The most important step in every skincare routine
What is Oil Cleansing
Oil Cleansing is the secret weapon of skincare experts alike. During the colder month, it is recommended to use oil cleansing to both balance and hydrate skin. What is first counterintuitive, becomes ritual, oil cleansing to make sure that skin doesn’t become over-stripped.
How to Oil Cleanse
Our resident esthetician Anne Stuart Dietrich recommends oil cleansing saying that oil cleansing is, “great for acne during the winter, as it removes impurities without stripping the skin. It always leaves the skin with a fresh dewy look! Giving the skin extra moisture during colder weather.”
Anne’s Seven Steps to Oil Cleansing:
- Moisten face with a warm towel. It’s great for removing makeup.
- I usually use 1-2 pumps.
- Cleanse off all makeup starting with the eyes and working down th face.
- Remove with a warm wash cloth.
- Repeat and do another cleanse once makeup is removed.
- Work all over the face, neck, and chest.
- During the winter I like to leave a light residue for extra moisture.
Oil Cleaning for Sensitive Skin
For sensitive skin, we recommend the Marie Veronique Pure + E.O Cleanser alternating with Marie Veronique Treatment Cleanser.
The Marie Veronique Pure + E.O Cleanser is ideal for sensitive and compromised skin because this cleanser is microbiome-friendly + essential oil-free, it removes debris, sunscreen and makeup without stripping the skin of its protective oils.
The Pure + E.O combination reconceptualizes the meaning of deep cleansing. Rather than scrubbing at the surface, which merely dries the skin, it uses Omega-6 rich oils to penetrate to the origin of congestion, deep within the follicle.
Oil Cleansing utilizes the principle that “oils dissolve oils,” oil-based cleansers are the gentlest and most effective way to clean skin deeply and thoroughly.
Low-suds surfactants are capable of effectively removing surface grime, debris and makeup, without robbing the skin of its surface protective oils. It supports proper barrier function by protecting the lipid barrier with antioxidants that inhibit lipid peroxidation, while the pre + probiotic complex maintains microfloral balance.
This cleanser is free of ingredients that could act against the skin’s ability to maintain its own lipid, essential fatty acid and microbial balances. Biomimetic in design, the Pure E.O. Cleanser contains no essential oils, microcidal preservatives, or ethoxylated compounds.
Marie Veronique Treatment Cleanser is used more to treat acne and blemish prone skin. Treatment Cleanser works to clear clogged pores with beta hydroxy acids. In addition alpha hydroxy acids boost ceramide production, crucial to maintaining good barrier function, so skin continues to retain moisture.
Clearing pores without drying skin is crucial to treating adult acne, as adult skin is more prone to inflammation, which can result in wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.
Since the Treatment Cleanser is a little stronger, it’s advised to alternate between the two. This is a beautiful way to tend to dryness and redness, sensitive, and acne prone skin. Cleanse only at night before sleep.
Oil Cleansing for Anti-Aging
For anti-aging oil cleansing we recommend Marie Veronique Replenish Oil Cleanser.
This is a great cleanser for those who are experiencing more dryness and if the focus is anti-aging.
As this cleanser does contain essential oils, it’s best for individuals who aren’t as sensitive.
The Replenish Oil Cleanser is non-stripping, smoothes skin with SOD + OMEGA-6 OILS, stimulates circulation, and removes sunscreen and makeup. Multiple oils in the cleanser penetrate to dissolve congestion and deep clean the skin, without harming or drying skin.
Oil Cleansing for the Simple Routine
For the simple routine, we love Living Libations Best Ever Sea Buckthorn and Best Skin Ever Rose Oil Cleanser.
This is an all in one cleanser with moisturizer.
Living Libations Best Skin Ever Seabuckthorn is their best-selling elixir packed with beneficial omegas, antioxidants, fatty acids, vitamins, lipids, and hundreds of bioactive compounds. Restore skin to its natural state of smooth, youthful wonder with this facial and body moisturizer that doubles as soothing facial cleanser.
Use Best Skin Ever Rose to restore, adore, and soothe your skin that has suffered from dryness, itchiness, or redness. The resilience of Rose Otto essential oil delivers targeted nourishment where tired tissues need it most, helping to hydrate and improve the look of sagging skin. It takes over 60 roses to create a single drop of radiant rose otto. Its preciousness is apparent from the gentle-yet-powerful impact of rose on all skin types.
In this Libation, Rose Otto is supported in her quest to soothe skin with the healing plant-power of nature’s purest botanicals.
Oil Cleansing for Everyone
For our favorite, warning and cleansing oil for all skin types, we love H is For love Rapha Cleansing Oil.
Heal your skin with the purifying effects of Rapha Harmonizing Oil Cleanser. Your skin is soothed and moisturized as Rapha removes makeup, dissolved impurities and helps maintain the skin’s natural oils for optimal cleansing without depleting the skin of its moisture.
For more individualized questions, we recommend a Skin Consultation with Anne. Through practice with a professional, routines can be developed to best suit your personal needs.