Oil cleansing is nothing new, in fact, it’s been done for many years in Ayurvedic tradition. Our Cleanse & Glow Oil is our take on oil cleansing.
The Tradition of Oil Cleansing
Our oil is a take on the oils used in Abhyanga massage, which involves massaging your body with warm oil that would be suited specifically to your Dosha. For more on Doshas, check out this article: The Ayurvedic Doshas. To properly perform a facial massage, you would wet your face with warm water and press a warm cloth against your face to open your pores. Let it sit for a few moments, then remove the cloth and apply a small amount of oil to your skin. These oils are carefully selected, nutrient-rich oils that do not clog your pores (the term for this would be non-comedogenic).
Slowly, with slightly firm pressure, begin to massage the oil into your skin. This should feel soothing to your skin and not too rough. Traditionally, the massage would last 5-15 minutes; 5 minutes for a concentrated area, and 15 minutes for the entire body. The purpose of our Cleanse & Glow oil is to penetrate deeper than our soap or cream-based cleanser and detoxify the skin to further maintain its health. If you’ve ever used our oil, you’ll notice that your skin does not feel greasy or uncomfortable at all; instead, it feels refreshed and balanced. This blend of oils is so delicate, that you can also use it as a moisturizer or gentle makeup remover.
We recently asked our online community to help us rename this product because it works beautifully for all skin types, not just those that are acne-prone. The name we chose was Cleanse & Glow Oil, a perfect nickname for a carefully curated selection of organic oils that help to clear sebum from your pores, moisturizes lightly, and keeps your skin balanced and refreshed.
How It Works
Our Cleanse & Glow is a special blend of oils selected for their high levels of linoleic, linolenic, and oleic fatty acid in their profiles. Its unique composition closely mimics the makeup of sebum, your skin’s natural oil secretion, which can solidify and result in clogged pores. Because the fatty acid profile of the oils we select in our Cleanse & Glow is so similar to those of sebum, the product is able to gently dissolve coagulated sebum that’s clogging your pores causing blackheads and breakouts, which makes it absolutely perfect for those who struggle with acne.
However, what we frequently hear from our customers is that the product does so much more than heal breakouts. It’s a light moisturizer that works beautifully in the morning before you put on your makeup, or as an added layer of hydration in a nightly skincare routine. It leaves your pores deeply cleansed, refreshed, and your skin absolutely glowing and supple. The reason this particular oil cleansing blend works so well is that it’s simple: just eight organic oils, nothing else.
What’s In Cleanse & Glow Oil
Rosemary Seed Oil: Rosemary seed oil is a wonderful antioxidant. Blackheads, contrary to common belief, are not dirty pores. They are a buildup of sebum (oils) that have been exposed to oxygen, causing them to turn black. In this blend, rosemary seed oil helps to prevent your skin’s natural, healthy and protective oils from oxidizing and creating uncomfortable blackheads.
Grapeseed Oil: Light, clear, and thin, this non-comedogenic oil penetrates the skin with ease. The beauty of grapeseed oil is that it will tone and tighten the skin with nourishing linoleic acids. It’s also great for reducing sun damage, fading scars, and tending to dark circles.
Kukui Oil: Kukui nut oil is excellent for moisturization as it promotes the growth of new skin cells. Because it’s rich in antioxidants, it can also help to boost natural collagen production and encourages your skin to slough spent skin cells as needed. Its anti-inflammatory properties make it a great option for anyone who deals with regular breakouts.
Sunflower Seed Oil: A light oil that’s very rich in Vitamin E, as well as A, C, and D. It’s very moisturizing for the skin, easily absorbed. Sunflower oil is especially beneficial for acne or irritation-prone skin.
Castor Oil: When it comes to detoxification of the skin, few oils are as effective as castor. It is quite similar to the makeup of sebum, which gives it the unique ability to dissolve excess sebum that clogs up your pores and glands. When used properly, it can disinfect and kill bacteria while lightly moisturizing and preventing future breakouts.
Safflower Oil: Safflower oil prevents dryness and roughness and removes dirt and excess oil. Its composition makes safflower oil a key treatment for issues including eczema, psoriasis, and acne. Its hydrating properties lend skin a healthy glow, promote elasticity and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Meadowfoam Oil: Native to Northern California, the meadowfoam flower is very helpful in keeping your skin balanced. Its composition is very similar to your skin’s natural oils, so it helps to even out excess sebum without overdrawing the skin. It’s the perfect moisturizer for morning use because it’s light and dewy and will keep your face plump and glowing without making it slick or shiny.
Red Raspberry Seed: Red raspberry reed oil has the highest levels of alpha-linolenic acid of any oil, making it ideal for anti-inflammatory purposes. Plus, it’s great for UVB protection and has plenty of phytosterols, which help reduce water loss in the skin, allowing it to remain perfectly hydrated no matter what the weather conditions look like.
That’s all there is to oil cleansing, folks. Cleanse & Glow oil is designed to work simply and work effectively on every layer of the skin. If you have any more questions about the ingredients used, please always feel free to reach out to us!