The 3 Best Oil Cleansers on Amazon

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A few years ago, we would never have guessed that we’d be cleansing our faces with oil. We stayed as far away from the stuff as possible, reaching for oil-free cleansers over everything else. But now that we know better, we can’t seem to get enough of the effortless way an oil cleanser removes dirt and makeup without drying us out. We’re obsessed with these three oil cleansers for all of the above (and then some).


Editors’ Pick: Eau Thermale Avene Xeracalm A.d Lipid-replenishing Cleansing Oil

The Facts:

  • Physiological pH allows for gentle cleansing action
  • Restores the skin’s natural barrier
  • Calms itching and irritation associated with eczema

If you’re used to that tight, squeaky feeling a sudsy cleanser leaves, know that this oil-based version is nothing like that (in the best way possible). It leaves skin hydrated and super soft thanks to thermal spring water, castor oil and evening primrose oil. One PureWow editor swears by its gentleness, saying, “I have really sensitive skin, and this gentle oil cleanser gets rid of grime and makeup without irritation. It's scent- and soap-free; hydrating; and soothing for my rash-prone face."

burt s bees cleanser

Best Value: Burt's Bees Cleansing Oil With Coconut & Argan Cleanser

The Facts:

  • Coconut and argan oil provide instant hydration
  • Gently dissolves dirt and makeup without stripping skin
  • 100 percent natural formula is made without toxins

We love this brand’s lip balm for its skin-soothing benefits, and luckily, its oil cleanser works just as well. The formula smells amazing and quenches skin with an instant dose of hydration that doesn’t feel too heavy or greasy. You won’t notice any oily residue left behind, just soft, supple skin and a lit-from-within glow. Not too shabby for a drugstore product.

tata harper

Splurge-worthy: Tata Harper Nourishing Oil Cleanser

The Facts:

  • Breaks down buildup and dissolves makeup
  • Provides vitamins, minerals and antioxidants for soft, supple skin
  • 100% of the total ingredients are from natural origin

At the end of a long day, the last thing we want to do is spend a full ten minutes scrubbing off our waterproof eye makeup. But this oil cleanser makes the experience entirely pleasant, from the lovely scent to the gentle way it dissolves makeup in one quick sweep. It’s made with entirely natural ingredients—62 percent of which are organic—so it nourishes skin the way nature intended. Plus, it kind of makes every use feel like a mini spa treatment. 

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