Sensitive skin

Palmer's Ultra Gentle Facial Cleansing Oil is part of the brand's new and improved facial range. The cleansing oil is formulated with eight botanical pure oils to naturally protect and leave skin feeling clean, fresh and hydrated, whilst maintaining skin's moisture balance.

All skin types

Caudalie Make-up Removing Cleansing Oil is a 100 per cent natural formula suitable for all skins types which will leave the skin feeling perfectly cleansed, refreshed, soft and moisturised without leaving a greasy film. For a dose of facial sunshine, try Super Facialist Vitamin C+ Brighten Skin Renew Cleansing Oil, a lightweight cleansing oil infused with Vitamin C and nourishing Olive, Grapeseed and Rosehip oils, which gently dissolves face and eye make-up and washes away daily impurities.

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