Illuminating Oil Cleanser

$79 115mls

Deeply Cleanses



Carbon number: 13.69 kgCO₂e/litre
This luxurious facial in a bottle uniquely achieves the delicate balance of highly effective cleansing while leaving behind healthier, more nourished skin. Engineered with our p...
Carbon number: 13.69 kgCO₂e/litre

This luxurious facial in a bottle uniquely achieves the delicate balance of highly effective cleansing while leaving behind healthier, more nourished skin. Engineered with our proprietary Physiology Synchrony Unlock Method™, it does so much more than wash away the day. Harnessing 23 synergistic active ingredients, it detoxifies while removing makeup and impurities without stripping the skin or leaving an oily residue. Containing our innovative cleansing complex, it helps to deliver a healthy skin lipid profile and proven antioxidant protection for up to 8 hours*. This hardworking cleanser provides a boosted base for the rest of your skincare regime and delivers a beautiful dewy, radiant and healthy complexion.

*Independent in-vitro test (2021)

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Agree that their skin is deeply cleansed without feeling stripped after using the Illuminating Oil Cleanser*


Agree that the Illuminating Oil Cleanser gently removes waterproof eye makeup*


The Illuminating Oil Face Cleanser is clinically proven to deliver up to 68% antioxidant protection at a cellular level over 8 hours.**

Source: *Consumer Survey July 2022 (30 respondents). **Independent in-vitro test (2021) investigating the inhibitory effect of product on macrophage cells

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Illuminating Oil Cleanser

Application and Routine

Use daily in the morning and evening. Massage one to two 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 and a gentle face cloth. Follow with Skin Reset Face Serum.

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Clinical Testing and Ingredients

Emma Lewisham's Physiology Synchrony Unlock Method™ is our proprietary skin-first formulating philosophy, which blends up to 25 scientific ingredients that are selected for their proven effect on the skin. The true breakthrough happens when these ingredients work in symphony across multiple skin pathways to unlock transformational results.

Our formulations are fundamentally different. Uniquely developed by scientists and physiologists with over 100 years combined experience, our formulas are engineered with up to 25 meticulously chosen ingredients that are individually efficacious, but in combination amplify each other to provide three-dimnesional, next generation results.

The most powerful way to interact with the skin is naturally, therefore we only use natural ingredients, harnessing both bio-identical ingredients found within the skin as well as the specialised, scientifically proven natural plant extracts. These bio-active ingredients work in harmony with the skin to trigger powerful cellular responses that deliver unparalleled results.

While our ingredients are natural, naturally derived and nature identical, we recommend doing a patch test or consulting your medical practitioner before using any new skincare product, particularly if you have sensitive skin or allergies.

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Illuminating Oil Face Cleanser is clinically proven to deliver up to 68% antioxidant protection at a cellular level over 8 hours.*
Source: Independent in-vitro test (2021) investigating the inhibitory effect of product on macrophage cells

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Specialised Botanical Cleansing Complex: Provides a luxurious, deep action cleanse without stripping the skin. The perfect balance of phyto-lipids and emulsifiers, including Vitamin E rich Organic Chia, Rosehip, Macadamia and Neroli Absolute, achieve the delicate balance of removing toxins and impurities while leaving essential skin conditioning lipids.

Conditioning and Protective Complex: This next generation formula soaks the skin in phytonutrients and fatty acids to smooth the look of the skin and deeply hydrate while preserving the skin’s natural moisture levels for visibly healthy skin. It also includes neuropeptides and miracle super oil, Camelia oil, which is high in polyphenols - the secret ingredients behind a dewy fresh complexion.

Ingredients List

INGREDIENTS: Helianthus annuus seed oil • Olea europaea fruit oil • Caprylic/capric triglyceride • Camellia oleifera seed oil • Ricinus communis seed oil • Polyglyceryl-2 sesquioleate • Polyglyceryl-2 caprylate • Simmondsia chinensis seed oil • Carica papaya seed oil • Citrullus lanatus seed oil • Persea gratissima oil • Prunus armeniaca kernel oil • Salvia hispanica seed oil • Vitis vinifera seed oil • Macadamia ternifolia seed oil • Oenothera biennis oil • Rosa canina fruit oil • Terminalia ferdinandiana seed oil • Citrus aurantium amara flower oil • Citrus grandis flower oil • Jasminum officinale flower oil • Lavandula angustifolia oil • Rosa damascena flower oil • Calendula officinalis flower extract • Rosmarinus officinalis leaf extract • Tocopheryl acetate • Parfum • Limonene • Geraniol • Linalool • Citronellol

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Sustainability and Refills

All Emma Lewisham products are Toitū Climate Positive certified PAS 2050 and are designed to be circular. Through our global circularity programme, ‘Beauty Circle’, we take back all of our used packaging to be refilled or recycled.

Carbon number: 13.69 kgCO₂e/litre

Repurchasing Illuminating Oil Cleanser? By choosing to buy this refill instead of a new bottle, you'll reduce your carbon footprint by 63%.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 312 reviews
Great product

I must admit I’ve never previously used an oil cleanser, but I’m impressed with the after effects. My skin feels very nice and non greasy. In fact, after trying, I reordered the full bottle and will continue using.


This cleansing oil is divine. My skin feels so good after using it. A little bit goes a long way!

Karen W
Superb skin cleanser

This is a gorgeous cleanser. I use it as part of my evening cleansing routine and can’t imagine using anything else. It smells great and leaves my skin so soft. It’s an ideal product for mature skin.

Milenka Holwerda
Best Product

I love this oil cleanser. Removes makeup easily and leaves no Mascara residue. 😊

Alison Philip
Love love love this product!!!

Never used an oil cleanser before and it is a game changer! Emma's product feels very luxurious and I adore the fragrance and it certainly is a gentle way to cleanse.
Love it so much that I bought one for a friend's birthday and she was thrilled.

The only oil cleanser you’ll ever need!

What was life before this product!! I have never used a cleanser that felt so luxurious AND completely removes all my makeup (even the stubborn mascara). The beautiful fragrance reminds me of a day spa, and is truely a treat to use after a busy long day.

Sophia T
Best new products

What a fantastic product. I normally steer away from new products but now that I've tried this one..OMG WOW its amazing. Feels to nice on the face. I'm adding this to my must haves now. My skin feels fresh & hydrated after using so then I don't need much moisturiser after as I already have good skin after cleanse

Madeleine Brookes
Amazing botanical smell

I'm 34 years old and have combination / sensitive skin. I put effort into my skincare routine and take time out daily to devote to this, but as I work full-time and have additional priorities - the simpler the better. I look for non-comedogenic skincare products that are gentle, hydrating but also that have anti-aging properties.

I was hoping as this product was an oil cleanser that it would cleanse well as my first cleanser at the end of the day (I double-cleanse in the evenings) to remove make-up effectively whilst keeping my skin supple and hydrated.

I used the cleanser every morning and as my first cleanser every evening. I found it successfully removes make-up, has an amazing herbal/botanical smell and does not dry-out my skin or irritate it which I loved. I used this product for about 5 weeks and noticed more hydtration, less irritation and redness, I feel it helped repair my skin barrier (along with using other products. It most definitley did not strip my skin which i absolutely needed from a product at this time.

I was gifted this product to trial and review and will continue to buy and use it ongoing myself as it is at an affordable price point and is highly effective.

Love this so much!

Emma Lewisham's Illuminating Oil Cleanser is a game-changer. The luxurious formula effortlessly removes makeup, leaving skin feeling refreshed and radiant. Its subtle, pleasant scent enhances the experience. With a reasonable price point, this cleanser is a must-have in any skincare routine. It delivers on its promises, making it a top choice for makeup removal and a welcome addition to my daily regimen. Highly recommended.

Maddyson T
Amazing Oil Cleanser

This oil cleanser has to be one of the best I have ever used. I’ve tried so many but this one really transformed my skin. It breaks down my makeup so well and doesn’t leave any unwanted residue on the skin. It does leave your skin feeling hydrated and soft which is really nice. I’ve been trying this product out for a while now and it took a week or two for my skin to get used to it but when it did, my skin had never looked better. My skin is now always glowing and bright. This will now be a staple product in my skincare routine. I received this product from Emma Lewisham to review. I genuinely love this product.