Oil is the bees knees when it comes to deep cleansing your face. The science behind it in a nutshell is “like dissolves like” – the oil cleanser attracts the natural oil on your skin which has grime, pollution and makeup in it and draws it out and away without stripping your skin like some cleansers can. This is beneficial as your skin won’t go into overdrive producing more sebum which can lead to clogged pores, pimples and irritation. Oil cleansing has it’s roots in the ancient Ayurvedic technique of oleation.
We have formulated two recipes, so there is sure to be one to suit your skin type.
Normal – Dry – Mature – castor oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil, frankincense essential oil, lavender essential oil.
Normal – Oily – Blemish-prone – castor oil, grapeseed oil, jojoba oil, tea tree essential oil, lemongrass essential oil, lavender essential oil.
How to use
For a full-face cleanse – Use 1 pump in the palm of your hands and massage using your fingertips all over your face for one minute. Wring out a hot washcloth and place over your face and allow the steam to open your pores, then use the cloth to wipe away the oil. Rinse cloth and repeat if needed. Pat face dry with a towel and follow with a couple of drops of your cleansing oil, or Fabulous Face Oil
As an eye makeup remover – Simply squirt some oil cleanser on to a cotton ball, or make up remover pad and gently wipe over eye area to remove makeup. You may want to remove excess oil with a warm damp cloth if you are reapplying makeup right away.
*If you are new to using an oil cleanser, start slowly to allow your skin to get used to a new routine. Aoraki Naturals’ Oil Cleansers use mild and gentle plant oils with therapeutic grade essential oils at minimal usage rates, so should be fine for even very sensitive skin. If irritation or marked redness does occur, stop using. A patch test is advisable if you are extremely sensitive. We can custom make a fragrance-free cleanser on request.
Shannon Napier (verified owner) –
I love this cleanser and have used it for a few years now. My 47yr old skin feels and smells so nice afterwards. I get loads of comments on how my skin looks. Happily recommend to all who want to pamper their face once or twice a week. I use the ‘her face’ cleanser the rest of the time.
Karen Morland (verified owner) –
I have recently discovered the oil cleanser and I LOVE it. Smells great and best of it works so well, even on stubborn, full on mascara! My skin feels so soft and clean before bed, without feeling dried out. Thanks Lisa for another amazing product. Why didn’t I try this sooner?! No more facial wipes for me.
Lyn Zimmerman (verified owner) –
I love the face cleanser.!!
I Massage it in each night wipe off with warm face cloth and it just feels amazing. My little bit of luxury before bed.
Katelyn Yeoman (verified owner) –
I have always struggled with dry skin but after using the cleanser for dry skin regularly my dry patches clear. It’s also great for makeup removal as well and is really gentle on my sensitive skin. I will not be changing my cleanser any time soon!
h.s.lehmann (verified owner) –
A regular in my bathroom. This cleanser deals well with some seriously stay-put makeup. With its moisturising properties I don’t worry about an additional moisturiser at night. For those worried about the ‘oily’ factor – I have dry but breakout skin, and at least for me it most definitely doesn’t add to any oily skin problems. In reality it seems to help as my skin stays moisturiser so doesn’t get angry at the world! 😉
Nina Esler (verified owner) –
I looove this cleanser! Leaves my skin feeling so soft and moisturised and removes my make up so well – highly recommend
kerri jopp (verified owner) –
My new favourite product from Lisa. This magic cleanser feels so luxurious, cleans make up off easily and leaves skin feeling, well as soft as a babies bottom! Smells great too
From Erica via Facebook message —
” Hi Lisa, I received my oil cleanser yesterday, wow! My skin feels A-MAZING, thankyou ☺️ “
From Jannene on Facebook –
“Omg im in love … picked up mine this morning (normal to dry). My face feels amazing …. Don’t even feel the need for any make up today as my skin looks great after it.”
Christine Affleck (verified owner) –
I love, love, love this cleanser. I’ve only had it 2 days and already have fallen in love with it! The first night I used it to remove mascara and eyeliner and it was so gentle and removed makeup fully. The 2nd night I did the deep cleanse and my face felt great after it. Thanks for another awesome product. ❤️❤️❤️