Do you wear makeup and SPF all day long? Or do you find that your skin gets super oily by the end of the day? If your answer to one of these questions is a resounding "Yes!", then you need to add cleansing oils to your skincare routine.
Double cleansing, where you use an oil-based facial cleanser before water-based ones, ensures that your skin is free from all impurities and product residue. You see, oil cleansers are more effective than water-based cleansers when it comes to removing oil-based and waterproof beauty formulas as well as excess sebum. So to make sure your face is squeaky clean, check out the best cleansing oils you can find in Singapore.
Starting off with one of the most affordable holy grail cleansing oils: the Bioré Cleansing Oil (SGD17.90) is well-loved for its ability to remove the most lasting waterproof makeup — including the Heroine Make Mascara. Yet despite how powerfully it removes clingy makeup, it's still gentle enough for sensitive skin and doesn't leave behind a greasy film.
The Hada Labo Hydrating Cleansing Oil (SGD20.90) is another wallet-friendly pick you can consider. It's formulated with olive oil to deeply cleanse your skin from makeup and impurities, while hyaluronic acid keeps your skin hydrated and feeling smooth.
Dry skin folks can also benefit from switching to an oil-based cleanser since these contain lipids that replenish your parched skin. The Eau Thermale Avéne XeraCalm AD Cleansing Oil (SGD79.90) is a soap-free cleanser that's formulated to cleanse and soothe dry and sensitive complexions.
The shu uemura Ultime8∞ Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil (SGD19 for 50ml) is one of the many iterations of shu uemura's cleansing beauty oils. This one, in particular, is infused with Japanese Tsubaki oil to moisturise your skin. It also contains antioxidant-rich and anti-ageing ingredients for extra skincare benefits.
Tatcha infused its bestselling cleansing oil (SGD75) with Japanese camellia oil that's rich in oleic acid, the same compound found in olive oil. It's an ingredient that's super hydrating for your skin, which is great to look for in a cleanser since water tends to still strip skin of moisture.
If you're looking for a vegan and "clean" formula, look to the Caudalie Vinoclean Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil (SGD36). It's made with 100% natural origin sweet almond, castor, grape seed and sunflower oils to nourish and cleanse the skin from makeup and impurities. The castor oil also helps with your lashes, so it's perfect if you also love to wear false eyelashes or heavy-duty mascaras.
If you have sensitive skin, you will like the Pai Skincare Light Work Rosehip Fruit Extract Cleansing Oil (SGD73). This amber-coloured cleansing oil is made for all skin types and certified to be organic, vegan and cruelty-free. Its hero ingredient is rosehip oil which helps soothe irritated skin and promotes collagen production.
Another good pick for those with sensitive skin, the Biossance Squalane + Antioxidant Cleansing Oil (SGD44) contains eight plant-based oils as well as sugarcane-derived squalane. Squalane imitates our skin's natural oils and keeps it moisturised.
True to its name, the Dermalogica PreCleanse (SGD83) is meant to be the first step to your skincare routine. It melts off sebum and SPF and has nourishing fatty acids from plant-based oils that soften your skin. It also promises to not clog your pores.
If you want an oil-based cleanser that truly dissolves in water, the Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Oil (SGD53) is the one to get. The ophthalmologist-tested cleanser is made to be applied on dry skin and rinsed with water, all without leaving a greasy film on your face.
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Follow up with a water-based cleanser made for your skin type. Here are some recommendations for those with oily skin.
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