Oil Cleansing Method with crude

Posted by Karin on April 17, 2021
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This post is meant to share my personal journey with oil cleansing. Be sure to contact your primary care doctor or dermatologist for more insight

I was introduced to Crude oil cleansing about five years ago. I have been using them ever since. In my late twenties, I had very acne prone skin, and then, when I was pregnant with my first, the hormones wreaked havoc. I started to do research on natural skin care methods, and came across oil cleansing. I know the idea of washing your already seemingly greasy and acne prone skin with oil sounds scary. Truth is, I was desperate. I was also drawn to the science behind it – it really made sense. 

I began the journey of oil cleansing by purchasing and blending the oils myself. It was definitely an adjustment to glop a bunch of oil and rub it on my inflamed skin. It was during this time I was on a girl’s trip, and my best friend explained that she found a company that had already blended the oils and moisturizers, so I didn’t have to it myself. Also, something called a Pull cloth, more on that later! As soon as I arrived home, I placed an order to Crude, and have never looked back. 


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Oil cleansing is just as it sounds. You are using oil(s) to clean your skin or face. While it might sound counterintuitive, oils actually help balance your skin’s natural pH and lipid layer, as well as the good bacteria that lives there. Crude explains: 

“We’re on the cutting edge of clean. Rather than sudsing soaps and synthetic detergents, we use simple, plant-based ingredients like sunflower oil and aloe vera to cleanse the skin gently without disrupting its delicate ecosystems, aka your microbiome. Home to the world’s first certified Microbiome-Friendly body wash, CRUDE works with your skin’s natural processes, instead of trying to outsmart them.”Oil cleansing is a soap-free method of face washing that’s been in practice for literally thousands of years. While putting oil on your face may sound like a recipe for disaster, fear not! All our oils are non-comedogenic, meaning they won’t clog your pores, and have been formulated with a variety of skin types – even oily – in mind.”


Many of today’s skin care products aren’t working: “Modern soap and detergent-based cleansers strip your body of its natural goodness, like your healthy (and helpful) microbiome and all those glorious natural oils that act as your body’s protective shield.” 

Their product are all natural. No soap, detergents, sulfates, parabens, artificial colors, artificial fragrances, synthetic chemicals and 100% certified organic. 


Every night I use the cleansing oil, massaging into my face for 1 minute, then wiping down with a clean, damp pull cloth. It’s incredible just how much comes off your face. Gah. While oil cleanses deeply, it can repel water, the pull is essential in removing all that bad bacteria and debris. I follow up with their GLOW moisturizing oil and use BLOOM for occasional breakouts. I also use their DETOX mask weekly to help “polish and purify.”


Cleanse is a combination of five (sunflower, safflower, ylang ylang, grapefruit and bergamot) created to reduce inflammation, balance your skin’s oil production and help create a sense of balance. Best used with their Pull cloths.


Bloom is their healing serum. Made with six of the most potent and healing plant oils (kukui seed, jojoba, reship, tamanu, geranium, and frankincense). It helps to combat acne, deeply moisturize dry skin and brighten dark circles.


Glow is their moisturizing serum. Made with six moisture-rich oils (sweet almond, argan, sandalwood, vetiver and sage). This is the oil that’s going to give you all the dewiness. Not to mention, it smells delicious!


Steering away from harsh exfoliators, this detox polishes and purifies- helping get to that deeper buildup. Made with French green clay and green tea- it’s incredible and leaves your skin feeling CLEEEEEEEEAN!!


I would recommend the Convert Kit as it includes: Cleanse, Detox, Pull cloths, Bloom, Glow and their body wash. However, if you would like to get your feet wet first, I recommend the Starter Kit, which comes with a cleanser, 6 pull cloths and a Detox mask. 


I am in love with their products so much, and have been a loyal fan and user for YEARS! They were kind enough to offer a 20% off discount with CODE: KARIN20. This was a game changer for my skin, and I have no doubt it will be for yours as well. 

P.S. This page may contain affiliate links. Of course, you’re not obligated to use them, but I appreciate the love if you do!

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I’m Karin (Ka-Rin), a cooking, photography and interior design enthusiast sharing my love of delicious food, humor, pretty things and capturing beauty in everyday moments.

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