What is oil cleansing and how does it work?
We hear the word “sceptical” a lot. Usually, “at first, I was sceptical, but” or “I have tried everything, so I was a bit sceptical at first”. Sound like something running through your head, right now?
We get it. But we are here to put your mind at ease. You are here looking for answers, and hopefully all-natural, non-toxic, animal-friendly answers!
Let’s dive in.
Oil cleansing is not a new notion. In fact, it originated in Asia in the 14th century!
Oil cleansing is the method of cleansing your skin with a unique blend of natural oils in order to create healthy, well-balanced skin, no matter what your skin type. But how does this happen?
Let’s talk about how oil cleansing works. Fact: Oil dissolves oil. One of the most basic principals of chemistry is that “like dissolves like.” By using the right oils, you can cleanse your pores of dirt and bacteria naturally, gently and effectively, while replacing the dirty oil with beneficial ones extracted from natural botanicals that heal, protect and nourish your skin.
The benefits of oil cleansing
There are so many benefits of oil cleansing, so we are going to mention just a few of the main ones here, and we will go into more detail in a later blog.
One of the biggest, but also least known, benefits of oil cleansing is the protection and maintenance of the acid mantle. But we hear you ask, what is the acid mantle, and why should I worry about it?
The acid mantle lies on the surface layer of skin and is a very thin, natural protective film that’s made up of sebum (skin oils), amino acids, fatty acids, lactic acid, water (from perspiration), and skin’s own natural moisture.
This layer is naturally acidic, with a pH level between 4.5 and 5.5. However, most cleansers are alkaline, containing soap or detergent. This can initially help your skin to feel squeaky clean, but also tight and dry, as it strips away the acid mantle, thus destroys the natural balance of your skin and causing it to go into overdrive to produce sebum, or leaving it dry and unprotected, open to bacteria and dirt.
Oil cleansing breaks down excess oil, but does not completely strip away all oil from the skin. The oil that makes up the acid mantle is therefore still able to do its job and protect your skin.
As we mentioned above, cleansing oil uses the "good oils" in your skin to remove the "bad oils." The cleansing oil will bind with the oils on your skin, either naturally produced sebum or those from makeup and other products. So when you rinse it all off, the 'good oil' takes those 'bad oils' and dirt along with it.
In addition, when massaged into the skin, oils in the cleanser bind to surface impurities [pulling out dirt without clogging pores] and allow them to be comfortably rinsed away leaving the skin clean, soft and hydrated.
A cleansing oil contains antioxidants and anti-aging ingredients that improve the texture and appearance of your skin.
Oil cleansing is for all skin types. That’s right! From oily to dry skin, a combination of both, sensitive skin, blocked pores, rosacea, young and aging skin, we have seen it all and been wowed by the results!
Why oil cleansing is “not just another skincare routine”
Now, we did say that many GoodieCo users have first come to us, sceptical, after having tried so many different skincare routines and products.
We think the results from our signature 3 step process speak for themselves. But a picture is worth a thousand words, so let us break it down for you here.
Oil cleansing works for both dry skin and oily skin.
We have carefully formulated our two routines to cater to different skin types.
Our Supercharged Range is crafted specifically for oily and breakout-prone skin, working to balance and repair your skin through its 3 step process, while our Nourishing Range is made just for dry, ageing and sensitive skin, formulated to deeply hydrate and protect your skin through reestablishing and enhancing its natural processes.
No matter your skin type, our customers are raving about the results. So why not try oil cleansing for yourself?