Oil is a friend, not a foe.

I, like most people, always thought that oil is the enemy. Oil-free everything was my skincare regime when I was younger, and I would never have dared to apply oil to my face.Β 

However, I recently was taught all about the skin, and now know that you need oil! Desperately! And it was so obvious the whole time!

In the easiest way possible, I will attempt to explain. Oil does not mix with water, which is why some makeup removers separate into two halves. Now there is oil in your pores, so if you use an oil-free cleanser it’s not going to be as affective. You need the oil to clean out the other oil. I’m sure anyone with a science background is cringing at my laymen’sΒ terms but thats the easiest way to explain it.

My recent loves are the Bobbi Brown Cleansing Oil and the Josie Maran Light Argon Oil. Both are making my skin glow and have cleared my skin up so much I honestly can’t believe it.

I think the take home message is, Oil-free moisturisers are fine if you don’t want excess oil, but you need oil-based cleansers to get the excess oil out of the way!

This is probably the most confusing post I’ve ever done. I’ve also got the flu currently so my head isn’t all there right now, but I hope this helped!


Much Love,




  1. I think the best way to think about cleansing oils is that your skin NEEDS a certain amount of oil, and cleansers strip that oil away, which can cause your skin to then over-produce oil, which can then cause acne. I really love the Boscia Makeup Break-up!

  2. Totally agree! I’ve become a complete oil advocate since incorporating it into my routine – it’s completely changed my skin for the better! I really want to try the Josie Maran oil!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  3. Hahahahaha this post is funny. But I agree I read so many positive stories about oil! But I have to admit that I still find it scary to apply it. It just doesn’t feel right. It can’t be alright for every kind of skin can it?

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