I was searching for a cleansing oil(the true natural one)since I really need it to remove my physical sunscreen completely. My prev.cleansing oil was apparently a mix of mineral oil and plant oil(see my post here).I know that some girls out there are happily raving about mineral oil and will be gladly explain about how safe,unclog pores,cheap,and other blah of mineral oil which I won't pay any attention to it anymore.I have noticed the differences on my skin when I use mineral oil and plant oil.And I gained lots of acnes when I used mineral oil on my face.It's not without a cause that now I'm turning into true natural product. Trust me,I know the differences..Anyway,do you know that there's an article on British Medical Journal about Cancer from Mineral Oil?..Petroleum is also banned by EU to be used in cosmetic products. No matter how much I'll be writing here about mineral oil and petroleum products,there will always be people out there who will deny.I don't care what they'll say,but this plant based oil is what I'll choose from now on.
So,here is the cleansing oil method that usually what conventional product offer: pour the cleansing oil onto your hand,then massage your face with it and add a little amount of water to emulsify it,then just wash your face with water.Voila..you get your face free of oil like you've never put it onto!No film or any greasy feeling left though you don't wash your face with cleansing foam afterward(err..well..depends on the brand that you choose.Some brands leave oil residue,some just don't).That is the definition of cleansing oil(oil that cleansing
without leaving oil residue by just washing it with regular water).This cleansing oil products are usually of either Japanese,Korean,or Chinese brands. Not many western brands make this kind of product.Since I want to use plant based oil,so I'm trying to find a good plant based oil to remove my make up.I've tried several oils and methods which I don't want to write it one by one(it's just too long to write them all,and i'm pretty lazy to write anything long these days).One of the methods about how to use plant based cleansing oil is by wiping it with cloth/towel that has been soaked in warm water(I remind,warm and not hot water).So I tried it with towel,flanel,it worked. But then I got this eyecatching cloth,muslin cloth.This cloth is used by many brands as part of their cleansing part.I was wondering what the cloth was like,so I bought one.I chose the one from Balm Balm,a UK brand.This one is a set of 3 muslin clothes,32cm x 32 cm each.
What is muslin cloth?Muslin (English pronunciation: /ˈmʌslɨn/, or less frequently: (/ˈmjuːslɨn/) is a loosely-woven cotton fabric originated in Bangladesh, which was introduced to Europe from the Middle East in the 17th century. It became very popular at the end of the 18th century in France. Muslin is most typically an unbleached or white cloth, produced from carded cotton yarn. It is often used to make sewing patterns, such as for clothing, curtains, or upholstery. Because air moves easily through muslin, muslin clothing is suitable for hot, dry climates.I don't know whether I've seen anything similar to it here,I'm not an expert of fabric.So if you ask me whether this one is available in Indonesia or not,I'd say maybe yes maybe no. I haven't visited my nearest textile shop to compare,so pls don't ask me that. My 1st impression of this fabric was:this fabric felt SO rough and stiff first time you touched it.I was at my doubt,I was worried this one could hurt my skin.But I was wrong,soon as this cloth got into water,it will turn into a soft cloth.This balm balm muslin cloth is 100% organic.This one can be used as scrubber,and/or if you want to get a deep cleansing. It's reccomended that you wash your muslin cloth thoroughly between uses.This is the muslin cloth before:
And after using it several times now:D :
I use this muslin cloth everytime I think I need a deep cleansing(which is very frequently since I use physical sunscreen).What I like about this muslin cloth is that it dries up very quickly so I don't need to wait too long for it to dry between uses.This one feels pretty smooth on my face but tough enough to wipe and exfoliate.Really2 reccomend it to anyone who wants a good cleansing oil method.Just pour your fave plant based oil on your palm,massage it on your face,wipe it with cotton ball(optional),or just directly wipe your face with this muslin cloth after damp it in warm water.That's all.But please bear in your mind that this cloth is super light so don't forget to use a pin when you hang it to dry,or else it will be easily blowed by the wind.Overall I like this cloth,so I deffy give it 5 points(perfect).
Yes,that's my review about my current cleansing oil method.If you ask me what is my fave plant based oil for removing my make up,it'll be this:(virgin)coconut oil. It's SUPER!Not only it's light weighted,it doesn't clog pores,removing make up easily,and it will make your skin better after application.It has anti microbial too.Read here. Even when I'm too lazy to wipe my face with cloth+warm water and just clean my make up with coconut oil then go to bed,in the morning I'll find my skin become smooth and supple,no greasy nor oily.I've even ever found my zit dried when one day I slept with coconut oil on(without removing it with warm water).This is the best plant based oil for cleansing for me!Not only me,some other green beauty bloggers also think the same way too.For example:Dasha from Green Make Up.She is a make up artist on Paris Fashion Show and now has changed her make up preferences into green one.She likes coconut oil as a make up remover. As for me,this one is the BEST I can reccomend to everyone.And more,it's very affordable compared to those Japanese and Korean brands,especially if you live in Indonesia since we have so many coconut oil here. So if you're an Indonesian and you've never tried coconut oil as your make up remover,you really have MISSED something in your life!For the same amount of weight,the Korean and Japanese brand will charge you almost 10x,even more.Not to mention that what inside the product isn't fully natural,some even contain dangerous ingredients.For Indonesian,you can grab coconut oil on any drugstore near your house.This is the coconut oil that I use:
I only grab any coconut oil that's available near my house,no specific brand.There're hundreds brands of coconut oil here,so I really can't reccomend any since I haven't tried all of them.Just try it,as long as the smell isn't rancid,texture is light,so it's ok I think.Unless you prefer to have a refined version of your gasoline and car lubricants(aka mineral oil),so I think you won't mind to try coconut oil as your make up remover.Beside,why need to use petroleum on our cosmetic products while world is facing the decrease of petroleum production(and the fact that some countries have been fighting for oils).Let it be used for our vehicles,not for our body!It takes millions years to make petroleum while it only take less than 5 years to grow a plant.I think with this petroleum oil crisis,it's time for us as earth citizen to think about our consumption.And cosmetic is not an exception.Thank you for reading,Have a Good Day!:) And please,feel free to share some of the joy you have today for those in needs below(click the pic for the link):