The new way to cleanse: dry oil

While sitting home one night I turned on QVC ( a great beauty resource) and saw this new product line called Tatcha. Developed from the rituals of Japanese Geishas, one of their key products is a dry oil skin cleanser. It removes both eye and face makeup, in one process. Remove mascara, waterproof eye makeup and foundation all in one step, how perfect! their was only one problem, the price. the last time I paid $48 for face cleanser was never (For a  limited time get a 1 oz. sample plus three extra products samples for $1.93 here). I went on a quest for a more affordable dry oil cleanser and came up with these three.


The Renew Hydra Quench Foaming Oil Cleanser by ULTA contains Moringa and Abyssinian Oils and also has a little foaming action. It is more like liquid soap then oil and you need to add a little bit of water to it in order to get the foam going. After I foamed it up, I put it on my face and then rinsed it off. It took everything off and left my face feeling way more moisturized than with a soap based cleanser. I might buy it again but the retail of $18 is kind of high for a ULTA branded product.


The next product I tried is the Moisture White Shiso Cleansing Oil from The Body Shop. The site recommends this line for Asian skin, but it is probably good for anyone with fair skin. This is a true dry oil cleanser, meaning you apply it to dry skin and then rinse it off. Sometimes I have to do a second run if I am wearing a lot of eye makeup, but it cleans my face and leaves my skin feeling moisturized. It retails for $15, but there is always some kind of sale or promotion running at The Body Shop. This one is my favorite for value and performance.

Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil

I haven’t tried the Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil but it has great ratings on It is a mixture of Argan and other oils and is also a dry oil product. Pick up a trial size for $12 or the full size is $32 at Sephora.

* None of these products contain mineral oil!