Skin Refining Cleansing Oil

5.00 out of 5
(8 customer reviews)




Anti-Oxidant Facial Cleansing Oil, 6 Nourishing Oils for Oily, Dry & Combination skin

A beautiful lightweight blend of six botanical oil extracts to gently cleanse without stripping the skin of its natural oils. Dirt, makeup and excess sebum dissolve away leaving a non-pore-clogging ultra-nourishing glowy sheen.

  • Delivers 20%* skin tone improvement.
  • 100%* of women saw an improvement in evenness of skin tone revealing smooth, refined and youthful skin.

*Tested under dermatological skin specialist control – 30 women after 6 weeks of application of the product. Laboratory measured Skin tone, Miravex Antera testing 2016, Centrum Kosmetykow, Dr Koziej.

How to use: Apply at least 2 pumps of oil onto a dry face. Warm in the palm of your hands before applying. Massage into skin and add warm water turning the oil into a light milky texture then rinse.

Additional tips on how to use the Cleansing Oil

  1. Apply at least 2 pumps of oil onto a dry face. This helps loosen the dirt, makeup and impurities from the skin. We recommend at least two pumps as this is sufficient for the Cleansing Oil to be effective. Using less oil may not clean the skin properly.
  2. Warm the Cleansing Oil in the palm of your hands before applying. This helps the product spread more evenly onto the face.
  3. Massage the Cleansing Oil into your skin using finger tips. Once the product is evenly distributed onto the face, then gently massage into the skin using your fingertips this will help the product warm and further remove dirt and impurities from the skin. Spend time massaging congested areas of the face to help clear pores.
  4. Use warm water in your hands to remove the oil. Wet your hands with warm water and massage into the skin to help emulsify the Cleansing Oil.
  5. Repeat until all the oil is emulsified. The texture of the oil will change with the addition of warm water being massaged into the skin.
  6. Rinse until you feel the oily residue has washed off. You can use a warm face washer to complete the final step to help remove any oil residue. Your skin should feel hydrated and not feel oily or have a squeaky clean feeling. If it does the oil has not been removed sufficiently so repeat steps 4-6.

Other tips and tricks

  • This can all be done at the bathroom basin or in the shower – so apply onto a dry face before you put your face under the water.
  • Using the Cleansing Oil in the shower allows the steam of the hot water to open pores.
  • For a deeper cleanse, we recommend a double cleanse using our Cleansing Oil and Refreshing Foaming Cleanser. Apply the Cleansing Oil first using the above steps and then use the Foaming Cleanser.
  • Then apply your favourite Natural Instinct Plump & Renew Serum or Nourishing Facial Moisturiser.

For best results: Use in conjunction with Natural Instinct Plump & Renew Serum or Nourishing Facial Moisturiser.

Store below 30°C.

For external use only.


Know more, because it’s on your skin.

SKU: 2121.

Product Description

Natural Instinct Ingredient Standard

Our unique authenticity standard for crafting truly natural plant derived products that are FREE FROM:

  • Petrochemicals
  • PEGS
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Mineral oils
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • EDTA
  • Sulphates
  • Silicones
  • Parabens
  • Animal Derivatives
  • PABA
  • Artificial fragrances and colours

and over 400 man made synthetic chemicals.

  • Not tested on animals
  • Dermatologically tested
  • Vegan
  • pH Balanced
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Made with love in Australia
100% free of toxic sulphates, parabens & over 400 man made synthetic chemicals

How to improve your complexion with a natural cleansing oil

The 2-in-1 natural cleanser for glowing skin

Cleansing oils are leading the skin care wagon in Australia as more and more consumers seek out gentle and natural skin care options.

Cleansing oils have been around for a many years but all oils are not the same. Many contain sulphates (that are synthetic & used to lather a product into foam) or mineral oil. When selecting a cleansing oil, take a look at the ingredients and select a cleansing oil that contains natural oils and plant derived ingredients without the sulphates, parabens and mineral oils.

Natural Instinct Skin Refining Cleansing Oil is a dual action cleanser – it cleanses and nourishes your skin at the same time. The deep cleansing action effectively removes impurities, pollutants and sebum that builds up during the day. It even removes waterproof makeup. Not cleansing your skin properly can clog pores causing blackheads and pimples. The 100% botanical ingredients – Sweet Almond, Rosemary, Watermelon Seed, Argan, Lemon and Bitter Orange help to nourish, soften and brighten skin.

Having a clean, clear and healthy looking complexion is achievable with the right natural skin care products. Including a high-quality cleansing oil to your daily skin care routine may prove to be the best thing you’ve ever done for your skin.

How does a cleansing oil work?

It may seem odd to wash your face with oil but the fact is that oil attracts and dissolves oil, so using a cleansing oil is natural skin care at its finest.

A cleansing oil removes dirt and make-up while breaking down sebum, a natural, oily substance produced by your sebaceous glands. Those oil-heavy glands are important because if your body is producing too much sebum, you’ll have oily, acne-prone skin and if it’s not producing enough, you’ll have dry, dehydrated skin.

Cleaning your skin with oil can offer a deep pore cleanse, remove bacteria and nourish your skin resulting in a healthy glow and even skin tone.

Dermatological testing on 30 women revealed  that the Natural Instinct Skin Refining Cleansing Oil resulted in a 20% improvement in skin tone and a more even, smooth and youthful appearance after 6 weeks of regular use.

How do you use cleansing oil?

Using cleansing oil is quick and easy.

  1. Apply 2 pumps of cleansing onto dry palms.
  2. Warm the oil between your palms.
  3. Massage the cleansing oil onto a dry face and neck.
  4. Spend extra time on areas where make-up is worn or congested areas to help clear pores.
  5. Add a little warm water to your face, which will emulsify the oil to make a milky consistency and continue to massage. Repeat this step till all the oil is emulsified or turns into a smooth mixture.
  6. Gently wipe your face with a warm wet face washer. Rinse your face with warm water.
  7. Pat dry with a clean towel.
  8. Apply Natural Instinct Plump & Renew Serum.

You can use a cleansing oil morning and night. Alternatively, use it daily before bedtime to remove makeup, dirt and impurities that build up on the skin during the day.

What are the benefits of cleansing oils?

Our skin is our largest (and most visible) organ and there’s no denying that healthy glowing skin boosts confidence. So it is important to take good care of it. Regular use of a cleansing oil offers these benefits:

  • Removes make-up and dirt including waterproof makeup
  • Evens out skin tone
  • Reduces acne and break-outs
  • Dissolves excessive sebum, which attracts dirt and impurities
  • Deep cleanses pores
  • Gentle on skin
  • Balances oil production and helps maintain skins natural pH level
  • Supports skin’s natural oils
  • Hydrates and nourishes skin with vitamins and anti-oxidants
  • Leaves skin feeling smooth and fresh

More cleansing oil tips

  • Using it in the shower will allow the steam to open pores and cleanse deeply.
  • Natural Instinct Skin Refining Cleansing Oil includes certified organic Argan Oil and Rosemary Extract.
  • This is a vegan cleansing oil and not tested on animals.
  • This cleansing oil is gluten free.
  • It is sulphate and paraben free.
  • It does not foam.

Natural Instinct is committed to crafting natural, plant derived skin care that is free from harsh chemicals. Not only is it healthier for your skin but for our environment too. Our skincare range, including the Natural Instinct Skin Refining Cleansing Oil is available to purchase at Chemist Warehouse, Priceline Pharmacy and online.

Additional Information

Weight.2 kg
Dimensions4.5 x 4.5 x 14 cm

8 reviews for Skin Refining Cleansing Oil

  1. Alexandra
    5 out of 5


    I’m so sad that I spent my teens and 20s fighting my combination skin with harsh foaming cleansers. I’ve tried a few natural cleansing oils but this one superior. My skin is less red, texture is smoother, pores appear finer and I’m using less makeup. I love to remove this cleanser with a large hot soft microfibre towel. I’ll definitely purchase again along with the other 6 week challenge products.

    • Natural Instinct


      Thank you for your feedback Alexandra & for sharing a great tip!

  2. Jessica Smith
    5 out of 5


    I would of never have thought to use an oil cleanser however I’m so glad I tried this, I can’t see myself returning to a traditional cleanser now. I have very dry sensitive skin and have found this not only cleans and keeps my face hydrated it removes make up without the scrubbing. I’m not left with that red raw tight feeling just soft glowing hydrated skin. I love it.

  3. Bryony Tucker
    5 out of 5


    What to say but wow! I was a bit sceptical at first, I had never tried an oil based cleanser (coming form having oily skin during my teens) and the water based cleansers were not to my liking making me a bit of a cleanser sceptic! However I have been converted the oil based cleanser is easy to apply, smells amazing and leaves my face feeling fresher than a day at the spa! I have also had 100% success in the removal of makeup. It works just by applying this directly onto my makeup covered face and comes straight off, even water resistant mascara has struggled to remain behind. This cleansing oil is now part of my essential routine morning and night for the foreseeable future. Congrats Natural instincts for an amazing product.

    • Natural Instinct


      Thank you for the feedback Bryony!

  4. Nikki
    5 out of 5


    I’ve never used a cleansing oil before and have found it great! It’s gentle and soothing. Am a convert!

    • Natural Instinct


      Thanks for the feedback Nikki!

  5. Lian
    5 out of 5


    This is my first time using a cleansing oil. One word – LOVE!! Took me a few days to get used to the idea of applying it to dry skin but it has now become a part of my routine. The oil is gentle, yet effective and does not leave a greasy feel. My skin tone and spots have definitely improved over the 5 weeks since I started using it.

    • Natural Instinct


      Thank you for the feedback Lian!

  6. Jacqueline Lewis
    5 out of 5


    This is one of the best cleansing oils I have ever used. This silky sensational oil easily removes even the most stubborn of waterproof products in a gentle effective way. Your skin will be hydrated and I promise you will notice your skin tone improve after a couple of weeks of using. And it smells sensational. A delight to use! I am a trained makeup artist – and highly recommend this product! Well done Natural Instinct!

    • Natural Instinct


      Thanks Jacqueline!

  7. Amy
    5 out of 5


    This is hands down the best cleansing oil I have ever used! My skin is so temperamental and mainly dry and flakey but this product has literally saved my skin. It removes all of my makeup and leaves my skin feeling hydrated and soft. Previously I would use an array of cleansers to remove my makeup but this does the job and more and doesn’t strip my skin. Absolutely love it!!!

    • Natural Instinct


      Thank you for your wonderful feedback Amy!

  8. Jess Lowry
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Love love love! Been using the cleansing oil for a couple of months and my skin has never looked better. I have combination skin which is prone to breakouts and find this to be so gentle to use. I also love how hydrated and fresh my skin feels after washing it off – it smells lovely as well! My sister has started using the Natural Instincts range and is also a big fan of the the cleanser.

    • Natural Instinct


      Thanks for the feedback Jess!

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* Certified organic

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