Oil dissolves oil, so these cleansers are actually quite effective at removing dirt from the skin!
says New York City dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, MD, the director of Cosmetic & Clinical Research in Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital.
The key to figuring out which cleanser is right for you is to choose a product that matches your skin type. “There are many oils out there that are designed for dry, sensitive, and even oily skin,” Dr. Zeichner says.
We searched for cleansing oils that help remove dirt and makeup, lather up light and silky on the skin, and leave you feeling refreshed. Here’s what we found.
For oil skin..
Dr. Zeichner recommends Neutrogena Ultra Light Cleansing Oil. This lightweight blend won’t sit heavy on the skin, yet is strong enough to mop up excess oil and strip waterproof mascara.
For dry skin..
Go for the complexion restoring SK-II Facial Treatment Cleansing Oil, says Dr. Zeichner. Vitamins and amino acids lock in moisture, and apple seed extract cleanses pores. Users rave over how soft and supple it leaves their skin.
For combo skin..
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil helps balance dry and oily patches and is appropriate for all skin types. Olive oil and vitamin E dissolve dirt and oil while maintaining hydration, and the product rinses away clean and clear.
For sensitive skin..
Dr. Zeichner recommends the gentle, fragrance-free Simple Hydrating Cleansing Oil for touchy complexions. All you need is a few drops and its conditioners and humectants start sealing in moisture.
For acne-prone skin..
Look for a non-comedogenic cleanser that won’t clog pores, like Origins Clean Energy Gentle Cleansing Oil. Light oils from olive, sunflower, sesame, and safflower help cleanse; kukui nut and macadamia soothe the skin; and citrus oils make it smell amazing.