Cleansing oils are a type of facial oil that cleanses the skin by breaking down and emulsifying makeup, sunscreen, sebum, dirt, and other debris. They utilize surfactants derived from natural sources such as coconut or palm kernel oil to “open” the surface tension of your skin so that it can mix with and break up what is on your face. Since water-based products tend to dry out skin, cleansing oils typically employ moisturizing ingredients like jojoba esters to offset this effect.
Benefits of cleansing oil
There are a number of potential benefits from using a good facial cleansing oil. Of course, the primary benefit is that it will thoroughly clean your skin and remove all impurities without stripping the natural oils from your face or causing irritation. This can be especially beneficial for those with dry or dehydrated skin as it helps maintain an appropriate balance between dryness and hydration levels. It can also help fight blemishes by removing excess sebum that contributes to their formation – which makes them great for acne sufferers.
Different types of cleansing oils
There are two main categories of cleansing oil: high-pH and low-pH. Low-pH cleansing oils have a pH of 7 which is slightly acidic. In contrast, high-pH cleansing oils have a pH that is more alkaline at around 8 or higher. Low-pH formulations tend to be a bit better for people with sensitive skin because they help maintain appropriate levels of acidity on your skin’s surface which acts as a barrier against bacteria and other types of contamination.
Ingredients found in cleansing oils
Here is a quick reference guide to help you find out what types of ingredients may be present in cleansing oil formulations: Surfactants – Derived from coconut or palm kernel oils. Surfactants emulsify the mixture of what's on your face so it can be rinsed away more easily. Vegetable Oils – These include natural moisturizing agents like jojoba esters which keep skin dewy rather than dry and chapped. Plant Extracts – These include ingredients like rosemary and witch hazel which help fight blemishes and refine pores. Other functional plant extracts can serve as anti-irritants, antioxidants, and/or antibacterials depending on what they are formulated with.
How do I use cleansing oil?
There are a number of different ways to incorporate cleansing oil into your skincare routine depending on the type you get and specific instructions listed in its' directions. However, there are two primary methods: wet your face, apply the oil, work it into a lather (if needed), and then rinse; or dispense about a coin-sized amount into dry hands and emulsify with water before thoroughly rinsing it away.
Is cleansing oil safe for sensitive skin?
No matter what kind of cleanser you use, it is important to maintain the appropriate balance of hydration and dryness on your face. While using a cleansing oil can be beneficial for many people with acne-prone or sensitive skin (due to its ability to thoroughly remove impurities without stripping skin), increasing levels of dryness can make your skin more prone to irritation – especially if the product you choose contains fragrances, alcohols, or other common irritants like menthol. That said, we recommend doing a patch test first by applying a small amount (a few drops) onto the back of your hand and leaving it overnight. If there are no negatives from doing so such as redness, itchiness, or dryness, you should be fine to use it.
Amaki's Deep Cleansing Oil and Makeup Remover with Squalane: The best cleansing oil available
The main benefit ofAmaki's Deep Cleansing Oil is its' extremely gentle formula which helps maintain the appropriate balance between dryness and hydration your skin needs to stay healthy. It contains nine natural emollients at its’ full strength including olive oil, organic grapeseed oil, organic castor oil, Grapefruit oil, and more! These ingredients help keep your skin dewy and soft rather than tight, chapped, or irritated like most other cleansing oils on the market. Another key ingredient is Squalane. Squalane is an extremely effective zero that penetrates the cell membrane and improves the function of all other ingredients combined with it which makes your product work better. It also contains no parabens, alcohols, or fragrances to minimize potential irritation.
What skin types is Amaki's Deep Cleansing Oil and Makeup Remover intended for?
Amaki's Deep Cleansing Oil can be used day or night by all skin types including dry, oily, combination, normal, sensitive, or acne-prone skin. Since it doesn't contain any harsh detergents like sodium laurel sulfate (SLS), ammonium laureth sulfate (ALS), or cocoamidopropyl betaine, you don't have to worry about irritating your skin in order to remove makeup or sweat.
Unlike other cleansing oils, you do not have to follow up immediately with a moisturizer after using Amaki's Deep Cleansing Oil. Thanks to Squalene, it's the only cleansing oil on the market with moisturizing capabilities so you can immediately apply your favorite cream or serum without worrying about any potential product conflicts.
How do I use Amaki's Deep Cleansing Oil and Makeup Remover with Squalane?
The first thing you’ll want to do is wet your face before applying a small amount (a coin-sized amount) ofAmaki's Deep Cleansing Oil into your hands and spread it across both palms until fully dissolved. Then, gently rub (in circular motions) onto dry skin in an upwards motion until all makeup is removed – don’t forget to focus around the eyes! Once you've worked up a full-coverage lather, massage it into your skin for another minute before rinsing with warm water. If you’re wearing stubborn makeup or sunscreen, leave the product on for an extra 30 seconds to 1 minute before rinsing your face clean.
All in all, this is one of my favorite oil cleansers at the moment after using up two bottles. I haven't tested anything else that works quite as well at removing my makeup without leaving any residue behind or irritating my skin! What are you waiting for? You should definitely give it a try.