1. Oils and water don't mix. Oils dissolve oils.
2. Oils are not bad. Oils in skin are good. We don't want to strip oils when we cleanse our face. Using an oil cleanser does not strip the skin's natural healthy oils.
3. Oils are phyto-nutrient-intense. They are not isolated, synthesized chemicals produced in a vat. Using an oil-based cleanser is yet another opportunity to deliver incidental nutrition to the skin.
4. Cleansing with Macadamia Omega 7 Cleansing Oil feels calming and soothing when my skin feels dehydrated and parched, nourishing it with essential lipids including Omega 3, 6, 7 and 9 and Vitamin E. Macadamia Oil is high in Omega 7, second only to Sea Buckthorne Oil. Omega 7 encourages the development of new skin cells and increases the synthesis of elastin and collagen to keep skin strong, and reduce the appearance and onset of wrinkles.
5. Because they don't strip the skin of its natural oils, the skin is not then signalled to manufacture more oils. Oils for oily skin is one way to slow oil production. Oil cleansers help balance oil production.
6. Oils are naturally anti-inflammatory in multiple ways.
7. Oils unclog glands and so can help prevent breakouts, whiteheads and blackheads. They act like a magnet for excess sebum, debris and pollution.
8. Oils mixed with a natural emollient wash away clean and leave my skin feeling hydrated, not stripped. I've come to understand that that 'squeaky clean' feeling I used to love was a sign that my skin was stripped bare. Now I love the milky wash away experience of good, well formulated cleansing oils.
9. A little goes a long way so cleansing oils are a very affordable quality premium skin care solution.
10. Using a mixture of oils allows creators like me to blend oils that are harmonic. One oil supports another for example by preserving it, or by improving its transportation into the skin, or by acting as a partitioning agent. Blended oils are joy in a bottle.
Author note: Dr Annie Holden is an anthropologist and the founder of Founder's Formula. Annie lives on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia.