How do you remove your makeup? If you were like me back in high school, I would either reach for my makeup remover wipes or my face wash and called it a day. We all know how makeup remover wipes and facewash that contain alcohol can dry out our skin badly. These products not only irritate our skin but also leave a portion of the makeup and dirt behind. I remember how I turned into a racoon right after washing my face without removing my eyeliner before hand. Well, is there any help for us? Recently, cleansing oil has taken over the beauty industry. Some people shakes their heads in disbelieve because after all, it is a money business. More products, more money in the company’s pocket. So what is cleansing oil? And why do I have to add this to my must-have list?
What is Cleansing Oil?
Cleansing oil is exactly just…oil. Wait! Don’t worry, I’m not telling you to put cooking oil all over your face. Technically speaking, the Roman used oil to clean themselves in Ancient Rome, so this idea is not all “cray-cray”. Cleansing oil is properly as good as or maybe even better than your regular cleanser. It is very user-friendly and anyone can use it. Yes, anyone, including oily skin, ance-prone skin, even sensitive skin. The word “oil” might make you think that it will clog your pores but don’t let that get into your head, it won’t do such thing.
How does Cleansing Oil work?
Throughout the day, your body naturally will produce sebum, known as “oil”. You will have oil that produced from your sebaceous gland and oil from products you have on your face, such as makeup. These are considered “bad oil” while cleansing oil is considered “good”. The “good oil” will then mix with the “bad oil”. When you rinse everything off with water, the “good oil” will take away the “bad oil” and the dirt. While you massage your skin with the products, the oil in the cleansing will bind to the surface impurities, aka all those nasty dirt and product residue. It will not clog your pores, allow all the dirt easily removed, leave your skin hydrated and clean.
King’s Berry Cleansing Oil
I first heard about this products in one of Michelle Phan’s Youtube Video. Out of curiosity and in need of a good makeup/facewash remover, I purchased it and have been using it since then. The size of it is massive, 410 ML. I had it for over 5 months now and I haven’t reached half of the bottle. Talking about money well spent. One of the main ingredients in this products is black chokeberries.
One of the main ingredients in this products is black chokeberries. Black chokeberries have a very high concentrated vitamin C. Its extract could help eliminate, reduce, or improve the appearance of skin discolorations. It could help keeping the skin looking youthful and radiant due to its high in antioxidant.
The product is free of any type of artificials color and alcohol. It does contain lavender oil which is not my ideal oil to use on my skin, or anyone with sensitive skin. From my personal experience, I have never had any bad reaction while using this cleansing oil, but to be safe, always check for irritation by putting in on the inside of your arm before using it on your face.
Compare to any other oils on the market, King’s Berry is a lot thinner in consistency yet still have a slick and emollient feel to it. To use the product, apply a small amount (1 or 2 pumps is enough) on your dry, clean hand and massage it on your dry face with circular motions. Doesn’t matter if you have makeup on, even mascara, you will see the oil slowly melting down the makeup. Don’t be alarm with this process even though you will look like your 3 years old decide to color your face with her crayons. Concentrate on your T-zone and then to the lip and eye area. I usually take my time and do a whole 5 minutes full face massage. It is a treat, trust me. After you are done, rinse with your regular face wash, properly prefer foaming/mousse cleanser.
I got my King’s Berry Cleansing Oil from Amazon.
This is the list of ingredients in the products:
Mineral Oil, Peg-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, Olive Fruit Oil, Isopropyl Palmitate, Garlic Bulb Extract, Euterpe Oleracea (aí_aí_ Palm) Fruit Extract, Morus Alba (white Mulberry) Fruit Extract, Rubus Coreanus (bokbunja) Fruit Extract, Sambucus Nigra (elderberry) Fruit Extract, Black Sugar Extract, Cocoa Extract, Charcoal Powder, Eggplant Fruit Extract, Sepia, Porphyra Tenera (nori) Extract, Polygonum Fagopyrum (buckwheat) Seed Extract, Vitis Vinifera (grape) Fruit Extract, Arabica Coffee Extract, Inonotus Obliquus (mushroom) Extract, Cassia Obtusifolia (sicklepod) Seed Extract, Cortheullus Shitake (mushroom) Extract, Mirabilis Jalapa Seed Extract, Piper Nigrum (black Pepper) Seed Extract, Fagus Sylvatica (european Beech) Seed Extract, Anona Cherimolia (cherimoya) Fruit Extract, Dictyopteris Membranacea (seaweed) Extract, Rose Extract, Cinnamomum Cassis (chinese Cinnamon) Extract, Aronia Melanocarpa Fruit Extract, Rhus Semialata Gall Extract, Prunus Mume Fruit (japanese Apricot) Extract, Helianthus Annuus (sunflower) Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (evening Primrose) Oil, Limnanthes Alba (meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (jojoba) Seed Oil, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit/leaf (bilberry) Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (sugar Cane) Extract, Acer Saccharum (sugar Maple) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (lemon) Fruit Extract, Carica Papaya (papaya) Fruit Extract, Gypsophila Paniculata (baby’s Breath) Root Extract, Portulaca Oleracea (purslane) Extract, Water, Lavandula Angustifolia (lavender) Oil