Cleansing is the first step to any skincare routine and a key to healthy skin. We often find ourselves overwhelmed with multiple cleansing beauty products available from masks, soaps, scrubs, foams, gels etc. Usually the concept of foam and lather gives us the feeling of ‘clean’, however do you know what’s lurking in these products that you use every day?
Most of the mainstream cleansers contain surfactants i.e. detergents that help dissolve oil, remove makeup, dirt, sweat and particles of pollution leaving the skin feeling ‘clean’. In this process, the surfactants strip skin of its natural oils, disrupting the skin barrier and skin’s health in intermediate - long term. They can also irritate the skin, cause dryness, aggravate acne, eczema-prone skin resulting in the skin overproducing oil after cleansing.
Common surfactants used in cleansers: sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), sodium cocoate, sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), cocoamidopropyl betaine (CAPB), coco glucoside, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, sodium cocoyl isethionate, alkyl sulfosuccinates, alkyl sarcosinates etc.
Cleaning your face with oil may sound a like a no-no at first, but oil cleansing is a way to deeply cleanse your skin without stripping it of all its natural oils, proteins and lipids, whilst removing makeup, dirt and grime without irritating your skin.
How does it work?
The age-old method of cleansing with oil is based on the principle that ‘like dissolves like’, thus the oils enriched with botanical actives help effectively cleanse the skin by penetrating into the pores and gently removing grime, dirt, makeup and residue from the face for a pure and healthy looking skin!
But note, a lot of the oil cleansers on the market are not 100% natural, but rather contain mild surfactants and preservatives to help it last longer along with other chemicals that don’t belong in your skincare!
Our approach to oil cleansing is to work with nature. Our carefully formulated Botanical Cleansing Oil is made with only 100% natural and edible ingredients, such as antioxidant rich oils and mastic, a key ingredient in our edible skincare collection for its healing properties, especially for skin! Our cleansing oil will easily dissolve dirt and hard-to-remove makeup (including mascara) without irritating your skin or eyes. For best results, use it after our natural and edible Ritual Trio cleanser.
How to use?
Shake well and apply a small amount on the face (including eyes) massaging in circular motions for 1 minute.
Gently wipe away dirt and makeup using a cotton pad.
For best results, cleanse daily before applying toner and moisturizer.
For exfoliation, mix 1 teaspoon of Ritual Trio powder with the cleansing oil and massage on face/neck in upward circular motion. Rinse with warm water.