Deep-cleansing oil wash for all skin types / 4 oz
The Kristina Holey + Marie Veronique Pure + EO Free Oil Cleanser is the perfect first step in the extraordinarily soothing, skin-health-restoring regimen developed by celebrated facialist Kristina Holey and renowned formulator Marie Veronique. (To learn more about this very cool collaboration, visit our blog.)
Kristina and Marie both love Marie's Replenishing Oil Cleanser, a beautiful oil based wash that dissolves hardened oil, debris, sunscreen, and makeup to decongest pores and deep clean without disrupting skin's natural protective barrier. Many an oil-cleansing fan is devoted to it. So, taking a beautifully simple "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" approach, Kristina and Marie started with that star cleanser as a base and made some very slight changes designed to address the most sensitive of skins: they removed the essential oils and put in some elderberry extract — a multifunctional ingredient that prolongs the shelf life of the cleanser.
And you still get all the things we love about the original cleanser:
- The carefully chosen blend of oils, rich in Omega-6 fatty acids (which, by the way, acne prone skin tends to need more of), that thin sticky sebum deposits and allow oils to flow to the surface where they can lubricate skin's surface instead of causing a ruckus underneath
- The mild cleansing agents (decyl polyglucose and sucrose cocoate) that provide greater cleansing power without irritating skin
- The pre/probiotic complex that helps reduce irritation by supporting the health of the skin microbiome
The result: a super-calming, fragrance free deep clean.
If your skin tends to be dry, this may be all you need; if that's the case, we suggest removing it with a warm, wet muslin cloth or softer bamboo pads, like MyHavtorn's. If you like a “cleaner” feeling or your skin tends to be balanced to oily, we suggest following this up with the Gentle Gel Cleanser or Balancing HypoTonic.
Actually, we suggest following this up with the Balancing HypoTonic no matter what, because that's one of our favorite products. It's marvelous.
How to Use
APRICOT KERNEL OIL improves barrier function by supplying nutrients needed by the stratum corneum.
PRE+PROBIOTIC COMPLEX is a blend of commensal microbes found on the skin with prebiotics which nourish them. This supports and maintains the health of the skin microbiome.
SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASE is a powerful antioxidant that protects against damage to skin cells’ lipid barrier.
Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Decyl Glucoside, Sucrose Cocoate, Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Sambucus Nigra (Elderberry) Extract, Xanthan Gum, Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), Probiotics, Galactooligosaccharides, Beta-Glucan, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oleoresin
Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Prunus Armenia...
“Not only is this product “microbiome-friendly,” it also includes the antioxidant superoxide dismutase—naturally occurring in the body, though not in large amounts—which helps to preserve the integrity of the lipid barrier.”