Whether you’re a multi-step ritual kind of woman, or you tend to stick to a basic skincare regimen (cleanse, tone, and moisturize), here’s something that you should definitely include in your routine: double cleansing.
Double cleansing means using two different cleansers to clean your face: one with oil, then followed by a regular cleanser which should be rinsed by water. Double cleansing aims to clean your face thoroughly, and it’s a very important addition to your skincare routine especially if you have oily or acne-prone skin or if you wear makeup on a daily basis.
Healthline states that people with oily skin can benefit from double cleansing as it effectively combats excess sebum. On the other hand, if you’re acne-prone, double cleansing helps by further removing the dirt, bacteria, and other residues that cause breakouts. Koreans and Japanese swear by this!
Below, we compiled some of the highly recommended oil cleansers worth adding to your routine right now. Cleanse, cleanse, and wash the grime away!
Banila Co. Clean It Zero Original
P1,595/180mL on Lazada, Shopee, Zalora, Top Shelf Beauty, BeautyMNL
Banila Co. Clean It Zero Original features a sorbet-soft formula that transforms into a silky oil when applied to your face. Hot spring water, papaya extract, vitamin C, and acerola extracts work well together to remove excess oil, and even to exfoliate and brighten up the skin. A little amount goes a long way when it comes to removing even the most stubborn makeup. The photogenic pink tub will also look great on your sink—ready for that shelfie!
Biore Cleansing Oil
P349/150mL on Lazada, Biore Shopee, Watsons Shopee, and Watsons
Biore’s Cleansing Oil has everything you’re looking for from a cleansing oil. Its lightweight formulation effectively removes oil, dirt, and makeup (say bye-bye to your waterproof eyeliner and mascara without tugging your skin.) It’s easy to wash off and also doesn’t leave a sticky residue on your face. Plus, it smells so good as well! No wonder this one has become a cult favorite.
Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Oil
P2,300/112mL on Rustan’s The Beauty Source
The name says it all, Clinique’s Take the Day Off Cleansing Oil does just what it promises to do, and that is to remove makeup, oil, and other debris that your face accumulated all throughout the day. This glycerin-infused oil glides on and rinses off easily with water. Get this one if you’re willing to splurge—trust us, it’s worth it.
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil
P949/200 mL on Sunplan Shopee, P1,150/200mL (from P1,819) on Sasa Shopee, P1,250/200mL on Nana Mall Lazada, P1,295/200 mL on Beauty & U Lazada, P1,378/200 mL (from P1,791) on Sasa Lazada
Another crowd favorite, the Japanese beauty brand’s DHC Deep Cleansing Oil prides itself on using 100% organic olive oil-based formula. This clings onto and erases makeup, pore-clogging sebum, and even dead skin cells—all while conditioning your skin. It also has vitamin E which leaves your skin moisturized and protects your skin from free radicals and rosemary leaf oil which invigorates and refreshes your skin. You can also use this one to clean your makeup brushes!
Human Nature Gentle Cleansing Oil
P275/95mL on Human Nature, Human Nature Lazada, Human Nature Shopee, The Landmark Shopee, and Zalora
100% free from pore-clogging mineral oil, Human Nature Gentle Cleansing Oil is purely made from premium cosmetic-grade sunflower oil and all-natural fragrance. Aside from removing makeup, it also offers skin and eyelash-conditioning benefits! Just use two to three pumps and you’re good to go!
P615/151mL (from P795) on SNAILWHITE Lazada and SNAILWHITE Shopee, P765/151mL on SNAILWHITE and BeautyMNL, P795/151mL on Watsons, Watsons Shopee, and ShopSM
No doubt, SNAILWHITE Cleansing does its job well thanks to its Quick-Cleansing Technology which rids all traces of cosmetics, as well as removes deep-seated dirt and excess oil without clogging your pores. This also has collagen from snail secretion filtrate to offer a hydrating cleansing experience that leaves your skin more youthful-looking and hydrated.
Sulwhasoo Gentle Cleansing Oil
P1,230/200mL (from P1,300) on Nana Mall Lazada, P1,977/200mL on Sephora.ph, P2,280/200mL on Objects of Desire Lazada
You’ll definitely experience luxury in a bottle with Sulwhasoo Gentle Cleansing Oil. Its key ingredients coix lacryma-jobi seed, tangerine peel extract, and apricot kernel oil, gently melt away every ounce of makeup and buildup, all while keeping skin pH balanced. Your face will feel cleaner and softer immediately after use! Bang for your buck, we say.