Oil Cleansing - What is it? Is it Good or Bad for Your Skin?

Oil cleansing is based on the concept of like dissolving like.  The oil in your cleanser mixes easily with the oil on your face trapping and cleansing the excess oil, dirt, and debris on your skin and making it easy to wipe them away.  The concept of like dissolving like is base on polar and non-polar molecules.  Polar molecules are attracted to polar molecules and non-polar molecules area attracted to non-polar molecules.  Oil is non-polar, so when you apply an oil cleanser to your face it is attracted to the oil on your skin.  The oil cleanser easily mixes with the oil and grime on your face working to eliminate excess oil and dirt from your skin without depleting your skin of all of its natural oils and causing it to be too dry.  Oil cleansing can be effective for all skin types.  I have sifted through numerous different oil cleansers and selected a few I love and one to steer clear of! 

Moss Revele Pore Purifying Emulsifying Oil Cleanser
Moss's Revele  skin cleanser is best for normal/oily or acne prone skin.


$45 - $75

50 ml - 100 ml

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Pure Henry Quick Points

  • No Animal Testing
  •  Vegan
  •  Gluten Free
  •  No Parabens
  •  No Sulfates
  •  No Petrochemicals
  •  No Artificial Colors
  •  No Synthetic Fragrances
  • No Nano-particles     

Pure Henry Opinion

I have oily acne prone skin and this is the best all natural skin cleanser, for oily skin, I have ever used.  It leaves my skin feeling clean and balanced.  It does not dry it out or irritate it.  You can use this cleanser on wet skin or dry skin.  I prefer to use it on dry skin.  Using it on dry skin gives a deeper clean.  It has light botanical aroma that is very pleasing to the senses. 

Pure Henry Ingredient Spotlight

Perilla seed oil is our ingredient spotlight for Moss Revele Pore Purifying Cleanser.  Perilla seed oil has an abundance of beneficial components for the skin. It is rich in rosminaric acid which soothes skin from irritation and inflammation.(1)   It also contains linoleic acid which helps increase the barrier function of skin protecting it from dryness, and improving the overall appearance of surface wrinkles.(2)  Lastly perilla oil has been shown in studies to be affective against acne and acne rosacea.(3)  

Ingredients

Safflower Oil*, Pumpkin Seed Oil*, Perilla Seed Oil*, Di-PPG-2 Myreth-10 Adipate, Green Myrtle Oil*º, Rosemary Oil*º, Organic/Wildcrafted (90%), º Non-photosensitizing, 100% non-toxic, safe and gentle ingredients

*Each ingredient is rated according to the safety rating of the Environmental Working Group.  The lower the rating the lower the hazard level of the ingredient.  If the ingredient receives a rating of 1-2 it is green,  3-6 it is orange, and 7-10 it is red.  This gives you gives you quick accurate information about the safety of each ingredient in the products we suggest.  

Goop Luminous Melting Cleanser
Goop luminous melting cleanser takes oil cleansing to the next level.  It is best for normal to dry skin that is not prone to acne 

$90

3.3 fl oz



Pure Henry Quick Points

  • Best for Dry Skin not Prone to Acne
  • No Animal Testing
  •  Vegan
  •  No Parabens
  •  No Sulfates
  •  No Petrochemicals
  •  No Artificial Colors
  •  No Synthetic Fragrances
  • No Nano-particles    
  • 75% organic ingredients

Pure Henry Opinion

This product feels like luxury oil cleansing!  Goop luminous melting cleanser comes in a jar and is solid until you gently rub it into your skin.  I used about a teaspoon size, maybe a little less and massaged it into my skin.  As soon as it hits your skin it begins to melt into it creating a soft moisturizing cleanser.  I gently massaged the product into my skin and it removed my eye make-up and facial make-up easily without left over residue.  I prefer to use a wet wash cloth to remove this cleanser instead of just rinsing with water.  I feel like it removes the product, dirt, and debris better.  I would recommend this product to anyone with normal to dry skin that is not prone to acne.  It contains coconut oil which has a comedogenic rating of 4.   That rating means it is likely to clog pores and could cause a breakout. However, if you have dry skin coconut oil combined with the other two main oils in this cleanser, olive oil and almond oil, are very hydrating for dry skin.   The aroma of is uplifting to your senses. The combination of bergamot and lavender essential oils provide a spa like experience when you cleanse your face.  


Pure Henry Ingredient Spotlight

Almond oil is ingredient spotlight for Goops luminating melting cleanser.  Almond oil proves to aid in providing skin with moisture while helping to repair dryness, irritation, and scaring.(4)  It also helps protect skin from UV damage and photo aging.(5

Ingredients

Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Essential Oil Blend: Monarda Didyma (Bergamot) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil and Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Oil, Iris Pallida (Sweet Iris) Leaf Cell Extract, Narcissus Poeticus (Poet’s Daffodil) Flower Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Jojoba Esters, Tocopherol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Limonene, Linalool.

*Each ingredient is rated according to the safety rating of the Environmental Working Group.  The lower the rating the lower the hazard level of the ingredient.  If the ingredient receives a rating of 1-2 it is green,  3-6 it is orange, and 7-10 it is red.  This gives you gives you quick accurate information about the safety of each ingredient in the products we suggest.  

One Love Organics
Botanical B Enzyme 
CLEANSING OIL + MAKEUP REMOVER 

$12 - $42

1 fl oz - 4 fl oz



Pure Henry Quick Points

  • Best on Normal Skin
  • Not Tested on Animals
  •  No Parabens
  •  No Sulfates
  •  No Petrochemicals
  •  No Artificial Colors
  •  No Synthetic Fragrances
  • No nanoparticles
  • No Phenoxyethanol
  • No Silicone


Pure Henry Opinion

Oil cleansing that leaves your skin feeling clean and fresh!  One Love Organics Vitamin B Enzyme Cleansing Oil is light weight and smooth in texture.  It massages easily into your skin removing dirt and make-up with one easy application.  This product rinses well with water but can leave your skin feeling a little tight if you have normal to dry skin. If you want to retain more moisture I recommend using it without water.  You can simply wipe it off your skin to remove the excess cleanser, dirt, and make-up.  My skin definitely felt smooth and refreshed after using this cleanser.  It also seemed to brighten my skin tone, most likely due to the mild exfoliating the papaya enzymes provide.  I think this is best for normal to oily skin. Lastly, it has a minimal chance of causing a breakout because it doesn't contain any oils with a high comedogenic rating.  Sunflower oil has a comedogenic rating of 0, papaya seed  oil has a comedogenic rating of 2 and pumpkin seed oil has a comedogenic rating of 2, also.  The aroma is sweet and tropical, but mostly reminds me of pineapple.  I don't mind the scent, but I prefer something more refreshing.  

Pure Henry Ingredient Spotlight

My favorite ingredient in Vitamin B enzyme cleansing oil is papain. Papain is the extracted enzyme from the raw fruit of the papaya plant. This enzyme aids in exfoliating the dead skin cells by breaking down the bonds that attach older skin cells to the newer skin cells.(6)  There was a study that showed that these enzymes were effective in a 15% concentration at improving texture and decreasing the depth of wrinkles.(7)  

Ingredients

helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, caprylic/capric triglyceride, di-ppg-2 myreth-10 adipate, polyglycerol-3 beeswax, carica papaya (papaya) seed oil, cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) seed oil*, tocopherol, ascorbyl palmitate, papain*, lecithin*, fragrance/parfum 

*Each ingredient is rated according to the safety rating of the Environmental Working Group.  The lower the rating the lower the hazard level of the ingredient.  If the ingredient receives a rating of 1-2 it is green,  3-6 it is orange, and 7-10 it is red.  This gives you gives you quick accurate information about the safety of each ingredient in the products we suggest.