“Clean Your Face With Oil”? Sounds Crazy!

“Clean Your Face With Oil”? Sounds Crazy!

So, What is a Cleansing Oil all about?

The principle is based on “like dissolves like.”

That’s right, oils don’t just moisturize the skin, they also work as solvents that can dissolve similar substances. They are a special type of solvent because they’re lipophilic, meaning they are naturally attracted to other oils, like the sebum on our skin and the oil-like ingredients in makeup. Therefore, the oil in a cleanser quickly dissolves makeup and excess oil while softening skin at the same time.

What skin type is a cleansing oil best for?

From my research a cleansing oil is good for all skin types. Everyone is different, everyone has different skin types. Try using Devine Cleanse daily or every other day until you find a routine that works best for you.

Benefits of a Cleansing oil?

The basic idea behind slathering your face in oils in the name of cleaning is that “like dissolves like.” In other words, putting clean, nourishing oils on your skin is intended to:

  • lift excess sebum, the oily substance produced by glands on your skin
  • clean out clogged pores like blackheads and whiteheads
  • remove dead skin, pollutants, and makeup
  • Makeup removers often include oil because it’s well-suited for lifting oil-free, oil-based, and waterproof formulas off the skin and lashes.

It’s the best way to purify and nourish the skin (natural oils are SO powerful in their ability to beautify and heal) while keeping its natural moisture barrier intact. Oil cleansing works for all skin types! Devine Cleanse only has 10 ingredients and contains: Olive Oil, Sunflower Oil, Rosehip Oil, Castor Oil, Fractionated Coconut Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Vitamin E, essential oils of Grapefruit, Neroli, and Juniper Berry, can you just close your eyes and smell these? You could literally eat this, it’s that safe.

I was skeptical about oil cleansing, but the more I learned the more it made sense. I went through several steps to create Devine Cleanse. I even started using it more and more myself. To be honest, I was afraid that it would activate my rosacea and then not be able to get it under control again. It did the opposite.


Take a half a dropper full of oil, pour it into your palms and start to massage it into your skin. You can put the oil directly onto your face. If you are wearing makeup, there is NO need to use a makeup remover first. This cleansing oil is great for removing makeup.

I start in the middle and massage upward and outward.  I always make sure to get my neck area, as well. Facial massage is important because it helps increase blood flow, and help your products absorb better.


This is my favorite step! It will seriously make you feel like you’re at the spa. If you had makeup on, you might want to have two washcloths ready for you! The first one will be used to help remove the oil along with all of your makeup, so just get a makeup friendly washcloth. Rest a hot washcloth on your face and wait 20 seconds or more, then wipe the oil away.

This step removes makeup and dirt and is a far gentler way to cleanse than stripping your oils using a traditional makeup remover! After you’ve removed all makeup, you can go over your skin with a clean washcloth if you feel you need to. You can also double oil cleanse if you feel like your skin needs an extra clean (recommended if you have on heavy makeup!) Just use a clean washcloth for the second round.


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I popped by the Knoxville expo and found this wonderful lotion. It was called lavender blue and wasn’t a strong scent and really moisturized my dry hands. In perusing the booth i found cleansing oil which works wonderfully. I also purchased the under eye cream. I’ll let you know how that turns out. I love the professionalism of the people and the knowledge that they have about the products and the enthusiasm that they have and utilizing natural ingredients. I appreciate that since I am a licensed aesthetician. I work with a lot of cancer patients and I do believe natural is better. I’ll keep you posted as I use the eye cream. Thanks. Terri

Terri Jones

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