Few products have revolutionized my skin-care routine quite like oil cleansers. Leveraging the “like attracts like” principle, oil cleansers efficiently lift all the oil (plus makeup and sunscreen) you don’t want on your face, while leaving your skin's natural oils right where they belong. They’re deeply nourishing, too. My skin feels just as soft after an oil cleanse as it does after a spackling with moisturizer. And since these miracle products originated in Korea — the global epicenter of innovative skin care — the best Korean oil cleansers are among the best oil cleansers out there, period.
And there are a lot of Korean oil cleansers to choose from. Some are clarifying, others are brightening. Some smell like fruit, others smell like nothing at all. Some are thick like a balm, others are as fluid as micellar water. Use them as the first step in your double-cleansing routine to effectively remove all the makeup and skin care products from your skin, then follow up with a water-based cleanser, like a gel or a foam. For an extra lovely treatment, massage your oil cleanser into your skin with a jade roller, if you have one (or with your clean fingers, if you don't).
Whatever the formula, any of these six Korean cleansing oils are guaranteed to keep your skin balanced, hydrated, and, perhaps most crucially, completely gunk-free.
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