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Cleansing oily skin with Sulwhasoo gentle cleansing oil

Of all the cleansing oils I've tried, this one is my favourite this far. I give it 10 out of 10.

I love everything about this product. From it's delicate herby smell, to how nice it feels on the skin and how well it removes make up. And what about that wonderfully clean, yet supple and refined feel my skin has after I wash it off. My skin feels as if it doesn't need double cleansing but I usually continue cleansing my skin with a foam cleanser.

This oil includes the following key ingredients: coix lacryma-jobi seed, tangerine peel extract and apricot kernel oil. Of these three, I didn't know anything about the first one.  Apparently what I thought was a herb, actually is beans and it is also known by the name- Job's tears. Then I remembered that my favourite Taiwanese brand Naruko has a whole line under that name Job's tears aimed to reduce and purify pores.   When it comes to its effect on the skin, it is well known for its nourishing and  moisturizing effect as well as its ability to  treat redness and blemishes.

I am more familiar with the skin benefits from tangerine peel. It is so rich in antioxidants that it prevents inflammation and it is anti-aging.

The Apricot kernel oil is a very light oil which makes it great for moisturizing and balancing oily skin ( but it is wonderful for all skin types especially those with eczema). Because it is rich in gamma linoleic acid GLA it not only helps the skin's moisture balance but it also helps firm and tone the skin.

This gentle cleansing oil is one I love and look forward to using. If I decide to try another cleansing oil, it would most likely be from The History of Whoo.


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