6 Cleansing Oils for Glowing Skin
Washing your face with oil sounds pretty harmful in theory, but it’s actually one of the biggest skincare trends right now. It makes sense why you’d want to shy away from using oil on your skin, especially since many oil-based products can clog pores. The truth is, oils in your skincare products aren’t all bad, especially if you have oily skin to begin with. This is due to an elementary rule in science: “like dissolves like.” When cleansing your skin with oil, for example, you can help to dissolve excess oil on your skin’s surface while ensuring a moisturized and nourished canvas.
That’s right. Mild cleansing oils are the best of both worlds, as they can gently purify the skin while maintaining hydration instead of stripping your skin dry. If you’re in need of a gentle cleanser, read on for our picks of the best cleansing oils—from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands—for skin that’s not only clean but looks positively radiant.
THE 6 BEST CLEANSING OILS FOR GLOWING SKIN
VICHY PURETÉ THERMALE CLEANSING MICELLAR CLEANSING OIL
This 2-in-1 cleansing oil and makeup remover can help remove waterproof cosmetics without stripping your skin of vital moisture. Perfect for sensitive skin types, use this cleansing oil to gently wash away excess sebum and impurities lingering on your skin.
BIOTHERM BIOSOURCE TOTAL RENEW OIL
We’ve all heard of the double-cleansing trend, and this cleansing oil is basically a shortcut to the lengthy routine. This powerful double cleanser works to remove makeup, dirt, and sweat without drying out your skin. The blend of botanical oils leaves your skin with a glowing finish and a refreshed feel.
Biotherm Biosource Total Renew Oil, $31 MSRP
GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY CREMA NERA SUPREME BALANCING OIL-IN-GEL CLEANSER
This cooling gel cleanser works to refine your skin’s texture while releasing oil droplets to trap impurities sitting on your skin. Your skin will feel cleansed and balanced without any tightness or dryness.
LANCÔME ÉNERGIE DE VIE THE SMOOTHING & PURIFYING CLEANSING OIL
This makeup removing cleanser is all you need for radiant, hydrated skin. Waterproof makeup, dirt, or debris doesn’t stand a chance against this purifying cleansing oil. What’s more? It’s gentle enough on skin to avoid irritation.
BIOTHERM BIOSOURCE BALM-TO-OIL
We all love a good cleansing balm, but some of them can be too powerful and strip our skin of hydrating oils. That’s why we love this balm-to-oil cleanser: it melts from a cooling balm to a rich oil, and the milky texture provides a deep and comfortable cleanse. It removes even tough waterproof makeup, and is gentle enough for sensitive skin types.
Biotherm Biosource Balm-To-Oil, $35 MSRP
KIEHL’S MIDNIGHT RECOVERY BOTANICAL CLEANSING OIL
This cleansing oil stands out from the rest for its botanical-filled formula. Formulated with squalane, primrose oil, and lavender essential oil, this lightweight cleanser gently gets to work to help remove stubborn waterproof makeup and impurities, leaving it cleansed and soothed.