Cleansing oils can be tricky for those who are venturing into them for the first time. Needless to say, the term “cleansing oil” sounds contradictory because it seems counterproductive to be cleansing with an oil when you’re trying to remove makeup, gunk and sebum.
Before you associate cleansing oils with formulas that are heavy, sticky and well, oily, here’s the truth about cleansing oils: They are effective because they melt and dissolve everything. Be it waterproof eyeliners and mascaras, long-wearing lipsticks or matte foundations, a few pumps of cleansing oil will set your skin free from all of that.
And thanks to modern technology, cleansing oils are no longer thick and rich. In fact, many of them glide onto skin and feel just like a silky emulsion. Moreover, the high-performing ones are also infused with skincare ingredients that not only cleanse, but also soothe, hydrate, decongest and protect your skin. Here, the best cleansing oils to suit all skin types and concerns: