If You've Never Tried a Cleansing Oil, Start With These Drugstore Versions

Cleansing oil is all the rage for a reason. Double-cleansing your skin with an oil is an age-old Korean beauty ritual that many credit for crystal-clear, glowy skin. An oil-based formula melts your makeup right off while nourishing and hydrating your skin. "Remember oil likes oil and can mingle with your own sebum to help remove it from the surface of your skin," facialist Julia Hart told Byrdie. These oil-, grime-, and dirt-zapping formulas also feel lovely to the touch—it's like an instant face massage, but don't forget to show love to other parts of your body with these. "Don't be afraid to go over your eyes and lashes, as the oil is all-natural, so it won't irritate them. Then work your brows like a windshield wiper to take off the makeup and nourish the hairs. Bring the oil down your neck, but make sure to remove thoroughly or you could end up with an accumulation, which could lead to pimples," facialist Abigail James recommends.

Not all cleansing oils are created equal, but that doesn't mean they have to cost an arm and a leg. There are certain ingredients to look for that guarantee a good blend. We asked celebrity dermatologist, Dendy Engelman, MD, to share the best drugstore cleansing oils. "I am a huge proponent of double-cleansing, and an oil-based cleanser is an important part," says Engelman. We also included a few cult favorites to guide you the next time you're perusing your drugstore aisle in search of a top-notch cleansing oil.