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Top 10 Oil Cleansers

It's Unbelievable What These Cleansing Oils Can Remove From Your Skin

It's Unbelievable What These Cleansing Oils Can Remove From Your Skin

If you hadn’t heard, cleansing oils are all the rage in the beauty realm right now thanks to a new process called double-cleansing. As part of the first step in this routine, a facial cleansing oil works to dissolve the bad oils your face gathers (see: dirt, oil, makeup, and more) that water-based cleansers can’t get to. They can be used on all different types of skin—including combination and oily—and in addition to removing oil and dirt, help to soften and nourish your whole entire complexion. Not to mention with repeated use, these super-effective cleansers can help tone and smooth the texture and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. So even if you’re not into the whole double-cleansing method, you may still want to consider replacing your current facial cleanser for one of these Top 10 skincare favorites. Trust us when we say, this could be the cleansing solution you've searched for all your life to bring your complexion to an even and clear state. Opening image: @dhcskincare

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April 3, 2020

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The Rankings


Shiseido Perfect Cleansing Oil

Our Score

WHY YOU NEED IT: Made to nourish while cleansing your face, this formula won't leave you high and dry.

LOVED FOR: This cleanser quickly rinses off to leave you with a nourished, clear, and dewy complexion. 


Fresh Seaberry Skin Nutrition Cleansing Oil

Our Score

LOVED FOR: This lightweight cleanser dissolves makeup and leaves zero residue—only a healthy and radiant glow.

HELPFUL TIP: Massage the oil on dry skin, dampen fingertips, and continue massaging, then remove the oil completely with splashes of warm water.


Julep Love Your Bare Face Age-Defying Cleansing Oil

Our Score

USERS SAID: "This is the BEST makeup remover I’ve ever owned. It cleans my face so well and takes off all my heavy makeup! I absolutely love how soft and bare and CLEAN my skin looks and feels afterward."

FROM THE EXPERTS: In a consumer study of 902 women who used this oil, 94% reported no oily residue after use and 91% reported softer, more hydrated skin after just one use.


Burt's Bees Facial Cleansing Oil

Our Score

BEST FOR: Any skin type or budget—this cleansing oil rings up under $13 and made from 100% natural ingredients so it's a safe bet for all!

USERS SAID: "Love this facial cleanser. This does not dry out my face like other cleansers, it also doesn't leave a greasy film behind. Definitely a product I will buy again." 


Kose Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil

Our Score

BEST FOR: Korean beauty gurus meet your new favorite face wash. 

WHY YOU NEED IT: For a quick and effective cleanse, this formula is the way to go. 


Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Pick this cleansing oil up if you desire a face wash that leaves your skin feeling buttery soft and smooth—not stripped and dry.

WHAT IT DOES: The hydrating argan oil in this cleanser makes your skin produce less sebum, meaning fewer clogged pores and acne.


Dermalogica PreCleanse

Our Score

LOVED FOR: This plant-fortified cleanser is gentle enough to use around the eye area—even removing waterproof mascara.

USERS SAID: "I am so pleased with this product. I love the smell of it, very light and clean. It makes my skin feel so smooth and takes my makeup off better than any remover I've tried. Well worth the cost. I would buy this again and recommend to anyone!"


Boscia Makeup-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil

Our Score

LOVED FOR: This oil effortlessly dissolves even the heaviest makeup while also moisturizing the skin.

WHAT IT DOES: Rosehip, green tea, and golden palm oils unclog pores and refine the skin's texture, jojoba leaf acts as a powerful antioxidant, and peppermint and eucalyptus provide a striking scent.


Tatcha Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil

Our Score

WHAT IT DOES: This cleanser uses camellia oil to gently rid skin of oil, dirt, and impurities, leaving you with silky, smooth clean skin.

ABOUT THE BRAND: Using the secrets of Japan's geishas, Tatcha has developed a line of beauty products featuring green teas, Okinawa red algae, and rice bran.


DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

Our Score

USERS SAID: "Nothing compares to this at all. This is such a holy grail product sent from the gods. No crappy fillers, chemicals, additives, etc. Just simple, super effective and straight to the point. Acne prone/oily/combination/sensitive/eczema-prone skin people, this should be the only cleansing oil you use."

FUN FACT: Worldwide, one bottle is sold an average of every 10 seconds.

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