If you’re not the type of person to start concocting your own skin care creations in the kitchen, you’ll be happy to know that there are a ton of beautiful and ready-made cleansing oils that will cleanse your skin that can even be rinsed away with water! We’ve gathered the very best facial oil cleansers, with all kinds of formulas and price points to please anyone and to work with every skin type. Go ahead, and choose your favorite!
1. Tatcha Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil
This luxurious and anti-aging cleansing oil features the light and vitamin-rich camellia oil, as well as rice bran oil. It has a luxurious texture, and is great for all skin types but especially those with sensitive, dry, and mature skin. The packaging is totally beautiful, and since it contains emulsifiers it can be removed with water. You can buy a bottle at Sephora.
2. Julep love your bare face Hydrating Cleansing Oil
This is one of the best oil cleansers for all skin types, including those with oil or acne-prone skin. It feels light and yet it melts down all kinds of makeup including waterproof mascara, and can be removed with just a bit of water. Its key oils are the light grape seed oil and the slightly heavier olive oil, with some added anti-aging and anti-inflammatory ingredients. You can find it for sale at Nordstrom.
3. Origins Clean Energy Gentle Cleansing Oil
This is a refreshing cleansing oil with a long list of natural oils that work together to break down makeup and moisturize the skin. It works great for all skin types, although those with very sensitive skin might want to stay away (or at least patch test) since it is scented with a lot of essential oils. Once water is added to this oil cleanser, it turns milky white, and is ready for rinsing. It is available for purchase at Nordstrom.
4. Tata Harper Nourishing Oil Cleanser
One of the most effective and therefore best facial oil cleansers is this offering from the organic beauty brand Tata Harper. It is made with a blend of oils that are considered non-comedogenic and yet are super effective at breaking down makeup and dirt and leaving the skin feeling healthy and moisturized. It is a great choice for all skin types, and like the other cleansing oils on this list it can also be removed with water. If you’d like to give it try, you can find it at Sephora.
5. Kopari Coconut Cleansing Oil
If you simply love coconut oil, then definitely try out this facial oil cleanser! It combines coconut oil with a few lighter oils to give a more fluid texture, but it still has all the anti-inflammatory benefits of the lauric acid. It removes makeup perfectly and can be removed with nothing but a splash of water. You can buy it from Nordstrom.
6. DHC Deep Cleansing Oil
This might be the product that started it all, and it is still one of the best facial oil cleansers around. Formulated primarily with olive oil, it has a nourishing and moisturizing effect that leaves the skin clean and radiant. It works for almost everyone, but if you’re super acne-prone, you might want to patch test it first. You can find this oil cleanser for sale at Dermstore.
7. Kiehl’s Since 1851 Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil
This lavender-scented cleansing oil is gentle on the skin, containing lovely oils like squalane and evening primrose. Once it has dissolved all the impurities, a touch of water will turn it into a luxurious cleansing milk that can be removed with a splash of water. It works for all skin types, so you really can’t go wrong with this choice. It is available for purchase at Sephora.
8. L’Occitane Shea Cleansing Oil
This simple cleansing oil from L’Occitane is one of the best oil cleansers for sensitive skin, because it has gentle oils like sunflower and shea to remove dirt, sweat, and makeup without overwhelming the skin. It cleanses like a dream, and can be removed with water. Other skin types can also feel perfectly comfortable giving this product a try. You can buy this oil cleanser at Nordstrom.
9. Fresh Seaberry Skin Nutrition Cleansing Oil
This perfect facial oil cleanser smells gorgeous and works for all skin types. It contains sea berry (buckthorn) oil, known for its high quantity of antioxidants and its ability to keep the skin looking youthful. The cleanser itself has a light texture, and is a great choice for all skin types but especially those who are dehydrated. It can be bought at Nordstrom.
10. Bareminerals Oil Obsessed Total Cleansing Oil
This light cleansing oil might have the nicest texture of the bunch, thanks to the silicone-like coconut alkanes in the formula. It glides on the skin like magic, dissolving anything in its path that shouldn’t be there. It’s a great oil cleanser choice for all skin types, with some skin nourishing and fortifying ingredients and the lovely scent of lavender and tangerine. You can purchase it from Sephora.
11. Bobbi Brown Soothing Cleansing Oil
Makeup artists usually love cleansing oils because they’re so quick and easy to use. That’s why it makes sense to see a great cleansing oil from Bobbi Brown’s brand. This formula includes a lot of lab-synthesized fats so it is a great choice for people whose skin doesn’t tolerate a lot of vegetable oils. It also means this facial oil cleanser rinses super easily, and has a wonderful texture. It is available for sale at Nordstrom.
12. La Mer The Cleansing Oil
Using a La Mer product is always a luxurious experience, maybe because of the price point, but you can’t deny that they’re making some of the best oil cleansers out there. This is another cleansing formula with a lot of synthetics, but it also contains the marine broth this brand is famous for. It’s a great choice for all skin types, so you can pick it up from Nordstrom.
13. Erno Laszlo Sensitive Cleansing Oil
This super gentle facial oil cleanser was made with sensitive skin in mind, so the formula is simple, anti-inflammatory, and nourishing, with some anti-aging ingredients to boot. It removes all traces of impurities from the skin and rinses totally clean with water. You can buy it online through Dermstore.
14. Sunday Riley C.E.O. C + E Micro-Dissolve Cleansing Oil
When Sunday Riley make a skin care product you always know they’ll go the extra mile, and have it do a lot more than the bare minimum. That is why this is one of the best facial oil cleansers for anyone wanting a powerful skin-brightening and anti-aging boost.
This cleansing oil contains acne-fighting willow bark extract and skin-brightening vitamin C, in a formula that sits between a cleansing oil and a slightly more traditional cleanser. It’s great for anyone with a lot of actives in their routine. If that sounds like you, give this product a try by getting it through Nordstrom.
15. Paula’s Choice Perfect Cleansing Oil
On the other end of the spectrum we have a brand that tries to make the best version possible of any product, with the least amount of irritants or unnecessary ingredients. In this case it makes for one of the best oil cleansers for sensitive and acne-prone skins. It is available for sale at Nordstrom.
16. Tula Skincare Kefir Replenishing Cleansing Oil
If you’re a fan of probiotic skin care ingredients, then definitely check out this lovely oil cleanser. Made with a collection of skin fortifying and cleansing oils, this cleanser also includes some hydrating ingredients that don’t show up in oil cleansers often. These include hydrating ceramides and a soothing kefir probiotic complex.
This is a great choice for those with severely dehydrated skin, although it should work for all skin types. Avoid it if you have any fungal skin conditions. It is up for sale at Dermstore.
17. Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Oil with Coconut & Argan Oils
If you’re looking for an affordable and simple cleansing oil, then Burt’s Bees have got you covered. This natural formula works beautifully to cleanse the skin without irritating or stripping it, and it doesn’t leave behind a residue either. It contains coconut and argan oils, but they rinse away so clean that the formula can work for any skin type. You can buy yourself a bottle at Ulta.
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