10 Must-Try Korean Cleansing Oils

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I used to shy away from cleansing oils due to my misconception that they make skin oilier, so micellar water or makeup wipes were my go-to makeup removers. All of that changed the day I finally introduced a cleansing oil into my skin care routine!

Similar to cleansing balms, cleansing oils help dissolve makeup, sunscreen and excess sebum. Whether you have normal, dry, combination or oily skin, cleansing oils are perfect for removing  skin’s impurities without disrupting its moisture barrier.

The main difference between cleansing balms and oils is the texture. The latter tend to have richer formulas, but they emulsify more easily than cleansing balms. Plus, you can  indulge in a relaxing massage when using cleansing oils.

Get ready to add some of these to your wish list:


Fresh Moment Cleansing Oil

The Fresh Moment Cleansing Oil from SIORIS features a clean formula powered by plant-based oils and naturally derived surfactants, which shouldn’t cause any irritation. It does a great job at melting away makeup and leaves skin clean, fresh and soft.

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Gentle Black Fresh Cleansing Oil

Looking for a cruelty-free and vegan-friendly option? Dear, Klairs recently introduced the Gentle Black Fresh Cleansing Oil, which is formulated with sunflower, grape, jojoba and black currant seed oils to sweep away skin’s impurities and control sebum production. This cleansing oil is also rich in antioxidants to help improve your skin’s health.


Ultra Hyaluronic Cleansing Oil

If you’re searching for a cleansing oil for your winter skin care routine, this may be the perfect match. coxir’s Ultra Hyaluronic Cleansing Oil is packed with hyaluronic acid to help you achieve a hydrated complexion. The formula also contains plant complex and aloe vera extract to soothe dry or sensitive skin.


Black Seed Therapy Moisturizing Cleansing Oil

With key ingredients such as kidney bean, berry, seaweed and black seed extracts, EUNYUL’s Black Seed Therapy Moisturizing Cleansing Oil nourishes skin while giving it a deep cleanse. If you have oily skin or clogged pores, then this solution is worth adding to your regimen. 


Sensitive Care Solution Cleansing Oil

For those with sensitive skin, go for BELLAMONSTER’s Sensitive Care Solution Cleansing Oil. Featuring a gentle, natural formula of olive, jojoba, macadamia nut and meadowfoam seed oils and algue brune extracts, this cleansing oil leaves skin feeling clean and nourished, without causing irritation. 


Derma Nature Fresh Blackhead Cleansing Oil

You can stop worrying about blackheads with Derma Nature Fresh Blackhead Cleansing Oil from celimax in your skin care routine. Featuring a blend of plant oils, this lightweight cleansing oil gently removes grime and keeps your pores clean. Try massaging it into skin for a deeper cleanse. 


Real Cica Micellar Cleansing Oil

Those with acne-prone skin will be fans of NEOGEN’s Real Cica Micellar Cleansing Oil and its skin-soothing ingredients including centella asiatica extract and madecassoside. This cleansing oil emulsifies quickly and produces a gentle cleanse without stripping away your skin’s natural oils. The hydrophilic micellar particles also strengthen skin, so it’s the perfect addition to your double cleansing routine if you have a compromised skin barrier.


Anti-Pollution Cleansing Oil

To tackle the effects of pollution on skin, start by properly cleansing it with BRTC’s Anti-Pollution Cleansing Oil. Rich in Vitamins E, B and K, this formula protects skin by breaking down pollutants while also clearing excess sebum. Take your pick between three versions: Anti-Pollution & Full Makeup Cleansing Oil, Anti-Pollution & Perfect Calming Cleansing Oil and Anti-Pollution & Blackhead Cleansing Oil.


DER. CLEAR Purifying Cleansing Oil 

The DER. CLEAR Purifying Cleansing Oil from RNW is ideal for oily and combination skin. This cleansing oil uses a blend of natural ingredients, including grapeseed oil, to deeply clean skin without leaving a tight feeling afterwards. It’s formulated with a natural oil complex, which includes sunflower, green tea and argan kernel oils, to help skin retain moisture and boost its elasticity. 

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Safe Me. Relief Moisture Cleansing Oil

A few pumps of Safe Me. Relief Moisture Cleansing Oil from make p:rem should leave you with the cleanest and softest skin. Made without artificial fragrance or colorants, it gives you a gentle and relaxing cleansing experience, thanks to the soothing aroma of frankincense tree oil.

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