Five To Try | Cleansing Oils

5 Cleansing Oils To try
Over the last few months I've really enjoyed pulling together posts that highlight five products to try from certain brands, it's given me the opportunity to showcase some of my favourite products from brands that maybe you've never tried before or didn't know which products to start with when trying out a new brand.

I've always been a bit of a cleanser junkie and I thought that this week I'd share my top five cleansing oils as I tend to wear pretty heavy eye-make up (never grown out of that emo stage y'see) and I've been reaching for an oil cleanser more and more recently and I think there is something in here for every budget too.

5 Cleansing Oils To try
One of my most favourite discoveries over the last few years has been the Superdrug Vitamin E skincare line and I know many others love it too.

The Superdrug Vitamin E Dual Phase Cleansing Oil is the most affordable product in this post at just £2.99 for 150ml.

This cleanser is designed to be used with a cotton pad, you just shake the bottle to mix the dual formula together, dispense a little onto a cotton pad and cleanse the skin to leave it feeling silky soft. I love this one for a first cleanse as it really helps break down even the thickest forms of eye make up beautifully, without stripping out any of the skins moisture.

The Time Bomb Peace & Quiet Coconut Cleansing Oil* is one of my most recent discoveries and the product that prompted me pulling together this great selection of cleansing oils.

At £25.00 for 175mls it's certainly more of a mid-range/ luxury skincare product in my collection but it's one I have been reaching for a lot recently.

This lightweight cleansing oil is designed to be massaged on, to break down your make up, then you add warm water to emulsify the product and continue to work it into the skin.

The coconut scent is natural and not overpowering and because if this, I've become slightly obsessed with this product.

This cleanser is packed full of Grape Seed, Sunflower and Safflower (new to me) oils to deeply cleanse and remove make up, dirt and impurities while the Coconut Oil helps by calming and softening the skin.

5 Cleansing Oils To try
5 Cleansing Oils To try

On to one of my all time favourite cleansing oils and I'm so glad I discovered this when I picked up the DHC Bento Box early last year on a whim, but I have since repurchased this twice over.

The DHC Deep Cleansing Oil is £24.00 for a nice, chunky 200ml bottle that will last you months.

The formula of this cleansing oil is silky and soothing on the skin and helps leave your complexion feeling soft and balanced and I see why this product is multi-award winning, it's so beautiful on the skin.

This one is a rosemary and olive-oil based product that, like the Time Bomb cleanser, you massage into the skin and then emulsify with water to form a milky cleansing solution that breaks down make up with ease without clogging pores or leaving a greasy texture on the skin.

5 Cleansing Oils To try

I picked up this Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil* a few months ago via my Koja Beauty haul and I couldn't help share it again as it's firmly earned a permanent space on my bathroom shelf.

A super lightweight, gentle formula that removes makeup with comfort and ease, what's not to love?!

The product has natural oils extracted from Black Bean in it to help control sebum, help increase the skin elasticity and provides a soothing effect while the  Black Sesame oil in it is packed full of antioxidant benefits for the skin.  Topped off the Black Current Seed Oil which is said to help strengthen the skins protective layer to prevent the evaporation of moisture from the skin, which will help promotes skin cell regeneration.

Any product that helps control sebum without drying out the complexion is a huge thumbs up for me. 

Last on the top 5 list, the Decléor Micellar Oil.  This has now been repackaged since my purchase so it looks a little different.

I treat any Decléor products in my collection like a little bit of luxury and this cleanser is no different.

Coming in at £28.00 for 200mls this is the most expensive product on my top 5 but I don't think it's terribly expensive for a decent cleanser these days but I still save this one for special occasions as it feels and smells the most luxurious in my collection.

This product uses micellar technology to deeply cleanse the skin to remove dirt and make up, including waterproof mascara and is formulated with Sweet Almond Oil to reinforce and calm the skin.

Again this product is massaged onto the skin and then emulsified with water to clear the pores of dirt and impurities, leaving you fresh, soft, smooth and smelling extra beautiful without drying out the skin.

Do you like an oil based cleanser?  Have you tried any of my top 5?

5 Cleansing Oils To try

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  1. I absolutely LOVE the DHC oil! I have a L'Occitane one that I really love too. Nice to read about other options xx

  2. These all sound lovely, I have been searching for an affordable cleansing oil forever so happy to see their is one available at Superdrug, definitely going to try it! Thank you for sharing Gillian, your photos are stunning xx

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  3. I really like the sound of the Decleor Oil, it sounds so luxe and lovely xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc . ❤️

  4. The DHC is an old favourite of mine :) I'm currently using the Time Bomb and have nearly finished it - such an underrated one!

    Jasmine xx

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