Why I wash my face with oil

Melanie Ramos

This is a long post. So, please bear with me. 

I have a very oily T-zone but dry cheeks. Worse, I suffer from hormonal and cystic acne. Most of the time, I have irregular monthly period, so my hormones are out of whack. I get comedogenic acne on my forehead no matter how many times I have switched shampoo brands (I tried baby, organic, shop-bought, and even dry shampoos). Every month, I get two or three cystic acne on my cheeks and chin. I have uneven skin tone; inflamed skin; and VERY GREASY face at the end of the day. I tried to avoid gluten and dairy based on my food intolerance test (FIT) results (that was hard because I love bread and dairy). 

You get the picture, right?

Oh, photo below is moi on a good"clear skin" day. 


I have used facial cleansers with salicylic acid; Korean and Japanese face cleansers; a few popular US brands; and even my daughter's paraben-free top to toe wash. Sadly, none of these cleansers have produced long-lasting results. I have wasted money on surfactant-based facial cleansers, face scrubs (will never do this again!), face masks, toners, moisturizers, acne spot cream, and pills. Sigh. Few products worked for a short period of time. Still, my problem persists. As they say, the struggle is real. 

After more than a year of research, I went to my drawing board to formulate SIMPLE face care products that would address my skin problems: adult acne, combination and ageing skin. I have been exploring the amazing world of Oil Cleansing, and I am excited to share my new product with you. Gentle Cleansing Oil 

First, what is the Oil Cleansing Method or OCM? According to Wikipedia, "the oil cleansing method, often abbreviated as OCM, is a system for cleaning a human face using oil(s)." Instead of using a surfactant-based face cleanser or a soap bar, oils are used to cleanse and purge the skin of impurities.  

When choosing face oils for OCM, it is important to look for oils with zero to low comedogenic rating. Our Gentle Cleansing Oil is made with cold-pressed carrier oils with comedogenic rating of 1. Unlike other DIY face oil, our Gentle Cleansing Oil is emulsified, so it is easy to rinse. It is made with calendula infused EVOO, Castor and Jojoba Oils and our citrusy-blend of essential oils. I have been using this since last year, and I am not looking back! My skin doesn't feel tight after cleansing, and I am noticing improvements on my skin's texture and color. More importantly, my skin feels and looks deeply hydrated. The acne on my forehead are almost gone, so YAY!

If you are looking for gentler ways to take care of your problem skin, try our Gentle Cleansing Oil. Get it here at 20% OFF. Use this code on CHECKOUT: FACECARE

And, of course, our face toners and moisturizers will be coming out summer of this year! Stay tuned, loves! 

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