The Magic of Oil Cleansing

The Magic of Oil Cleansing

For us at NEVE, the first step to nurturing and protecting your skin is with an oil cleanse. Soft, cosseting, nourishing oils are all we need to effectively cleanse and protect the lipid layer that is our skin's barrier.

The practice of oil cleansing has a long history and can be traced back to ancient times. In ancient civilisations such as Egypt, Greece, and Rome, people used natural oils like olive oil to cleanse their skin.  Ayurveda, the traditional system of medicine in India, has long advocated the use of oils for skincare. In Ayurvedic practices, specific oils are chosen based on an individual's dosha (constitution) to promote balance and address various skin concerns.

Oil cleansing is a simple practice and something that we find rather ritualistic. The simple act of massaging the skin, the pleasurable skin feel of the oils, and finally the warm steam of a fresh cloth to wipe it all away -  just magic!



Cold winter air tends to be dry, and indoor heating systems can further strip moisture from the skin. Oil cleansers are excellent at providing hydration to the skin, helping to combat dryness and prevent moisture loss.

Protects the Skin Barrier

The skin's natural barrier can be compromised in cold weather. Oil cleansing helps maintain and protect this barrier, preventing water loss and shielding the skin from harsh environmental conditions. 

Prevents Over-Drying

Some conventional cleansers can be too drying, especially in winter when the skin needs extra moisture. Oil cleansers cleanse the skin without over-drying, making them suitable for individuals with dry or sensitive skin. We love pomegranate and macadamia for their protective and moisturising qualities. 

Soothes Irritation

The soothing properties of many oils can help to ease signs of irritation, redness, and sensitivity. Plant oils can ease and soothe inflammation in the skin and provide a protective barrier while the skin has a chance to heal. We particularly love grape seed, cranberry and borage for these actions which is why they are jam packed into the Tri-Elixir.

Boosts Radiance

Winter weather can make the skin appear dull and lacklustre. Oil cleansing helps to nourish the skin, leaving it looking more radiant and healthy.

The Tri-Elixir is perfect for your winter oil cleanse. It contains nothing but a gentle and nourishing blend of 8 plant oils, 3 soothing extracts and a calming blend of essential oils. 

Find out more about the Tri-Elixir.

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