Oils were always excellent for cleansing, but in recent years beauty brands became more inclined to incorporate them in their cosmetic lines. And rightly so.
I’m a big fan of cleansing oils, and I’d go as far as to say that they’re my favourite products for makeup removing and skin cleansing. And here’s why.
Facial cleansing oils gently dissolve all the dirty skin oil that has combined with bacteria, dead skin cells, makeup, among other debris from your face. They replenish your skin with clean, nourishing oils that help balance the skin’s pH without stripping away any natural oils, which makes them perfect for practically any skin type.
I’ve put three different cleansing oils to the test.
🔹 Erborian Solid Cleansing Oil
🔹 Dior Hydra Life Oil to Milk makeup removing cleanser
🔹 Biotherm Biosource Total Renew oil
And, before I write a few words about each one, I’d like you to know that everything you’ll read is based on my preferences and most importantly, what worked for my skin. So, if you’re curious to try any of them, don’t be afraid to test and see what works for you.
- Erborian Solid Cleansing Oil
When you look it up, you’ll find a description which says that this oil is “based on the Korean double cleansing method, SOLID CLEANSING OIL combines the performance of a cleansing oil with the gentleness of a cream.”
Agreed, it is an oil with a creamy texture. My take is that it’s a cleanser but not necessarily a makeup remover. While it does remove makeup, it’s not one of those oils that you can apply all over your face, as it’s very stingy on the eyes. Another thing is that you should use it in small quantities when applying. It’s intended to moisturise the skin, and so, you will feel an oily layer after using it. It’s not something that I find ideal. With that “moisturising layer” I had the impression that I didn’t clean my face properly. To conclude, I prefer to cleanse then moisturise, as opposed to having a cleanser do both.
All in all, it’s a great product. It does what it’s intended to do, but to put it simply it just didn’t blow my mind. It’s 3.5 ⭐ from me.
- Dior Hydra Life Oil to Milk makeup removing cleanser
At the very start, I wouldn’t say I liked it as much. Then it started to grow on me because I learned how to use it properly. Firstly, if you opt for this cleanser, you must take your time with the application. Make sure that you give it the time to turn from oil to milk by massaging it onto your skin and watch your makeup dissolve. Make sure you don’t use it for a quick cleanse as you’ll be left with an oily layer on your face and won’t see the desired effect. It does exactly what it says on the packaging, plus it has a pleasant smell. If I could review it, I might not give it 5 ⭐, but a strong 4.
- Biotherm Biosource Total Renew oil
That’s one of those cleansers that I would buy over again, and if I were to rate it, I would give it 5 ⭐. It just ticked all the boxes for me. The oil removes makeup, and when you add water, it turns foamy. The foam gives you that extra cleanse and a pleasant fresh and clean skin sensation that perhaps the two other oils don’t do as much. Not to mention that it smells lush. I think I’m overly excited about this one, so maybe I’ve missed out on something, hopefully not.
Let me know if you’ve tried any of the oils, or what other ones you’d recommend I use.
Till next time!