Medik8 Lipid Balance Cleansing Oil




Skin Type:

Combination, Dry, Normal, Oily, Sensitive

Skin Concern:

Acne, Ageing, Dryness, Sensitivity




Medik8 Lipid Balance Cleansing Oil is a transforming cleanser. It works quickly to dissolve makeup, sunscreen and impurities.

This silky cleanser contains an optimal ratio of skin-compatible oils to replenish those lost during cleansing.

It nourishes the surface of the skin while cleansing so as to keep the skin balanced and healthy.

The Medik8 Lipid Balance Cleansing Oil melts into the skin and gets to work to gently break down and lift away everything that’s unwanted on the skin.

It purifies, moisturises and revitalises to reveal a more radiant skin. The complexion is left feeling soft, supple and protected from everyday irritants.

The inclusion of Moringa Seed Oil helps remove the build-up of pollutants, leaving skin thoroughly cleansed and perfectly balanced.

Why Medik8 Lipid Balance Cleansing Oil?

This is a Goldilocks cleansing oil: neither too heavy nor too light.

It glides across the skin and dissolves unwanted makeup, even waterproof mascara, with ease while imbuing the skin with Moringa Seed Oil, Beta-Carotene, Carrot Root Extract, Vitamin E and Vitamin C.

When you add water, it emulsifies beautifully into a light milky consistency that rinses away easily.

The Medik8 Lipid Balance Cleansing Oil uses only naturally derived oils rather than cheaper mineral oil. You’ll find Safflower, Olive, Moringa, Sunflower and Carrot oils as the key oils in this formulation.  These are rich in essential Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids.

Why are lipids important?

The top layers of the skin are made up of skin cells surrounded by lipids.

Lipids are made up of fatty acids, cholesterol and ceramides. These keep the skin barrier healthy, enabling it to block out contaminants out and hold in moisture.

Some fatty acids, such as Omea-6 and Omega-3, cannot be synthesised by the body and therefore are essential.

Acne, dry and sensitive skin types are often deficient in fatty acids, such as Linoleic Acid.

The Medik8 Lipid Balance Cleansing Oil contains an optimum blend of fatty acids, with a high level of Linoleic Acid, as well as antioxidants Vitamin C and Vitamin E.

Key ingredients

Safflower Seed Oil is rich in essential fatty acids. It comprises more than 70% Linoleic Acid. Safflower Seed Oil smooths and softens the skin, while also supporting skin barrier function. A healthy barrier makes the skin more resilient and better able to retain moisture so that it looks younger. It’s also highly suitable for those with acne as it has a comedogenic rating of zero. The high level of Linoleic Acid helps balance sebum levels in the skin.

Olive Fruit Oil gives this cleanser lovely slip and emollient properties. Olive Fruit Oil naturally contains Squalene and essential fatty acids, including Oleic, Palmitic and Linoleic, These are phenolic compounds that have antioxidant benefits.

Moringa Seed Oil dissolves and removes harmful pollution particles that accumulate in the skin during the day. It also contains several bioactive compounds that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Moringa Seed Oil is rich in fatty acids, specifically Oleic Acid, which makes it very moisturising. Being similar to the oil in your skin, it absorbs deeply.

Vitamin E soothes and nourishes the skin, and may and protect it from damage caused by free radicals.

Sunflower Seed Oil is a calming oil that strengthens and soothes the skin. It contains beneficial fatty acids. It’s particularly helpful for dry, irritated and compromised skin. Its Linoleic Acid content helps the skin produce its own lipids, including ceramides. This makes it especially helpful for anyone with acne, sensitive skin or an impaired skin barrier.

Beta-Carotene is a skin conditioning ingredient that is an antioxidant and a precursor to Vitamin A, which is why it’s often referred to as Pro-Vitamin A. It’s included in skin care to help protect against UVA damage and reduce oxidative stress in the skin.

Carrot Root Extract contains antioxidants, vitamins and other nutrients. It has barrier repairing and skin regenerating abilities. Carrot Root Extract also has mild astringent and antiseptic properties.


Use of Medik8 Lipid Balance Cleansing Oil results in:

  • Makeup and sunscreen being thoroughly but gently removed.
  • Skin is left clean, balanced and comfortable.
  • Skin surface is replenished with fatty acids.
  • Skin feels soft and smooth.

Best for

Suits most skin types.

It can be used by dry and oily skin alike.

If you have oily skin, ensure you follow with a suitable second cleanser.

This oil cleanser contains essential oils and may not be suitable for those sensitive to essential oils or fragrance.

Good to know

Cruelty free and vegan.

No parabens, phthalates, alcohol, synthetic colours or artificial fragrance.

This cleansing oil has a yellow-orange hue and a Geranium-Citrus scent.

It can be used alone in the morning or as part of a double cleanse in the evening.

Perfect pairs

In the evening, follow with a hydrating second cleanser, such as the Krave Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser, Pestle & Mortar Renew Gel Cleanser or the Oskia Renaissance Gel Cleanser. This will ensure proper removal of all makeup without dryness or irritation. Your skin barrier will be protected and  skin will appear healthier and clearer.

Brand ethos

Medik8 is committed to creating products to give you beautiful skin for life. The brand uses the latest science to develop products that deliver results, but also appeal by way of texture and natural fragrance.

Its philosophy is built on an essential skin care routine that includes Vitamin C and sunscreen by day and Vitamin A by night.

Medik8 Lipid Balance Cleansing Oil Review

Such a beautiful way to remove makeup at the end of the day. This oil smells beautiful. I just want to rub it all over me!


How to use

Gently massage the Medik8 Lipid Balance Cleansing Oil into dry skin.

Add warm water to emulsify into a milky texture and continue to massage.

Rinse thoroughly and pat face gently dry.


Active Ingredients

Safflower) Seed Oil, Olive Fruit Oil, Moringa Seed Oil, Vitamin E, Sunflower Seed Oil, Beta-Carotene , Carrot Seed Oil and Vitamin C.


Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Sorbeth-30 Tetraoleate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ethyl Linoleate, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Beta-Carotene, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Limonene, Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool, Citral.