The Best Cleansing Oils to Makeup and Cleansing Skin

Based on 1,007,420 Influenster Reviews

Cleansing oils, unlike regular face oils, don't sink into your skin—instead, they bind to the makeup, dirt, and oil already on your face, so that when massaged in and rinsed off with water, impurities can gently and effectively be removed. They're also different from regular face cleansers that strip the natural oils off your skin, which is a problem, even for oily skin types. Regular face cleansers can leave our skin unbalanced, which can lead to further oil over-production. Instead, oil cleansers provide a deep balanced clean that's still hydrating, making a win/win.

The following oil cleansers are top-rated on Influenster for a great balancing clean your skin will love—no matter your skin type! Use them alone or as a first cleanser in a two-step cleanse and see the difference it'll make!

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Mango 🐹.
ByMango 🐹.said...
My absolute favorite cleansing oil! I use this every single night as a part of my double cleanser routine. Really gets all of my morning skincare and makeup throughout the day off. Light weight and becomes milky when you add water!
My absolute favorite cleansing oil! I use this every single night as a part of my double cleanser routine. Really gets all of my morning skincare and makeup throughout the day off. Light weight and becomes milky when you add water!
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Liaren D.
ByLiaren D.said...
I got a deluxe size of this from GenBeauty last month and I actually really love this product. I've never heard of it or tried it out until I got the deluxe size. I use this at night time with my clarisonic and I use Philosophy Purity in the morning. But to be honest, I like this cleanser way better than philosophy. This one keeps my face feeling smooth and looking bright. It feels so moisturizing after too. I will continue to purchase this once I run out of my deluxe size and finish up my philosophy face wash.
I got a deluxe size of this from GenBeauty last month and I actually really love this product. I've never heard of it or tried it out until I got the deluxe size. I use this at night time with my clarisonic and I use Philosophy Purity in the morning. But to be honest, I like this cleanser way better than philosophy. This one keeps my face feeling smooth and looking bright. It feels so moisturizing after too. I will continue to purchase this once I run out of my deluxe size and finish up my philosophy face wash.
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Renae H.
ByRenae H.said...
A brilliant cleanser that works well to remove caked on makeup and mascara too! It's easy to use, no need for cotton balls or pads - use it in the shower as part of your daily routine. Love how clean my skin feels after (suitable for all skin types).
A brilliant cleanser that works well to remove caked on makeup and mascara too! It's easy to use, no need for cotton balls or pads - use it in the shower as part of your daily routine. Love how clean my skin feels after (suitable for all skin types).
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Crystal J.
ByCrystal J.said...
I bought this cleanser from Julep because of the great reviews, I am so glad I did. It takes all the stubborn eye makeup like waterproof mascara off without lots of scrubbing. I was a little skeptical about using a oil cleanser when my skin is prone to breakouts, but since using this cleanser I haven't had one pimple. I bought this along with the charcoal konjac sponge and I will make this my #1 cleanser from now on.
I bought this cleanser from Julep because of the great reviews, I am so glad I did. It takes all the stubborn eye makeup like waterproof mascara off without lots of scrubbing. I was a little skeptical about using a oil cleanser when my skin is prone to breakouts, but since using this cleanser I haven't had one pimple. I bought this along with the charcoal konjac sponge and I will make this my #1 cleanser from now on.
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Kelly Jo L.
ByKelly Jo L.said...
I love this as step one in a two step cleanse. I've used 2 bottles of this and I find that it takes my make-up off beautifully. With make-up wipes, I was always getting residual make-up on my towel, even after a wipe and scrub with a soap. Not so with this. No more residue or raccoon eyes. This doesn't irritate my super sensitive skin.
I love this as step one in a two step cleanse. I've used 2 bottles of this and I find that it takes my make-up off beautifully. With make-up wipes, I was always getting residual make-up on my towel, even after a wipe and scrub with a soap. Not so with this. No more residue or raccoon eyes. This doesn't irritate my super sensitive skin.
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Lee H.
ByLee H.said...
I wear a lot of waterproof makeup. Between my mascara and Urban Decay setting spray, trying to get it all off has proven to be a real chore. The word "oil" may make a lot of people cringe, but I no longer fear the word. I have acne prone skin, but this doesn't make me break out. In fact, I've broken out WAY less since using this product - it seems to melt away all traces of makeup so that I'm not going to sleep with all that gunk in my pores. All in all, my complexion is brighter, my pores have shrunk, and my acne has begun to disappear/heal. Leftover waterproof makeup must have been the culprit to all of my skin issues. Must-have product.
I wear a lot of waterproof makeup. Between my mascara and Urban Decay setting spray, trying to get it all off has proven to be a real chore. The word "oil" may make a lot of people cringe, but I no longer fear the word. I have acne prone skin, but this doesn't make me break out. In fact, I've broken out WAY less since using this product - it seems to melt away all traces of makeup so that I'm not going to sleep with all that gunk in my pores. All in all, my complexion is brighter, my pores have shrunk, and my acne has begun to disappear/heal. Leftover waterproof makeup must have been the culprit to all of my skin issues. Must-have product.
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Stequisha H.
ByStequisha H.said...
This is a great cleansing oil and so easy to use. Apply a few drops with dry hands all over the face (I use it on my eye make up too with no problems), massage all over then add a little water to emulsify before rinsing off. It's a lightweight oil and leaves no residue - my skin feels clean and soft after use and it removes all traces of my makeup. Great value as you only need to use a few drops so this bottle will last ages.
This is a great cleansing oil and so easy to use. Apply a few drops with dry hands all over the face (I use it on my eye make up too with no problems), massage all over then add a little water to emulsify before rinsing off. It's a lightweight oil and leaves no residue - my skin feels clean and soft after use and it removes all traces of my makeup. Great value as you only need to use a few drops so this bottle will last ages.