I am not new to the Korean skin care, but there are still areas to explore. Even though I have been using Korean cleansing foams for almost two years now – I still preferred to stay away from their cleansing oils as I have a combination skin type. I thought that even more oils might cause breakouts and I was so wrong! Using cleansing oil is the first and the most essential part of the Korean skin care routine and it is applicable for those with oily skin types.
I decided that I have to include the cleansing oil into my everyday skin care routine and chose the Holika Holika Seed Blossom Fresh Cleansing Oil because I really liked almost everything I purchased by the brand. So I assumed it might work just fine. It doesn’t just work fine – it works amazing well!
Holika Holika Seed Blossom Fresh Cleansing Oil ($32.00) – contains olive oil, snow lotus extract, fennel oil, basil flower extract, mugwort extract, milk thistle extract, cinnamomum loureirii extract. Refreshing touch take care of pores clearly without sickness to leave skin clean and fresh finish. Cleansing oil offers deep cleansing and releases skin stress at the same time driving healing effect.
I think that removing your makeup before bed is the most crucial step in all your skin care routine. You may not apply toner, skip emulsion and even forget your face cream – but I strongly advise to never ever go to bed with full face of makeup on. It doesn’t only destroy your sheets but it clogs your pores and causes massive breakouts all over your face. Unfortunately, it is not enough to remove your makeup with just water. Sometimes, even micellar water is not good enough in removing all face makeup. The worst is your foundation – it doesn’t leave your face that willingly and sometimes you cannot detect it on your face as it, obviously, has the same color as your own skin.
You can use five micellar wipes and 15 minutes to remove all your makeup completely (as I used to do) or you can use a cleansing oil. I always check if my skin is clean enough with the use of a cloth and a toner. If there is anything left – you’ll see it. No matter, how thoroughly I rubbed my skin with micellar water it was never completely clean and therefore I did experience some breakouts the next day. It has never happened again since I started using cleansing oil. This was the major change in my skin care routine and I’m happy I included a cleansing oil in it.
Holika Holika Seed Blossom Fresh Cleansing Oil comes in a huge bottle in the amount of 300 ml. It lasted me for two full months of everyday use and I already repurchased it again. It has the most delicate and pleasant scent and it is very gentle. It is not a straight up oil but has more of an oily gel consistency. You should always use it with you face and hands being completely dry otherwise it does not work. You rub this oil all over your face for about 2-3 minutes and it is completely clean afterwards. You then remove the product with some water and you’re good to go. It works amazing well with all face makeup and eye/lip makeup with the exception of waterproof makeup. This type of makeup you have to remove with lip and eye oil-based removers. Then I usually follow with the cleansing foam to complete the first two steps of Korean cleansing routine.
I was so impressed with how clean my face was after using this oil that I just couldn’t believe it! It removes every little bit of makeup and leaves absolutely nothing behind. My face feels completely clean and fresh. It contains quite a substantial number of skin-beneficial ingredients and I do think this works. The amount of breakout has significantly decreased since I started using this cleanser. Moreover, the skin texture I experienced prior has completely disappeared that also makes me incredibly happy.
I really love this product and I strongly encourage you to include a cleansing oil into your skin care routine. Holika Holika Seed Blossom Fresh Cleansing Oil might be a good place to start although you should always choose the product according to your skin needs. I’d also love to mention that the whole Korean 10-step (6-step daily) skin care system does really work.
Do you use cleansing oils? What are your favorites? How many steps are there in your skin care routine? Have you adopted the Korean skin care system? How many steps are there in your everyday skin care routine? Share you thoughts, ideas, favorites and recommendations in the comments down below.
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