Best Cleansing Oil

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If you're looking for an easy way to clean your face or want to try the double cleansing trend, try using a cleansing oil. These will gently remove dirt, oil, and makeup from your skin, are easy to use, and can be used in place of or in addition to your regular cleanser. Here are some of our favorites.


What it is: An antioxidant-rich cleansing oil that gently removes long-wear makeup and impurities to leave skin looking and feeling hydrated.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Lightweight Oil

Highlighted Ingredients:
- 8 Plant-Derived Oils and Extracts: Calm, soften, and deliver nourishing, antioxidant-rich oils to the skin.
- Sugarcane-Derived Squalane: Weightlessly locks in essential moisture.
- Sugarcane-Derived Hemisqualane: Gently and effectively cleanses and removes makeup.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.


I love boscia’s makeup breakup cool cleansing oil slightly more, but I love the fact that I get more product from kiehl’s when both cleansing oils are the same price! ...Beautiful cleansing oil. Doesn’t break me out.. in fact, breakouts I already had when I started using this healed faster. ...Best cleansing oil, maybe ever

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Dry

What it is:
A lightweight oil cleanser to remove makeup and impurities.

Solutions for:
- Dryness
- Dullness and uneven texture

If you want to know more…
This lightweight essential oil cleanser emulsifies with water to a cleansing milk, gently yet effectively dissolving even the hardest to remove makeup and impurities without over-drying.


It is packed full of awesome oils such as Sunflower Seed oil, Babassu oil, Silver Ear Mushroom and Apple Seed oil that help to cleanse and nourish your skin, while the essential fatty acids leave your skin feeling clean (not stripped), soft and supple! ...Such a lightweight cleansing oil...Overall I’ve really been loving this cleansing oil and if you’re not typically into cleansing oils-I think you might actually like this one!

What it is: A certified organic dual-phase cleansing milk that gently and thoroughly removes the appearance of dirt, oil, and makeup.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dryness, and Dullness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Silver Ear Mushroom: Natural alternative to hyaluronic acid with better moisture retention.
- Babassu Oil: Rich in fatty acids and antioxidants to help nourish, soften, and smooth skin.
- Sunflower Seed Oil: Contains cleansing properties that help remove excess oil and dirt.

DermalogicaPrecleanse Cleansing Oil

ITEM: 2002079

Size: 5.1 oz/ 150 mL

1.3K Reviews


Precleanse gently removes any oil, dirt and debris off the skin so that your cleanser can work directly on the skin to deep cleanse. ...This product was gifted by Dermalogica in exchange for my honest review. This cleansing oil is the perfect pre-cleanse/first cleanse.

What it is: A thoroughly cleansing oil that melts away waterproof makeup, SPF, debris, and oil without clogging pores or stripping your skin’s natural oils.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Redness, and Acne and Blemishes

Formulation: Lightweight Oil

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Vitamin E and Rice Bran Extract: Antioxidant-rich ingredients that moisturize, smooth, and soften skin.
- Kukui Nut Oil and Borage Seed Oil: Supply vitamins A and C, as well as skin-barrier-supportive omega-3 fatty acids.
- Apricot Kernel Oil: Soothes irritated skin, nourishes, and moisturizes.


Hands down my favorite cleansing oil! I’ve used a handful of oils and was so happy when i found this it’s perfect! ...The Best Cleansing Oil...I've tried many cleansing oils, and this is by far the best. It removes ALL your makeup.

What it is:
A cleansing oil to immediately dissolve tenacious face makeup, oil, and impurities.

What it is formulated to do:
This powerful oil dissolves all traces of makeup and impurities. Recommended for all skin types, it easily glides on and rinses off cleanly with water, leaving no residue behind.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens

What else you need to know:
This product has been ophthalmologist tested.


I love cleansing oils. Double cleansing improved my skin so much, it’s a MUST if you wear SPF and/or makeup, even if you’re oily (oil removes oil!) ...Nice cleansing oil...Comparing it to other cleansing oils I have used this one is good. It does get off all my makeup and it is good for double cleansing too.

What it is: A green tea- and amino acid-infused, hydrating cleansing oil that dissolves makeup, sunscreen, and oil-based impurities—without stripping skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness

Formulation: Lightweight Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Green Tea Water: Provides rich hydration and is packed with antioxidants and amino acids.
- Amino Acid: Moisturizes, ensuring a gentle, non-stripping cleanse.
- Five Botanical Oils: Includes green tea seed oil to dissolve impurities.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulf

amikaReset Cleansing Oil

ITEM: 2674224

Size: 6.7 oz / 200 mL

63 Reviews


I loved using the pink charcoal, scalp cleansing oil by Amika! I appreciate that the product provides a deep moisturizing cleanse and doesn't leave your scalp feeling stripped. ...Great pre-cleanse...I really like this scalp cleansing oil! It’s a really nice detoxifying pre-wash product.

What it is: A charcoal-infused, oil-to-foam pre-wash that breaks down product buildup and oil while refreshing the scalp.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Oily Scalp
- Flaky and Dry Scalp
- Damage, Split Ends, and Breakage

Key Benefits:
- Removes product buildup, odor, and sweat
- Refreshes scalp
- Deeply cleans

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Pink Clay and Charcoal: Absorbs dirt, odors, and oil.
- Indian Cress Stem Extract: Enriches hair with antioxidants for a healthier scalp.
- Sea Buckthorn: Superfruit loaded with vitamin C, vitamin A, and fatty acid omega-7.

Ingredient Callouts: This product

Clé de Peau BeautéCleansing Oil

ITEM: 2606648

Size: 6.7 oz / 200 mL

193 Reviews


I really love cleansing oils as I find they really do remove makeup very well! ...I have been using this cleansing oil for a little over a week at night to cleanse my skin and remove my makeup.

What it is: A high-performance, lightweight, dewy-feeling cleansing oil that thoroughly dissolves the look of impurities and makeup—even tenacious waterproof formulas.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness

Formulation: Oil

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Marula Oil: Powerfully moisturizes dry, cracked skin.
- Meadowfoam Oil: Softens skin and forms a protective coat that prevents dryness.
- Argan Oil: Hydrates and visibly clarifies skin prone to dryness.​

What Else You Need to Know: This cleansing oil easily dissolves foundation and has a lighter, silkier, less-oily texture than most cleansing oils. Comfortable to apply, it reveals soft, smooth skin aft

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