What is the difference between Oil-Based and Water-Based Face Cleansers?

What is the difference between Oil-Based and Water-Based Face Cleansers?

Face cleansers are necessary to clear clogged pores and remove impurities in the skin. The question is - which type? Oil-based or water-based? The main differences between the two types of cleansers are that the oil-based ones are usually suitable for all skin types. They remove impurities and go deep within the skin to cleanse it. Also, they do not harm the natural oils in the skin. Water-based cleansers are used mostly for oily or acne-prone skin. They target the outer layer of the skin and remove water-soluble particles. The natural skin oils are sometimes washed away. The ideal product should be a hydrating cleanser which will keep the skin moisturized. Depending on your skin type, the right cleanser should avoid removing the natural oils from the skin, which can result in either excessive dryness or extra oily skin. Hence, it is important to choose a cleanser which will bring about the desired result.


We believe in the transformative power of nature's bounty, and our oil-based cleansers exemplify this philosophy. Crafted with a harmonious blend of natural oil ingredients, our cleansers delicately dissolve oil-based impurities, including make-up, sunscreen and excess sebum, without compromising your skin's natural balance. But we don't stop there – we enrich our formulations with potent botanical extracts like neem, renowned for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, combating pesky pimples and blemishes with ease. And let's not forget sal butter, an important Ayurvedic ingredient from the Sal tree. Due to its fatty acids, it is excellent for moisturising. It can also subdue itching caused by irritation and dry skin. It contains squalene, which improves the protective barrier of the skin. Our cleanser, Pot of Gold, contains all these ingredients and is suitable for all skin types

Cleansing Mechanism:

Experience the gentle power of nature with our oil-based cleansers, meticulously crafted to nourish and cleanse your skin. Our formulations harness the principle of "like dissolves like," effortlessly breaking down oil-based impurities while leaving your skin feeling clean and deeply nourished. The Ayurvedic ingredient, Triphala, which blends three fruits, infuses our cleansers with antioxidant prowess, rejuvenating your skin with a youthful radiance. It is ideal for deep cleaning pores, by drawing out impurities, dirt and oil, without drying the skin. It also removes dead skin cells. The kokum butter maintains hydration levels and softens the skin, leaving it glowing. The ideal product for removing make-up and cleansing the skin without leaving any residue is our Clean as a Whistle balm. With ingredients like sunflower seed wax, jojoba oil and turmeric root oil, it nourishes and softens the skin, while keeping hydration at the required level. Our cleansers provide a sensorial experience that rejuvenates both body and mind.

Skin benefits:

Each person’s skin type is different. However, the effect of dead skin cells, excess oil and environmental impurities cause skin pores to get clogged. Our face cleansers are specially formulated to clear blocked pores in a gentle manner, leaving the skin fresh, clean and soft. Residue buildup is prevented, while maintaining the skin’s natural barrier. While our Pot of Gold is suitable for all skin types, Rooby Dooby Doo is a gentle cleanser specifically crafted for sensitive or irritation-prone skin. It provides instant, calming relief for skin with eczema, rosacea or psoriasis. The natural ingredients of rose flower, coconut oil, glycerin, aloe vera and other anti-inflammatory agents help to reduce the redness of the skin and provide a soft and calming effect to sensitive skin. The cleansing items combine with hydrators to wash away the impurities without drying out the skin. It has no fragrance and is perfect for post-treatment skin types. The benefits to the skin are numerous - face cleansers emerge as the custodians of moisture and the sentinels against parchedness. With each application, they weave a protective cloak around the skin, shielding it from the ravages of environmental aggressors, whilst bestowing upon it a luminous sheen of health and vitality.

Suitability for Skin Types:

Some people have dry skin, some oily and some combination skin - where parts of the face are oily while others are dry. Managing the skin types depends not only on cleansers, but also understanding how the various areas of your face interact with other conditions - hormone fluctuations, the environment and also lifestyle choices. However, oil-based cleansers are ideal for dry, sensitive or mature skin, providing a gentle cleanse without stripping moisture, thanks to nourishing ingredients like plant-based oils. Water-based cleansers, on the other hand, are suitable for oily and acne-prone skin, as they effectively remove excess oil and impurities, using ingredients such as herbal extracts. These distinctions highlight the importance of choosing a cleanser based on skin type and concerns. We offer wise choices for all skin types, ensuring effective and balanced skincare.


Understanding the nuances between oil-based and water-based face cleansers is essential for crafting a skincare regimen that resonates with your unique skin type. Embracing Ayurvedic principles enhances this process, guiding the selection of products that foster balance and harmony within the skin's ecosystem. This personalised approach nurtures healthy, glowing skin, reflecting the age-old wisdom of Ayurveda through mindful skincare choices. As we integrate these natural, plant-based cleansers into our daily routines, they become more than just skincare products; they are tools that empower us to achieve a state of equilibrium, enhancing our skin's natural beauty and vitality.

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