This Oil Cleanser can be used daily on some skin types, but for most we suggest it be used as a weekly or bi-weekly deep cleansing ritual. Dispense 3-4 pumps onto fingertips and apply to dry skin. Massage well for 1-5 minutes around congested areas and makeup. Apply a warm, steamy towel to the skin and gently wipe away dirt, makeup, and excess oil. Repeat towel compressions on the face, neck and chest 1-2 more times to stimulate deeper cleansing pathways, relieve muscular tension, and to ensure complete removal.
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 6 months of opening and within 18 months from the manufacture date, which is listed on the bottom of the bottle.
Rosemary – Growing in abundance in our California home, this hearty plant medicine stimulates circulation and lymphatic flow, while releasing facial muscle tension to detox on a deeper level.
Sunflower + Safflower Seed Oils – Freshly pressed locally and made exclusively for Laurel, these perfect cleansing oils acts as magnets to pore congestion and dissolve hardened oxidized sebum deposits.
Black Cumin Seed Oil – This artisan oil is pressed using patented technology to protect its full range of phytonutrients. It is balancing to the microbiome by neutralizing harmful bacteria strains and supporting anti-inflammatory pathways.
Turmeric – This powerful whole plant extract is an anti-inflammatory healer and an immediate redness reducer.
Sesame Seed Oil – Another raw, unrefined oil pressed freshly and locally for Laurel, the choice to use Sesame Seed Oil stems from the ancient cleansing rituals of Abhyanga in Ayurveda, which eliminates impurities and unburdens the skin, as well as providing prebiotics for our microbiome.
Full Ingredient List: Safflower Seed Oil˚, Sunflower Seed Oil˚, Sesame Seed Oil˚, Tamanu Oil˚, Black Cumin Seed Oil˚; Whole Plant Extracts of Rosemary˚, Calendula˚, Turmeric˚; Essential Oils of Green Mandarin˚, Ylang Ylang˚, Neroli˚, 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? Each oil we use was specifically chosen due to the size and shape 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 and don’t massage easily. The oils chosen for Deep Clarity are a perfect combination for clearing pore debris and removing makeup. 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 at least 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 release. The compressing is incredibly valuable to me personally, because it plays a large roll in reducing my own lymphatic stagnation and ongoing neck and headaches. This product, combined with the compressing technique, has dramatically reduced my own cystic acne and facial lymphedema.