The Wisdom of OIL Cleansing

Believe it or not oil cleansing is good for all skin types- yes even for oily skin types!

The major benefit of oil cleansing is that it balances your natural oil production. So for oiler skin, it'll help reduce your oil production. And for dry skin, it encourages oil production. And oil attracts oil, so excess oil from those with oiler skin will bind with the oil cleanser and be removed through the cleansing process.

Traditional cleansers contain harsh surfactants, the substances that cause foaming for cleansing), that often strips and irritates skin.

Oil Cleansers contain emulsifying and saponifying oils so that when it comes in contact with water, they foam up and mix with water allowing for the proper cleaning and mixing to happen.

Our Awaken Oil Cleanser contains these special cleansing oils and their benefits:

Grapeseed Oil

  • Contains stearic acid which cleanses excess sebum, purges dirt, and binds to water

Apricot Kernel Oil 

  • Contains Vitamin A which protects skin against bacteria and toxins
  • Slows production of oil in skin, allowing pores to be cleansed first

Castor Seed Oil

  • Contains Ricinoleic Acid which fights acne-causing bacteria
  • Soothes itching, swelling, and inflammation

Avocado Oil

  • Contains Linoleic Acids which has anti-inflammatory properties, reduces chances of acne breakouts
  • Promotes moisture retention in skin

Oil cleansing is a long standing traditional medicine practice in Ayurveda, TCM, and many more herbal lineages. There is wisdom in the types of plants and their oils. Not all oils are made the same, and not all oils will serve the same purpose. Get on the oil cleansing tip for well CLEANSED, HYDRATED, NOURISHED skin.

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