If you're still concerned about it though, I recommend the Boscia oil cleanser (or even coconut oil). I only use oil cleansers to remove makeup, though, because the oil cells stick to the dirt/makeup and skin oils on the surface of your face and then rinse off. I always follow it with scrub (to remove remaining debris and dead skin cells on the skin's surface), and then a gentle foaming soap or cleanser (to clean out the dirt in my now-accessible pores). And then serum/toning lotion and/or moisturizer.
It's not bad for your skin. The grade of Mineral oil used in cosmetics (especially high-end ones like this) is highly refined and free of contaminants. It creates a protective, healing barrier over your skin, and (like petroleum jelly) can actually speed wound healing because it creates an occlusive barrier keeping things out of the skin; however, if your skin is dirty, it can also trap things in there (which is how it gets a bad rap), and it's not good to have an occlusive layer over your skin 24/7. In short, it's non-comedogenic and a perfectly reasonable part of good skincare, but you must follow its use with a good cleanser to make sure you're not trapping dirt and bacteria inside your pores.
I have oily/problematic skin - and this has been the best product for removing make up and cleansing my skin. I noticed it helped remove barriers from dried out skin (after cleansing with other cleansers) and old make up.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
(Little Rock, AR)
I actually have found that I break out less with this cleanser than with other cleansers (foam, cream). I think it might be because it doesn't irritate my skin at all. I haven't noticed clogged pores either.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
it depends what kind of skin you have. generally mineral oil is not good for facial skin. it is make from petroleum and if break outs are your problem then you should avoid it. if you have mature skin that is dry then sure use this. if you want a cleansind oil that wont clog pores try josie maran's. have not tried yet, but i love her products. have been battling acne for years and battling oil with oil is what works. good luck!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago