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The Best Cleansing Oil For Keeping Skin Clear and Hydrated, According to Derms

 

Over the last few years, cleansing oils have wiggled their way into the beauty spotlight. They’re celebrated for being effective, gentle, and non-stripping, and are one of the top choices for whisking away dirt, grime, and makeup on all skin types. Because of this, the shelves of Sephora and your local drugstore alike have likely been flooded with options, which has made choosing the best cleansing oil an admittedly complicated undertaking.

To help you navigate the decision, we asked derms to weigh in on what, exactly, you should be looking for in an oil-based face wash. Read on for everything you need to know about adding one into your own routine.

What is cleansing oil?

Cleansing oils are pretty self-explanatory: They’re oils that use the properties of “like dissolves like” to remove dirt and oil from skin rather than tapping harsh soap ingredients that strip skin. “Cleansing oils that are mixtures of a single oil or blend of oils without surfactants or emulsifiers,” says Michele Farber, MD, a board-certified dermatologist with Schweiger Dermatology Group in Philadelphia. “The oil [in the product] helps to attract and remove excess oil [from your skin], but does not over dry your complexion.”

 

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Source : Well+Good – The Best Cleansing Oil For Keeping Skin Clear and Hydrated, According to Derms Edited By, Zoe Weiner

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