Friday, January 18, 2013

OCM with Emulsifiers?

Previously, I talked about an alternative OCM (oil cleansing method) technique for sensitive skin, which is by replacing the towel steaming & wiping step with natural soap wash.

I've always wondered why the original OCM didn't work for me, while the japanese Kose cleansing oil  worked so well. Although I totally left out the steaming & wiping while using the Kose cleansing oil, I didn't break out at all. But when I tried OCM with only rice bran oil (the Kose cleansing oil main ingredient), I broke out horribly.

How come? How could the cleansing oil get washed off easily by just rinsing with water?

Sunday, January 13, 2013

OCM + Sensitive Skin = Does it work?

Kose Softymo Deep Cleansing Oil picture
I used a Japanese cleansing oil back in 2010

Let me tell you my OCM experience. Having a sensitive skin all my life, I was constantly looking for better, gentler (and of course more economical) ways to care for it.

Back in 2010, I was already using a Japanese cleansing oil (Kose Softymo Deep Cleansing Oil).

I really liked the Softymo cleansing oil. My skin improved a lot ever since I started using it, I got no more acnes except around that time of the month. However, the Softymo cleansing oil was getting hard to find and the price was pretty expensive, around US$ 25-30 per 230 ml bottle.

Then, in 2011 I found out about the OCM.