This Facial Oil Cleanser can be used daily on some skin types, but we suggest it be used as a weekly or biweekly deep cleansing ritual. Dispense 3-4 pumps onto fingertips and apply to dry skin. Massage well around congested areas and make-up. Apply a warm, steamy towel to skin and gently wipe away dirt, make-up, and excess oil. Repeat towel compressions step 1-2 more times to stimulate deeper cleansing pathways and relieve muscular tension.
This product may be too stimulating for those with a compromised or damaged skin barrier.
Store this product in a cool, dry and dark place. Use within 18 months of the date the product was made, which is listed on the bottom of the bottle.
Rosemary – Growing in abundance in California, this hearty plant medicine stimulates circulation and lymphatic flow, while releasing facial muscle tension, to detox and nourish on a deeper level.
Sunflower Seed Oil – Freshly pressed locally and made exclusively for Laurel, this perfect cleansing oil acts as a magnet to pore congestion and dissolves hardened sebum deposits.
Black Cumin Seed Oil – This artisan oil is pressed using a patented technology to protect its full range of phytonutrients. Its balancing to the microbiome by neutralizing harmful bacteria strains and supporting anti-inflammatory pathways.
Turmeric – This powerful whole plant extract is anti-inflammatory on multiple pathways and an immediate redness reducer.
Sesame Seed Oil – Another oil made freshly and locally for Laurel, Sesame stems from the ancient cleansing rituals of Ayurveda, eliminating impurities and unburdening the skin.
Full Ingredient List: Safflower Seed Oil˚, Sunflower Seed Oil˚, Sesame Seed Oil˚, Tamanu Oil˚, Black Cumin Seed Oil˚; Whole Plant Extracts of Rosemary˚, Calendula˚ and Turmeric˚; and Essential Oils of Green Mandarin˚, Ylang Ylang˚, Neroli˚, and Rosemary˚. ˚signifies certified organic ingredient
Science: Did you know that when it comes to oil cleansers, which oils chosen are key to its cleansing success? I chose each oil specifically due to the size of its molecular fatty acid chain, which is meant to give the perfect deep pore cleanse. When oil molecules are too large they cannot pull debris from pores as deeply. When oil molecules are too small (like with facial oils and serums) they absorb too rapidly to cleanse. These oils I chose are a perfect combination for clearing pore debris and removing make-up. I like to think of this cleanser like ‘Oil Pulling’ for your skin.
Ritual: I like to use this cleanser 2x per week as a deep pore cleansing and lymph moving treatment. I always use warm towel removal, and after my first towel removal, I then switch to warm towel compressing which I repeat twice. Warm towel compressing is exactly what it sounds like: pressing a warm towel into the skin, which stimulates circulation, lymphatic flow, and deep connective tissue detoxing. The compressing is incredibly valuable to me personally, because it plays a large roll in reducing my own lymphatic stagnation. This product combined with that compressing technique has reduced my own cystic acne and facial lymphedema dramatically.