As far as we’re concerned? Cleansing oils are really the Only Way to take it all off. As a means to remove makeup, grime and extra sebum, nobody does it better. So when our beloved Los Angeles indie brand Roots Rose Radish debuted a new trio of oils (including one for cleansing), we were stoked. Fast forward two months later and we’ve given one of them the test drive treatment.
The Citrus Face Oil Cleanser is 100% natural, formulated with cold-pressed jojoba oil, tangerine and grapefruit oils, and lemon (for full ingredients, head to the bottom of this post). Here’s what the product description has to say:
Oil dissolves oil. One of the most basic principles of chemistry is that “like dissolves like”. This cleansing formula dissolves and distributes excess face oil and cleanses your pores of dirt and bacteria naturally though the antibacterial properties of the citrus family. While jojoba oil and emollient castor oil gently and effectively heal, protect and nourish your skin. This formula helps to clear the skin of 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.
It’s a thicker, more viscous oil than many we’ve used, and takes slightly more effort to spread. Take a few drops (we use 3-4), rub all over damp skin, and use a damp washcloth (muslin is perfect) to remove the excess. When you’re done, the result is makeup-free, hydrated feeling skin. This doesn’t rinse quite as clean as some other oil cleansers, but since it’s formulated with all good-for-you oils (and no mineral oil) there’s no cause for concern. Add stunning packaging to the mix and you’ve got a new go-to product in our skincare regimen—one you can feel good about putting on your face.
Roots Rose Radish Citrus Face Oil Cleanser, $55. Available at Roots Rose Radish.
cold pressed, unrefined castor oil: an excellent source of essential nutrients such as vitamin E, antioxidants and minerals that boost skin health and help to trap in moisture.
cold pressed, unrefined jojoba oil: non-greasy natural anti-oxidant, wonderful for your skin because it has absorption properties like our skins’ own sebum.
tangerine oil: (Citrus reticulata)) rich in the powerful antioxidant d-limonene, it aids in lymphatic system detox and fluid retention. this sparkling scent helps with nervous irritability, uplifts the spirit and brings about a sense of security.
grapefruit oil: (Citrus paradisi) this uplifting and invigorating antibacterial and anti-viral oil helps also to relieve nervousness and depression while boosting one’s self-esteem. also prized for it’s antiseptic, disinfectant and lymphatic stimulant abilities.
lemon: (Citrus limon) Lemons were mentioned in ancient Sanskrit texts as early as 800 BC, and sailors carried lemons and other citrus fruits with them during their arduous sea voyages because of their nutrient rich and healing abilities as an antibacterial and antimicrobial.