Oil Cleansing: The Breakdown

A Comprehensive Guide on Oil Cleansing

Plant-based oils have been used by women around the world to keep their hair, skin, and nails healthy for centuries - dating back to Ancient Egyptian times. Today, face oils are definitely in and often recognized as the key to locking in moisture and getting glowy skin. Sometime in the past years, double cleansing became a trend - the method of washing your face twice usually starting with an oil-based cleanser followed by a non-oil-based cleanser for maximum impact and benefits.

There are numerous brands that offer cleansing oils or balms that melt into an oil. It might sound counterintuitive to cleanse with oils - Why would you want to smear oils all over your face to cleanse it? Would it clog your pores and make it all greasy and shiny? Oil Divine is here to help you make sense of oil cleansers and why a good oil cleanser is a powerful do-it-all with numerous benefits to help you achieve your best skin.

Here are some common myths and misconceptions about oil cleansing, and let us give you the facts.


With the myths debunked, here are some benefits of oil cleansing:

Soft, smooth, hydrated, and supple skin

Unclogged oil glands and subsequently balanced serum oil production

Clean and clear pores, free of blackheads and whiteheads

Removal of dead skin, make-up, grime, sunscreen, and daily pollutants

Reduced inflammation in skin conditions such as acne and rosacea

Improved and strengthen skin barrier that protects skin

Choosing the Right Oil Cleanser

The right cleanser, perfect for your skin, is the first step to an effective skincare routine. At Oil Divine, we believe that it should be an indulgent experience. Instead of using soap (often glycerin-based) and lather-rich face washes filled with ingredients such as “sodium Laureth sulfate, sodium lauryl sulfate, ammonium laureth sulfate, and ammonium lauryl sulfate that compromises the integrity of your skin barrier and stimulates even more oil production,” celebrity esthetician Renee Rouleau explains.

For choosing any skin care product, it is essential to read the labels and ingredients list to find one perfect for your skin. For those with oily, combination, or acne-prone skin and are weary of oils due to the fear of clogged pores and breaking out - look for formulas that do not include high, highly comedogenic oils such as coconut, wheat germ, cottonseed as they do tend to clog pores. Instead, opt for ones with clarifying oils such as tea tree and lemongrass. For sensitive skin, avoid synthetic fragrances and look for calming oils such as rosemary and camellia seed oils. And for dry skin, opt for cleansers with rich and nourishing avocado, jojoba, and sunflower oils.

There are so many oil cleansers on the market, and each with so many claims and an extensive ingredient list, not sure what to choose. Opt for an all-natural hydrating oil cleanser that is soap-free and non-detergent, so it never strips the skin or disrupts its acid mantle but still deep cleanses. Introducing Moisturizing Cleansing Oil by Oil Divine, an all-natural and vegan blend of botanical oils that works for all skin types - from sensitive to dry to combination, even oily and acne-prone skin.

Oil Divine’s Moisturizing Cleansing Oil is an antioxidant-rich multitasker with an ultra-light yet the hydrating blend of jojoba, chia seed, apricot seed, grapeseed, and macadamia oils - this nourishing yet effective cleanser melts away stubborn waterproof makeup and daily pollutants, deeply cleansing the skin clearing the debris on the surface and within the pores without stripping skin of its natural moisture and tones to leave your skin supple and glowing.

Anti-inflammatory frankincense extract soothes irritated skin, reduces any itching, swelling, and redness; tightens and disinfects the pores to speed up the skin healing process. Skin-purifying astringent kunzea essential oil reduces the appearance of blemishes and pores. While antioxidant-rich lemongrass essential oil fights free radicals to promote supple skin and serves as a natural toner to enhance overall skin texture replenishing the skin.

To use, dispense 2-3 pumps onto the palm of your hand and warm up the product, take a deep inhale to take in the natural aroma from our propriety blend of precious plant oils and massage onto dry face, remove makeup using cotton pads or add warm water to emulsify the cleanser and wash off. Our Moisturizing Cleansing Oil can also be used as step 1 to a double or triple cleansing regimen. It is gentle yet potent and can be used in the morning to give your face a hydration and softness boost as well as before bed, to take the day off - all makeup, sebum, and daily pollution.

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