THIS Is The Key To Soft Skin

If you haven't already noticed, we love oils. We slather them on our faces, in our hair — heck, we even remove a day's worth of makeup with the stuff. But using them as body cleansers is a whole new idea, even for us.
It makes perfect sense if you think about it: Cleansing oils formulated for the face effectively remove dirt and grime without sacrificing much-needed moisture, so why not apply that concept to body wash? "[Body-cleansing oils] work to gently cleanse the skin without stripping or drying," says cosmetic chemist Ron Robinson of "This differs from traditional cleansers that have higher levels of cleansing agents in a water-based formula." Translation: They're perfect for winter's driest months.
Like most cleansing oils, those made for the body work best when applied to dry skin before jumping in the shower. (Bonus: You'll save water.) Simply rub a few pumps into skin, and once the water's going, the oil will turn into a light, milky lather. You'll immediately notice that your skin feels clean and moisturized.
Ahead, we've rounded up the best cleansing oils to get you through the winter months — sans dry skin.
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This shower oil is pure decadence. Not only does it smell (and feel) incroyable, it leaves the skin feeling moisturized and even doubles as a shaving oil.
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This sulfate- and fragrance-free cleansing oil is a godsend for dry or eczema-prone skin. It's formulated with jojoba oil and aloe vera leaf juice, meaning it hydrates and soothes on contact.
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Just when we thought Josie Maran's argan oil couldn't get any better, we discovered her cleansing oil for the body. This one combines her signature oil with avocado, safflower, and grape seed oils for even more hydration. The result is a rich cleanser that still feels lightweight on the skin.
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If you've got sensitive skin, this one from Avène is the way to go. It's fragrance-free and super gentle, so there's not much chance of it causing irritation. You can even use it as a bath oil to calm irritated skin.
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Although this oil doesn't lather up like most other cleansing oils do, it left our skin feeling so plump and hydrated, we decided to skip moisturizing post-shower.
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Cleansing oils aren't new to the skin-care game, but this formula is. The oil-to-milk cleanser melts off makeup, dirt, and oil without making your face feel greasy.

Dior Hydra Life Oil To Milk Makeup Removing Cleanser, $42, available at Sephora.
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