BALANCE Facial Cleansing Oil
The Oil Cleansing Method is the basis of our BALANCE Facial Cleansing Oil.
The basic idea of oil cleansing is to use natural oils in specific combination to cleanse the skin and naturally balance the skin’s natural oils. This produces much more nourished and moisturized skin that traditional soap and detergent based facial cleaners that strip the skin of natural oils only to have the moisture put back into the skin afterwards.
Acne.org explains the benefits of oil cleansing:
"Fact: Oil dissolves oil. One of the most basic principals of chemistry is that “like dissolves like.” The best way to dissolve a non-polar solvent like sebum/oil, is by using another non-polar solvent similar in composition: Other oils. By using the right oils, you can cleanse your pores of dirt and bacteria naturally, gently and effectively, while replacing the dirty oil with beneficial ones extracted from natural botanicals, vegetables and fruit that heal, protect and nourish your skin. When done properly and consistently, the OCM can clear the skin from issues like oily skin, dry skin, sensitive skin, blackheads, whiteheads and other problems caused by mild to moderate acne–while leaving your skin healthy, balanced and properly moisturized."
We use Castor oil as the astringent source to assist the additional oils to balance the sebum in the skin. The more oil present naturally in the skin, the more Castor oil is used in the cleansing oil. Therefore the percentage is higher in the "Oily" version.
DRY formula Ingredients: Organic/Unsprayed Olive oil, Rose hip Seed oil, Castor oil, Carrot Seed, Lavender, Geranium, Vetiver
COMBINATION formula ingredients: Organic/Unsprayed Olive oil, Grapeseed oil, Castor oil, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Lavender
OILY formula ingredients: Organic/Unsprayed Castor Oil, Olive oil, Grapeseed oil, Tea Tree, Cedarwood, Geranium, Clary Sage, Petigrain, Lavender
DIRECTIONS for use: Massage a small amount onto dry facial skin for 1-2 minutes. Wet facial wash cloth with very warm water, wring out & hold on face until cooled. Gently wipe away excess make up if necessary. For Oil & Combination skin no additional moisturizer is necessary. For Dry skin, moisturize as desired perhaps with our RADIANCE Skin & Hair Oil
DUE TO THE HANDCRAFTED NATURE OF OUR PRODUCTS, ITEM MUST BE SHAKEN PRIOR TO EACH USE.
*All information contained within this site is for reference purposes only and are not intended to substitute the advice given by a pharmacist, physician, or any other licensed health-care professional. ANAM CARA Essentials products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health condition or disease.
Never use an essential oil undiluted unless advised by your health care provider and certified aromatherapist. Keep essential oils away from infants, children, and all pets.