[GO4GLOW Review]: Best oil cleanser: Su:m37 balm, DHC cleansing oil and more!

Hi guys! You may already be sold on double cleansing, but you’re probably wondering what products to use + where to even start. There is a serious abundance of oil and water-based cleansers out there on the market, so today I’ll be talking about some of my favourites.

Best oil cleanser:

Nominees:

GO4GLOW WINNER: SU:M37 Skin Saver Melting Cleansing Balm

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Best oil cleanser winner: The ever luxurious and elegant Su:m37 skin saver melting balm.

Review:
As far as cleansing balms go, this one blows other famous cleansing balms out of the water (I’m looking at you, Banila Clean it Zero, which breaks me out, and Hemish All Clean Balm, which somehow smells like burning plastic and has grainy bits that never dissolve, resigning me to scratching them all over my face).

This Su:m 37 balm is everything a balm should be — with a slightly softened butter texture in the jar, easy to scoop up with its metal spatula, melts instantly into a smooth elegant oil upon contact with your skin heat, and glides on effortlessly while you massage it into your face.

Fragrance: This product has a typical Su:m37 smell. A heavenly light citrus smell that is really elegant and comforting.

Function: This balm does everything it should too — removes all traces of makeup, dirt, grime, and waterproof sunscreen, leaving your skin baby soft and ready for the next step, which is water-based cleanser.

Its texture is silky smooth and really luxurious; when you use this you will know that you’re using a real quality product (money well spent). It emulsifies like a dream too, and doesn’t leave any horrible residue behind on your skin. Just softness and happiness.

Ingredients: The ingredients list is a dream too, with nothing flagged out as a potential acne or irritation trigger. It features fermented apricot seed oil, vitamin C and vitamin A. You can find the full list of ingredients on COSDNA.

Packaging: Another thing that sets this cleansing balm apart from the rest is its packaging — it comes in a heavy frosted class jar, and the spatula is magnetised to the lid, which means you’ll never lose this one.

Price point: This is a little on the pricey side. Depending on where you buy from, the price of this ranges from $45 – $60. However, compared to a more expensive oil such as the Shu Uemura one, which horrifyingly contains mineral oil as its first ingredient/ doesn’t contain any more compelling ingredients/ actually breaks me out instead, I think this is totally worth it.

Suitable for: All skin types! I’ve got incredibly sensitive skin, and this has not once made me break out, or feel tight, itchy or irritated.

How to use: Step 1 of double cleansing, followed by your usual skincare routine.

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Never lose your spatula again with this magnet feature!

GO4GLOW rating: 4.2/5 

Rating scale:
1/5: No no no; this product needs to be recalled as it can’t even fulfil its primary claim.
2/5: Caused problems; I wouldn’t even give this away so as not to inflict the pain on someone else.
3/5: OK but nothing amazing; I might give this away to see if it works better for someone else.
4/5: Pretty good! I will continue to repurchase if I don’t find anything better.
5/5: YOU GLOW GIRL! HG status; I will not give this up unless it’s discontinued.

RUNNER UP: DHC DEEP CLEANSING OIL 

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The DHC Cleansing Oil: A perfect no frills, dependable, ‘starter’ cleansing oil that’s suitable for everyone!

Review:
I feel it would be remiss of me to not talk about the DHC cleansing oil. It’s a classic workhorse product — a dependable, no frills cleansing oil that’s perfect for anyone starting out. In fact, even though I have many other cleansing oil products, I still find myself reaching for this whenever I’m not in the mood for anything fancy.

Fragrance: With olive oil as one of its key ingredients, this oil sure smells like it. In fact, I’m overwhelmingly reminded of focaccia bread every time I use this, which is neither a bad nor a good thing.

Function: As I mentioned before, this product does the job perfectly and quietly. It won’t make you feel like you’re doing anything special, but you can trust that it will get every trace of dirt/ makeup/ waterproof sunscreen off your face.

This emulsifies well, leaves no oily film behind, and keeps your skin supple and smooth, prepping it for your next cleansing step. The texture is that of a liquid oil, which in other products can get messy and runny, but I have had no issues with this. It doesn’t run all over my face, and it can be controlled perfectly.

Ingredients: Nice and short ingredients list, with olive oil and tocopherol flagged 2 as potential acne triggers. Tocopherol (Vitamin E) is less than 1% though, and is a commonly used preservative in many products. Find the full list on COSDNA.

Packaging: Nice, minimalistic and functional. Sturdy plastic bottle with a very functional and efficient pump.

Price point: DHC deep cleansing oil is very reasonably priced. You can get it at Watsons for about $30, which makes it readily available!

GO4GLOW rating: 4/5 

Rating scale:
1/5: No no no; this product needs to be recalled as it can’t even fulfil its primary claim.
2/5: Caused problems; I wouldn’t even give this away so as not to inflict the pain on someone else.
3/5: OK but nothing amazing; I might give this away to see if it works better for someone else.
4/5: Pretty good! I will continue to repurchase if I don’t find anything better.
5/5: YOU GLOW GIRL! HG status; I will not give this up unless it’s discontinued.

What is your favourite double cleansing product? Do you have a HG? Let me know in the comments below.

Check out an alternative to washing your face here too!

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