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Friday 26 July 2013

Blush & Bunting Guest Post | Cleansing Oils

When I saw Amie asking if anyone wants to guest post on her blog, I jumped at the chance! Belle-Amie was one of the first beauty blogs I started reading regularly and I love all her posts, so thanks for having me!

I’ve recently discovered cleansing oils and I love them, but after suggesting them to my friends I found that they’re the kind of product you need to be convinced into using. If you’re anything like my friends and me, the thought of putting oil on your face sounds absolutely disgusting. But cleansing oils have been a cult beauty product for over 40 years - they’ve been a staple in Asian skincare for years and a must-have for skincare experts in the UK, but they’re slowly filtering down into the high-street.

Before I started using oils, I thought they would clog my pores and leave my skin a greasy mess, but actually, oil dissolves any residue that may be lurking on your skin so it helps to unclog pores. The oil which you produce naturally (sebum) can harden and get trapped in your pores, along with dirt and other residue – but oil dissolves oil, so a cleansing oil will get rid of all that!

The problem with a lot of cleansers is that they contain ingredients which can strip the skin of its natural oil, like alcohol, which makes your skin dry. So then your skin overcompensates and produces too much oil, so your skin goes through a cycle of being too dry, then too oily, which can cause breakouts.

The other great thing about cleansing oils is that they remove every last trace of makeup, even waterproof stuff, and are gentle enough to use or your eyes as well. So when I first discovered how awesome cleansing oils are I went a little bit crazy and tried quite a lot, so here are my top 3:


L’Oreal 15 Second Miracle Cleansing Oil, £8.99 | Link

This is a great one for oily skin – unlike other oils, you only need to have it on your skin for 15 seconds for it to work its magic. It’s also very light, so it’s a little more pleasant to use if you’re reluctant to use oil on already oily skin. It has a light fruity scent which isn’t too strong and it’s quite nice as you’re rubbing in the oil.


Miracle Makeover Facial Oil by Una Brennan, £14.99 | Link

This one recommends you use it slightly differently, wiping off the excess rather than rinsing like with other cleansing oils, which makes it a lot more hydrating and great for dry skin. It’s rich in sunflower, avocado and sweet almond oil which are very gentle, and has a gorgeous rose scent.


Origins Gentle Cleansing Oil, £19 | Link

This is an all-natural cleansing oil which contains no alcohol, perfume, or mineral oil, so it’s great for sensitive skin. It has some lovely ingredients like grape, sweet orange and lemon oil, and has a delicious naturally sweet smell. £19 does sound like quite a lot, but you get a whopping 200ml and that goes a long way.

I really love cleansing oils and hope that after reading this you’ll give them a go! And if you enjoyed this I’d love you to come along to Blush & Bunting and say hi!

Thank you to Harriet for doing such a lovely post on cleansing oils and being my first ever guest poster! Please do take the time to check out her very pretty beauty blog Blush & Bunting.

What are your thoughts on cleansing oils?


  1. I have the origins cleansing oil and I love it! The smell is incredible :)! X

  2. The Origins one sounds really nice, definitely want to try it!x

  3. I've always used a cleansing oil at night as I feel they just work best for my skin and always remove everything! I've heard so much about the Origins one but still haven't given it a go, about time I try it out I think. The Loreal one sounds pretty interesting too. Er, so much to try! x

  4. I really like the sound of the Origins one, a lot of other bloggers really love it too!

  5. I'm not a massive fan of Origins but the L'Oreal I quite like :) x

  6. I've only tried one cleansing oil, Shiseido's Makeup Removing Oil, however I was extremely disappointed with it because it was so expensive, and it just dried out my skin (with that said, I have oily skin!)

  7. Actually, I've heard these are great for your skin, so it's interesting to hear a first-hand experience. I think I might just have to be brave and try one!



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