Us gals over here at Glossible LOVE cleansing oils. Actually, obsessed may be more like it. Esthetician extrodinare, Beth Kennerson, gives us her Babor Cleansing Oil review

Babor Cleansing Oil-$36

A cleansing oil is your replacement for a traditional cleanser. Cleansing oils are popular in Asian countries because of their ability to deep clean the skin with little effort.

Main stream cleansing oils have been popular since the late 1960’s, when then Hollywood makeup artist Shu Uemura introduced them to the general public.

Since then, they have been in permanent rotation amongst women who know their product.

  • Oil attracts oil, nourishing most skin types beautifully, hence the one size fits all label.
  • Combination to slightly oily skin
  • Dry skin
  • Aging skin
  • Combination skin
  • Sensitive skin
  • Menopausal Skin
  • Users with extreme nut, seed and perfume allergies. (contains peanut oil)
  • Acne prone skin-this particular cleansing oil may not be a best fit.
  • Your skin is imbalanced –a little scaly here, a little too ‘glowy’ there .
  • Your face feel frequently tight after you wash and have combo to dry skin.
  • You feel tight and dry after you cleanse, but your oily again in an hour.
  • You recognize the need for a nourishing skin care routine.
  • You don't want a mile long treatment skin care plan.
  • You're sensitive and want minimal products for your skin.
  • Daily AM & PM
  • Soybean oil is high in nourishing Omega’s 3 and 6.
  • Must be applied with the skin specific phytoactive.
  • Hy-Öl smells strongly of alcohol when first massaged into skin and doesn’t feel rich or luxurious.
  • Babor insists that Hy-Öl be blended with a Babor Phytoactive, which means your cleansing step just doubled in price and effort.
  • A long neck pump delivery would be far less messy than the short head offered now.
  • Contains intense fragrance.

Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Arachis Hypogea (Peanut) Oil, Decyl Oleate, Octyldodecanol, Alcohol Denat., Peg-40 Sorbitan Peroleate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Tocopherol Acetate, Water (Aqua), Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Bisabolol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Citric Acid, Tocopherol.

Stiff competition in the oil cleanser category leave Babor slightly lagging.

For those of you who are looking for a basic cleansing oil, there are richer, simpler, more nourishing formulas are available at multiple (and competitive) price points.

Dept. Store Options:

*Our ultimate favorite-Tatcha Skin Care Oil

Nude Skincare Perfect Cleansing Oil

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

Bioelements Sensitive Skin Cleanser

Dermalogica Pre-Cleanse

Drugstore Options:

Pre de Provence Argan Nourishing Cleansing Oil

Eclos Daily Facial Cleansing Oil