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Medik8 Lipid-Balance Cleansing Oil

Gentle cleansing oil


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If you have never tried cleansing oils before, this is a great place to start. It’s really effective – it will get everything off your face, including make-up and mascara and do it really gently. It also builds the skin barrier and leaves the skin really nicely smooth and soft. It’s good for anyone but particularly for dry or sensitive skin, as the oils settle onto the skin during cleansing.

There’s a lot of linoleic acid – omega 6 – in here which really helps with skin barrier health which is what you need if your skin is dry or sensitive.

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If you haven’t ever tried cleansing oils before, this is a great one to start with. It’s really effective – it will get everything off your face, including make-up and mascara and do it really gently. It also builds the skin barrier and leaves the skin really nicely smooth and soft.

  • There’s a lot of linoleic acid – omega 6 – in here which really helps with skin barrier health which is what you need if your skin is dry or sensitive.

You apply it to dry skin and massage it around – it feels kind of silky – then you add water, which turns it into a milky emulsion which you can rinse off, or take off with a flannel that you’ve squeezed out in warm water.

Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Sorbeth-30 Tetraoleate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ethyl Linoleate, Beta-Carotene, Tocopherol, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Limonene, Geraniol, Linalool.


What our customer say about Medik8 Lipid-Balance Cleansing Oil

Based on 3 reviews
  1. Mr T J G Savill

    seems to work ok

  2. Elizabeth Gallagher

    Cannot tell as yet if this is doing what it promises, may be slight reduction – need more time to see.

  3. Amazon Customer

    I’ve had rosacea for years, when I have a flare up this always calms it down.


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FAQ ABOUT Medik8 Lipid-Balance Cleansing Oil

How do I use Medik8 Lipid-Balance Cleansing Oil?

Use as a first cleanse. Gently massage into dry skin, add warm water to emulsify into a milk and continue to massage to break down make-up, sunscreen, and grime. Then rinse thoroughly and pat the face dry.

Who is Medik8 Lipid-Balance Cleansing Oil for?

This is a silky oil-based cleanser with a blend of skin-kind oils and anti-pollution technology for a thorough yet nourishing cleanse. It’s suitable for all skin types but would be particularly good for dry or dehydrated skin, and for those who wear heavy make-up on top of their sunscreen.

What are the benefits of Medik8 Lipid-Balance Cleansing Oil?

Lipid-Balance Cleansing Oil has a luxuriously silky texture, melting into the skin and transforming into a milky emulsion on contact with warm water. It’s an ideal cleanser for the first step of a double cleanse to melt away make-up and grime deep down while leaving skin comfortable and supple. This cleansing oil also has moisture-balancing properties thanks to ingredients that feed the skin’s natural barrier function, while also fighting pollution with a special cleansing agent that draws out pollution particles and dirt.

Is Medik8 Lipid-Balance Cleansing Oil gentle on the skin?

Yes, this is an oil-based cleanser that has a rich, silky texture and contains nourishing, replenishing ingredients. It feels very soft and gentle on the skin.

Is Medik8 Lipid-Balance Cleansing Oil suitable for oily skin?

Because oils dissolve in oil, oil-based cleansers aren’t necessarily unsuitable for oily skins, but if you’re dealing with a lot of excess sebum production and breakouts or full-blown acne, you’d be better off using a cleanser that doesn’t contain any oils to avoid blocking your pores. Even better, one which contains acne-fighting salicylic acid. If you’re just a little oily from time to time or in certain areas, it’s really a matter of which textures you prefer.

What are the key ingredients in Medik8 Lipid-Balance Cleansing Oil?

Lipid-Balance Cleansing Oil contains cold-presses safflower oil, made up of more than 70% omega-6 and rich in nourishing fatty acids and vitamin E. Omega-6 helps rebalance the skin’s lipid levels while oil-soluble vitamin E offers cell protection from free radical attacks. Moringa extract, also an antioxidant, is included for its natural cleansing properties and ability to draw pollution particles, dirt and impurities from the skin.

Who are Medik8?

Medik8 is a British cosmeceutical skincare brand founded in 2004 by cosmetic scientist Elliot Isaacs. The brand is against animal testing and has pledged to ensure that its packaging will be 100% recyclable, reusable or refillable by 2023.