While spring trend forecasts and “What To Wear” round ups dominate every magazine in sight, the reality is that skin is still doing a bit of a seasonal shuffle. It’s March and spring is near, but skin is still feeling the residual dryness of winter…which begins to explain our current love affair with cleansing oils and balms. Formulated to remove impurities and soften rough texture, these glow-getter balms and oils are wonderful at hydrating over-worked skin. Read on as we share the five cleansing oils/ balms we can’t live without…
Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm (212 872 8619) is perfect for daily makeup wearers. The thick, black goop contains Hungarian Moor Mud, which goes after impurities and congested pores, while Sweet Almond Oil adds a layer of hydration. Don’t let the ‘mud’ deter you…thanks to a touch of Orange Blossom, Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm smells just delightful.
Clinique Cleansing Balm (212 872 2782) is a good pick for contact lens wearers. Ophthalmologist tested for safety, this unique cleansing balm starts as a solid, but quickly dissolves into slick oil upon application. The solid-to-oil texture is a workhorse at breaking down long wear makeup and sunscreen. The non-greasy finish does not require a second wash afterwards.
For oily skin, SK-II Facial Treatment Cleansing Oil (212 872 8858) is a great option. The super lightweight texture melts away layers of tenacious makeup with just two to three pumps of product. Formulated with SKII’s Pitera™ (SK-II’s hero ingredient) and Apple Seed extract, SK-II Facial Treatment Cleansing Oil leaves skin immaculate.
Packed with La Mer’s proprietary Miracle Broth™, The Cleansing Oil (212 872 2739) preserves skin’s moisture as it whisks away impurities. Marine oils create a milky texture once emulsified with water. Skin feels thoroughly soothed.
TaTa Harper Nourishing Oil Cleanser (212 872-8720) is gentle enough for all skin types, but it’s most suitable for dry skin. The silky blend of Rosehip Seed Oil, Argan Oil and Sacha Inchi Oil lifts impurities while nourishing skin’s moisture barrier. We love this natural-based option.