This lightweight clarifying oil harnesses the power of Charcoal and Shea Butter Seedcake Extract to deeply cleanse, dissolving surface impurities and makeup without leaving skin feeling tight or dry. Through Color-Change Technology, the dark oil turns creamy-white upon application for activated cleansing you can see.
After 1 week
96% reported dirt & buildup were removed
95% reported skin felt smooth and thoroughly cleansed
*Based on an in-house consumer survey conducted by Erno Laszlo of 54 current Erno Laszlo customers, who were provided free product to participate in the survey.
Formerly Detoxifying Cleansing Oil
The formula for our oil cleanser features Charcoal, which gives the detox oil its initial black color. Upon application, with increased surface area available to absorb toxins, Charcoal’s detoxifying powers really go to work. Alongside Charcoal, the formula includes Polysorbate 20—a sugar that brings our Color-Change Technology to life. When this hydrophilic sugar molecule meets the oils on your face, a creamy-white, cleansing emulsion is created. This detox oil works best when paired with the cleansing bar of your choice, as part of Dr. Laszlo’s signature Double Cleanse Method.
Gently massage the oil cleanser in small circular motions on dry skin. Use the detox oil on its own to cleanse skin, or follow with the cleansing bar of your choice as part of your Double Cleanse Method (recommended). Rinse skin and pat dry. Use morning and night. Specially formulated for dull, congested skin in need of a deep-clean detox.
Formulated for oily skin, this purifying detox oil gently cleanses and helps protect the complexion from environmental pollutants, without leaving the skin feeling tight or dry.
Double Cleanse Method
When you use our cleansing oils with our cleansing bars, you get the perfect double cleanse. The nourishing oil grips excess skin surface oil, makeup, and other oily impurities without stripping your complexion of precious moisture. Next, the water-based bar removes any remaining residue, gently cleansing without drying.
While double cleansing has grown in popularity of late, Dr. Laszlo was the first to promote a two-step cleanse via oil and soap bar over 50 years ago. The Double Cleanse Method has been an Erno Laszlo signature offering ever since. Learn more about the Erno Laszlo Double Cleanse here.
Charcoal, Benefit: Purifying
Charcoal is known to detoxify by chemically binding to and absorbing impurities and oils from skin. When activated, its detoxifying power goes into hyper-drive as it dissolves makeup and oils on the skin's surface. Charcoal is a great way to detox oily skin.
Shea Butter Seedcake Extract, Benefit: Protecting + Soothing
Shea Butter Seedcake Extract is rich in gallic acid and epigallocatechin gallate, which both help remove toxic metals. This active helps protect against free radicals and certain chemical pollutants, including nicotine, chlorine, and heavy metals from urban pollution, while also soothing and improving the appearance of tired, dull skin.
Grape Seed Oil + Olive Oil + Jojoba Oil, Benefit: Nourishing
These botanical oils serve to nourish the skin. Grape Seed Oil is rich in anti-aging compounds, including essential fatty acids, polyphenols, beta-carotene, and vitamins D, C and E. Derived from European-grown olives, the Olive Oil in this formula has been filtered and highly refined to deliver nourishing benefits. Jojoba Oil, a polyunsaturated liquid wax similar to our own skin-protecting sebum, supports skin with high oxidative stability.
Spring Sea Water, Benefit: Moisturizing
This uniquely moisturizing water comes from Brittany, France. Being rich in minerals and trace elements, Spring Sea Water is a natural source of vitality.
Aqua (Water/eau), Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Butylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Acrylates/c10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Seedcake Extract, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Maris Aqua (Sea Water/eau De Mer), Tocopheryl Acetate, Charcoal Powder, Disodium Edta, Sodium Hydroxide, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Benzoic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Parfum (Fragrance), Benzyl Benzoate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellol.