Cleansing our face is arguably the most important part of a good skincare regime but it’s also one of the most overlooked. Put simply, if you’re not cleansing your face properly even the best skin care products can’t do their job. Cleansing oils have been huge in Asia for a number of years but have only recently become popular in the west. While we may have been slow on the uptake it seems cleansing oils are fast becoming a firm favourite for very good reason – they work! So today we’ve teamed up with the peeps at Moisture Mist to tell you why you need to add a cleansing oil into your daily skincare lineup. Plus we’re giving away 10 yes 10 bottles of the new Moisture Mist Gentle Cleansing Oil so don’t forget to scroll down to the bottom of the page to enter to win.


When massaged into the skin, oils in the cleanser bind to the surface of your skin pulling out dirt without clogging your pores. They leave your skin feeling clean, soft and well hydrated.  The bottom line is they don’t strip away any of your skin’s natural oil but they do a great job of cleaning your skin without clogging your pores.

While it may sound counter-intuitive, cleansing oils are actually great for use on oily skin too. A lot of oil-free cleansers strip your skin of its natural oils, leaving it unbalanced and causing it to produce more oil to rebalance it but cleansing oils keep skin’s natural pH balance – preventing it from producing too much sebum. The key is making sure you use cleansing oil correctly.

Take a look at how to get it right in my short video below.




The latest cleansing oil to hit the market is designed especially for Kiwi women, our climate and our specific skin concerns. Moisture Mist Gentle Cleansing Oil is not only easy to use but it’s perfect for all skin types too.


Step #1 – Start with dry hands and a dry face
Wet skin won’t allow the oil to break down the dirt and makeup so it’s really important that your skin is dry to start.

Step #2 – Use the right amount
You need to use enough for the cleansing oil to remove all of your makeup. I use about two pumps which is plenty to give the oil a chance to do its job.

Step #3 – Warm it up
Rub the oil between your palms to warm it up and thin it out so it spreads easily across your face.

Step #4 – Massage into your face
Use small circular motions to really get it in to all the nooks and crannies of your face.

Step #5 – Add water
Wet your hands and continue massaging the oil into your face. It will turn into a milky, white emulsion.

Step #6 – Rinse off
Use lukewarm water and a soft face cloth to rinse off thoroughly.



To enter to win one of 10 bottles of Moisture Mist Gentle Cleansing oil valued at $25 each simply tell us in the comments below why you’d like to win then click HERE to subscribe to our free Insider updates. By the way you can unsubscribe at any time if you change your mind – it just makes it easy for us to contact you if you win. If you’re already a subscriber then great – you only need to comment below.

Everyone who has commented and subscribed automatically goes in the draw to win. Our lucky winners will be drawn and announced here on Wednesday 16 August.

In the meantime, if you can’t wait to get your hands on a bottle head into your local Farmers (or go to the online store) to grab a bottle of this amazing gentle cleansing oil.

Good luck!


Thanks to everyone who took the time to enter to win. We’re thrilled to announce the 10 lucky winners are:
  • Claire Walkinshaw
  • Lisa Mysiewicz
  • Clare Ward
  • Maria Miller
  • Jean Wan
  • Emily Taylor
  • Sally Ayson
  • Bex Ellis 
  • RobertKaty Ainslie
  • Michelle MacGregor
Congratulations everyone! Please email your deets to [email protected] and place Moisture Mist in the subject line and we’ll get your prize on its way out to you pronto.

Above: Moisture Mist Gentle Cleansing Oil is available in New Zealand at Farmers and selected pharmacies now for $25.