It may be that you want to start your day off with a luxurious silky cleanse. Or possibly, your skin is just begging to have the good old grub cleansed off it. Rest assured our cleansing oil will sweep those nasties off their feet – literally! Our beautifully scented cleansing oil has been specifically formulated to effortlessly glide over your skin to remove makeup, sunscreen and dirt. The activated bamboo charcoal is the perfect little addition to ensure our oil provides you with a thorough cleanse. The oh-so-sweet orange, lavender and geranium oils form an exquisite blend of aromas that will stimulate your senses and prepare you for your day ahead or relax you after a hard day’s work.
Just how can we resist?
Linum Usitatissimum (Flaxseed) Oil*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil*, Papaver Somniferum (White Poppy) Seed Oil*, Camellia Oleifera (Tea) Seed Oil*, Citrullus Vulgaris (Kalahari Melon) Seed Oil**, Pistacia Vera (Pistachio) Oil*, Polyglyceryl-4 Oleate, Activated Bamboo Charcoal, Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange) Oil*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium Bourbon) Oil*, Cupressus Sempervirens (Cypress) Oil*, Picea Mariana (Black Spruce) Oil*, Pseudotsuga Menziesii (Douglas Fir Needle) Oil*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract*, Citronellol+, Eugenol+, Geraniol+, Linalool+, Limonene+
+Component of Essential Oil
Begin by dispensing 3-6 pumps (depending on your needs) of our cleansing oil onto the palm of your hand. Gently rub your palms together to warm the oil slightly and apply to your face and neck in circular motions. We recommend doing so for around 30 seconds (and if you how the time, even up to a minute, it can be wonderfully relaxing!). Add a bit of water to your face and start rubbing it in with the oil to form a milky cleanse. Rinse thoroughly with more water.
Before rubbing the oil in, your senses can bask in the sweet smells this wonder oil imparts. Hold your hands up to your face, slowly close your eyes and inhale. You will detect our sweet orange, lavender and geranium oils, all of which are renowned for their calming properties. After a hectic day, these little treats are always welcome!
Can I use a cleansing oil if I have oily skin?
There are a lot of misconceptions about using oils on oil/acne-prone skin. As paradoxical as it might seem, using oils can in fact help oily skin. So the answer is YES absolutely. In fact, applying oil to your skin can in a sense `trick’ your skin into believing it has already produced oil and hence, reduces the amount of oil produced by your skin.
If you are concerned about breaking out after using a cleansing oil, rest assured this should not happen if you rinse it off thoroughly. Our cleansing oil contains a small percentage of emulsifier (less than 5%) to assist you in removing the oil from your skin. If you feel that simply rinsing the cleansing oil off thoroughly with water may not be enough, we recommend using a konjac sponge, a muslin cloth, a flannel or organic cotton pads to ensure the cleansing oil has been removed thoroughly.
I notice some black deposits in the cleanser, what is that?
As you dispense the oil, you will notice black deposits in it. This is our wonderful activated bamboo charcoal, that helps give that extra thorough cleanse we all need after a long day. Bamboo charcoal offers a plethora of benefits to the skin and is renowned its detoxing abilities. You will also find it as one of our star ingredients in the Dirty Spice Clay Mask
Can I use the cleansing oil on its own or do I need to double cleanse?
You can certainly use this cleanser on its own, as it acts like any other cleanser. Double cleansing is highly recommended if you have been wearing makeup, sunscreen or have been exposed to environmental pollutants for a long period of time. In this case, we recommend using the cleansing oil as your very first step in your double cleansing routine. These wonderful oils are fantastic for melting makeup and sunscreen which can then be easily removed with water or with the help of a konjac sponge or flannel.
Is the cleansing oil suitable for sensitive skin?
As someone who struggles with sensitive skin, I always ensure our formulations are suitable for all skin types, particularly sensitive skin. This cleansing oil is extremely gentle, and has only a very small percentage of palm-free emulsifier that is derived from olive oil and sunflower oil. The essential oils are also found in very small doses to ensure they are effective in stimulating our senses, relaxing us after a hard day’s work, but without irritating the skin.
Is this product vegan and cruelty free?
Yes all our Saoirse Skincare products are vegan and cruelty free!
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