It is important to cleanse the face properly before beginning your skincare routine daily and removing the build-up on your skin. Don’t be afraid to try out oil cleansers especially if you have oily or acne prone skin as it can be especially beneficial for you. Adina Grigore, as many of you will know is the founder of the infamous S.W.Basics of Brooklyn, states in her book Skin Cleanse, “Despite what you may believe about applying oil to your face, oil cleansing is actually great for all skin types. If you have oily skin, your insides and outsides probably aren’t hydrated enough – your body tries to make up for what it’s lacking by producing extra oil.”
Oil cleansers, such as Leahlani Skincare’s Pamplemousse Tropical Enzyme Cleansing Oil are great for all skin types. Charlotte Cho mentions in her book the Little Book of Skincare, “…oil likes oil, so an oil cleanser can help break down and remove excess sebum and oil-based impurities like makeup, silicones, and sunscreen.”
Leahlani Skincare’s Pamplemousse Tropical Enzyme Cleansing Oil was a highly anticipated Leahlani product released this year. I knew it would be special when I first heard of it and looked at the ingredients – I was certainly not surprised that it quickly became a favourite having tried it. It is made of the most exotic ingredients like plumeria flowers, pink and white grapefruit and guava fruit extract and has a beautiful vanilla/citrusy aroma. It glides on the skin while cleansing and exfoliates at the same time.
The magic ingredients that make this cleanser a bestseller are as follows:
MACADAMIA OIL which is lightweight and silken smooth is loaded with essential fatty acids that help to gently moisturize and protect the skin- it is a close match to our own naturally occurring sebum.
PINK GRAPEFRUIT OIL helps to purify, brighten and revitalize the skin.
ACAI OIL has an impressive amount of antioxidants and has strong anti-inflammatory properties - it will help to moisturize the skin while helping to reduce inflammation.
PINEAPPLE ENZYME (also known as Bromelain) will help to reduce inflammation on the skin while breaking down proteins that cause build up. Pineapple enzymes will help to improve the skins texture by effectively disintegrating excess surface cells for efficient and non-abrasive exfoliation.
GUAVA EXTRACT is rich in vitamin C, antioxidants and carotenes, which help improve the complexion and leaves your skin radiant and fresh.
PAPAYA ENZYMES will help to firm the skin and reduce breakouts while evening out the skin tone.
PLUMERIA OIL not only smells heavenly, it is also an antioxidant, astringent, emollient and anti-bacterial.
HIBISCUS has been dubbed the “Botox plant” because of its firming and lifting abilities on the skin. Hibiscus contains natural AHA which can help speed cellular renewal, mildly exfoliate the skin and control acne breakouts.It helps to strengthen elasticity and moisturize the skin, and the presence of anthocyanocides help to make the pores appear smaller due to its astringent properties.
Be sure to give your beautiful face a massage while you’re cleansing as it promotes blood circulation and give you a healthy glow – it is essential especially in the Winter months since circulation decreases in cold temperatures leading to dry skin! With a combination of such beautiful ingredients, your skin is left feeling soft and supple.
The following 5 star raving review of Leahlani’s Pamplemousse Tropical Enzyme Cleansing Oil shares our sentiments:
“This oil is luxurious and makes me excited to wash my face (as silly as that sounds)! The consistency is nice, and 1 pump easily and effortlessly glides across my whole face. I massage it in, taking in the ah-mazing citrus/vanilla aroma.. then wet my hands with warm water and emulsify it before rinsing. It rinses away clean and takes allll my makeup off. My skin looks happy and feels so so soft afterwards. I have oily (adult/cystic) acne prone skin and this is not too heavy for my skin, it actually seems to be balancing my oilyness. I haven’t had any new breakouts since using! Will be reordering. New favourite!” – Holly N.
We’d love to hear of your experience with Leahlani’s Pamplemousse Tropical Enzyme Cleansing Oil so be sure to share it below!