The Art of Cleansing Oils

With its unique skincare practises, Korean Beauty has captivated the world’s attention, and today we want to talk about one product that has been a game-changer for us, Korean cleansing oils. These cleansing oils have brought a new era of effective and gentle skincare in the beauty world. Cleansing as many of you already know is the foundation of any beauty routine, and cleansing oils are the gem that starts this trip to radiant, dewy and healthy skin.

Benefits of Cleansing Oils

The beauty of cleansing oils lies in its unrivalled ability to dissolve makeup, pollutants, and sunscreen while also providing a moisturising effect to the skin. This dual action not only assures a thorough cleansing, but it also protects the skin’s natural moisture, eliminating the fear of over-drying.

Cleansing oils are able to dissolves the day’s wear, leaving the skin renewed, invigorated and ready for the next steps of the daily skincare routine. It’s no surprise that cleansing oils have become the foundation of the famous double cleansing routine, ensuring that the skin’s natural beauty shines through.

At the core of this magical breakdown of impurities, there is a lot of science, cleansing oils are designed to be both hydrophilic and lipophilic, effortlessly attracting and dissolving impurities of all kinds through emulsification. As the cleansing oils are massaged into your skin, it effortlessly binds with the accumulated impurities, make-up, etc., enabling to wash it all away with a splash of water and leaving your skin truly clean.

Top Korean Cleansing Oils

Now that you know the magic and science behind its composition, we want to recommend a few of our favourite cleansing oils along with the most popular ones.

  • Ma:nyo – Pure Cleansing Oil
Photo Credits: Ma:nyo

Ma:nyo’s cleansing oil is one of the top seller sellers at Olive Young, and it deserves all the hype it has. Including kernel, jojoba and other types of natural oils, this product breaks down 99,73% of the impurities on the skin, and even leaves the skin moisturised and ready for the next steps. The best part is that is suitable for all skin types.

  • Beauty of Joseon – Ginseng Cleansing Oil
Photo Credits: Beauty of Joseon

Beauty of Joseon is very popular among international fans, and this brand deserves the recognition it gets. Along their already amazing skin line, the ginseng cleansing oil includes soybean oil, along with ginseng seed oil, breaking down all impurities and refreshing the skin. This product however, does have a faint scent but it works wonders.

  • Heimish – All Clean Balm

With a unique formulation the Heimish’s All Clean Balm, feels like butter on the skin, this product as soon as it touches the skin, melts into an oil that when massaged in, it removes dirt, impurities and make-up flawlessly. This product is a The K M.E.A.L’s writers’ favourite, it lasts for months and it is great for sensitive, mixed and even oily skin.

  • The Face Shop – Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil

A product that we got not long ago, is The Face Shop’s Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil, we still have to try out this product, but it definitely caught our attention after the many positive reviews it has and its formulation with antioxidant, nutrients, and a favourite ingredient of ours ‘Rice’. Based only on the ingredient list this product doesn’t only breakdown makeup and cleanses, but also nourishes and boosts the skin.

Let us know if you have tried any of these products and your experience, and if you want to recommend other brands, drop the names in the comments below.

Kathleen Herrera
K-Beauty enthusiast, Drama Lover, Melophile and Foodie, writing about her faves on a daily basis.