Like attracts like when it comes to cleansing oils. Once applied, they bind with oily residue on the skin and whisk it away in one fell swoop. Celebrities are clamouring for the stuff! Here's a few of the best and top tips from Katy Perry herself!
The term ‘oil‘ strikes fear in many of those with oily skin. But the success of facial oil is one of the great beauty contradictions, as often it can help to ease the exacerbation of oil and remove it away for good.
Take Katy Perry for example. The constant magazines and red carpets ensure she is rarely without makeup (unless she’s on a break with Mr. Bloom). This is one gal that needs a cleanser that is going to kick cosmetics to the curb, and for her, oil is it.
Perry became privy to the power of cleansing oil through Madonna’s makeup artist, Gina Brooke. “Madonna’s makeup artist, Gina, showed it to me about eight years ago and I was like ‘no,’ but then she said, ‘Madonna does it’ and I was like, ‘Alright, whatever it is, I’ll do it. Fine!’”
So how does something so simple work so well? Well, it seems like attracts like, as cleansing oil binds itself around natural oil (sebum) and residue from makeup to whisk it away all at once. Oil does not actually sit on the surface; it does not sink into the pores. All oil is gone with gusto, and a clean, hydrated skin is all you (happily) have left to show for it!
“One of my favourite things I’ve implemented into my regimen is Shu Uemura Oil to take off all the makeup,” she says. “Because it gets it all off in one swoop. So, you do dry hands, and then you put the oil here [on your hands], put it all on your face, and then you get a warm washcloth…and it takes it all off in like two swipes.”
Now, cleansing with oil is a religion for Perry, allowing her complexion to face another day of full-tilt makeup! “I do this before nighttime, so it leaves a nice residue that is kind of like a bit of a moisturiser before you go to bed.”
Keen to cleanse a-la Katy and Madonna? Here is their personal pick – and a few more – to invest in today!
Shu Uemura Ultime8 Cleansing Oil, $135 – available at David Jones.
Clarins Total Cleansing Oil, $40 – available at David Jones.
Happy Skincare ‘3 Cheers’ Cleansing Oil, $33.95 – available at Nourished Life.
Tom Ford Purifying Cleansing Oil, $110 – available at David Jones.
Dior Instant Gentle Cleansing Oil All Types of Skin, $65 – available at David Jones.
Philosophy Purity Made Simple Mineral Oil-Free Cleansing Oil, $40 – available at David Jones.