Oil and Water

November 3, 2008

I’m very attracted to the new “washing oil” trend in beauty products. There’s something very luxurious about and oil that actually lathers. I’m also intrigued by the notion that putting oil on my face can actually balance oil production. After years of using harsh cleansers to clean up oil, I think my skin deserves these indulgences:

Gabriel Couzian Washing Oil

Gabriel Couzian Washing Oil

Gabriel Couzian Washing Oil ($45 for 13.6 oz): Apparently, French women have sworn by this soap alternative for years, and now we can get it in the US. The website promises that it “lifts away dirt and impurities” and will leave skin with “a healthy moisture base with no oily feeling or residue.” Sounds great.

L’Occitane Amande Shower Oil ($22 for 8.4 oz): Now this is something I can afford, though it would still be a splurge. Almond-scented oil that cleanses and eliminates the need for body lotion? Sign me up.

Shu Uemura Skin Purifier Cleansing Beauty Oil

Shu Uemura Skin Purifier Cleansing Beauty Oil

Boscia MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil ($21 for 4.06 oz): “[B]reaking up all makeup, dissolving impurities, and refreshing congested skin without leaving an oily residue” using “[c]ool peppermint and eucalyptus” sounds like a good plan.

Shu Uemura Skin Purifier Cleansing Beauty Oil ($32 for 5 oz.): All of those positive reviews on Sephora can’t be wrong. That it’s touted as a “two-in-one cleanser and makeup remover” assures me it will get the job done.

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