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Clean and balance skin with oil

PHOTOS: CAUDALIE, SHU UEMURA, INNISFREE, NEUTROGENA

Cleansing oils have been big in the beauty market for the last few years because of how they cleanse the skin and balance the skin's natural oil production.

Oil-free cleansers can strip the skin of natural oils, causing it to produce more oil.

Cleansing oils, on the other hand, remove impurities while keeping the skin's natural PH balance. This prevents the skin from over- producing oil.

Now, brands are also releasing cleansing oils that are not only efficient make-up removers, but also go the extra mile to hydrate, brighten and nourish the skin.

1. Green Tea Balancing Cleansing Oil, $30, from Innisfree at Innisfree outlets

This mild cleansing oil contains organic green tea from Jeju Island. The brand claims it helps moisturise the skin from deep within.

2. Make-up Removing Cleansing Oil, $32, from Caudalie at Sephora

The French skincare company says this gentle formula contains grape- seed oil combined with sweet almond oil that naturally nourishes the skin. The oil can be used to remove make-up from every part of the face, including the eyes and lips.

3. Anti/Oxi+ Pollutant & Dullness Clarifying Cleansing Oil, $55 for 150ml and $125 for 450ml, from Shu Uemura at Shu Uemura stores

Shu Uemura claims that its latest cleansing oil removes pollutants from the skin, including air pollution particles that are smaller than 2.5 microns in size, or a 30th of the diameter of a strand of human hair.

4. Deep Clean Brightening Cleansing Oil To Foam, $30.90, from Neutrogena at Guardian, Watsons, Unity and selected FairPrice outlets

This cleanser has Vitamins C and B3 and mulberry extract that aim to brighten dull skin.

Correction Note: The Oil Cut Cleansing Liquid from Orbis was included in an earlier version of this story. The company has since clarified that the product is oil-free. We are sorry for the error.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 04, 2016, with the headline 'Clean and balance skin with oil'. Print Edition | Subscribe