Bathe your complexion with hydration and full-spectrum skin-beautifying antioxidants, nutrients, and vitamins for unparalleled performance in cleansing, detoxifying, and hydrating the skin’s complexion.
This luxurious 100% natural cleansing oil deeply cleanses away dirt, build up and works as a makeup remover. Remarkably post cleansing, due to our unique pH balanced formulation, moisture is preserved and the skin is left feeling hydrated and soft.
The formula harnesses four enzyme rich flowers, including Bulgarian Lavender, Neroli Absolute and Damask Rose. These naturally occurring acids help eliminate dead skin cells and dissolve dirt, bringing radiance back to lackluster skin.
This multi-taking cleanser is designed to counteract the ageing effects everyday living has on our skin with its unparalleled performance in detoxifying impurities and pollution, and with three sources of vitamin E, from Organic Chia, Organic Rosehip, and Organic Macadamia it simultaneously rehydrates the skin’s natural moisture.
Upon contact with water, this luxurious oil transforms into a milky emulsion to ensure a residue-free finish. Reveal your most illuminated skin yet.
Our Oil Cleanser also comes with a beautifully soft, certified organic bamboo (70%) and cotton (30%) blended muslin cloth.
Why a cleansing oil?
The premise is simple: oils dissolve oils, making them excellent at cleaning skin. Our oil cleansers cleans deeply, but it also hydrates, calms and strengthens the skin’s natural hydro-lipidic film.
This formula harnesses the superpowers of a signature blend of 4 prized flower enzymes: Neroli Absolute, Damask Rose, Jasmine Absolute, and Bulgarian Lavender. The flowers help gently exfoliate away dead skin cells for illuminating skin.
Neroli Absolute extract is combined for its regenerative qualities. Neroli is an advanced natural enzyme that has unparalleled benefits in detoxifying the skin and drawing out makeup, impurities and environmental pollutants from deep in the skin, that if left untouched degrade collagen and elastin.
This multi-faceted cleanser also contains Rose and Jasmine for their incomparable beautifying benefits.
It’s not enough for our products to be 100% natural they have to deliver scientific results.
Cleansing is fundamental in a person’s skincare routine and is directly linked to anti-ageing benefits. Proper cleansing and exfoliation also enables the following skincare products to penetrate the epidermis effectively. It lays the building blocks for strong overall skin health.
Antioxidant Properties Damask Rose
In 2005, Schiber et al. extracted and characterised flavonol glycosides from R. damascena petals following industrial distillation for essential oil recovery. After analyzing 22 constituents, kaempferol and quercetin were the only flavonoids (specifically, flavonols) detected, with kaempferol compounds accounting for 80% of the compounds measured. In noting the high flavonol content (approximately 16 g/kg in dry weight), the researchers concluded that R. damascena represents a promising source of natural antioxidants (Z. Naturforsch. C. 2005;60:379-84).
23 active high performing ingredients
We believe in innovative, natural, complex formulas. We fill our products with the highest number of science-backed, consciously grown and cutting-edge ingredients from around the globe to produce high-performing natural products. Our mission is to prove that luxurious, high-performing skincare doesn’t have to come at a compromise to the planet.
Every ingredient works hard in our formulation, but below are your noteworthy ‘skin heroes’:
- Neroli Absolute: Draws out makeup, impurities and environmental pollutants from deep in the skin, that if left untouched can degrade collagen and elastin
- Damask Rose: Contains vitamins A and C and an array of other minerals and antioxidants. Rose flower oil soothes and moisturises the skin. It also has antibacterial properties and reduces redness and inflammation.
Full list of ingredients
Emma Lewisham aligns with the definition of natural by NATRUE who are an International Natural and Organic Cosmetics Association who certify natural and organic cosmetics worldwide is classified in 3 ways:
- Natural ingredients are those to which only physical processes or fermentation have been applied.
- Derived natural ingredients are the result of chemical processes of natural ingredients.
- Nature-identical ingredients can be either pigments, minerals or preservatives. They are reproduced in the laboratory but exist in nature. These ingredients are allowed when strictly necessary in order to ensure consumer safety (preservatives) or because the extraction methods result in an ingredient becoming too chemical. All of them have one essential characteristic: they can be found in nature.
Below is our full list of ingredients with their EWG ratings in brackets (1 = low, 10 = high).
You can also learn more about each ingredient and our sustainability goals in our Emma Lewisham Sustainability Framework.
Our Illuminating Oil Cleanser formulation is vegan.
Organic Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil (1) • Olea europaea (Olive) fruit oil (1) • Caprylic/capric triglyceride (1) • Organic Camellia oleifera (Camellia) seed oil (1) • Organic Ricinus communis (Castor) seed oil (1) • Polyglyceryl-2 sesquioleate (1) • Polyglyceryl-2 caprylate (1) • Organic Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) seed oil (1) • Organic Salvia hispanica (Chia) seed oil (1) • Carica papaya (Papaya) seed oil (1) • Citrus aurantium amara (Neroli) peel oil (4) • Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) oil (1) • Jasminum officinale (Jasmine) flower oil (4) • Rosa damascena (Damask Rose) flower oil (3) • Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) leaf extract (1) • Citrullus lanatus (Kalahari Melon) seed oil (1) • Organic Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) kernel oil (1) • Organic Vitis vinifera (Grape) seed oil (1) • Tocopheryl acetate (2) • Calendula officinalis (Calendula) flower extract (1) • Organic Macadamia ternifolia (Macadamia) seed oil (1) • Organic Oenothera biennis (Evening Primrose) oil (1) • Organic Rosa canina (Rosehip) fruit oil (1) • Terminalia ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) seed oil (1) • Citrus grandis (Grapefruit) peel oil (1) • Organic Persea gratissima (Avocado) oil (1) • Parfum (100% natural fragrance) • Citral (3) • Citronellol (3) • Geraniol (3) • Limonene (4) • Linalool (3)
- 100% of total ingredients are of natural origins
- 50% of total ingredients are organic
- Our formulations contain citral, citronellol, geraniol, limonene, linalool in very low concentrations as constituents of our essential oils. It’s worth noting that the EWG rating for these, refer only to the individual constituents extracted in a lab from the essential oil, or synthetic replications. The ratings are not applicable to our formulas, as we never use extracted or synthetic constituents, only the pure naturally occurring essential oil
Every Emma Lewisham product has been designed with the intention of being refillable, recyclable or compostable. We believe the future of beauty is where brands take ownership for what happens to their packaging at the end of its life, and that we should all aspire to a truly closed-loop, circular model
This product is included in our Emma Lewisham Beauty Circle free recycling programme. We believe the future of beauty is a circular model, where brands take ownership for what happens to their packaging at the end of its life.
Our Illuminating Oil Cleanser box is printed on an environmentally responsible paper which has been produced using PEFC certified pulp from responsible sources. We print on it using mineral, oil free, vegetable-based inks and water-based coatings. Oil based glue is required to assemble these boxes. Stamping foil used on the box does not affect recyclability. It is 100% recyclable in New Zealand with no chemical coatings, which means our boxes will degrade naturally.
Our Illuminating Oil Cleanser bottle is a frosted glass bottle with a plastic cap and pump made from imported virgin materials.
We have developed a Sustainability Framework which provides transparency on what Emma Lewisham is doing to address the six drivers of our supply chain: raw materials, supplier, manufacturing, distribution, retail outlets and customers. These are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Read the Emma Lewisham Sustainability Framework.
To allow the ingredients in the cleanser to work the best, massage 1-2 pumps onto dry skin for 45 seconds to dissolve makeup, pollution and impurities. Add water to create a luxurious, milky fluid. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
If you have sensitive skin or allergies: While our formulation is 100% natural, we recommend if you have sensitive skin or allergies that you do a patch test first or consult your medical practitioner before using any new skincare product. If your skin is not responding well to one of our products, including irritation, please discontinue use and contact a medical practitioner.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding: This product is safe to use while pregnant and breastfeeding, however, we recommend you check with your doctor before using.
Using Illuminating Oil Cleanser with our other products
All of our products were developed to be used together. Please take at look at Emma Lewisham Routines for our recommendations.
The Emma Lewisham StandardTM
100% natural & traceable
Scientifically proven ingredients
Part of the Emma Lewisham Beauty Circle – Refill & Recycle
Vegan. Cruelty Free. PETA certified animal testing free
Safe to use while pregnant & breastfeeding