|1. Shiseido Ultimate Cleansing Oil ; 2. Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Oil; 3. Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil; 4. Lancome Remove All Deep Cleansing Oil; 5. Murad Renewing Cleansing Oil|
Recently I've been getting really into oil. That sounds weird, but trust me. It all started with Moroccan Oil, which I've been using on my hair for the past few years. It's perfect for using on your ends the day after you've curled your hair and it's dried out from hair spray.
Then, I got into body oil, which I posted about here. I've been using Fresh Body Oil for a while now, and it honestly works wonders. My skin is incredibly soft, and it has a slight fragrance so I basically don't have to use perfume. Aka killing two birds with one stone!
The other day, though, I saw an add on TV for a new face oil from Garnier. It's a cleanser that removes makeup without drying, and since I've always had problems with dry skin, I decided to try it out. I've been using makeup remover wipes and Cetaphil face soap for as long as I can remember, and while I still use Cetaphil with my Clairisonic Mia face scrubber in the shower, makeup remover wipes have been really drying on my sensitive skin, especially now that I live way up north in the cold!
However, given that I have sensitive skin that reacts badly to *a lot* I decided to do some research first. Beauty experts from Sephora, to thebeautydepartment.com, to Birchbox have been singing the praises of face oil. Why? Because they can give amazing results for any skin type or problem. They moisturize more effectively than creams, and can instill your skin with important nutrients and antioxidants. They can impart radiance without build-up, and they're one of the gentlest ways to remove makeup and impurities from skin.
They're usually made from a combination of all-natural oils, or they can be a single product like coconut or argan oil. Experts recommend using an all-natural product, as synthetic ingredients tend to lessen the effectiveness of the oils.
Finally, different types of oils do different things. Thebeautydepartment.com recommends coconut oil for removing makeup, and wellness guru Daphne Oz just slathers olive oil all over. Avocado oil can be calming for irritated or dry skin, lavender oil has antiseptic qualities for blemish prone skin, and oils with high amounts of vitamin C can help with discoloration, according to birch box.com
Until next time,