REMOVE YOUR MAKEUP IN A JIFFY.
Obsessed over the clear and dewy skin of Koreans? The secret lies in double cleansing, and it often begins with an oil cleanser. Oil cleansers are effective in removing makeup and they give your skin a deep cleanse without drying it out. Here are the best cleansing oils for you to add to your beauty regime.
Shu Uemura Porefinist2 Sakura Refreshing Cleansing Oil ($50 for 150ml)
This cleansing oil is perfect for girls who want to avoid shine. Its latest formula is lightweight and targets those with oily complexions to tighten and unclog pores. As its name suggests, it contains sakura extracts that help refine your pores by removing stubborn blackheads and reducing pore size.
Mamonde Petal Spa Cleansing Oil ($28 for 200ml, Sephora and leading departmental stores)
For those with dry and sensitive skin, the rose extract in this cleansing oil will give your skin an intense hydration boost. You will also love how amazing it smells. It has a light and smooth texture that allows you to spread it evenly over your face. Don’t be alarmed by the tingling sensation you feel – it is working to remove all that grime and dirt in your pores.
Three Balancing Cleansing Oil, ($68 for 200ml, leading departmental stores)
This best-selling and award winning cleanser speaks for itself. Made of 88 per cent natural ingredients, it is formulated with essential oils like frankincense to moisturise and firm up your skin. The lightweight oil cleanses and purifies your skin thoroughly, resulting in a brighter and clearer complexion. Thumbs up for the invigorating herbal fragrance with a citrusy finish.
Canvas Brightening Cleansing Oil ($132 for 200ml, Takashimaya and www.lazada.sg)
Treat and cleanse your skin at the same time with Canvas’ Brightening Cleansing Oil. This cleansing oil does more than just remove your makeup – the blend of herb extracts in it refines your skin’s tone and texture, and gives your complexion the nourishment it needs for that everyday radiant glow.
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil ($43.90 for 200ml, Watsons)
If you are always tugging at your lashes to remove waterproof mascara that won’t budge, DHC’s Deep Cleansing Oil could be a lifesaver. Its ability to easily dissolve makeup and dirt will leave your face grime-free. It also contains olive oil and vitamin E to hydrate your skin without leaving a greasy residue behind.
ZA Smooth Cleansing Oil ($24.90 for 200ml, Watsons)
This cleansing oil rinses off within seconds. Formulated with natural plant oils and infused with vitamin E, your skin will be left soft to the touch. The oil particles effectively remove makeup, sebum and impurities for a deep cleanse.
Fancl MCO Mild Cleansing Oil ($30 for 120ml)
The ninth generation of Fancl’s iconic cleansing oil returns with an improved formula that will not only remove makeup, but also prevent skin problems like breakouts and rough skin. Its nano cleansing technology is able to remove even the finest of makeup particles.
Kose Cosmeport Softymo Lachesca Oil Cleansing ($19.90 for 230ml, leading pharmacies)
This cleansing oil is formulated with fruit acids like malic acid, a powerful antioxidant that softens keratin plugs for smooth and supple skin. This is perfect for those who love to cleanse in the shower as you can apply the cleansing oil to your face with wet hands. Its adorable packaging with gold polka dots is an added bonus.
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil ($55 for 175ml)
This cleansing oil efficiently removes dirt, sebum, sunscreen and stubborn makeup without leaving an oily residue. With squalane being one of its key ingredients, it is able to break down makeup and impurities while hydrating your skin at the same time. Its aromatic lavender scent is both pleasant and soothing, making it the perfect cleansing formula before bedtime.
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