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Treat Yo’self: 7 Beauty Splurges To Make This Week

Oils, oils, oils. Why can't we shut up about them? No matter how much makeup you have on, this week's splurges will take it all off whilst pumping your skin with good stuff.
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Oils – we just can’t seem to shut up about them. Not only are they potent alternatives to your regular moisturisers when chilly, dry weather hits, not only can you use them as primers, not only do they give you super shiny hair, and not only can you use them as highlighters for that natural glow – Kim K’s makeup artist does this, so you know it has merit – they also take your makeup right up without stripping your skin of its own oils. None of that uncomfortable and unsettlingly squeaky skin by the end of your cleansing routine. Both the Korean and Japanese cleansing methods have cleansing oils in them – need we go on?

There are oil-based cleanser, and there are the regular ones, like water-based cleansers. While it really boils down to personal preference and what your skin needs, think about switching to cleansing oils once in a while if you think your skin can take it. Not only will it remove the makeup and grime from your skin when you emulsify it with some water – the oil works to break down the makeup product on your face, getting deep into your pores – it moisturises, softens and helps with sebum control if you have oily skin. Remember that bit about fighting fire with fire?

Find out what kinds of oils are good for your skin type, then pick your next favourite oil-based cleanser that you potentially will not shut up about from this week’s list of beauty splurges.


Caudalie Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil

Caudalie likes to keep their products natural, so you can be sure that this is suited for sensitive skin. It removes every stitch of makeup on your face – even the waterproof ones – and because it is 100 percent au natural, you’ll be charging good stuff like grapeseed oil, castor oil and almond oil into your pores.


Alpha-H Liquid Laser Cleansing Oil

When we say cleanser that doubles as skincare, this is wha we’re talking about. It is packed with antioxidants like ferulic acid and Vitamin C that fight free radicals and pollution and white mulberry that brightens tired, dull skin. Unlike other oil-based cleansers, Alpha-H’s feels gel-like, an interesting texture that really makes you feel you’re getting all the guck off without drying your skin out.


Fresh Seaberry Skin Nutrition Cleansing Oil

Their moisturising oil equivalent is one of our favourite face oils ever, so it is not a surprise that this one is a charmer, too. It smells delicious – we must say that it may take some getting used to for some – and is full of essential oils that will work towards removing your makeup, from seaberry to orpheus flower, but also moisturising your skin intensely at the same time.


Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil

Ah, the cult favourite. The original. Shu Uemura’s cleansing oil is so popular that it is has spawned different versions for different skin types and goals, whether you want brighter skin or oil control. If you’re just dipping your toe into this whole oil cleansing thing, start with this.


THREE Balancing Cleansing Oil

What’s a beauty splurge list without at least one indie beauty label? Stored in an ultra-minimal bottle, this golden yellow cleanser is as straightforward and fuss-free as it looks. Some cleansing oils require additional eye makeup remover to take your mascara off, this one doesn’t – it’s not because it’s made of dizzyingly-named chemicals! In fact, 88 percent of it are natural oils.


Aesop Parsley Seed Facial Cleansing Oil

Another cleansing oil that isn’t quite like the rest. Aesop’s Parsley Seed range is legendary, so expect no less from this cleansing oil. Unlike regular oils, this one requires you to wet your face first, then apply the oil. It lathers, so you do feel like your skin is getting a good, proper clean.


Sunday Riley C.E.O. C + E Micro-Dissolve Cleansing Oil

Like Aesop’s cleansing oil, Sunday Riley’s works on wet skin as well. This triple-duty oil cleans, fights micro-pollutants AND exfoliates, so you KNOW that your makeup and the dead skin under are coming off, leaving you fresh, eager skin for your nighttime routine.

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