9 Best Cleansing Oils to Remove Makeup in Seconds

by Claudia Tan
LIFESTYLE  |  March 22, 2018
  • No more tugging on your skin with these gentle cleansing oils.
    1 / 10 No more tugging on your skin with these gentle cleansing oils.

    Obsessed over the clear and dewy skin of the Japanese and Koreans? The secret lies in double cleansing, and it’s often done with an oil cleanser. Oil cleansers frequently pride themselves on giving your skin a deep cleanse without drying it out. Here are seven cleansing oils for you to add to your beauty regime to be on your way to get hydrated and radiant skin.

    (Also read: 5 Serums For Youthful and Radiant Skin)

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  • Three Balancing Cleansing Oil, ($68 for 185ml, leading departmental stores)
    2 / 10 Three Balancing Cleansing Oil, ($68 for 185ml, leading departmental stores)

    Our complexion is affected by both lifestyle and environmental factors. Three’s latest cleansing oil was formulated to address those issues. With key ingredients laurel leaf oil and frankincense oil, its invigorating scent will relieve tension and increase your skin’s defenses against environmental pollutants. It will thoroughly remove makeup, excess keratin and air pollutants for clear and radiant skin.

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  • Canvas Brightening Cleansing Oil ($132 for 200ml, Takashimaya and Lazada)
    3 / 10 Canvas Brightening Cleansing Oil ($132 for 200ml, Takashimaya and Lazada)

    Treat and cleanse your skin at the same time with Canvas’ Brightening Cleansing Oil. This cleansing oil does more than just remove your makeup – the blend of herb extracts refines your skin’s tone and texture to give your complexion the nourishment it needs for that everyday radiant glow.

    (Also read: Brightening skin care tips)

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  •   Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil ($55 for 175ml)
    4 / 10 Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil ($55 for 175ml)

    Kiehl’s cleansing oil efficiently removes dirt, sebum, sunscreen and your stubborn makeup. With squalane being one of its key ingredients, it is able to break down makeup and impurities while hydrating your skin at the same time. The aromatic lavender essential oil soothes and preps your skin for regeneration and repair before bedtime.

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  • DHC Deep Cleansing Oil ($43.90 for 200ml, Watsons)
    5 / 10 DHC Deep Cleansing Oil ($43.90 for 200ml, Watsons)

    If you are always tugging at your lashes to remove waterproof mascara that won’t budge, DHC’s Deep Cleansing Oil could be a lifesaver. It also contains olive oil and vitamin E to hydrate your skin without leaving any greasy residue behind.

    (Also read: 9 Skincare Mistakes That Make You Look Older Than You Really Are)

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  • ZA Smooth Cleansing Oil ($24.90 for 200ml, Watsons)
    6 / 10 ZA Smooth Cleansing Oil ($24.90 for 200ml, Watsons)

    This cleansing oil rinses off within seconds. Formulated with natural plant oils and infused with vitamin E, your skin will be left soft to the touch. The oil particles effectively remove makeup, sebum and impurities for a deep cleanse.

    (Also read: 20 Best Skincare Products to Unclog And Minimise Pores)

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  • Kose Cosmeport Softymo Lachesca Oil Cleansing ($19.90 for 230ml, leading pharmacies)
    7 / 10 Kose Cosmeport Softymo Lachesca Oil Cleansing ($19.90 for 230ml, leading pharmacies)

    This cleansing oil is formulated with fruit acids like malic acid, a powerful antioxidant that softens keratin plugs for smooth and supple skin. This is perfect for those who love to cleanse while in the shower as you can apply the cleansing oil to your face with wet hands. Its adorable packaging with gold polka dots is an added bonus!

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  • Shu Uemura Porefinist² Sakura Refreshing Cleansing Oil ($50 for 150ml)
    8 / 10 Shu Uemura Porefinist² Sakura Refreshing Cleansing Oil ($50 for 150ml)

    This cleansing oil is perfect for girls who want to avoid the shine. Its latest formula is lightweight and targets those with oily complexions to tighten and unclog pores. As its name says, it contains sakura extracts that help refine your pores by removing stubborn blackheads and reducing pore size.

    (Also read: 9 Skincare Tips to Manage Oily Skin)

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  • Mamonde Petal Spa Cleansing Oil ($28 for 200ml, Sephora and leading departmental stores)
    9 / 10 Mamonde Petal Spa Cleansing Oil ($28 for 200ml, Sephora and leading departmental stores)

    For those with dry and sensitive skin, the rose extract in this cleansing oil will give your skin an intense hydration boost. You will also love how amazing it smells. It has a light and smooth texture that allows you to spread it evenly over your face. Don’t be alarmed by the tingling sensation you feel – it is working to remove all that grime and dirt in your pores.

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  • Fancl MCO Mild Cleansing Oil ($30 for 120ml)
    10 / 10 Fancl MCO Mild Cleansing Oil ($30 for 120ml)

    The ninth generation of Fancl’s iconic cleansing oil returns with an improved formula that will not only remove makeup, but also prevent skin problems like acne breakouts and rough skin. Its nano cleansing technology is able to remove even the finest of makeup particles. 

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