best cleansing oil

Cleansing oil will revolutionise your skincare routine – here are 7 of the best

Oil has an undeservedly bad rep, and we're here to change that

While we’re sure that cream cleanser you’re using is very nice, it might be worth switching it out for the best cleansing oil.

Why? Nothing removes make-up, surface impurities and dirt from your pores quite as well as an oily formula will. You’ll find you barely have sweep it across your eyes to shift even the best waterproof mascara.

Using an oil cleanser on an already oily complexion might seem counter-intuitive, but the best thing to remove oil is in fact, oil. It’s one of the biggest beauty myths that oil will make you break out if you have oily skin; this is simply not true, as in fact it’s probably the best cleanser for your skin type.

Lifting dirt and oil from your skin, cleansing oil goes on to dry skin, emulsifies with a little water and washes off as a milk, leaving your skin feeling clean and soft. Much like a cleansing balm, it can be used as the first step in your double cleanse. Read on as we break down the best that money can buy…

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil, £24, Lookfantastic

cleansing oil DHC

One of the best-selling and most famous cleansing oils out there, this olive-oil based formula is super thick and nourishing for a really thorough cleanse. It leaves your face feeling soft and never greasy, and has a gentle and natural scent. Especially great for dry skin types.

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Simple Cleansing Oil, £4.66, Boots

cleansing oil Simple

If you’re looking for a bargain, the Simple cleansing oil is the way to go. It’s made with natural grape seed oil for soft and comforted skin, as well as vitamins A & E, and will dissolve make-up in a jiffy.

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Votary Rose, Geranium & Apricot Cleansing Oil, £45, Cult Beauty

I can’t get enough of this cleansing oil. It smells incredible without being too rich; easily dissolves impurities, make-up, SPF, the works; and doesn’t overload my combination-to-oily skin (though it’s suitable for all skin types). It’s a bit like having an ultra-express spa treatment every evening, and comes with a great textured cleansing cloth to wipe the whole thing off when you’re done. I wouldn’t be without it. Ever.

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Keep on scrolling for more of the Marie Claire approved cleansing oils to snap up, stat.

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