How Cleansing Oils Work and How to Use Them


How Oil Cleansers Work and How to Use Them


Are you properly cleaning your face? If your daily skincare and beauty routine involves sunscreen and makeup, double cleansing is perfect for you! Clean skin allows everything else you put on your face to work better. And one of the best cleansers to use in your double cleanse routine is a cleansing oil/oil cleanser. 

How Do Cleansing Oils Work?

The oils in the cleansing oil bind to oil, dirt, makeup, and other debris on the skin, allowing easy removal. In addition, some cleansing oils contain an emulsifier that helps the water and oil mix, so it's easily rinsed from the skin.

How Oil Cleansers Work

Who Can Use a Cleansing Oil?

Cleansing oils are gentle on the skin barrier but very effective at removing sunscreen, stubborn makeup like waterproof mascara other, and long wear makeup. Removing the oil with either water (in the case of oil cleansers with an emulsifier) or a damp washcloth is a gentle process that can work for any skin tone, type, or texture. 

How Do You Use Oil Cleansers?

Applying a cleansing oil made without an emulsifier to wet skin creates an oil slick on your face without cleaning. However, using it to dry skin binds to the oils on your face and makes removal easier. 

Using a cleansing oil made with an emulsifier on wet skin emulsifies the product prematurely. But if applied to dry skin, the cleansing oil can bind to and lift the dirt, and the emulsifier helps water rinse it away.  

Here's How to Get the Best Results from Your Cleansing Oil:

    1. Use all cleansing oils/oil cleansers on dry skin.
    2. Gently massage the cleansing oil on dry skin to loosen the dirt and/or makeup.
    3. Rinse with water or remove with a damp cloth.
    4. Follow with a mild cleanser (If you started with makeup on your face) 
How Oil Cleansers Work and How to Use Them


The Nichole Avonie Blue Chamomile Cleansing Oil is a bi-phase cleanser. The cleanser combines several botanically rich oils with an emulsifier. Shake very well and use alone on dry makeup-free face or as the first step in your double-cleansing routine. 

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