No matter what we hear about oils being brilliant, a lot of us are still skeptical about using them. We fear that they will make our skin feel greasy and that they will give us spots. The thought of adding more oil to an oily face just doesn’t seem right. It may sound counterintuitive but the right oils are actually brilliant for your skin. Cleansing oils help remove dirt and makeup in a way that your foam or creamy cleanses can’t. For a thorough cleanse, you can even use a cleansing oil along with your regular cleanser for an effective double cleansing. Try one of these cleansing oils for yourself and you’ll soon be an oil convert. We feature 10 Cleansing Oils that are worth trying.
Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Oil
The name describes exactly what we want in a cleansing oil. Just as it promises, this ophthalmologist-tested cleansing oil takes off all of your makeup. Bonus: It doesn’t leave any greasy residue behind.
Priced at £22.00
Sanctuary Spa Ultimate Cleansing Oil
This budget-friendly cleansing oil is formulated with a blend of four essentials oils that your skin will love. Apply a couple of pumps to your face and watch the gentle-but-effective formula remove your makeup.
Priced at £8.00
No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Oil
Is your skin on the dry side? Give this cleansing oil a try. It is specifically formulated for those who have dry to normal skin. It is enriched with vitamin E and rosehip oil to help keep your skin hydrated. No tub of moisturiser required.
Priced at £11.00
Caudalie Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil
This might look like a serum but it is actually a cleansing oil. The 100% natural oil removes end the trickiest kinds of makeup—that includes waterproof mascara. The oil is suitable for all skin types and you’re even okay to use it on the eye area.
Priced at £18.00
Bobbi Brown Skin Soothing Cleansing Oil
This mini bottle is the perfect option if you’re looking to try a cleansing oil without major commitment. The formula is packed with Italian olive oil, organic sunflower and jojoba oils, kukui nut oil and jasmine flower extract to hydrate and cleanse skin.
Priced at £10.00
Origins Clean Energy Gentle Cleansing Oil
Are you curious about the ‘clean energy’ bit? Don’t be. What you need to know is that this cleansing oil is non-comedogenic so it won’t clog your pores. It combines olive oil, sunflower oil, sesame oil, macadamia oil, and a few others to create a hydrated cleanser that removes every last speck of makeup.
Priced at £24.50
L’Oreal Paris Extraordinary Oil Facial Cleansing Oil
There is nothing ordinary about this cleansing oil. The non-greasy formula gets rid of makeup, dirt and grime, while giving your skin a radiant finish. The pump bottle allows you to dispense just the right amount of product.
Priced at £5.29
bareMinerals Facial Cleansing Oil
Apply this oil to your skin and watch it transform into a cleansing milk. The unique formula helps dissolve makeup while maintaining your skin’s natural moisture levels. Plus, the pretty packaging would look lovely on your bathroom counter.
Priced at £21.00
Shu Uemura Cleansing Beauty Oil
This is a cult favourite cleansing oil. It might be a bit of a splurge upfront, but the bottle will last you for ages. The formula is suitable for all skin types, including those with sensitive skin. The multipurpose product helps to hydrate skin while dissolving makeup and grime.
Priced at £60.00
Good Things Argan Oil Nourishing Oil
There are lots of stellar cleansing oils, but one that we hear being praised quite a bit is argan oil. It’s a versatile product that provides mega moisture anywhere you use it. This oil cleanser combines argan oil with macadamia oil and sweet almond oil for an vitamin E-packed formula.
Priced at £5.99
Get over your thoughts about oil cleansers being bad for your skin, and give one of these a try. You might just discover a new skincare staple.