Comparative Analysis of Skin Condition after Using Cleansing Oil and Cleansing Water for Removing Facial Makeup
Keywords:cleansing oil, cleansing water, dermascope, make up, skin condition, scanning electron microscope
Background/Objectives: The purpose of facial makeup is to make skin look beautiful and appealing without
giving any physiochemical stimulation to the skin. To do this, it is important to clear the skin by removing
the cosmetics after applying makeup.
Method: After removing facial makeup using cleansing oil and cleansing water available in the Korean
market, skin oil content, water content, and pH were measured with a skin analyzer and ingredients of
cosmetic film were determined with a dermascope and scanning electron microscope.
Findings: Shortly after applying daily makeup, the cosmetic film was evenly applied to the face skin. As
time passes, the cosmetic film formed a thick cosmetic film with the sebum and sweat components secreted
from the skin as well as inorganic components of cosmetics. Scanning electron microscope observation
showed that most cosmetic membranes consisted of spherical silica, nanometer sized iron oxide and titanium
dioxide, and micrometer sized talc and ultramarine. Vellus hairs distributed on the skin were covered with
cosmetic ingredients. Thus, cuticle layer was not observed. Face skin washed with cleansing water and
cleansing oil was clean without observation of cosmetic ingredients.
Improvements/Applications: Cleansing oil is more effective than cleansing water in maintaining skin oil
content and acidity while cleansing water is more effective than cleansing oil in moisturizing the skin