Oil Cleansing - What Our Skin Is Missing
Really? You Want Me to Do What Now?
We know, it sounds peculiar to talk about oil cleansing as if it’s a good thing. The truth is, it’s a GREAT thing!
We’ve all seen the ads running for oil cleansers and wonder at the claims of how they are becoming the best method for deep cleaning our pores and removing our daily gunk, including make-up. You must admit, you’re a bit curious.
Curious Minds for Curious Times
Our ever-curious minds needed to know, was all the hype real? Oil cleansers are expensive. Rightfully so, oils are expensive, and they can range in price, anywhere from $.90/oz. - $16.00/oz. and that price is based on the high-quality organic oils that our company uses. While researching other brands based on their price, we were finding an issue; some of the oils that were making up these oil cleansers were ones that, in our experience, are known to clog pores and not surprisingly, they were known cheaper oils marked up to an exponentially higher price. Not to mention, of course, the rather long list of preservatives inside of those pretty little bottles. Mass produced products can sit on shelves for a long time, so they have to throw preservatives in there to keep their investment from spoiling.
We hate that! What we set out as an intentional trial period of store-bought oil cleansers became an adventure of ‘how can we make this better?’ We just couldn’t take the plunge and make those purchases. Doing so felt too much like we were supporting the continued use of chemicals, preservatives & cheaply purchased oils at a premium price. Quite frankly, we don’t want those things near our skin and we’re certainly not going to go broke to do something we’re against! So, there’s that…
The Drawing Board: Our Mission
What we found that was lacking in store-bought cleansing oils needed to be fixed immediately. We had to steer clear of using oils that were known to clog the pores and these oils needed to be put together in the proper ratio based on average skin types. Additionally, we had to keep the price affordable enough for all people! It’s not as easy as it sounds, but our end product is proof of a mindful practice.
What’s in the Bottle?
For those of you who are familiar with our company, you know that we only use the highest and freshest quality ingredients. Every oil used in our oil cleansers are oils that are known to unclog pores due to their astringent properties and natural cleansing effects. The only preservatives that we use in any of our products are plant-based which does extend the shelf-life of our products just a bit. Here’s our thing, if your products are sitting on your counter for a year, you’re not using them as intended - so what’s the point? Each bottle of Glossit Cleansing Oil is a well-designed product suited to your specific needs. From sunflowers to nuts without the fillers, we’d be proud to take the challenge against store-bought products.
Breaking It All Down
While researching other oil cleansers, we couldn’t help but notice that the bottles were tiny and didn’t quite match the price tag attached. Uhm, $92 FOR 4 OUNCES?!! Has the world gone mad? Seriously. We don’t know what’s crazier, the price tag on these small bottles of known pore clogging oils & preservatives, or that people are actually buying them! Sorry…not sorry. What you do with your money is your business and typically, we refrain from junk-talking other companies doing their thing because we’re not in it for that. But COME ON! Let’s be reasonable here, can we?
We’re sure these products are great (or whatever) and yes, we get it, spending that much on ANYTHING we use to wash our faces with makes us feel luxurious - but…how much of that is us telling ourselves that it’s working? That just doesn’t work for us.
Our 8 oz. bottles of mindfully-crafted oil cleansers are cost effective. Each bottle can last anywhere between 2 - 3 months. At $52 per 8 oz. bottle, you’re now talking about $17 - $26 per month. That’s premium quality at an affordable price. What’s even more important than that? How about, it works!
Sold! Now, How Do I Use This Stuff
It’s SO EASY! Around here, we use the double-cleansing method. However, if you’re just beginning your oil cleansing journey here’s a step-by-step guide on a simple regimen that will leave your skin feeling and looking so good.
Pull your hair back and away from your face, securing it with a clip and headband.
Using a clean rag, soak the rag with hot water. Be careful not to burn yourself. You’re only using the hot water on the rag to open your pores up, not burn your skin off.
Place the hot rag on your face, pressing firmly. Just take a moment to relax and breathe.
Pump 1 - 2 pumps of cleansing oil into the palm of your hand. (You can use an extra pump if cleansing your neck as well).
Massage the oils into the skin in an upward, outward, circular motion. The way the oils slide over your face as you gently massage the skin feels so good and relaxing.
Leave the oils to rest on your skin for another 30 seconds. This gives the oils time to dissolve all the dirt, sebum & make-up.
Rinse your rag out with hot water once more.
Pace the rag onto your skin and, in a gentle motion, slowly wipe away the cleansing oils. The key here is to be gentle.
Rinse your rag and once more, gently go over the skin to finish removing any remaining oils.
Pat dry with a clean towel.
Follow up with a good toner & moisturizer.
And that’s it! You will notice a difference in your skin immediately. We assure you that you will love it so much, it will become a part of your daily skin-care regimen…and that’s the whole point!
The hype is real!