The Nourishing Deep Pore Oil Cleanser is a way of cleansing the skin using oils and massage. Oil to cleanse the skin? It sounds counter-intuitive but oils can dissolve hardened oil that can get stuck in your pores, and also help remove other impurities such as built up dirt, sweat and makeup. The massage part helps the oil get deeper in your pores to do its work, and who doesn't love a good massage?
This can be particularly helpful to those suffering from blemishes, or for removing heavy makeup and/or sunscreen. We made this using a mixture of drawing and moisturising oils. The drawing oils help pull out and dissolve old oils, and the moisturising oils, such as Jojoba Oil, are high in antioxidants and help keep skin hydrated and soft. This means you can cleanse and moisturise your skin at the same time! How’s that for multi-tasking?
Cleansing with oil is particularly beneficial because it doesn't strip the skin of its natural oils, which can ultimately lead to an overproduction of more oil and lead to further breakouts. To find out more, check out our blog post on the topic of cleansing with oil here.
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Polysorbate 60 (Food Grade Emulsifier), Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Geranium Maculatum Oil.
Because we make our products for our families, we have a strict ingredient philosophy that excludes ingredients like Parabens, Phenoxyethanol and penetration enhancers.
We show all of the ingredients we use in our products on our website, not just the pretty ones. That way you know exactly what's in each one, and can get in touch if you have any more questions.
Please be aware that the ingredients we use in our formulas may be updated occasionally and therefore vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product packaging for the most up-to-date and relevant list of ingredients.
What type of skin is the Oil Cleansing Method best for?
This cleanser is made for absolutely anyone and everyone but it’s especially effective for those with blemish-prone, oilier and drier skin types. While it may sound counterintuitive to wash your face with an oil-based cleanser, trust us on this one. We don’t believe in blasting skin with harsh detergents or bleaching ingredients to keep blackheads and pimples at bay. Stripping the skin of its natural oils can leave skin dreadfully dry, damaged and distressed, not to mention kick it into oil-making overdrive, causing congestion which can lead to even more breakouts. Designed to dissolve deep down dirt with drawing oils to combat congestion, helps to regulate the skin’s oil production to prevent the bummer of breakouts and leaves all skin types feeling nicely nurtured and nourished. This one can be used every day as required, as a weekly deep pore cleansing treatment or alongside a water-based cleanser for a double cleanse.
How do you use the Oil Cleansing Method?
The best way to use an oil cleanser is to simply massage it into the skin. The longer you do this, the better as it allows the drawing oils to penetrate deeper into the pores and dissolve old, hardened oil, sweat, dirt and makeup that can be clogging your pores. It’s also a great excuse for a face massage which feels nice too. Wet your hands with water and massage again to emulsify the oils, then rinse off with water. For an extra deep clean, after the oil has been massaged into the skin, soak a washcloth in hot water, wring out and place it on your face to steam out built-up impurities. This will help pores open and allow the oils to penetrate further and clean down deeper. Rinse with water or wipe face clean. Follow with your favourite serum and moisturiser (we make a few!).
Why don't we make different cleansers for different skin types?
We often get asked why we don’t make different cleanser specific to different skin types such as dry, oily, normal or combination skin. While we believe that people have different skin types and different skin needs, if you look closely at ingredient labels, you’ll notice that there often isn't much difference between products specifically made for each variation. In our opinion, we don’t think all the different types of cleansers are needed if you have a good formula (we think ours are pretty darn good). A cleanser made for oily skin would have a higher concentration of cleansers than one made for dry skin, but you can achieve much the same result by varying the amount of cleanser you use or washing your skin twice, if needed.
What other products do you recommend for blemish-prone skin?
While our products work well on their own, we think they work best together. Teamwork makes the dream work! To best care for blemish-prone and oilier skin types, we recommend using this cleanser conjunction with a soothing and regenerative serum or face oil like our Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Seed Oil (100%), and our Blemish Cleansing Moisturiser which we specifically designed to help control some common causes for blemishes and breakouts while nurturing the skin with healthy and gentle ingredients. Approaching your skin concern at every step in your routine will allow the products you use to work together synergistically to best achieve your skincare goals. We also recommend a routine with regular exfoliation to remove dead skin cells and keep pores clear of cloggage and congestion. Our Gentle Exfoliating Micro Powder is a clear choice for its 2-pronged approach to exfoliation, physical and enzymatic, and because we designed it to draw out impurities and soothe the skin at the same time.
Are your cleansers made of milk?
We aren’t called MooGoo because our moisturisers are made of milk. If you think about it, putting any meaningful amount of fresh milk into a cream and putting it on a shelf in a store for a while would not end well – yuck!
Are your cleansers safe for lash extensions?
Oils can break down the glue used for lash extensions, so we suggest you steer clear of using the Oil Cleansing Method when wearing them. Our other cleansing products are perfectly suitable to use on the eye area while you’ve got lashes on.