The secret of hydrophilic oils. Do you know how and why to use them?

Hydrophilic oils. A term you certainly heard of ... but do you also know the rules of their use? Is it suitable for the face or not? And what are they good for? For everyone who hasn't discovered their magic yet, we have a few tips to help you fall under their magic.

Hydrophilic oils are not just ordinary oils.
Those are oils that also contain one more important component - an emulsifier. Emulsifiers are used in cosmetics to form two seemingly incompatible components (e.g. oil and water) into one homogeneous mixture. And thanks to the emulsifier, hydrophilic oils are ideal for ... perfect skin make-up removal.

Hydrophilic oil? A make-up remover that your skin needs

Oils that contain an emulsifier, in combination with water, can create a complete magic for removing make-up from the skin. It is the emulsifier that causes the oil to emulsify with water and dissolves into a fine and dense liquid of make-up milk consistency, which dissolves all impurities, including make-up. And here we come to an important finding: hydrophilic oils are make-up oils that playfully cope with waterproof make-up and SPF filters.

When you do not have to use oil? As for a normal day, when you only apply an ordinary cream without putting on make-up and SPF protection, you can remove it with a toner and hydrolat.

What is hydrophilic oil definitely NOT for? It is obvious! Because they are primarily make-up removers, they do not belong on the skin as a substitute for serum, oil or cream.

How to remove make-up using hydrophilic oils?
Massage a small amount of oil into the skin, then soak your hands in water and continue the massage. The emulsified mixture in the form of milk removes make-up residues and impurities without drying the skin and disturbing its pH. Finally, rinse your face and remove any product residue with a warm damp face towel or swab. Done!

Did hydrophilic oil cause you pimples or flakes?

In some cases, if you try hydrophilic oil, the skin is either completely dry after or acne appeared. Why did that happen?
Look for incorrect use or omission of important steps.

  1. After emulsification and make-up removal, always wash off residues of dirt and oils not only with water, but also with a warm damp towel or a swab. Only then does your own beauty routine follow up. 
  2. Do not use as a substitute for serum, oil or cream. It is used only for make-up removal.
  3. Avoid products with aggressive emulsifiers in the composition of the product (eg PEG).

Gentle natural emulsifiers? Of course!

As already mentioned, emulsifiers are not the same . Maybe it seems to you that you bought a natural oil and it is safe, because what would be toxic in oil, right? But even in the case of hydrophilic oils, it is worth examining the composition. You should not be confused only if you choose a product with plant and gentle natural emulsifiers.
Synthetic emulsifiers are referred to as PEGs.

PEG (Polyethylene Glycol) and PPG (Polypropylene Glycol) are potentially dangerous due to the use of highly toxic gases in their production. Products in which you find them (in INCI) may contain carcinogens.

On the packaging in the composition of cosmetics, look for them most often under the designation PEG-4, PEG-100 Stearate, or with the suffix -eth (Laureth-4, Ceteareth 33, etc.). There are a large number of them, if you are unsure, you can enter them into a search engine on the Internet - and easily verify their origin.

What emulsifiers are absolutely safe?

For example:

  • Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate
  • Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate
  • Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate
  • Polyglyceryl-3 Caprylate
  • Polyglyceryl-3 Distearate
  • Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate
  • Polyglyceryl-3-Polyricinoleate
  • Polyglyceryl-4 caprate
  • Polyglyceryl-5 Oleate
  • Polyglyceryl-6 caprylate
  • Polyglyceryl-6 Distearate

What types of hydrophilic oils to use?

No, it's not just liquid oil. You can also find hydrophilic oil make-up removers in the form of a firm balm, not only as oils in the form in which you know them. It only depends on personal needs and preferences. And what kind of oil to choose?
You can bet on special blends of oils that are suitable for all skin types. Avoid some types if you have oily skin - in this case choose light oils without oleic acid, shea butter and olive oil. Do you have normal to dry skin? Then the imagination knows no bounds. Hydrophilic oils will surprise you not only with perfect make-up removal, but also with care. And that's what this is about, isn't it?

Wonderful TIP: 

Here on Wonderful you will also find hydrophilic oils in bestselling brands. You shall arrange a magical beauty ritual for oily and dry skin in a moment with our hot novelty - a make-up removing balm from C.Lavie. It contains delicacies such as cocoa and shea butter, sunflower oil and vitamin E. The balm emulsifies with water into a fine make-up remover, so who wouldn't enjoy an evening massage?

What if you have oily skin? Not a problem, we also have a delicious hydrophilic oil from L'Odaïtès for you. An oil that works the same way and is enriched with amazing desert date oil.

So why did we fall in love with hydrophilic make-up removal? For the softness of the method and the resulting velvety finish on the skin. Are you convinced?