Cleansing oils uses the “good oils” in your skin to remove the “bad oils.” Some of these oils can either be naturally produced sebum or those from makeup and other products. When you rinse it all off, the ‘good oil’ takes those ‘bad oils’ and dirt along with it.
When massaged into the skin, oils in the cleanser bind to surface impurities, pulling out dirt without clogging pores, and allow them to be comfortably rinsed away leaving the skin clean, soft and hydrated.
A lot of oil-free cleansers strip our skin of natural oils, leaving it unbalanced and causing it to produce more oil to rebalance itself. Excess production equals more problematic skin. Oil cleansers keep the skin’s natural pH balance, and prevents it from having a production overload. Plus, essential oils are naturally antibacterial.
Baby oil is a great makeup remover, but it’s not an effective cleansing oil. Baby oil contains mineral oil, lanolin and fragrance whereas cleansing oils contain mostly botanical oils, extracts and vitamins. On one end, baby oil locks in moisture, but at the same time it inhibits the skin’s natural ability to breathe and can block pores.
Cleansing oil is amazing because it removes impurities while maintaining moisture without harming the skin’s barrier.
Oil dissolves oil. One of the most basic principals of chemistry is that “like dissolves like.” The best way to dissolve a non-polar solvent like sebum/oil, is by using another non-polar solvent similar in composition: Other oils. By using the right oils, you can cleanse your pores of dirt and bacteria naturally, gently and effectively, while replacing the dirty oil with beneficial ones extracted from natural botanicals, vegetables and fruit that heal, protect and nourish your skin. When done properly and consistently, the Oil Cleansing can clear the skin from issues like oily skin, dry skin, sensitive skin, blackheads, whiteheads and other problems caused by mild to moderate acne. While leaving your skin healthy, balanced and properly moisturized.
When first starting to oil cleanse, there is an adjustment period where your skin might get worse for about a week. This is a detox reaction as impurities are pulled from the skin.