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Writer Sofia Kim Shares Her Favourite Cleansing Oils She's Been Using On Rotation

#1: Three Balancing Cleansing Oil, $68
This is my current go-to facial cleansing oil. It contains a mixture of essential oils such as jojoba and rosehip oil to gently remove makeup (even stubborn mascara) and excess sebum without stripping away my skin’s essential oils. I also love how it does not irritate my eyes and has a very calming scent derived from the natural ingredients used. See: writer Sofia Kim puts popular Japanese beauty brand Three to the test #2: Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil, $55
Enriched with an aromatic blend of pure botanical oils such as evening primrose and lavender essential oil, this lightweight product gently removes all traces of dirt, oil, sunscreen and makeup. It also evens out my skin tone for a brighter and more radiant complexion. #3: Fresh Seaberry Skin Nutrition Cleansing Oil, $68
This has some serious nourishing powers as it comes packed with a blend of essential oils and protective extracts such as seaberry oil (a powerful antioxidant that is rich in omegas to soften and protect skin), camellia seed oil (also rich in omegas and has moisture-retaining benefits) and orpheus flower extract, which adds another layer of protection to skin. #4: Shu Uemura BlancChroma Brightening & Polishing Gentle Cleansing Oil, $55
Widely known as the first volcanic clay cleansing oil, this not only removes makeup but also brightens my skin tone by thoroughly removing accumulated dead skin cells containing melanin, which is the main cause of uneven and dull complexions. #5: Laneige Perfect Pore Cleansing Oil, $48
This contains mugwort extracts and natural virgin coconut oil to thoroughly remove heavy (and waterproof) makeup, excess sebum and blackheads. Since I tend to wear heavy eye makeup, I need a cleansing oil that does not irritate my eyes which is why this gentle product is perfect. #6: Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Oil, $49
This immediately dissolves stubborn makeup, dirt and impurities, leaving your skin plump and refreshed. What else I love: it is super gentle making it suitable for sensitive skin (yes, even acne-prone). #7: Etude House Real Art Perfect Cleansing Oil, $27.90
This gel-type cleansing oil is formulated with moist meadowfoam seed oil, shea butter extract and rice bran oil to quickly remove heavy makeup and pore impurities leaving skin feeling plump and supple. #8: Origins Modern Friction Cleansing Oil with Radiance-Boosting White & Purple Rice, $55
I have dull and tired skin, which is why I always reach for this to help perk up my complexion. It is infused with radiance-boosting white and purple rice to exfoliate and brighten up my skin tone. #9: Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil , $28.90, www.lazada.sg
This mild yet effective cleansing oil features a hypoallergenic formula made with vegetable oils (read: black bean, black currant and black sesame oil which controls sebum production and provides antioxidant effects) that gently cleanses, moisturises and protects. #10: Moonshot Perfect Cleansing Oil, $33
This gentle calendula aurora pink cleansing oil is formulated with micro pearl powders, which not only melts away makeup but also deeply cleanses pores to absorb sebum and other impurities. Main image: showbit.com Like this? Check out the brightening serums you need for a radiant glow, the facial masks to help treat pesky pimples and breakouts and all the beauty products to combat dry skin.