The Best Oil Cleanser for Each Skin Type

By January 20, 2017

Not all oil cleansers are the same. Learn what you should look for when choosing yours and find the best oil-based cleanser for your skin type.

You may have heard about double-cleanse before, that crucial, daily two-step routine that gives us the peace-of-mind of having thoroughly removed all of that gunk accumulated on our precious faces (think: makeup, sebum, pollution, and so on). And even though both steps are equally important, let’s be fair: it’s the oil-based formula that does most of the heavy work. Learn how to choose the best one for your skin type.

Oily Skin:ENATURE Moringa Cleansing Balm
ENature Moringa Cleansing Balm
Moringa seed extract is the star ingredient of this cleansing balm. Rich in vitamins, nutrients, amino acids, and antioxidants, it works to build natural collagen to prevent fine lines and fight the signs of aging while breaking down makeup, dirt, excess sebum, and pollution. The seeds themselves also have a unique protein that binds to impurities and purifies its surroundings.

Dry Skin:

Erborian Solid Cleansing Oil
This solid cleanser from the Korean-French skincare brand will remove the day from your face while bringing moisture back into your skin. Give this one a go if you’re looking for a gentle formula that will leave your complexion hydrated and feeling pampered. Its subtle herbal scent—courtesy of a soothing 7-herb blend from Paris—provides a bit of aromatherapy to your routine and most importantly is non-irritating.

Combination Skin:

Klavuu Pure Pearlsation Divine Pearl Cleansing Oil Klavuu Pure Pearlsation Divine Pearl Cleansing Oil
This silky-smooth oil cleanser is packed with pearl extracts to brighten and moisturize skin. In fact, pearl has been used in Korean beauty for a long time to deeply nourish and soften the skin and that is exactly what you can expect from this oil cleanser. This formula also brings more natural ingredients such as macadamia and jojoba seed oils to reinforce skin’s natural barrier and prevent aging signs, like wrinkles and fine lines.

Sensitive Skin:

Banila Co. Clean It Purify
Banila Co Clean It Zero Purity
Free from artificial coloring, synthetic fragrance, alcohol, parabens, and mineral oil, this cleansing balm is the perfect call for sensitive skin. It also features ingredients like evening primrose oil, licorice, camellia and rosemary extracts to brighten, moisturize, and protect your skin while cleansing.

Normal Skin:

The Best Oil Cleanser For Each Skin Type
Banila Co Clean It Zero Classic
Waterproof mascara, heavy foundation, thick eyeliner? Name it—this formula takes them all off in a matter of seconds. Simply spoon some into your hands, rub them together to warm up the product, and watch the papaya extract-infused balm melt into a deep cleansing oil. Your skin will not only look and feel clean, but silky smooth thanks to its moisturizing properties.

Missha M Perfect BB Deep Cleansing Oil Missha M Perfect BB Deep Cleansing Oil
Enriched with coconut, grape and macadamia seed oils, this cleansing oil comes in a smooth texture that glides over skin, melting away impurities and instantly refreshing your face for a clear, and healthy complexion.

+ We love swapping recommendations for oil cleansers. What’s your favorite?
This is a repurposed, updated article. Original article was published on September 13, 2016.

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