I’m so happy to finally find a cleansing oil at the drugstore. I’ve tried cleansing with different kinds of oil in the past but I never kept up the routine because the scent was a bit of a deal breaker for me, it just didn’t smell pleasant despite how well it cleaned and removed my makeup. Garnier recently released a new cleansing line called Clean +. There are many different products geared towards different skin types but the one that really stood out to me the most was the Nourishing Cleansing Oil. This cleansing oil is geared towards dry skin specifically but it also works well on my usually normal/combination skin.
As I mentioned in previous post, my skin went crazy this winter and all of a sudden I started having to deal with dryness that I never had before. This is what prompted me to seek out ways to moisturize my skin better. What isn’t more moisturizing than oil? My first initial reaction when I tried out this new cleansing oil is the scent. Unlike olive oil or coconut oil, Garnier Clean + Nourishing Cleansing Oil smells amazing! But a beautiful clean scent is not all that this cleansing oil provides, it also does a great job of cleansing, removing makeup, and moisturizing as well in one convenient step.
Cleansing with a cleansing oil is different from cleansing with a cream cleanser. There is no lather. Yep, no lather but that doesn’t mean that it cleans any less. Another difference between a cleansing oil and a cream cleanser is that you don’t use water. Unlike a regular facial wash that is applied to wet skin, a cleansing oil is massaged into the skin dry and then rinsed off with water.
One of the best ways to remove stubborn makeup is with oil. This is why I prefer oil cleansing because it does an amazing job of getting all of my makeup off. I prefer to oil cleanse at night as a way to cleanse my skin and remove all of my makeup that I wore that day before going to bed.
Unlike some traditional facial cleansers, when one cleanses with oil the skin on the face doesn’t feel tight or dried out. It’s amazing the feeling that my skin has after cleansing with oil. While I still love to apply a moisturizer after cleansing my face with a cleansing oil, in some case it may not be necessary and is just an added benefit. I don’t like my skin to feel tight after cleansing and switching to an oil cleanser has changed that for me.
Everyone’s skin is different and we all have different skin needs. For me, I was looking for a way to fight back against winter dry skin which is why I began oil cleansing. The Garnier Clean + Nourishing Cleansing Oil has been a great addition to my night time skin routine.
Have you tried oil cleansing? What is your favorite oils or oil based products to clean your face with?
Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. My experience may differ from your own.