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The best facial cleansing oils

The best facial cleansing oils
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Cleansing oils are brilliant for ridding the skin of makeup, dirt and impurities without stripping the skin of its natural moisture. Thanks to their blend of nourishing plant oils, they help to keep the skin super soft, glowing and healthy.

For those worried about using them on oily/combination skin, don't! They work wonderfully on all skin types, and there are even some cleansing oils such as the Erno Laszlo Detoxifying Cleansing Oil which work to combat blemishes, congestion and excess oil.

Discover our edit of the best facial cleansing oils below to find one that suits you and your skin's needs.

10 of the best facial cleansing oils

  1. Elemis Nourishing Omega-Rich Cleansing Oil
  2. DHC Deep Cleansing Oil
  3. Bobbi Brown Soothing Cleansing Oil
  4. Erno Laszlo Detoxifying Cleansing Oil
  5. Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Oil
  6. MAC Cleanse Off Oil Makeup Remover
  7. REN Clean Skincare Perfect Canvas Clean Jelly Oil Cleanser 
  8. Dermalogica Precleanse
  9. Origins Clean Energy Gentle Cleansing Oil 
  10. Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Cleansing Face Oil.

Which is the best cleansing oil for me?

Elemis Nourishing Omega-Rich Cleansing Oil

Melt away makeup and impurities effortlessly with the Elemis Nourishing Omega-Rich Cleansing Oil. Infused with Chia Seed Oils and Pomegranate Extract, this oil formula turns milky when combined with water, and is designed to soften skin for a more youthful appearance.

  • Elemis Nourishing Omega-Rich Cleansing Oil 195ml

    Elemis Nourishing Omega-Rich Cleansing Oil 195ml

    4.83 Stars 18 Reviews
    £33.00

 

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

One of the most popular cleansing oils is the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil. Made from a blend of olive oil, the cleanser is rich in Vitamin E, which helps to keep the skin soft and nourished. Once mixed with water, the oil cleanser turns into a milky solution, which helps to remove all impurities without upsetting the delicate balance of the skin.

  • DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

    DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

    4.62 Stars 198 Reviews
    £5.00

 

Bobbi Brown Soothing Cleansing Oil

One of our favourite cleansing oils of all time, the Bobbi Brown Soothing Cleansing Oil removes everything from the skin without feeling oily or greasy. Thanks to its blend of jasmine flower it also smells beautifully uplifting, and the addition of sunflower and jojoba oils work to keep the skin soft and conditioning despite the makeup removal process.

  • Bobbi Brown Soothing Cleansing Oil 200ml

    Bobbi Brown Soothing Cleansing Oil 200ml

    4.42 Stars 12 Reviews
    £28.00

 

Erno Laszlo Detoxifying Cleansing Oil

For those who live in polluted areas or have congested skin, the Erno Laszlo Detoxifying Cleansing Oil is the perfect cleansing solution. Formulated with charcoal, the oil acts like a magnet to draw out all manner of impurities, including pollutant particles. Additionally, it contains a blend of 26 minerals, which help to revive and restore dull and fatigued skin.

  • Erno Laszlo Detoxifying Cleansing Oil

    Erno Laszlo Detoxifying Cleansing Oil

    5 Stars 1 Reviews
    £58.00

 

Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Oil

From their cult and globally bestselling Take the Day Off range, the Clinique Cleansing Oil is an all-round skincare wonder, which does the job it states on the bottle. Suitable for all skin types thanks to its fragrance-free formulation, the cleanser helps to wash away all manner impurities and makeup.

  • Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Oil 200ml

    Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Oil 200ml

    4.37 Stars 19 Reviews
    £18.40

 

MAC Cleanse Off Oil Makeup Remover

Perfect for removing long-wearing and waterproof makeup products, the MAC Cleanse Off Oil Makeup Remover is enriched with jojoba seed oil, Vitamin E and evening primose to effectively remove all manner of impurities without stripping the skin. If you're already a fan of MAC, we can guarantee you'll love this cleanser as it definitely lives up to its hype.

  • MAC Cleanse Off Oil Make-Up Remover

    MAC Cleanse Off Oil Make-Up Remover

    4 Stars 2 Reviews
    £18.40

 

REN Clean Skincare Perfect Canvas Clean Jelly Oil Cleanser

Designed to work in three different phases, the REN Clean Skincare Perfect Canvas Clean Jelly Oil Cleanser begins as a jelly consistency, before transforming into a smooth oil, removing makeup and impurities. Once combined with water, the cleanser turns into a milky solution that leaves skin feeling smooth, soft and hydrated.

  • REN Clean Skincare Perfect Canvas Clean Jelly Oil Cleanser 100ml

    REN Clean Skincare Perfect Canvas Clean Jelly Oil Cleanser 100ml

    4.87 Stars 47 Reviews
    £25.00

 

Dermalogica Precleanse

Fortified with conditioning Vitamin E oils, the Dermalogica Precleanse gently melts away excess sebum, dirt, pollutants and makeup. Effective even on oily skin types, this oil formula turns milky when combined with water to easily rinse away impurities and leave skin feeling refreshed.

  • Dermalogica Precleanse (150ml)

    Dermalogica Precleanse (150ml)

    4.65 Stars 46 Reviews
    £39.50

 

Origins Clean Energy Gentle Cleansing Oil

Formulated with Kukui nut and Macadamia Oils to protect the skin's natural moisture barrier, the Origins Clean Energy Gentle Cleansing Oil is designed to repair and restore skin damaged by environmental aggressors, whilst gently removing impurities. This lightweight oil is non-greasy and suitable for all skin types, leaving skin feeling comfortable and healthy looking.

  • Origins Clean Energy Gentle Cleansing Oil 200ml

    Origins Clean Energy Gentle Cleansing Oil 200ml

    3.6 Stars 5 Reviews
    £20.80

 

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Cleansing Face Oil

Dissolve makeup and impurities effortlessly without stripping the skin of moisture with the Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Cleansing Face Oil. Formulated with Olive Oil to condition the skin and Apricot Oil to deliver hydration, this cleanser is gentle and nourishing on the complexion, locking in moisture to keep it feeling soft.

  • Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Cleansing Face Oil (195ml)

    Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Cleansing Face Oil (195ml)

    5 Stars 7 Reviews
    £17.50

 

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