We all grew up thinking that harsh = better when it came to facial cleansers. We would go out and buy cleansers that promised to strip away oil and get rid of pimples and blemishes. Unfortunately, these cleansers never seemed to work liked they proclaimed. The harsh astringents, and chemicals in these cleansers would leave our skin dry and tight. So that squeaky-clean feeling that we think we love so much is not a good thing. When you clean your face with an oil cleanser, your left with smooth, nourished and well-balanced skin!
The idea of putting oil on your face is still rather terrifying and we totally get it! We know that you’re concerned that it will cause you to break out, that it will make your skin feel greasy and clog your pores! I know it sounds crazy, but oil cleansing is perfect for removing dirt, impurities, makeup, and dead skin, which are the culprits that bind with our own oils (sebum) and go deep into our pores and clog them, causing those nasty breakouts!
Similar to the concept of “like dissolves like”, massaging your skin with oil, loosens up the oil on your skin, as well as the impurities stuck in your pores. Massaging in a circular motion for a minute or two, and then blanketing your face with a very warm cloth will allow the pores to open and dirt, impurities, dead skin, and bacteria will be drawn to the surface and wiped away.
Oil cleansing is huge in the beauty community right now!
The oils that we have chosen for our Heavenly Silk oil cleanser are all non-comedogenic, which means they will not clog pores. Heavenly Silk's beautiful blend of oils can make a remarkable difference by adding a boost of nourishment, and a smoothing renewal. Your skin will feel smoother, softer, and more resilient, not to mention taking on a natural-looking glow.
Comedogenic ratings for the oils we chose for Heavenly Silk Oil Cleanser are;
- Sunflower Seed Oil - 0
- Camellia Seed Oil - 1
- Jojoba Seed Oil - 2
- Squalane – 0
- Fractionated Coconut Oil – 2
- Vitamin E (Tocopherol) – 2
There may be a period of detox for the first several days or even up to 2 weeks. This happens because the dirt and impurities in your pores are releasing. Don’t give up! It’s a transition! It will all be worth it!!!